Your guide to where all the delicious choccy goodies are around the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
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Whether you are getting back into riding, and searching for that elusive feeling of fitness, or you just love to cycle because that’s what being out in the fresh air means to you, a bike ride is a great day out – now made even more enjoyable with an eBike.
Yippee! It’s school holidays and two whole weeks of fun stretches out in front of us. There’s no time for sleeps ins (well ok, maybe just one or two!) because there’s so much to do in the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik this school holidays.
OPEN FARMS – Farming on the Fringe in Nillumbik – An easy one hour’s drive from Melbourne, the region will open the doors of 16 working farms for one day only on Sunday 7 April from 10am to 4pm, inviting families to step inside the barn and the meet the people who grow the things we love to eat.
An Adult's Easter - Why should the kids have all the delicious treats this Easter? We’ve put together five sensational Easter taste experiences that will make the adults very happy!
There you were. Everything was going along perfectly smoothly until BOOM. The proposal. Now you’ve got to somehow fit in planning the biggest event of your life, which you only get one shot at, and oh, you’ve never done anything like it before. Here’s a little secret. You’ve got this. There are awesome people around every corner who have gone through this many times and who live and breathe weddings in the Yarra Valley.
Wildfoods for dinner – yes please! Foraged foods are given the Oakridge X Milkwood treatment in a unique collaborative dinner that celebrates the surprising amount of edible foods that can be found in your back garden, and the launch of a new Milkwood book that will have you wildly inspired in your own kitchen.
Simon Cox and Tash Edward-Johnson have been together since early 2014 and were engaged for 18 months. The couple fell in love on the ski slopes at Mt Buller and haven’t looked back, enduring a long distance relationship, starting a new business from scratch, purchasing property, and owner-building a house together. Tash is an Orthotist in a private clinic and hospitals in Melbourne’s east. Simon runs Yarra Linen in the Yarra Valley, a laundry and linen service servicing local wineries and function venues.
Ease into the “morning after the big day” with a delicious breakfast and a great coffee. The afterglow of a heart-melting wedding can last for days, so if you’re staying on a day or two, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges have plenty of activities that will keep the love alive!
A wedding day is anticipated as much by family and friends as it is by the couple getting married. Weddings are celebrations, a gathering together of the special people in your life. The preparation for the big day is also a time to gather, to imagine and create the most beautiful experience possible. A destination wedding in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is a wonderful way to express your true values, your hope for the future and your wild love.