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Road trips & itineraries

Set out on a road trip from Melbourne to the nearby Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region and find inspiration at every turn. Sample internationally recognised wines at historic wineries and follow well-marked routes to magical forests and ornamental gardens. Stop off at farms and dairies selling fresh produce and gourmet treats, and savour seasonal dishes in cosy cafes and esteemed restaurants.

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Road trips & itineraries

Black Spur Drive

Wind your way up the Great Dividing Range between Healesville and Marysville on the Black Spur.

Art Lives Here Trail

Discover a vibrant community of painters, sculptors, creators and curators of all persuasions.

Coldstream Trail

Revel in the sights, sounds and flavours of the Yarra Valley along the 13-kilometre Coldstream Trail.

Tall Trees and Vines touring route

Head for the hills on a day trip out of the city to see wildlife, tall trees and to taste fine wine.

Dandenong Ranges in one day

Follow winding roads up through thick, tall forests and cool fern gullies to the Dandenong Ranges.

The Yarra Valley in one day

Sample Australia's best pinot noir and sparkling wines in a world-renowned wine growing region.





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Outdoor activities

Ballooning and scenic flights

Rise above the Yarra Valley at sunrise on a silent, scenic hot air balloon flight – a tranquil way to experience the wonders of the landscape.

Things to do

Family activities

Occupy both the biggest and smallest family members in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, with budget accommodation, attractions and fun events.

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges


Drive through tall mountain ash, stop at a winery for lunch or head to the hills for cross-country skiing in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Travel information

Visitor information centres

Contact a Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges visitor information centre to book accommodation or get advice from a local about events and things to do.