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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Above beautiful in a hot air balloon

There is something humbling about floating more than one kilometre above the earth. The world stretches out, shifting endlessly as the colours of dawn throw new light on the horizon

Cycle the family trails of Manningham

See the world differently on a bike. Little legs, big wheels, backpacks laden with high energy snacks to keep the wheels turning. Family bike rides are heaps of fun in Manningham with plenty of picturesque, safe, beautifully maintained trails to explore.

Places to eat where the kids can run free

There are lots of places that are great dining experiences for families – places with terrifically yummy children’s menus, places with lots of activities to keep kids amused, and destinations that offer wide open spaces where little legs can burn off some energy and build big appetites.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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