Herring Island Park
Herring Island is a prelapsarian garden that seeks to preserve the original trees and grasses of the Yarra and provide a home for...
Tony Tan’s cooking school has classes that cover everything from Nonya secrets and effortless Cantonese to Mod Med, spice therapy and...
Arthouse and foreign language favourites are shown across four luxury cinemas with a plush foyer, bar and cafe. Fridays have pre-show...
This rare alfresco riverside café morphed from an old ablutions block into a firm neighbourhood favourite (it’s also handy for Herring...
cnr Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave · interesting places nearby
Como House information
This grand colonial residence overlooking the Yarra was begun in 1840, and since faithfully restored by the National Trust. It contains some of the belongings of the Armytage family, the last and longest owners, who lived in the house for 95 years. Opening hours are irregular, usually a few showings per month (call ahead for times and bookings), which will allow you to stroll its extensive, well-tended grounds, which are faithful to 19th-century landscaping principles and include a croquet lawn and magnificent flower walks.
The Stables of Como cafe, located in the former horse stables, can handpack a picnic hamper for you to enjoy on its stately lawns; it also hosts high tea.