Tecoma is a small suburb in Yarra Valley, nestled between Belgrave and Upwey, adjoining Sherbrooke Forest to the north. It is historically recognised as a foothill township of the Dandenong Ranges, an area of cultural significance and biodiversity.
The suburb is named after the shrub Tecoma that grew in the area when the need was identified for a railway station for the timber mill that occupied the site where Tecoma Primary School now stands.
Tecoma is the second to last station on the Belgrave line. Travel from (and to) Melbourne takes approximately 1 hour. To use public transport you'll need a Myki card, which costs $6 (or $3 for children/concession) from post offices, milk-bars, petrol stations and train stations. Once you have the Myki card it needs to be topped up with money. An adult fee (for one trip) is approximately $3 (it changes frequently) and a child/concession fee is $1.50. The number of stops doesn't change the cost.
You can take either the C404 and C412 from Kalista and Menzies Creek respectfully. The road can be fairly windy so be prepared for it.
- 1 Preloved Tecoma, 1539 Burwood Hwy 3160, ☏ . Cute second-hand store with handmade crafts as well as second-hand items.
- 1 Bonsai Bali Chinese & Indonesian Cuisine, 5/1527 Burwood Hwy 3160, ☏ . Takeaway or eat-in food, suitable for children and families, has a good vegan menu.
Tecoma doesn't particularly have its own accommodation, but these are the closest ones.
- 1 Stone's Throw Cottage Belgrave Accommodation, 11 Wattle Ave, Belgrave, ☏ . Free breakfast, air conditioning, WiFi and parking. $220.