Nature takes centre stage throughout the region. Take the time to be in the outdoors and feel the difference. Explore the magnificent private gardens open to the public such as Alowyn Gardens or the memorable Coombe – The Melba Estate, the former home to world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Picnics can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Wander the grounds of Maroondah Dam park and enjoy the roses, rest in an historic rotunda or find yourself on a rug under the branches of a magnificent sprawling tree. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure.

Red Earth Community Park

Located next to the Mooroolbark Community Centre, this playground has basket swings, spinning disks and spiral slide. Part of the larger Red Earth Community Park with lots of open space including a sports oval.

Rochford Wines

Aerial shot, Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Rochford Wines has transformed its restaurant, cellar door and event destination to adapt to the current climate. Rochford has launched a brand new grocery store alongside an extensive take away menu, all available for home delivery.

Ruffey Lake Park

Loved by locals and visitors and flaunted as the park that ‘has it all’, Ruffey Lake Park is popular for social gatherings and family reunions.

Seville Water Play Park

Seville is home to the Yarra Valley's first water play park. Located next to the township of Seville, and the Seville Recreation Reserve, the water play park is a great place for children of all ages, and families to enjoy.

Sugarloaf Reservoir Park

Nestled in the Christmas Hills, Sugarloaf is a tranquil setting for a picnic or a stroll near the reservoir shores, offering wonderful views across the water. For the more energetic, there is a 15km walk that circumnavigates the reservoir.

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park

The Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is popular for picnics, camping, sightseeing, or just an excuse for a drive or ride into a beautiful part of Victoria. The Park offers breathtaking views of the reservoir and the surrounding catchment from the lookouts.

Walk Into History

Following historic timber tramways that wind their way through spectacular forest and cool temperate rainforest.

Warburton Water World

Brand new water play park, playspace and recreation area for all ages - on the banks of the Yarra river, adjacent to the Warburton Holiday Park.

Warrandyte River Reserve

Warrandyte River Reserve is a great place to explore with many activities and places of interest to enjoy. Fishing, swimming, paddling, local history, walking, picnics and barbecues are all popular at Warrandyte.

Warrandyte State Park

The closest state park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Mountain bikes are permitted within the park but must remain on management vehicle only tracks.

Westerfolds Park

Situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe, Westerfolds Park offers over 120 hectares of parkland perfect for picnicking, cycling, walking and canoeing.

Yarra Junction Community Playground

The recreation precinct is located next to the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail, and features a skate park and community playground as well as the Yarra Centre Sports and Aquatic Centre.

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