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
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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.
Looking for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast by an open fire? When the winter season arrives, the Yarra Valley is ready with roaring fires, warm-you-up wintry walks and delicious food and wine that makes winter days and nights a celebration of cool.
No visit to the Yarra Valley is complete without a walk in nature. Pack a pair of comfy walking shoes and your drink bottle and discover our beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife (you may spot a kangaroo, a koala or even a lyrebird!), waterfalls and mountain tops with breathtaking views.
Going to the snow at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort or Mt Donna Buang? Here’s the top ten items to pack so everyone has a great time.
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.
A regional round up of all the best Mother's Day Lunches and High Teas in Melbourne's Yarra Valley
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!).