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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12 Family Friendly Places to Stay in the Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is an incredible playground for families – close to Melbourne (so no ‘are we there yets? on the drive), but far enough away to feel like you’ve truly got away. And you’re spoilt for choice for family friendly accommodation, each option a little extra something to delight children and provide parents with a little more relax time. Sounds good doesn’t it!

An Insider's Guide to Warburton

Dee Road Cycling start

Whatever the reason for coming to Warburton – you’re participating in a cycling event, joining in a family day or simply out in Warby for a weekend with friends – there is always a reason to stay and explore more in the Warburton Valley.

Top vineyard wedding venues in the Yarra Valley

A vineyard wedding and the Yarra Valley go hand in hand. Could there be a more perfect destination to share your love with the world? Vineyards provide visually stunning and highly flexible options for your big day. Indoor and outdoor spaces can be transformed to suit your theme and guest numbers, and there’s always a fabulous glass of wine at hand!

General Stores of Nillumbik

Today’s General Stores in Nillumbik carry the hallmarks of service that we grew up with, and they have retained the charm of laden shelves, and at least one of everything. The general store/milk bar is alive and thriving in Nillumbik and an essential part of daily life.

Make Melbourne Cup a long weekend in the Yarra Valley

Taking a long weekend for the Melbourne Cup is just as much an institution for Melburnians as the Cup is itself! Don’t wait until Tuesday to embrace the spring festivities – The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, just one hour from Melbourne, provide perfect getaway options so you can make the most of the weekend, and if you’re lucky a four-day break!

Hatted restaurants of the Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley ‘Hatted’ restaurant is a dining experience that is the ultimate in gastronomic delight. A pure extravagance, a culinary exploration, a finely crafted experience of taste, texture and tenacity.

Meet Ona and Syd of Creek House Studios

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.

Craft Beers of the Yarra Valley

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.

Deluxe ways to do the Archies and do yourself good

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!

Springtime is an event in Nillumbik

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.

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