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Revel in the good life up and down the Yarra Valley and lose yourself in the magical gardens and eclectic villages of the Dandenong Ranges. Take the short drive from the city and feel a world away. Visit historic wineries and renowned restaurants, hike through towering forests to misty waterfalls, and find inspiration at regional galleries, nature parks and ornamental gardens.

One of the world's leading producers of cool climate wines, the Yarra Valley region is also home to chefs, brewers, cider makers and distillers. Get a taste of regional favourites at cellar doors and eateries, and stock up at farmgates as you go.

With appetite sated, it's time to discover a region where creativity and nature walk hand in hand. Unwind in manicured gardens and national parks, see native animals up close, and delve into the vibrant art scene, on display in bustling villages and sleek galleries from TarraWarra to Warburton.

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Family activities

Occupy both the biggest and smallest family members at the region's fascinating attractions.

Road trips and itineraries

Take a tour on one of the most scenic routes in Victoria and within easy reach of Melbourne.

History and heritage

Explore historic sites and cultural centres, and enjoy the romance of steam travel.

Tours

Tour one of the most scenic routes in Victoria, sampling the region's fine wine and local produce.

Art and culture

Take an artistic quest to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, home to exciting galleries and artists.

Nature and wildlife

Hide away in spellbinding fern glades and forests in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Shopping

Uncover eclectic vintage clothes and furniture, or pick up gourmet souvenirs from specialty shops.

Outdoor activities

Work up an appetite on Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges tracks, snowfields and golf courses.

Spa and wellbeing

Disappear to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges for a weekend of luxury and hedonistic release.

Food and wine

Eat and drink your way through the delectable Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges.

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