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.

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.

The Big Bouquet

View the biggest flower farm in the Yarra Valley with blooms 365 days a year, enjoy breakfast or devonshire tea in our cozy cafe/gift store then Get up close and personal with our friendly herd of alpacas. Free to wander and lets the kids play.

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.

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.

Yarra Ranges National Park

Cradling the Yarra River headwaters and much of Melbourne’s water catchment, the Yarra Ranges National Park features majestic Mountain Ash trees.

Yarra Valley Dairy

Yarra Valley Dairy is located in the farm's 100 year old milking shed which has beautiful views of the Yarra Valley. The Cheese Shop is open 10.30am - 5:00pm every day (except Christmas Day) where we offer sampling of our famous cheeses. All our handmade Farmhouse Cheeses are available for purchase in our store alongside a range of carefully selected regional produce, local wines and homewares.

Yarra Valley Racing

Yarra Valley racing has everything required for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with family, friends, work colleagues or clients.

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