Yarra Valley and Surrounds

Beautiful, Diverse and Ripe for Exploring

Less than an hour from Melbourne, and synonymous with gourmet experiences and produce, the Yarra Valley is home to more than 50 world-class wineries, dozens of fine restaurants, romantic places to stay, stunning landscapes and idyllic villages.

Truly Victoria's leading food and wine destination, the Yarra Valley is a tempting mix of fresh local produce, welcoming cellar doors, indulgent accommodation and iconic scenery. This combination makes the Yarra Valley the perfect place to escape the real world, relax and release your inner gourmand. This gorgeous corner of Victoria surrounds the upper reaches of the Yarra River, and its cool climate is famous for producing wine of great acclaim, particularly chardonnay, pinot noir, and sparkling wines.

There's plenty here for those seeking a holiday that balances the joys of indulgence with physical activity. The walking trails of the Yarra Valley and surrounding Dandenong Ranges offer access to stunning alpine bushland, and local golf courses are certain to satisfy those chasing more competitive pursuits. Whichever you choose, you'll be sure to work up an appetite for the very best food and wine region has to offer.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Discover Yarra Valley Wines: Uncover little gems of wineries that sommeliers would love to keep secret.
  2. Meet Your Favourite Aussie Animal: Get up close and personal at Healesville Sanctuary.
  3. Enjoy Sunrise Over the Valley: Rise above the Yarra Valley at sunrise on a silent, scenic hot air balloon flight.
  4. Indulge on the Yarra Food Trail: Stop at the sign-posted gastronomic hotspots to sample, savour, or pick your own.
  5. For More Information

    For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Yarra Valley & Surrounds chapter in our Victoria brochure. Click here

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