Box Hill is known as the Asian corner of Melbourne as most of its residents are of Asian descent. What that means for you is that when you stay in one of our Box Hill hotels, you'll be treated to Asian dishes that are so good even Melbournites flock here from different suburbs to get their fill!History
Box Hill was best known for its brick making industry between 1880 and 1988. You can learn all about the brick-making process and some of the town's historic secrets by visiting the Old Brickworks while you're here.Things to do
The Box Hill Town Hall is a great place to learn about the town's rich heritage before checking out the artwork in the Whitehorse Artspace gallery, which is actually inside the Town Hall. Hardcore art lovers can then move onto the Box Hill Community Arts Centre for even more eye candy.
For a breath of fresh air, you can't beat the Box Hill Gardens, where you can feed the ducks in the pond and feed yourself by spreading out a picnic blanket and making use of the barbeque facilities.Annual events
The Box Hill locals sure love to party! Being so richly influenced by Asian culture, it's no surprise that the town's biggest event of the year is the Chinese New Year Festival in January/February.
Another popular event is the Moon Festival in September, when beautiful lanterns are released into the sky. Budding photographers will really love this one and the food stalls and live performances are also very enjoyable.
Last but not least, there's the Spring Festival in October, which features side-show rides, face painting and a teddy bears picnic for kids and big kids at heart.Shopping and dining
For a bit of retail therapy, make a beeline for Centro Box Hill Shopping Centre. Inside the centre, you'll find the Box Hill Market, where you can grab all your Asian produce goodies. Alternatively, you can pick up some local produce at the Whitehorse Farmers' Markets, held on the second Sunday of the month. However, if you don't feel like cooking, you'll be pleased to know that just about every Asian cuisine under the sun is available in town and it's all sensational!Getting here and around
So what are you waiting for? Book your Box Hill accommodation with us now and live up every lastminute in Melbourne's little slice of Asia!