Yarra Valley

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Experience Victoria’s fine wines, delicious regional produce and unique wildlife in a beautiful natural setting.

Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a magnificent natural escape within easy driving distance of Melbourne. Here, the vineyard-dotted banks of the Yarra River give way to the forested mountains of the Dandenong Ranges. This internationally acclaimed wine region offers a range of relaxing retreats, wineries and fine dining experiences set amidst scenic landscapes.

The Yarra Valley’s wine-growing region is recognised as one of the world’s finest for cool climate wines. Visit more than 90 cellar doors and sample wines from famous estates and small boutique wineries. Try chardonnay and pinot noir, the region’s award-winning wine varieties or try the valley’s famous Domaine Chandon sparkling wine.

The valley also has a rich history of beer and cider production. Hit the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail to take a scenic journey between the breweries nestled in the hills.

Indulge at one of the Yarra Valley’s highly acclaimed restaurants. Many winery restaurants feature stunning vistas of the rolling hills, lined with vineyards and framed by the green peaks of the Dandenongs. Try a long lunch made with fine regional produce and matched with local wines. Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for a delicious and family-friendly experience of some of the region’s fine produce.

In the heart of the Yarra Valley is Healesville Sanctuary, an expansive bush estate where you can encounter some of Australia’s wildlife, including kangaroos and koalas. Learn about the area’s Wurrundjeri Aboriginal people at the sanctuary’s historical exhibits. Explore the untamed landscape at Marysville’s Yarra Ranges National Park.

Don’t miss the TarraWarra Museum of Art, a public visual arts museum with a focus on Australian art from the mid-20th century to today.

The Yarra Valley is just 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. Explore the region’s towns and wineries by car, charter tour or by bicycling along the network of cycling trails that traverse the picturesque valley landscape.

Where to stay in Yarra Valley

Yarra Gables
Yarra Gables
4 out of 5
55 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, VIC
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The price is AU$180 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Situated in Healesville, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Four Pillars Gin and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Oakridge Wines and Yarra ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)
"Clean and spacious accommodation which met all our expectations."

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC
Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alowyn Gardens and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. De Bortoli - Yarra Valley and Yering Station ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"We stayed in a one bedroom spa suite, with a balcony providing some amazing views of the resort. Staff were very friendly at check in. The bedroom, living area and bathroom are nice and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. Robes and slippers were provided for after a shower/spa bath (no bubble ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

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Yarra Valley Lodge
Yarra Valley Lodge
4.5 out of 5
Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park, VIC
Located in Chirnside Park, this luxury hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Warrandyte State Park and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Neil Douglas Natural Features Reserve. Lillydale ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"We are regulars at this hotel, and it’s always consistently good. They were good with Covid controls. Usually buffet breakfast was included but this was stopped due to the restrictions (what we were advised) yet as we checked out there was a dining room full of guests having breakfast."

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2021

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Sanctuary Park Cottages
Sanctuary Park Cottages
4 out of 5
85 Badger Ave, Badger Creek, VIC
The price is AU$195 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Situated in Badger Creek, this spa cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coranderrk Nature Conservation Reserve, Healesville G158 Bushland Reserve and Healesville ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
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"Had a great stay, would not hesitate to stay here again. Nice, tidy, quiet and cosy fresh bread and milk and breakfast assortment supplied."

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

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Forget Me Not Cottages
Forget Me Not Cottages
4.5 out of 5
18 Brett Road, Warburton, VIC
The price is AU$310 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Located in Warburton, this luxury cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of Yarra River Walk, Warburton Bushland Reserve and Yarra Ranges National Park. Dee River ...
4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Very peaceful, clean and cosy. Hot tub was great."

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2021

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Yering Gorge Cottages
Yering Gorge Cottages
4.5 out of 5
215 Victoria Road, Yering, VIC
The price is AU$313 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Yering, this luxury cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Yering Meadows Golf Club, The Eastern Golf Club, and Croydon Golf Club at Yering Meadows. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (255 reviews)
"We loved the peace and quite of the location. Cottages were clean, modern, and private. The scenery and wildlife were a highlight of the trip. Will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2021

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