Yarra Valley Guide
Wine hopping trips, romantic getaways, and outdoor adventures await you among the picturesque beauty of the Yarra Valley.
Just one hour east of Melbourne, it offers exceptional, locally-produced wines; fresh, home-grown produce; fine arts studios and galleries; and scenic hiking and biking trails.
Sip on crisp chardonnays and smooth pinot noirs produced right here. With 40 Yarra Valley wineries to choose from, your wine tasting adventure can go on as long as you want!
Enjoy a luxury dining experience overlooking the area's lush vineyards. Or take in a bird's-eye view while you float along in a hot air balloon ride.
If you want to try out the locally-grown fare, get your hands on a Yarra Valley Regional Food Group map. It'll point out stops along the way where you can sample some of the fresh fruits, fish, and cheeses grown and prepared by area food growers.
Check out one of the many national and state parks in the Yarra Valley. Bike along the scenic trails, stroll through flower gardens, or hike through the forests of Dandenong Ranges National Park.
Take the train from Healesville Railway Station for a leisurely ride through the Australian country. While you're there, check out the Healesville Sanctuary where'll you'll get to see Australian wildlife up close.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the Yarra Ranges National Park - where you can picnic near the waterfall or watch the more than 40 species of birds that live there. In the winter, try cross-country skiing or tobogganing.
Sugarloaf Reservoir Park offers sailing, a huge walking trail, and views of the kangaroos and wallabies that live there!
Healesville has tons of choices for the budget-conscious traveller - but it also offers pricier bed & breakfast retreats, quaint cottages, and log cabins if you're willing to spend more.
Check out spots along Maroondah Highway. It runs throughout the Yarra Valley and offers a variety of accommodations at every price level.