It's a haven of beautiful destination choices just one hour’s drive east of Melbourne.
With farm gate produce, award winning wineries, and countless places to eat, taste and explore, there's something for everyone.
All of this made even better by visiting mid-week. A more relaxed vibe, fewer crowds, great value with special offers and deals, and less traffic, it's the perfect way to break up the week with a winter escape.
If you're contemplating a mid-week escape, check out our top list of reasons the mid-week is better in the Yarra Valley. Indulge a little or a lot.
1. More Relaxed Vibe
Wherever you decide to go in the Yarra Valley, mid-week visits undoubtedly present a more relaxed vibe.
Top attractions won't be as full or busy as they are on the weekend, which might be just what you are after for your city escape.
Restaurants and cellar doors are less likely to rush you, so you can enjoy your meal or wine tasting at your own pace.
Sit down to a long lunch and stare out the window at winter sunshine across the vines, take a long drive to some of the Yarra Valley’s best look out points or simply cosy up with an excellent wine and switch to relaxation mode.
Top relaxation picks
2. Fewer Crowds
After finally escaping the city for a break, the last thing you want is more crowds.
Mid-Week in the Yarra Valley means restaurants are easier to get into, you won’t need to wait at cellar doors to sample their finest drops. Roads, produce stores and look-outs are far less likely to be crowded too. Enjoy places you love at your own pace and discover new treasures with space to really enjoy it!
3A. Stay (and eat) For Less
One of the biggest hurdles to a city escape is cost, but with Mid-Week travel in the Yarra Valley, you hold all the aces.
Midweek accommodation rates mean it’s cheaper to travel. There’s plenty of bonus night stay offers to choose from and you can often score extras like a bottle of Yarra Valley Wine.
Mid-Week accommodation offers we think you’ll love:
3B. Eat (and stay) For Less
Best of all, it’s not just the accommodation that’s good value. Some of the finest Yarra Valley wineries and restaurants also offer special deals for mid-week visitors.
Try these amazing Mid-Week eat treats:
4. Break Up The Week
There's no such thing as a hump day when you spend Mid-Week in the Yarra Valley.
With so much to see and do break up the week in the Yarra Valley, then head back to the city feeling refreshed right in time for the weekend.
Top picks to break up your week:
5. Less Traffic
The Yarra Valley is such a beautiful destination; it can be easy to miss the stunning scenery out the window when the roads are busy on weekends.
When heading down a beautiful stretch of the Valley’s scenic roads in heavy traffic you can sometimes end up being so focused on the car in front that you miss the winter sunshine glowing across the vines.
Less traffic is a definite draw card for Mid-Week Yarra Valley. So whether you drive yourself, or use one of our amazing tour guides and drivers, Mid-Week offers you the time - and clearer roads - to really enjoy every moment!
We think you'll agree: