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.
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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Discover the best places to see Australian native animals and bird life in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Every season is a great season for fresh produce in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Every juicy peach, plump strawberry, sweet stonefruit, and luscious berry is full of country goodness - fresh air, rich soil and golden sunshine in every bite.
How did it suddenly become mid year already? There’s no need to stay home these school holidays, in fact the winter break means loads of outdoor and indoor fun and less crowds wherever you go – and we’ve got plenty of options for you and the kids to beat the “I’m bored!”
Tip tips to make your snow trip to Lake Mountain the best time ever
Going to the snow at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort or Mt Donna Buang? Here’s the top ten items to pack so everyone has a great time.
Melbourne’s closest snow experience at Mt Donna Buang is only an hour’s drive away – perfect for a quick day trip and even better if you plan to stay over and really enjoy the wintery escape of the local village Warburton
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.
Long weekends are made for a slow-down kind of magic and the Queen’s Birthday weekend (8-10 June 2019) is particularly special in the Yarra Valley. Not only is it the opening of snow season but it’s the opening of several significant art exhibitions in the region and if that’s not your thing then there is certainly the opening of a wine bottle, and the opening of doors to your next new favourite restaurant to enjoy. Open to a weekend away in the Yarra Valley – pack warm, pack the family and pack in all you can as you explore a world of wonder.
If you spend the week yearning for wide open spaces, fresh air and some real time with the ones you love, Find Your Self in Nillumbik this Sunday – just one hour’s drive from Melbourne (and on your way to the Yarra Valley!).