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Destination: Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
As a tourist destination, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges with its vineyards and wineries, its historic country homes, impressive restaurants of the best of yarra Valley wine, intimate accommodation and its with views across vines to the blue-tinged Great Divide. Spend time in the number of little townships, or just meander back and forth from one winery or vineyard to the other on country roads offering glorious countryside views
The locations of the Yarra Valley is what makes it appealing and unique. Just a 1 hour drive, 61.5kms from the capital City of Melbourne
A unique way to view the countryside of the Yarra Valley is to travel with one of the hot air balloon or helicopter operators that fly between Melbourne and Healesville Wineries
The Yarra Valley has around 160 wineries and 300 Vineyards, most with cellar doors, with grapes producing Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz. A Cider and Ale. trail revealing the history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to go back to the early 1800s when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region… Check out Yarra Valley’s best Cider & Ale. The Art Lives Here Trail is where you discover the Yarra Valley vibrant, creative community. Tucked up in the back roads of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are hidden studios and open doors to private spaces. Explore the rich offerings of our galleries, retail, music and performance venues that are filled with a world of wonder
Places of interest include exploring a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary in the stunning Yarra Valleys. Coombe Yarra Valley, once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, this is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens, beautifully appointed facilities in the restored motor house and clock tower. A truly unique gourmet and cultural experience. TarraWarra Museum of Art if you’ve never visited, you should, combining stunning architecture with the very best of modern and contemporary art. Yarra Valley Chocolateries Ice Creamery, delight in the experience of tasting, seeing and indulging in quality products
There are many natural attractions like the 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. The Cathedral Range State Park is a spectacular seven-kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock between Taggerty and Buxton. The 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
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