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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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.

More arts with your Archies

To wander the great halls of the Archibald Exhibition is to be moved, sometimes challenged and always inspired. When great art is viewed, the tingle begins in your own fingers.

Warburton Highway - Open Studios

Creative inspiration flows in the Warburton Valley – just ask one of the artists in Open Studios (November 9&10) when fourteen artists open their studio doors and invite you into their working space and inner worlds.

To Market, to market in Nillumbik

It doesn’t matter what day of the weekend you’re coming to Nillumbik, you can be guaranteed there’s a market to explore. Pack some extra reusable shopping bags, your supermarket this weekend is a SUPER market.

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.

Out and About with Archie

Once you get to the Yarra Valley, it’s hard to leave. Make the most of your trip with some ‘extra-curricular’ activities with a special bonus for Archie ticket holders.

Yarra Valley Open Studios

Three iconic Yarra Valley destinations: Maroondah Highway– September 21-22,Melba Highway– October 12-13, Warburton Highway– November 9-10 (studios open 10am-5pm) - Immersion in the practices of 46 participating artists-in-studio.

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!

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