Camberwell Grammar School
All one needs to do is hop on the tram and travel a few stops up Burke Road from Bijou to reach world-class education. This boys’ school offers the latest approach in learning – combining academia in a wide range of subjects with participation in sport, music and the arts. Camberwell Grammar School’s academic performances are unswervingly impressive, year after year.
Camberwell Rotary Market
Drawing bargain hunters from all crevices of the city is Camberwell’s Sunday rotary market. Second-hand treasures and handcrafted goods fill the stalls, which sell vintage clothing, records, framed prints, as well as more unusual items such as typewriters, buttons and ornaments.
Conveniently located just off the Burke Road exit of the Monash Freeway is Stockland Tooronga – a shopping centre equipped with cafes, takeaway restaurants, supermarkets, grocers, nail salons and a masseuse. In one stop, you can get an imaginable amount ticked off your list.
Fritsch Holzer Park
A neighbourhood icon, Fritsch Holzer Park serves all purposes. There are basketball courts, a BMX skate park, and tennis courts that are available for hire. Native foliage and large lawns make up the area, as gravel walking tracks weave among them. Fritsch Holzer is an off lead park, frequented by dog walkers and their canine companions.
Camberwell Girls Grammar School
Camberwell Girls Grammar School is centred on preparing its students for the future – the embracement of new technologies lies at the heart of the school. There is particular emphasis on the school’s built environment – its leaders are passionate about dynamic spaces and how they play an essential role in engagement, seen in the early learning spaces, all the way through to the Year 12 areas.
Read Gardens is charming in all forms and rather easy to lose an entire afternoon to. Established in 1903, the Victorian-style garden is made up of a rich combination of oaks, elms, cedars and Edwardian-style flowerbeds. Large lawns make it an ideal spot for a picnic and unwind in tranquil surrounds.
Camberwell Primary School
This primary school is one of few offering immersive bilingual education. Since 1991, Camberwell Primary School has delivered classes in both English and French. A focus on ICT is one of Camberwell Primary School’s strong points, alongside specialist programs in music, visual arts, science and physical education.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Swimming, yoga, boxing or weights – whatever your workout preferences are, the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre is set up to cater. A 2.6 kilometre drive from Bijou gives residents even more incentive to head down and burn some calories.
As one of Melbourne’s top universities, Swinburne offers it all. Courses in business, health, science, design and technology serve over 50,000 students. State-of-the-art facilities make up the Hawthorn campus, which is treated to the broad range of cafes and restaurants not only on university grounds, but also on Burwood and Glenferrie roads around the corner.