Walking down Maling Road, Canterbury is like walking into yesteryear. This quaint street, since its humble beginnings in 1800s effectively preserved its old time feel Edwardian setting and physical fabric. Furthermore, its proximity to the Melbourne’s CBD (just 20 minute short drive) makes Maling Road shopping village both a nearby destination and a time traveling opportunity. Maling Road appealed and inspired local and international film crews.
Moreover, what this charming eastern Melbourne precinct transmits is an iconic shopping experience, which involves fashion, lifestyle, dining, and convenience shopping. While wandering down the street a discovery of heritage listed architecture, and beautiful murals engage with the dynamic street community.
Named as one of the top 5 shopping destinations in Victoria, Maling Road combines long established shops mingle with the contemporary. There are eateries that encourage you to enjoy fine dining experience and there are stores that supply the unique and everyday, including quality homewares, gifts, beauty, fashion, cafes, and fresh food that create the exclusive Maling Road personality.
Tourists flock to visit Maling Road’s distinct murals (located at Maling Walk next to the Village on the railway wall) depicting significant historical stages of the Maling Road Precinct, from the foundation of the railway in 1885 until today. Also nearby is the house used in the Australian TV series "The Sullivans".
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