Time to get out and about and rediscover the wonders of country life that nestle together right on the doorstep of Melbourne. In less than an hour’s drive you can be enjoying a little lifestyle hack that is sure to have you relaxed, well fed and ready for the week ahead. Gather your friends and take a drive through the towns and open spaces of Nillumbik. Breath in some country air and enjoy some spring sunshine.
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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To wander the great halls of the Archibald Exhibition is to be moved, sometimes challenged and always inspired. When great art is viewed, the tingle begins in your own fingers.
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.
Three iconic Yarra Valley destinations: Maroondah Highway– September 21-22,Melba Highway– October 12-13, Warburton Highway– November 9-10 (studios open 10am-5pm) - Immersion in the practices of 46 participating artists-in-studio.
Make midweek marvelous with an art escape to the Yarra Valley that is a palette of gorgeous experiences.
If one day out in the Yarra Valley makes your feel good, imagine what two can do! Add in a visit to TarraWarra Museum of Art to infuse yourself with the delights of the Archibald Prize Exhibition and it’s hard to imagine a better way to create your very best self!
More outdoor time – that’s one of the best things about school holidays. See ya winter, swing in spring...
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.
It’s easy to love a good red wine in the winter, it just feels warmer and complements so many winter foods but there are plenty of whites at the cellar door to discover (how about a blue wine?) and many other tastes the truly round out a palate lifting, winning wine experience.
There’s a world to discover in winter and getting out and about is easy when you take advantage of our midweek winter delights that will have you exploring nature in the Yarra Valley in a way you may never have thought about before.