Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a whole life experience away, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic hideaways and indulgent adventures.
The Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world's premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation, iconic scenery and stunning artwork.
Scroll down to find out more about the Yarra Valley region.
What is the weather like in the Yarra Valley?
The Yarra Valley is a cool climate region with average temperatures of:
Summer - 26.6°C
Autumn - 20.4°C
Winter - 14.1°C
Spring - 19°C
The State & National Parks in the Yarra Valley are free to enter. For more information on parks in the region and any safety advice, please visit Parks Victoria's website.
Yarra Valley Accommodation - so much to choose from!
There are a wide variety of accommodation types and locations in the region that will suit any group size or budget.
Wineries, Micro Breweries, Cider
Recognised as one of the world's great cool climate wine producing regions, the Yarra Valley not only has a rich history of wineries but also a significant history with beer and cider production dating back to early 1800s.
The Yarra Valley has over 90 cellar doors, plus many more vineyards. Along with the famous Domaine Chandon (Moet & Chandon's Australian winery), De Bortoli and Yering Station, there are many other mid-size and boutique cellar doors that provide an intimate wine experience, unlike many other wine regions.
With the emergence of serveral micro-breweries and cider makers, a cider & ale trail has been produced. The scenic trail across the hills takes in White Rabbit Brewery, Coldstream Brewery, Giverny Estate, Buckleys, Kellybrook, Hargreaves Hill and Punt Road Wines.
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How to get to the Yarra Valley
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By Road - From Melbourne City to Yarra Valley (via Eastlink Tollway) - Make your way onto the Eastern Freeway and travel towards Ringwood. The Eastern Freeway turns into the Eastlink Toolway after Springvale Road. If you have an Eastlink or Citylink pass, continue on the Eastlink Tollway and go through the Mullum Mullum tunnel - make sure to stay in the left lane as the turnoff is straight after the tunnel ends. Turn left after exiting the tunnel towards Ringwood. Turn left onto the Maroondah Highway towards Lilydale. Once past Lilydale, you can choose where in the Yarra Valley to explore.
By Public Transport Public Transport Victoria has regular trains heading to Lilydale Station. From Lilydale Station, catch a McKenzies bus to either Yarra Glen or Healesville. For travel to Warburton, catch a Ventura bus.
Travel Times (by road)
Melbourne to Healesville (65kms) - 1 hour
Melbourne to Warburton (78kms) - 1 hour 20 minutes
Lilydale to Warburton (36kms) - 35 minutes
Coldstream to Yarra Glen (9kms) - 8 minutes
Coldstream to Healesville (18kms) - 15 minutes