Getting away for a few days with the kids can sometimes feel like it takes more planning than the actual event – you know – who’s feeding the dog, who’s collecting the mail, who’s packing what? But every step you take towards being organised is a moment you don’t have to worry while you are away!
People, places, stories – we bring the Yarra Valley to life for you with blogs that capture the heart of this remarkable destination. Find Your Self in the history of an award-winning winery, inspired by a recipe featuring local produce or learning the secret locations that offer the best views or the foodie experience that you will never forget.
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Art lives here because artists live here! The Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik are home to thriving artist hubs and works of art that will stay with you. You might be surprised to know that there are 22 galleries you can visit today in the region and every one of them is worth the trip.
Some mums like a surprise, some mums like to choose. What does your Mum want to do this 12 May on Mother’s Day? Go on – ask her now!
The charming township of St Andrews is just one hours’ drive from Melbourne CBD, which is perhaps even less than your daily commute to work! A list to St Andrews Market is a must.
Be led, fed and inspired on The Makers Trail – a curated day of arty experiences that lets you explore two fabulous art destinations in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley.
Construction is progressing on the Carrum to Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail link – a 90 km shared use pathway that will link the bayside suburb of Carrum to the Warburton Rail Trail head at Lilydale.
You might be surprised how many waterfalls there are in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. As Melbourne’s prime water catchment area, this region is well known for its lush walks in forever green rainforests, mountains, rivers and estuaries – and there are some magnificent waterfalls that are closer than you think!
Empire was Australia’s internationally renowned artist Rone’s most ambitious takeover set at the decaying glory of art deco mansion, Burnham Beeches.
Five reasons why the lunches are longer (and more delicious) in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
Golf in the Yarra Valley is an easy choice when it comes to corporate activities that are close to Melbourne but far enough away to be a real ’getaway from the office’.