Australia Day long weekend ideas for Melbourne's Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
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.
Get the inside word on where to get the best coffee, find fabulous day itineraries, immersive cultural experiences, and perfect getaway accommodation. Live like a local and wander through nature at your pace jump on a cycling track or maybe for you it's a drive through the majestic forest trees. It’s all here.
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Our Taste of Canned Summer drinks pack is your perfect party companion. But if you want to mix it up a bit, here are some ‘sun’sational cocktail recipes to level up the summer vibes.
Looking for some summer holiday fun this Summer School Holidays? Get the family together and discover fun activities in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
We stayed at the Warburton Motel and couldn’t recommend it more. Richard is friendly, knowledgeable and has made the cutest outdoor area to enjoy. This 1966 motel has been modernized and revamped (and kept impeccably clean) and the small touches everywhere give this place a unique charm. It was also close enough for us to walk into town whenever we wanted and the Yarra River was nearby. We even had a lush green seating area out the back of our room. Have a peek in his awesome campervan on site that looks like it’s ready for an adventure and enjoy a fire to end the day.
Pretty cocktails that are fresh on the palate, easy on the eye, and a pleasure to drink. The cool vibes of summer are a refreshing alternative at your next picnic.
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!
Growing up on the outskirts of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, I have always had a love for this beautiful untapped region I call home. My love for exploring and experiencing new adventures go hand in hand with what this beautiful part of Victoria has to offer.
Summer is the season of fruit and there is no better place in the Yarra Valley than Rayner’s Orchard to sample, pick and enjoy all your favourite summer tastes.
The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine regions with a reputation for some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the country, but the talents of the region don’t end there!
It's the summer of the road trip, and our top 10 essentials are all about making a good time even better.