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

Christmas Markets in the Yarra Valley

Make shopping for Christmas pressies simple by shopping locally. Exquisite handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts, locally made delights and real Christmas spirit will be in abundance at these special Christmas Markets and shopping destinations in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

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!

Cool down in the Yarra Valley

There are plenty of cool places to cool down in the Yarra Valley. Just heading to the hills, and the endless green of shady trees, will help you feel instantly refreshed but if getting your toes in the water appeals, here are some ideas for waterplay that make summer heat a breeze.

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.

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