If one day out in the Yarra Valley makes your feel good, imagine what two can do! Add in a visit to TarraWarra Museum of Art to infuse yourself with the delights of the Archibald Prize Exhibition and it’s hard to imagine a better way to create your very best self!
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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From the moment you walk through the door your taste buds are tantalised by the aromas of fresh baked bread, delectable pastries, patisserie treats and triumphant sausage rolls.
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.
Experience the beauty of the Yarra Valley in every direction – up, down, left, right, north, south and upside down. Discover worlds of beauty you won’t see from the car as you cruise, ascend and even freefall your way across thee Yarra Valley’s stunning landscape.
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.
If you are one of those people who thinks wine and cheese can’t exist without one other (and we agree 100%!) then a midweek getaway in the Yarra Valley is the perfect way to stock up the cellar and the larder.
It’s easy to love a good red wine in the winter, it just feels warmer and complements so many winter foods but there are plenty of whites at the cellar door to discover (how about a blue wine?) and many other tastes the truly round out a palate lifting, winning wine experience.
There’s a world to discover in winter and getting out and about is easy when you take advantage of our midweek winter delights that will have you exploring nature in the Yarra Valley in a way you may never have thought about before.
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.