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WALKS LESS THAN AN HOUR IN THE YARRA VALLEY AND BEYOND

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.

Fireside dining this winter in the Yarra Valley

Looking for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast by an open fire? When the winter season arrives, the Yarra Valley is ready with roaring fires, warm-you-up wintry walks and delicious food and wine that makes winter days and nights a celebration of cool.

Things to do this Queen’s Birthday long weekend in the Yarra Valley

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.

A month of Sundays in Nillumbik

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!).

Go to the Snow on Mt Donna Buang this winter

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

Master hacks for long weekends and overnight stays with the kids

Getting away for a few days with the kids can sometimes feel like it takes more planning than the actual event – you know – who’s feeding the dog, who’s collecting the mail, who’s packing what? But every step you take towards being organised is a moment you don’t have to worry while you are away!

Easter School Holidays Guide

Yippee! It’s school holidays and two whole weeks of fun stretches out in front of us. There’s no time for sleeps ins (well ok, maybe just one or two!) because there’s so much to do in the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik this school holidays.

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