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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

Tactile Textiles

In this exhibition Zita Veldhuizen continues to explore the possibilities with felt, incorporating other types of fabric including silk, as well as...

Until 31 May 2017

Exhibitions

URBANenviro by Giora Hoffmann

URBANenviro by Giora Hoffmann Giora Hoffmann's background as an architect and urban planner in Israel, Sydney & Melbourne influences his artwork. The...

30 May 2017
31 May 2017
1 Jun 2017
2 Jun 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...

30 May 2017
6 Jun 2017
13 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017

Dining

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon at Puffing Billy

Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey whilst savouring a delicious lunch. Enjoy an all gluten free three course menu or...

30 May 2017
31 May 2017
1 Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017

Festivals

Rocky Road Festival

The classic Rocky Road treat will get a Chocolaterie makeover with 31 rocking flavours available at the Yarra Valley’s sweetest destination...

Until 31 May 2017

Exhibitions

Contemporary Australian Landscape

Landscape photography plays a key role in defining who we are as a nation, and how we see ourselves in relation to the environment we inhabit. The...

Until 18 Jun 2017

Exhibitions

Arlpwe Arts - The Colours of the Desert

Burrinja looks forward to welcoming artists from Arlpwe Arts in Ali Curung, NorthernTerritory, back to Burrinja. For the third time after 2013 and...

Until 18 Jun 2017

Family

Stay and Play at Burrinja - Skin Side Out, by Renate Crow

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play free family activity by local artist Renate Crow. You are invited to look at some shapes we make with our bodies. Where...

Until 30 Jun 2017

Exhibitions

Coombe Yarra Valley - A Glimpse of Melba

Due to popular demand, Coombe will be opening the doors of Melba’s family home, for a glimpse into the extravagant life of this iconic diva. Take a...

Until 1 Jul 2017

Food & wine

Tamarillo Time

Early winter is the peak time to pick and taste all types and colours of Tamarillo (also called tree tomatoes). This year, Rayners Orchard have a...

Until 16 Jul 2017

Food & wine

Fruit Bottling Workshops at Rayner's Orchard

Fruit Bottling Workshops are running at Rayner's Orchard. Gain knowledge in bottling your own fruit, they provide everything from the fruit to the...

Until 17 Aug 2017

Comedy

Pauly Fenech's Fat Pizza and Housos Comedy Spectacular

He has made five movies, thousands of live comedy shows and over a hundred half hours of television - comedic genius Paul Fenech has developed his...

31 May 2017
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