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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Getting Hitched with a Local

There you were. Everything was going along perfectly smoothly until BOOM. The proposal. Now you’ve got to somehow fit in planning the biggest event of your life, which you only get one shot at, and oh, you’ve never done anything like it before. Here’s a little secret. You’ve got this. There are awesome people around every corner who have gone through this many times and who live and breathe weddings in the Yarra Valley.

Taking it easy

Ease into the “morning after the big day” with a delicious breakfast and a great coffee. The afterglow of a heart-melting wedding can last for days, so if you’re staying on a day or two, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges have plenty of activities that will keep the love alive!

Real Weddings - Tash and Simon get hitched

Simon Cox and Tash Edward-Johnson have been together since early 2014 and were engaged for 18 months. The couple fell in love on the ski slopes at Mt Buller and haven’t looked back, enduring a long distance relationship, starting a new business from scratch, purchasing property, and owner-building a house together. Tash is an Orthotist in a private clinic and hospitals in Melbourne’s east. Simon runs Yarra Linen in the Yarra Valley, a laundry and linen service servicing local wineries and function venues.

Gallery Hop in the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik

Art lives here because artists live here! The Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Nillumbik are home to thriving artist hubs and works of art that will stay with you. You might be surprised to know that there are 22 galleries you can visit today in the region and every one of them is worth the trip.

Sensational St Andrews makes your day

The charming township of St Andrews is just one hours’ drive from Melbourne CBD, which is perhaps even less than your daily commute to work! A list to St Andrews Market is a must.

The Best Waterfalls to explore close to Melbourne

You might be surprised how many waterfalls there are in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. As Melbourne’s prime water catchment area, this region is well known for its lush walks in forever green rainforests, mountains, rivers and estuaries – and there are some magnificent waterfalls that are closer than you think!