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!
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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.
Once you get to the Yarra Valley, it’s hard to leave. Make the most of your trip with some ‘extra-curricular’ activities with a special bonus for Archie ticket holders.
Crafting a perfect beer right now in the Yarra Valley! Yes you heard correctly, the Yarra Valley, home to some of the best wines in Australia is also the heartland of craft beers.
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.
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.
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.
More outdoor time – that’s one of the best things about school holidays. See ya winter, swing in spring...
Quiet, cosy, quaint, comfy. Get swept away in the feels of a midweek break in the Yarra Valley this winter. Master the art of slowing down time, and share all the good things in life with the one you love.
While the cherry blossoms of Japan may have their claim to fame during Hanami (cherry blossom viewing season), you won’t have to travel that far to see them yourself! Less than an hour from Melbourne, you can view spectacular avenues of the trees heavy with cascading, willowy blossoms at various orchards and gardens across the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.