It’s school holidays and the kids are at home except this time they are really at home (plus many parents are still trying to hold together a working life at home). We all need a few magic tricks in our bag for occupying little hearts and minds and a little uptime among the downtime of COVID-19.
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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It’s a stay at home kinda day for most dads this Father’s Day but there are still plenty of ways to make his day as special as he is.
Producers, makers, growers and more have quickly adapted to the new world of living from home and are offering online shop-at-home experience that give you all the right connections to hard to get, or previously unavailable, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges products.
There’s so much to do in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges that it’s worth planning a longer stay and school holidays is the perfect time to escape the city and spend some real time in the mountains and valleys.
Weekend drives are wonderful ways to find new places. The Melba Highway, while still part of the Yarra Valley, offers a unique drive opportunity and holds many gems to be discovered.
Take a drive this weekend and spend time with your loved ones in the green spaces that are the lungs of Melbourne. In a short time, you’ll have changed up the city scape for the green comfort of trees and pasture – Eltham, Diamond Creek or Hurstbridge are just a couple of destinations to set on your GPS.
Think you’ve just about completed all the half day walks available in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges? We’re very happy to tell you there are more!
Yearning for the Yarra Valley? The turning of autumn brings new beauty to the region every day. Take a vivid stroll in your imaginations with the help of some stunning scenic photography. Consider it a digital postcard from nature to you.
The Essential Caterer gives us a delicious and healthy cake recipe using chestnuts and chocolate.
The Essential Caterer provides a delicious pudding using their home-grown quinces.