Snowy Christmas scenes are hardwired in our DNA, even though the Australian Christmas is more likely to be a sand-between-the-toes, heatwave-on-the-beach type experience.
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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Discover the best places to see Australian native animals and bird life in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tip tips to make your snow trip to Lake Mountain the best time ever
“When people enter Projekt 3488 they often don’t know what to make of it, but as they feel into the building, they are transformed by it. Love is transforming too, and I want everyone to feel their place here and be who they are.”
Real Wedding: After years of friendship, Steph finally plucked up the courage to confess her love to Caitlin sitting in a car on a Melbourne street. I Caitlin replied, “I know!” and the rest is history!
Melbourne’s closest snow experience at Mt Donna Buang is only an hour’s drive away – perfect for a quick day trip and even better if you plan to stay over and really enjoy the wintery escape of the local village Warburton