Published 23 September 2019

Make midweek marvelous with an art escape to the Yarra Valley that is a palette of gorgeous experiences.

The Archibald Exhibition is the focus of your day, but every moment is a special occasion with this itinerary! Grab your Archies ticket and show it at these locations for bonuses, discounts and more.

Morning – Taste sensations of the Yarra Valley 

  • Visit Warratina Lavender Farm for lavender infused taste sensations and gifts that smell divine. More info
  • Morning High Tea wherever you want with The High Tea Mistress. Choose a delightful location and enjoy your private morning tea, High Tea style. More info 
  • Blueberry Winery at Badger Creek for wine tastings with a difference, and discount for cellar door purchases.  More info


Lunch – At a vineyard trattoria 

Soumah Estate is your next destination with a two-course lunch with vineyard views. Book the Archies Play and Stay package and this is also the place you’ll be sleeping tonight – with gorgeous views to wake up to and just steps from the vines and cellar door. (Package includes Archies tickets). More info

Afternoon – The Archibalds Exhibition at TarraWarra Musuem of Art

Spend the afternoon wandering the exhibition taking in the incredible and diverse portraits created by 51 Australian artists. TarraWarra is a stunning gallery, in a location that offers views of the Yarra Valley that are worthy of painting (or at least a few Instagram pics!). Take your time, take in the art and take away some fresh insights into the people on the canvas, and the artists behind them.  More info 

Dinner – Creativity in the kitchen 

A special dining experience awaits you at the RACV Country Club Healesville,  where local produce is transformed into deliciously decadent plates of delight, and past Archies artworks are on display.  More info 

Accommodation - Back to the Ville

Ville d’Soumah at Soumah Estate will have their inviting crisp white sheets folded back ready for a great night's sleep. Wake up refreshed and ready for an inspired day of your choice. More info 

No need to rush home

Want to tour the Yarra Valley and don’t feel like driving? Tour The Valley will pick you up for a day out just the way you want it. Discover the wineries, the scenery and the life in the Yarra Valley that makes the region the choice of artists, lovers, and adventurers.  More info 


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