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Combine the best things in life in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, with food, wine, the arts and nature coming together for memorable moments.

Joy in the Yarra Valley

Join locals and visitors in celebrating the bountiful offerings of the Yarra Valley. Dig into seasonal cuisine and attend cooking workshops at the Yarra Valley Food and Wine Festival. Sample new creations and chat with winemakers and brewers at the Yarra Valley Wine Show, the Great Southern Beer & Cider Festival, and the Kellybrook Cider Festival.

Looking for a good excuse for a weekend away? Don your work boots for Shedfest, when the Warburton Highway wineries dust off their sheds for fine wine and frivolity, or duck into winery restaurants for their annual shortest and longest lunches.

Music lovers have plenty to celebrate too. Rock up to Rochford Winery for A Day on the Green Summer Festival and join in the fun at the Cuban Jazz Festival in Yarra Glen. Bring your guitar to the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend and revel in the sounds of the Healesville Music Festival.

Nature's colours in the Dandenong Ranges

Rejoice in spring when the Dandenong Ranges burst with colour. The Tesselaar's Tulip Festival in September is a breathtaking display of tulips, freesias and daffodils, and the National Rhododendron Gardens' Rhododendron Festival is a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. For a peek into the region's lush private gardens, time your visit for one of the open garden events.

Climb aboard Puffing Billy and enjoy a journey through the forest to the sound of jazz, rhythm and blues.

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Exhibitions

Transformation by Jim Lumsden-Keyes

Transformation Digital Video and Soundscape James Lumsden-Keys “Transformation”, his second solo exhibition, will combine retro archival vision with...

Until 25 Jan 2017

Gardens & agriculture

Lotus Flower Season

The Blue Lotus Water Garden holds its annual Lotus Flower Season which features thousands of Lotus and Water Lily flower blooms of many different...

25 Jan 2017
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28 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

Affordable Art Exhibition

Artist of Sherbrooke Gallery are clearing studios to make way for new works. This is your opportunity to purchase framed and un-framed works at...

25 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017

Family

Wallaby Wednesdays at Healesville Sanctuary

Bring your own little Joeys to Wallaby Wednesdays at Healesville Sanctuary. Your little ones will love dressing up as wallabies with wallaby face...

25 Jan 2017
1 Feb 2017
8 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017

Dining

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon at Puffing Billy

Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges together with family and friends at...

25 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

Wominjeka: A New Beginning

Wominjeka: A New Beginning celebrates 30 years of the Koorie Heritage Trust. This project highlights cultural continuities alongside new modes of...

25 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017

Family

Questacon's Science on the Move

Become part of the experiment with Science on the Move. Kids and adults alike can enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound,...

25 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017

Learning

Jewellery Classes at Montsalvat Melbourne with Jeanette Dyke

Learn how to make your own jewellery in the beautiful surrounds of the artist's colony of Montsalvat, with Master Craftswoman Jeanette Dyke in...

25 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017
1 Feb 2017
4 Feb 2017

Dining

High Tea at Coombe

High Tea decadence can be enjoyed every Wednesday at Coombe Yarra Valley from 2:00pm. With elegant finger sandwiches, hot and cold savouries, freshly...

25 Jan 2017
1 Feb 2017
8 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017

Food & wine

Pre-Australia Day Drinks at The Independent Gembrook

Join the team at The Independent in their sunny courtyard with bar snacks, $10 PIMM'S cocktails and beer specials to kick start your Australia Day...

25 Jan 2017

Family

Magic Show and Balloon Twisting Workshop

Join Steve the Magician as he presents Magic and Balloons in a fun 90 minute session for kids of all ages. It all starts with a 30 minute journey of...

25 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

Seeing Stars

See the night sky captured in photographs at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. In partnership with Mount Burnett Observatory, astrophotographers...

Until 29 Jan 2017
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