There’s a world to discover in winter and getting out and about is easy when you take advantage of our midweek winter delights.

Explore nature in the Yarra Valley in a way you may never have thought about before. 

fruit picking at Rayners

No one needs to be a designated driver when you book a Shortlist Private Tour. Tick the boxes for your favourite day out – lunch at a winery, cellar door tastings and a cheese platter make indulgence easy and door to door service a luxury that will make you feel like royalty (ok well at least an Instagram celebrity!)  All the while you will be passing through some of the most exquisite countryside – through rolling hills, past vineyards and bushy glades, with views across valleys to the  mountain peaks (perhaps even snow capped!). Michael, your host, will tell you everything you need to know about the natural assets of the region (and a little bit more about the wine you’re enjoying). Grapes are nature after all! And it’s a day spent in good company in every direction.

It’s not a natural state to be stressed out. So getting back to nature is a great way to get back to your natural and blissful state and Natskin Day Spa has the perfect couples pampering package to rejuvenate your tired spirit. Salt, mud, water, steam – gifts of nature that will return you to your glowing self. Located at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort you might find some other ways to relax and rejuvenate too!

Yarra Valley a2b

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s only summer time when the fruit is plentiful. At Rayner’s Orchard there is an abundant crop of something to pick every day of the year. Winter is ripe for delicious citrus fruits and Yarra Valley A2B will take you there in their luxury vehicle to enjoy a Fruit Picking Tasting tour (hello – there’s a tractor involved), before lunch at Oscars on the Yarra and a stop in at the delightful Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods. What better way to see how all the amazing produce of the Yarra Valley makes its way to your table.

Araluen boutique accommodations

At Araluen Boutique Accommodation breakfast is prepared by the chickens – not literally of course but those happy cluckers you see outside your window have been preparing farm fresh laid eggs just for your breakfast! Wake up when you like (that means NO alarm) and keep the home fires burning as you disconnect from the world on your recharge retreat that asks you to do nothing (unless you want to of course)! Outside the world will keep turning and you will mark time by the ever changing vista of winter sun moving across the vineyard. The great outdoors right at your window. Breathe out.

Winter is the perfect time to get away. And midweek means you might even feel like you have the whole world to yourself. Nature and nurture in the Yarra Valley.


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