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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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From the Valleys to the Hills: Victoria Welsh Choir

Come and hear the glorious music of the Welsh valleys when Victoria Welsh Choir performs in concert. Victoria Welsh Male Choir sings in the...

26 May 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Murder Mystery Dinner at Puffing Billy Railway

Join Puffing Billy Railway for an intriguing night of mystery and suspense. Be taken on a journey through the darkness of night to the historic...

26 May 2017
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15 Jul 2017


Sensory Fiddle Rug Exhibition for people with Dementia

A fiddle rug is a sensory rug made using a range of crafts. As people with dementia lose motor skills, these sensory rugs help reduce anxiety about...

26 May 2017
27 May 2017
28 May 2017


Patchwork Quilt Exhibition

Come and see the annual Patchwork Quilt Exhibition held at Warratina Lavender Farm during the month of May. Proceeds of this exhibition are donated...

26 May 2017
27 May 2017
28 May 2017


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...

26 May 2017
27 May 2017
28 May 2017
29 May 2017


Ash King Performing at Herd Bar & Grill

Fresh from tour with Alt Blues group Smoke Stack Rhino, local guitarist Ash King will return to play in his hometown, performing a swag of...

Until 27 May 2017


What Lies Beneath - A Conceptual Exhibition by Thou Art Mum

What Lies Beneath is a presentation of works by 37 Diamond Valley mother-artists resulting in a unique perspective of what the theme of layers mean...

Until 29 May 2017


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


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

Makers markets

Yarra Glen Racecourse Market

Yarra Glen Racecourse Market is a quality arts crafts and gourmet food market. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley is the picturesque...

4 Jun 2017
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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


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

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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

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Take an inspiring artistic quest to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, where Australian artistic history is upheld by exciting modern artists.

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Scenic attractions in the Yarra Valley

Float high above the Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon for unprecedented views of rolling hills strung with vines, lush greenery and pastures.