Yarra ValleyAustralia

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Visit Yarra Valley

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.

Top hotels in Yarra Valley

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Yarra Valley Lodge
Yarra Valley Lodge
4.5 out of 5
Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park, VIC
AU$172
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Lillydale Lake, 100 Acres Reserve and Yering Meadows Golf Club. The Eastern ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,292 reviews)

"It’s a very nice place to have a little getaway, quiet and very nice view"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Yarra Valley Lodge
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC
AU$163
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

This family-friendly Yarra Glen hotel is located in a rural location, within 1 mi (2 km) of Alowyn Gardens and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Yileena Park and De ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,062 reviews)

"Loved the pool and spa. Also liked the walking circuit."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Yarra Valley Motel
Yarra Valley Motel
3.5 out of 5
418 - 420 Main Street, Lilydale, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$115
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Located in the heart of Lilydale, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lillydale Lake, and within 12 mi (20 km) of The Eastern Golf Club and Rochford Wines Yarra ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (152 reviews)

"Staff were helpful and very accomodating. Room was clean and tidy and all that we needed for the night."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Yarra Valley Motel

Popular things to do in Yarra Valley

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

4.5/5(46 reviews)

Get up close and personal with Australia’s iconic wildlife and learn how rare native species are protected in of one of the country’s most famous wildlife parks.

Top activities in Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne

AU$140

Escape to the picturesque Yarra Valley on this small-group day tour from Melbourne and visit 4 of the regions top wineries. Indulge yourself with a delicious lunch while enjoying vineyard views and a series of wine tastings.

Yarra Valley Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
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Yarra Valley Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

AU$405

Begin your day drifting along the Yarra Valley's grapevine corridors, followed by an optional champagne breakfast and toast to the morning's adventure. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city before sunrise and arrive at the balloon take-off site.

Yarra Valley Wineries & Puffing Billy Train Tour
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Yarra Valley Wineries & Puffing Billy Train Tour

AU$175

With rolling hills, mystical fern gullies, and a fascinating array of native wildlife, Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs are a world-class destination for wine-lovers and nature-lovers alike. Feed colorful birds in the rainforest, ride a historic train, and relax over tastings at local wineries.

Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne with Vineyard Lunch
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Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne with Vineyard Lunch

AU$125

Embark on an all-day tour of Australia’s premier wine producing region, the Yarra Valley. Tantalise your taste buds as you discover local prestigeous wines and gourmet produce.

Yarra Valley Winery Small Group Tour
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Yarra Valley Winery Small Group Tour

AU$130

Join our Chillout Travel Yarra Valley Winery Tour for a full day wine tasting and vineyard lunch experience. Visit some of the region’s best wineries including the famous Domaine Chandon.

Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours
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Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours

AU$176

Itinerary Sample wines from some of Australia's best producer in the glorious Yarra Valley. Sample chocolate and fudge hand made at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Cream Company and visit the Famous Yarra Valley Diary (Monday-Friday) to sample delicious gourmet cheeses.