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SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE RIPE FOR ACTIVE FUN IN THE OUTDOORS

The sun is shining and the kids are asking for something to do. Blow their minds with some outdoor activities that will show them their full potential! The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is an ideal location for being active and it’s super easy to make a day out they won’t forget. They can climb higher, go faster, feel accomplished and have a great time in the process.

Kids can tee off this summer

Your kids will love that it’s all done with fun at Eastern Golf Club! School holidays is a great time to learn new skills and the Golf and Tennis Program being offered this January is an ideal way to get your children outside and active.

January activities to bring the family together

Cool activities are all the go in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges this January. Come for a day, stay a week – there’s so much to do to bring the family together. Try out a completely new experience in the outdoors and give your children the gift of new skills, new friendships and new discoveries!

Piacere! It's our pleasure

What I remember about my time travelling in Italy is how friendly people are. You are treated like a brother or sister by everyone. That hospitality is part of the way of life, and it’s something we really bring to Graceburn as well ­– a cosy space, a rustic bar that feels like home.

A day of whey - making Italian soft cheeses by hand

Have you ever tasted cheese so fresh, so creamy, so deliziosa that you can’t find the words to fully describe the experience? We are at Oscars on the Yarra in Warburton to learn how to make four popular Italian soft cheeses – the versatile ricotta, the sweet and creamy mascarpone, a heavenly mozzarella and the rare and luxurious ‘burrata’.

Eat Well, Drink Well, Enjoy Life

Luca named his restaurant DiVino because it means two things – ‘divine’ and ‘in wine’. “I love the idea of being ‘in the wine’ it says so much about savouring the good things in life. We are lucky we can eat well, drink, well, and enjoy life! That’s all that matters.

La terra promessa - The promised land of the Yarra Valley

Italian history, yarra valley, promised land

Italians have lived and worked in the Yarra Valley since the pioneer days and significantly were part of the district’s early wine industry and made up a large part of the workforce on the construction of the Silvan Dam, as well as running farms and businesses that contributed much to the area’s pre-WW2 agricultural industry.

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