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Overview

Getting here & around

Get in your car and cruise the vine-strung hills and rolling farmland of the Yarra Valley. Drive to the ancient forests and Alice in Wonderland streetscapes of the Dandenong Ranges.

Travelling by car from Melbourne

Yarra Valley
From Melbourne, travel along the Eastern Freeway and continue onto Eastlink tollway. Exit at Ringwood Bypass and turn left onto the Maroondah Highway and follow the road through Ringwood and Lilydale to Healesville. At Coldstream, leave the Maroondah Highway and turn onto the Melba Highway to Yarra Glen.

Alternatively, drive the scenic route from Melbourne along the Eastern Freeway until you reach the Burke Road North exit. Follow Burke Road to Upper Heidelberg Road and Metropolitan Route 44 to Eltham then follow the Main Road through Eltham to Kangaroo Ground and turn right onto the Eltham-Yarra Glen Road.

Dandenong Ranges
From Melbourne, travel along the Eastern Freeway and continue onto Eastlink tollway. Exit at Burwood Highway and follow the road to Upper Ferntree Gully, or exit at Canterbury Road and follow the road to Montrose. At Montrose, turn right at the roundabout and follow the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road through Kalorama and Mount Dandenong to Olinda.

Please note, there are no toll booths on Eastlink. Passes must be pre-purchased from breeze.com.au for Eastlink.

Public transport options

Travel by train to Hurstbridge, Lilydale or Belgrave. Various bus companies run services between towns and villages in the region. For detailed information on train timetables and costs please contact Public Transport Victoria on (in Australia only) 13 16 38 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au

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Things to do

Touring routes and itineraries

Take a tour on one of the most scenic routes in Victoria within easy reach of Melbourne, tasting fine wine and produce, and seeing wildlife and flora.

Things to do

Tours

Tour one of the most scenic routes in Victoria, sampling fine wine and produce, and spotting Australian wildlife set against a stunning backdrop.

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Destinations

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.