Although visiting the dentist in Toorak isn’t the typical opportunity for a family day out, who says it can’t turn into a fun expedition full of history and sightseeing Toorak! Instead of scrambling for a babysitter or pulling the emergency ‘leave with parents’ chord, consider finding the best things to do in Toorak after your dental visit.
To help you with this, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of attractions and locations to visit in Toorak, so you can keep the kids entertained before or after your next appointment:
1. The Swedish Church
Address: 21 St Georges Rd, Toorak VIC 3142
Fancy a walk through some history that has been described as an “oasis of calm”? Well, you’re in luck. This 19th-century church and Scandinavian community centre can trick passers-by into thinking that it’s just an elaborate mansion, but this beautiful building is a quiet opportunity to take a walk and admire the stunning architecture and beautiful history.
If you’re feeling like a sweet treat after being good all week for the dentist, take a trip to their cafe for a cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee, you deserve it.
2. Burnley Gardens
Address: 500 Yarra Blvd, Burnley VIC 3121
If you’re feeling particularly curious about some flora and fauna, take a trip down to Burnley Gardens. This quiet little secret paradise is home to 1000 species of plants and is sure to eat up an afternoon. The gardens, owned by the University of Melbourne, are open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are the perfect opportunity to learn about some rare and beautiful species of plants.
If you’d rather have a guided tour of Burnley Gardens to gain a more comprehensive understanding of these plants, then the Friends of Burnley Gardens offer regular walking tours and plant sales so you can get your hands on some beautiful flowers.
3. Langi Flats
Address: 579 Toorak Road, TOORAK VIC 3142
Now, visiting a pair of apartment buildings might not sound like the most fun in the world, but trust us. Designed by Walter Burley Griffin, Langi flats hold substantial architectural and aesthetic significance and have been classified by the National Trust for their values. If you’re into period buildings with some super unique design features, then this is a must-visit for you!
4. Rockley Gardens
Address: 349 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
If you don’t have access to a car but still need somewhere the kids can blow off some steam, consider visiting Rockley Gardens. This recreational ground is home to playground equipment where your kids can run around to their heart’s content.
Located on Toorak Road, visitors benefit from local amenities only a short distance away. Don’t worry if getting crazy on some playground equipment isn’t for you; Rockley Gardens is a good option for those wanting a quiet walk around the green to decompress after their dental appointment.
5. Winifred Crescent Reserve
Address: 18 Winifred Cres, Toorak VIC 3142
Located on the banks of the River Yara, this local beauty spot is magnificent for spending an afternoon relaxing and overlooking the water. This serene location is perfect for both adults and children, with a playset for the kids to blow off some steam and ample opportunity to take a picnic or simply relax by the water. If you’re a photography enthusiast, you’re in luck with this spot, as the vista overlooking the water is one you’ll want to commemorate.
6. South Yarra Library
Address: 340 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Got a deadline after your appointment to meet? Well, South Yarra library is the perfect place to study or work. It’s a quiet afternoon surrounded by books. Customers benefit from free wifi, so you’re covered if you need to meet a deadline at work after your dental appointment.
If you feel like travelling a little further afield, we’ve got just the place for you! This not-for-profit children’s farm is perfect if you have children that like to be hands-on with their activities. Collingwood children’s farm has all you could want in a farm experience; with sheep, goats, and horses, your little ones are bound to be ecstatic during your visit.
The farm is located just a 15-minute drive from Toorak, so if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, this is perfect for you. Don’t worry; there’s also a cafe so you can sit and take in the scenery whilst the little ones burn off some energy.
And there you have it, your ultimate guide to Toorak. Whatever the reason for your visit, there’s plenty you can do! With more gardens to visit than you could possibly want and easy transport links into other parts of Melbourne, you’re truly spoilt for choice. So, when you come to visit us at Toorak Dental Studio, make sure you check out all Toorak has to offer before or after your appointment!