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.
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.
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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!”
The Yarra Valley, just one hour from Melbourne, is the perfect destination for a Gin Trail. This super popular spirit is enjoying a super resurgence and it’s no wonder when you taste the contemporary gins being crafted today – aromatic, subtle, sophisticated and delicious.
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!).
Celebrate the shortest weekend of the year with a moving feast of entrée size meals, it's the perfect way to meander around the Yarra Valley’s boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music, without the hustle and bustle.
Tip tips to make your snow trip to Lake Mountain the best time ever
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.
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.
The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine regions with a reputation for some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the country, but the talents of the region don’t end there!