No visit to the Yarra Valley is complete without a walk in nature. Pack a pair of comfy walking shoes and your drink bottle and discover our beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife (you may spot a kangaroo, a koala or even a lyrebird!), waterfalls and mountain tops with breathtaking views.
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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Getting away for a few days with the kids can sometimes feel like it takes more planning than the actual event – you know – who’s feeding the dog, who’s collecting the mail, who’s packing what? But every step you take towards being organised is a moment you don’t have to worry while you are away!
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.
Held across a range of locations in Nillumbik, the Artists Open Studios Program offers visitors an opportunity to get a rare glimpse of local artists at work in their own environment. Visitors can meet the makers, view demonstrations and buy original art and handcrafted items directly from the artists
The charming township of St Andrews is just one hours’ drive from Melbourne CBD, which is perhaps even less than your daily commute to work! A list to St Andrews Market is a must.
Art lives here because artists live here! The Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik are home to thriving artist hubs and works of art that will stay with you. You might be surprised to know that there are 22 galleries you can visit today in the region and every one of them is worth the trip.
Some mums like a surprise, some mums like to choose. What does your Mum want to do this 12 May on Mother’s Day? Go on – ask her now!
Construction is progressing on the Carrum to Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail link – a 90 km shared use pathway that will link the bayside suburb of Carrum to the Warburton Rail Trail head at Lilydale.
You might be surprised how many waterfalls there are in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. As Melbourne’s prime water catchment area, this region is well known for its lush walks in forever green rainforests, mountains, rivers and estuaries – and there are some magnificent waterfalls that are closer than you think!
Five reasons why the lunches are longer (and more delicious) in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges