Make midweek marvelous with an art escape to the Yarra Valley that is a palette of gorgeous experiences.
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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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dogs deserve winter getaways too! It really doesn’t matter to a doggo what the weather is like - say the word ‘walk’ and they are with you every step of the way.
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.