There's plenty to do in the Yarra Valley
Savour the journey and take in nature...
Less than an hour's drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley will have you feeling a world away, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic hideaways and indulgent adventures.
The Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world's premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation and more.
The Dandenong Ranges is a haven of hidden delights with scenic winding roads to quaint hilltop villages. There is an abundance of artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens to explore as well as walking and cycling trails through mountain ash forests and clean, refreshing air.
We invite you to discover the very best of the region for yourself.
Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and reservoir, pleasant walks through native bushland and spacious picnic areas make Maroondah Reservoir Park one of the most attractive and entertaining parks for Melbourne's day-trippers.
Run by Zoos Victoria, a not-for-profit conservation organisation dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction, the Healesville Sanctuary is a great place to see Dingos, Kangaroos, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Echnidas, Koalas.
Drive the Black Spur
Famous for its heady scenery of spectacular tall forests, the Black Spur winds its way up the Great Dividing Range. Lower the windows and savour the fragrance of the Australian bush as you pass through the forest.
Fun Activities with a View
The Yarra Valley has a wide range of fun activities to enjoy with family, friends or on a romantic getaway.
Take to the Skies
Rise above the Yarra Valley on a scenic hot air balloon, helicopter or vintage airway flight – a tranquil way to experience the wonders of the landscape.
From your first time fishing to the experienced angler, you can guarantee a catch at Buxton Trout Farm. Set amongst tall, shady gum trees by the Stevenson’s river, it is the perfect place to relax. There’s even BBQ facilities so you can cook your catch for lunch.
Stay for a while and sample all the flavours!
Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges is a whole life experience away, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic hideaways and indulgent adventures.Discover cafes and restaurants, art galleries, markets, nature walks, bustling villages and a multitude of attractions scattered throughout the regions.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is an indulgent feast for the senses. With an abundance of free chocolate tastings, you can watch their European Chocolatiers hand craft over 400 different chocolate products, be amazed at their showroom choc-filled with thousands of couverture delights, indulge in a delicious selection of house-made ice creams or relax in their all day café.
Four Pillars Distillery
Located on the corner of the Maroondah Highway and Lilydale Road, Four Pillars Gin Distillery are modern Australian gin makers, making the world's most delicious amnd awarded range of craft gins. Bookings are advisable for a table, although they do hold a limited number for small group walk ins, plus they do fancy G&T tastings, and also host great maker sessions and masterclasses.
Yarra Valley Wineries
The Yarra Valley has the enviable reputation as one of the world’s great food and wine regions. Be spoilt for choice with a vast list of wineries and vineyards within close proximity. A proud partner of the Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries, our collective of boutique wineries offer a very different experience compared to our larger counterparts, where visitors can get a personal insight into each vintage.