Tuck yourself away in front of an open fire in the Yarra Valley to indulge in life's great pleasures of food, wine, spectacular scenery and inspiring arts.
The home of Victorian wine
Place yourself in the spot where Victorian winegrowing started and pay homage to the grape at the cellar doors of winemaking institutions or discover exciting new gems.
Sample the wines and stay around for a tour and linger over a meal as you discover the regional passion for food, with fresh local produce matched to the wines in vineyard restaurants.
Diverse villages tucked into breathtaking scenery
Travel through rolling hills strung with vines, secluded natural valleys set against blue mountain backdrops and lush greenery and pastures, past towering trees and pristine rivers to verdant villages like Marysville and Warburton. Dine in style and marvel at the profundity of fresh local produce at tables in Healesville and Yarra Glen.
Visit Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park, home to native Australian birds and animals like platypus, koalas, Tasmanian devils, lyrebirds, echidnas and more.
For a fresh and exciting view of the valley, take to the dawn skies in a hot-air balloon before descending into a vineyard to enjoy a breakfast of sparkling wine and just-picked produce.
See how artists both local and international have perceived the surrounds at TarraWarra Museum of Art or at small artist studios dotted around the region.
The Yarra Valley may only be under an hour from Melbourne, but you'll be rewarded for taking a few days to get to know it. Stay a night or two in a chic boutique B&B, self-contained cottage, winery retreat or five-star luxury.