One of the best places to encounter Australian wildlife is in it's natural habitat. Healesville Sanctuary does an exemplary job of creating this experience. Find yourself holding a 'spring baby' or having an 'up close an personal' experience with an Australian native animal. Enjoy our backyard of adventure playgrounds and picnic spots in the bush along creeks and streams. Wander the tracks and climb the hills.

Ada Tree Walk

The Ada Tree, located in the Yarra State Forest in the Yarra Valley, is a giant Mountain Ash and is considered to be one of Victoria's largest living trees.

Australian Rainbow Trout Farm

Just one hour from Melbourne, in the Dandenong Ranges, Australian Rainbow Trout Farm offers the thrill of catching fish, with out all the hassle. With Rainbow Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Various size trout ponds, Lake for Fly Fishing or a more challenging experience, Gas BBQs (Cook up your fresh catch right there and then!) Kiosk, Shaded Areas, Mini Golf, Playground, Picnic Area, Disabled Access with Assistance, Car Park and Free Cleaning of your fish you’re in for an action packed, fun filled day!

Big Peninsula Tunnel

An interesting man made formation created in the 1860's that has diverted the Yarra River flow and is now a popular picnic, walk and swimming spot.

Boat O'Craigo

Boat O’Craigo Vineyards were awarded Dark Horse Winery of the Year by James Halliday in 2018.

Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm

A great fun day out for the whole family. Be thrilled by hooking onto a Rainbow Trout or Atlantic Salmon in our picturesque bush setting.

Chum Creek Horseriding

Chum Creek Horseriding, Yarra Valley
Horse riding on 136 acres of lush Yarra Valley pastures. 10 paddocks with ample dams and fresh water streams all backing onto pristine State Forest.

Cycling Vine Tours

Cycling, gourmet food and wine! Enjoy a leisurely rail trail bike ride through the Yarra Valley stopping at local vineyards for lunch and tastings.

Dee Road Picnic Area

Located at the top of the Dee Road in Millgrove, alongside the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, is a small picnic area with a beautiful view of the valley.

Eltham Leisure Centre

Recently redeveloped, enjoy the 25m indoor heated pool, leisure pool with toddler zone and outdoor water splash park.

Funfields Theme Park

Funfields Theme Park in Whittlesea offers a tantalising mix of both wet and dry rides set in a pristine park like setting. Conveniently located only 40 kms from Melbourne, a visit to Funfields is a must.

Giro della Donna 2019

CyclingTips, SME360 and Visit Yarra Valley invite you to join us on 23-24 November 2019 for the annual Giro della Donna. Brace yourselves; it’s gonna be a cracker of a day if last year's event was anything to go by.

Global Ballooning Australia

Start your Yarra Valley day with a sunrise hot air balloon experience with Global Ballooning Australia. Allow the breeze to usher you along the valley and after your flight, enjoy a delicious sparkling breakfast at Balgownie Estate.

Harvest Run 2018

The Harvest Run isn’t your regular “fun run”. Held in the stunning Yarra Valley, whether you’re a short or long distance runner there’s a course for you! Gather your tribe, get out of the city and enjoy a regional food & wine running event like no other!

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