Melbourne's Yarra Valley is a whole life experience away from the city but only an hours drive. Come out and discover some of the unique and delicious things our villages and towns have to offer. Take the back roads and the left turns. Amble the footpaths and wander the streets. You wont be disappointed. When you take time out to discover new things hidden in your backyard you find yourself a whole new world.
Coldstream sits at the point where the Maroondah Highway and the Melba Highway meet, and then meanders through and takes in some extraordinary and significant gems of the Yarra Valley. If you've not visited the area before we suggest you try our Coldstream Trail, a carefully curated collection of passionate people and places selected for their diversity, dedication to their craft, and welcoming attitude.
The first thing you need to know about Kinglake - there is no lake! Kinglake was actually named after British historian Alexander William Kinglake, whose eight-volume history of the Crimean War had recently been completed. Kinglake is comprised of forest, farmland, a national park and a strong community driven township.