Having trained at Art Schools in the 1960s, Ona and Syd’s large Aladdin’s cave is abundant with magical adventures. Ona’s watermedia paintings and etchings have a mythical lyrical feel, while Syd’s have a lightness of touch and air of whimsy, highlighting the spirit of nature in their bushland studio.
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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Make midweek marvelous with an art escape to the Yarra Valley that is a palette of gorgeous experiences.
Spring is here and so, on the horizon, is Yarra Valley Open Studios! It’s set to be very different from previous years, but what isn’t these days? Participating artists have shown admirable flexibility in their willingness to try new ways of bringing their studios to you, and it’s coming together beautifully.
Crafting a perfect beer right now in the Yarra Valley! Yes you heard correctly, the Yarra Valley, home to some of the best wines in Australia is also the heartland of craft beers.
From the moment you walk through the door your taste buds are tantalised by the aromas of fresh baked bread, delectable pastries, patisserie treats and triumphant sausage rolls.
Experience the beauty of the Yarra Valley in every direction – up, down, left, right, north, south and upside down. Discover worlds of beauty you won’t see from the car as you cruise, ascend and even freefall your way across thee Yarra Valley’s stunning landscape.
A trip into history, a famous face and the feeling of being on top of the world. These are just some of the winter experiences you can have in the Yarra Valley that are perfect ways to turn midweek blah into midweek wow.
Share the table and share the love – winter is a time for snuggling and what better way to get close than over a ‘fresh out of the wood fired oven’ pizza, and the clink of wine glasses.
Quiet, cosy, quaint, comfy. Get swept away in the feels of a midweek break in the Yarra Valley this winter. Master the art of slowing down time, and share all the good things in life with the one you love.
While the cherry blossoms of Japan may have their claim to fame during Hanami (cherry blossom viewing season), you won’t have to travel that far to see them yourself! Less than an hour from Melbourne, you can view spectacular avenues of the trees heavy with cascading, willowy blossoms at various orchards and gardens across the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.