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Top Things to do in Carnegie

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published June 17th 2018
Explore the shops, cafes, parks, and attractions of Carnegie
Carnegie is 12 kilometers south-east of the Melbourne CBD, near Malvern and Ormond, with a shopping precinct, delightful cafes, and a few small parks for the kids.

Shopping in Carnegie

Koornang Road in Carnegie runs North (from near the train station) to South, and has over 100 fashion, food, homeware, and gift stores.

If you are after some gift ideas and items at a great price, then try The Cheap Shop WL Homeware and Gifts at 93 Koornang Road, or Mad About Price at number 79.

Books always make a fitting gift and Sinbad Books are at 21a Koornang Road. They are open 11am to 6pm daily. For more information click here. Chocolate also makes a great gift and Lizzy's Chocolates at 172 Koornang Road is no exception. They are great to check out around occasions like Easter or Christmas as well (closed Sundays), and for more detail on their delicious goods click here.

She Knows is a women's fashion outlet at 80 Koornang Road that is full of vibrant and colourful designs, and to find the perfect accessories, check out Serenity at 115 Koornang Road for designer jewellery and watches.

Carnegie Koornang Shop Fashion Cafe
Koornang Road in Carnegie. Credits:

Cafes and Restaurants

According to their website, Shyun "are dedicated to bringing the freshest and most seasonal ingredients in crafting our food". They serve up traditional and modern Japanese cuisine at 73 Koornang Road (closed Sundays and Mondays). A great review is here.

There are too many high-quality cafes to list in Carnegie but here are some favourites. Cafe Del Mar is at 235 Koornang Road and serve up inventive breakfast and brunch dishes (with more detail here). Another highly recommended cafe is Platform 3 (P3) Cafe. They are also licensed, so you can enjoy a white wine or a cocktail in the afternoon with friends.

A Park and a Playground

Packer Park Playground is on the corner of Leila and Hunter Roads in the southern part of Carnegie. This review outlines the equipment and facilities available, and the park has a frog theme, with bright vibrant colours.

Koornang Park is the second major park in the middle of Carnegie, and it is near the Carnegie Swim Centre Pool, and is dog-friendly, with a children's playground.

Carnegie Koornang Park
Koornang Park in Carnegie. Credits:

Getting to Carnegie

Carnegie is less than 30 minutes drive from the city through the south-east suburbs of Melbourne. Trains pass through Carnegie on the way to Pakenham (or Cranbourne). It takes almost an hour, but Tram route 67 also goes from the city to the Carnegie area.

Carnegie Shop Cafe Play
Carnegie is in the south-east of Melbourne. Credits
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We lived in Carnegie for over 3 years and still visit all the fabulous dumpling restaurants along Koonang Rd - great value!
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