If you are one of those people who thinks wine and cheese can’t exist without one other (and we agree 100%!) then a midweek getaway in the Yarra Valley is the perfect way to stock up the cellar and the larder.
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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Fabulous art, amazing flavours and real experiences in nature are closer than you think. On the fringe of suburban Melbourne, Manningham is a getaway destination that feels just minutes away.
Experience the beauty of the Yarra Valley in every direction – up, down, left, right, north, south and upside down. Discover worlds of beauty you won’t see from the car as you cruise, ascend and even freefall your way across thee Yarra Valley’s stunning landscape.
Grab your ‘steak mate’, and head to the Yarra Valley where steaks are a ‘special event’ and you don’t need an excuse to be a meat lover.
While the cherry blossoms of Japan may have their claim to fame during Hanami (cherry blossom viewing season), you won’t have to travel that far to see them yourself! Less than an hour from Melbourne, you can view spectacular avenues of the trees heavy with cascading, willowy blossoms at various orchards and gardens across 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!”
Discover the best places to see Australian native animals and bird life in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
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!).
Indigenous history in the region is centred around Coranderrk Aboriginal Station which is located on the Yarra Flats, bordered by the Yarra River, Badger Creek, Watts River and the slopes of Mount Riddle. Here are 10 ways to have an Indigenous experience in the region.