Ballooning over Healesville, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Hide away from the world in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region's lush natural havens and spoil yourself with premium food and wine, secluded boutique accommodation, artisans and galleries, and stunning scenery.

Indulge the connoisseur within or spark a new passion for sophisticated food and wine experiences amid the Yarra Valley's oases of vine-strung hills and rolling farmland. Wander into a world of whimsy in the Dandenong Ranges' eclectic shops, ancient forests, prolific wildlife, and hidden retreats. 

The Yarra Valley from above
Drift over the Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon, taking in sublime scenery like the Healesville and Yarra Glen vineyards, green valleys and pristine rivers around Marysville and Warburton.

Descend to a winery for a breakfast of local produce and sparkling wine. Spend the rest of the day calling in at sensational cellar doors at hallowed winemaking institutions or undiscovered gems. Pick up gourmet treats at farmers' markets, survey the work of local artists at TarraWarra Estate in Yarra Glen, and finish with a delectable dinner at a winery restaurant like Locale at De Bortoli, Stones of the Yarra Valley, or Eleonore's at Chateau Yering.

Get close to Australian wildlife like dingoes, kangaroos, wombats and the elusive platypus at Healesville Sanctuary.

Natural beauty in the Dandenongs
Go green in neighbouring Dandenong Ranges, a verdant realm of fern glades, towering trees and eclectic and artistic villages. Climb aboard Puffing Billy, Australia's much-loved historic steam train, for an alternative perspective of secluded bed and breakfast cottages, sun-kissed gardens and vast national parks.

Disembark in Belgrave and explore the neighbouring villages of Sassafras and Olinda with their eclectic shops and blend of contemporary and traditional cafes serving up decadent Devonshire teas and more. Meet the fascinating sculptures of Aboriginal figures in William Ricketts Sanctuary and survey all of Melbourne from the Sky High Observatory.

Keppel Lookout in Marysville, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria Australia

Marysville

Be invigorated by the pristine natural environment and enjoy diverse outdoor activities year-round, from walking and cycling to cross-country skiing.

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Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Dandenong Ranges

Escape the busy city life into the Dandenong Ranges' hidden delights. Explore lush fern glades, towering forests and eclectic villages.

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Lochiel Luxury Accommodation, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Olinda

Perch yourself high above Melbourne and surrounds and observe the striking seasons in the beautiful public and private gardens of Olinda.

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Drinking wine amongst vineyards at Stones of the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Valley

Tuck yourself away in front of an open fire in the Yarra Valley to indulge in life's great pleasures of food, wine, scenery and inspiring arts.

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Giant Steps / Innocent Bystander, Healesviile, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Healesville

Get your foodie fix in Healesville, a regional food and wine hub, before visiting cellar doors or experiencing wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary.

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Sassafras, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Sassafras

Follow a well-worn road to a relaxing weekend in charming Sassafras, a popular destination for city dwellers since the nineteenth century.

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Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Glen

Taste Yarra Glen's long history of gourmet indulgence as you pick up locally grown produce from farmers markets and sample wines at cellar doors.

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