If you fancy a mid-week day trip from Melbourne, there's something for everyone in the Yarra Valley.

Treat yourself to a mini vacation out on the road, just jump into the car and head out for a relaxing drive.

Whether it's scenic winter delights or a great foodie trail exploring Yarra Valley Restaurants; we've got you covered.

Make a change from your daily commutes and the city’s stressful traffic conditions to unwind as stunning landscapes unfold right in front of you.

Take in the top views, taste your way around the Valley or be inspired by talented local artisans and creatives.

Escape, relax and explore. Here’s our pick of the best trails in the Yarra Valley:

Top Views of the Yarra Valley Trail

The Yarra Valley boasts a mix of breathtaking views that travel over vineyards, farmland, waterways and forest. Crisp cool mornings treat the early bird to spectacular moments as the fog rises and the hot air balloons come out to play. Find a vantage point from one of the many viewing towers and soak up the diversity of stunning landscape that unfolds in front of you. Professional or only an enthusiast this region is a photographers paradise.

The Alternative Taste Trail – Melba Highway

Only one hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a gourmet food and cold climate wine region. While pinot noir and chardonnay are the wine heroes, a new world of wine is evolving. Meander on the Melba Highway Trail and uncover friendly, boutique cellar doors offering an unhurried taste of wine styles from around the world.

Cruise the Melba Highway encountering The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Balgownie Estate, Mandala Wines, Millers Dixons Creek Estate, De Bortoli Yarra Valley and Sutherlands Estate to name a few.

The Art Lives Here Trail – Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Artists and creatives are dotted throughout the valley and the hills of this flourishing region. Tucked up in the back roads of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are hidden studios and open doors to private spaces. Explore the rich offerings of the galleries, retail, music and performance venues that are filled with a world of wonder. Find yourself at a potter’s wheel, watching the intricate work of a master jeweller or simply enjoy being astonished and inspired.

Coldstream Trail – Eat, Drink, Produce & Passion

The ten stops along the Yarra Valley’s Coldstream Trail have been carefully selected for their diversity, passion to their craft, and welcoming attitude.

Been on a food and wine trail before? This is different. Why? Well, did you know this trail has two microbreweries and one of the most spectacular gardens in Victoria? Charlie Chaplin fell into a pool here - and that’s just the beginning of the stories your wandering will uncover.

Stay a while longer

Explore mid-week winter specials and stay a little while longer.

 

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