Box Hill is a vibrant shopping precinct and renowned food destination, with a strong Asian flavour. It is acknowledged as the Asian food capital of Melbourne’s east with vibrant experiences specialising in a variety of Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai and Korean cuisine. The traditional market town atmosphere can still be enjoyed in Box Hill’s bustling pedestrian mall and fresh food market.
Council’s Investment and Economic Development Unit has produced the Whitehorse and Box Hill Visitor Guide. The document presented in a map format provides an overview of Council facilities (parks, sport and libraries),key services (tertiary education, shopping precincts, transport and hospitals) and public transport routes. This guide is also available electronically in Mandarin
Box Hill hosts many recreational facilities including, Aqualink Box Hill, which sets a high standard for aquatic and leisure facilities in Australia. From its leading-edge environmentally-sustainable design features to its spacious and flexible aquatic and dry area facilities, it has become one of the most modern and innovative centres in Australia.
The Whitehorse Artspace holds regular exhibitions showcasing the extensive City of Whitehorse Art Collection as well work by local and emerging artists.
The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups, including the Alcove Art Shop, the Centre is a meeting place where people from all walks of life can come together to experience and enjoy the arts.
Box Hill hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year. It is renowned for its annual celebration of the Moon Festival and extremely popular Chinese New Year Festival, which attracts around 70,000 people to the centre of Box Hill.