Share the table and share the love – winter is a time for snuggling and what better way to get close than over a ‘fresh out of the wood fired oven’ pizza, and the clink of wine glasses.
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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Fabulous art, amazing flavours and real experiences in nature are closer than you think. On the fringe of suburban Melbourne, Manningham is a getaway destination that feels just minutes away.
Grab your ‘steak mate’, and head to the Yarra Valley where steaks are a ‘special event’ and you don’t need an excuse to be a meat lover.
While the cherry blossoms of Japan may have their claim to fame during Hanami (cherry blossom viewing season), you won’t have to travel that far to see them yourself! Less than an hour from Melbourne, you can view spectacular avenues of the trees heavy with cascading, willowy blossoms at various orchards and gardens across the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
A trip into history, a famous face and the feeling of being on top of the world. These are just some of the winter experiences you can have in the Yarra Valley that are perfect ways to turn midweek blah into midweek wow.
Dogs deserve winter getaways too! It really doesn’t matter to a doggo what the weather is like - say the word ‘walk’ and they are with you every step of the way.
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.
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!”
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.