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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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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...

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Plays & musicals

Hello Beautiful! Hannie Rayson

Let Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento and Life After George) charm and delight you in this funny and personal evening as she shares her experiences of...

23 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

'Flowers' Art Exhibition at Little Fishes Gallery

The ' Flowers' exhibition at Little Fishes Gallery is brought to you by much loved local artist Jillan Chandler. The water colour images a apart of...

23 Mar 2017
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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...

23 Mar 2017
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Exhibitions

Yarra Valley Art Exhibition

This stimulating exhibition which features the paintings of a diverse range of Yarra Valley Artists from the Mt Evelyn Art Society. Looking at these...

23 Mar 2017
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Exhibitions

Grass Breeze - An exhibition by Mandy Warner

Grass Breeze is an exhibition by artist Mandy Warner. The exhibition is a series of screen prints depicting her great love and insights about the...

Until 29 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

A Convict in the Family?

A travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums. A Convict in the Family? showcases the rich, large-scale photographs of documentary photographer...

Until 30 Apr 2017

Exhibitions

Yhonnie Scarce: Hollowing Earth

Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. She is one of the first contemporary Australian...

Until 14 May 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

Exhibitions

Artefacts

Artefacts is an exhibition by two artists with very different styles. Sharman Feinberg's style is vivid, flamboyant and joyous while Lesley Dickamn's...

24 Mar 2017
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Dining

Steam and Cuisine After Dark at Puffing Billy Railway

Have you been looking for a chance to step back, relax and reconnect with your loved one, family members or a group of friends? Steam and Cuisine...

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Art & exhibitions

Make Your Own Paperweight

At Healesville Glass Blowing Studio you have the opportunity to make your own paperweight and experience the unique art of making an object out of...

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