Kew is a leafy eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 kilometers northeast of the Melbourne central business district (CBD).
Kew was originally inhabited by the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. The first European settlers arrived in the area in the 1830s. The suburb was named after Kew in England. Kew Post Office opened on 1 January 1858.
Kew is a quiet and affluent suburb with a strong sense of community. The suburb is home to many beautiful parks and gardens, including the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, which is one of the largest and most popular botanic gardens in Australia. Kew is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the Como House and Gardens, which is a National Trust property.
Kew is a diverse suburb with a population of over 20,000 people. The suburb is home to people from all over the world, and there is a strong sense of community. Kew is a popular suburb for families, as there are a number of excellent schools in the area.
Kew is located just 5 kilometers northeast of the Melbourne CBD. The suburb is well-connected by public transport, and it is easy to get to the city center by train, tram, or bus. Kew is also close to a number of major shopping centers, including the Kew Junction Shopping Centre and the Eastern Freeway.
Kew is home to a number of attractions, including:
- The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
- The Como House and Gardens
The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden
The Guilfoyle's Volcano
The Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Kew known for?
Kew is known for its beautiful parks and gardens, its historic buildings, and its diverse community.
- Where is Kew located?
Kew is located 5 kilometers northeast of the Melbourne CBD.
- How do I get to Kew?
You can get to Kew by train, tram, or bus.
- What are some of the things to do in Kew?
You can visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, the Como House and Gardens, or the Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden. You can also go for a swim at the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool.
- Where can I eat in Kew?
There are a number of restaurants and cafes in Kew. Some of the most popular restaurants include the Kew Junction Hotel, the Eastern Hotel, and the Corner Hotel.