What's not to love about the Yarra Valley Mid-Week?

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

Stay and Sip Mid-Week at Healesville Hotel

Complimentary Cheese & Wine when you stay Mid-Week

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!  

Early Bird Golf Special for 2 ($60)

Stay and Discover group package with Meletos

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:

Mid-Week 'Stay Three, Pay Two' at Yering Gorge Cottages

Winter Warner Mid-Week Stay at Fergusson Winery

Yarra Valley Retreat at Vibe Hotel

Mid-Week at Charnwood Cottages (From $265)

Pay 2 Stay 3 with Sanctuary Park

Mid-Week Winter Deal at Rex' Yarra Valley House

Araluen Boutique Accommodation (20% Off Mid-Week)

Winter Escape at Balgownie Estate

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: 

Blueberry Winery Mid-Week Special

Coombe $49 Mid-Week Luncheon

Winter Lunch 20% off at Zonzo Estate

Tramonto Mid-Week Special ($40)


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:

Mid-Week Jam Offer at Mont De Lancy

Kuranga Native Nursery

Yarra Ranges National Park

The Art Lives Here Trail

Click here to see more of our mid-week deals!

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:

The Alternative Taste Trail

Top Views in the Yarra Valley



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