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
¥11,521
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

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! (1,254 reviews)

"Food and location were great. Nice and quite check out at 11am was a bonus"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Yarra Valley Lodge
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC
¥12,766
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

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! (1,032 reviews)

"Everything that you’d want in one location, restaurant, tennis, spa and great rooms"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Chateau Yering Hotel
Chateau Yering Hotel
5 out of 5
42 Melba Highway, Yering, VIC
¥30,270
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Yering Station Winery and within 6 mi (10 km) of Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Alowyn ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (343 reviews)

"The Chateau is lovely. It is coming to age, but still one of my favorites in the Yarra Valley."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Chateau Yering Hotel

Popular things to do in Yarra Valley

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

5/5(3 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.

Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
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Rochford Wines Yarra Valley

3/5(1 review)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Rochford Wines Yarra Valley during your travels to Coldstream. Check out the spas and wineries in this relaxing area.

Yering Station Winery
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Yering Station Winery

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Yering Station Winery during your travels to Yering. Check out the spas and wineries in this romantic area.

Mount Donna Buang
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Mount Donna Buang

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Mount Donna Buang during your travels in Warburton. Stroll along this relaxing area's riverfront, or simply enjoy its wineries.

Redwood Forest
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Redwood Forest

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Redwood Forest during your travels in East Warburton. Amble within the natural setting or visit the temples in this relaxing area.

Oakridge Wines
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Oakridge Wines

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Oakridge Wines during your travels to Coldstream. Check out the spas and wineries in this romantic area.

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

¥10,371

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.

Healesville Sanctuary Tickets
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Healesville Sanctuary Tickets

¥2,815

Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region. Wander tranquil tracks and see iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats, emus and more.

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

¥9,630

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

¥30,002

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 Wine, Cider & Chocolates Tour in Small Groups
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Yarra Valley Wine, Cider & Chocolates Tour in Small Groups

¥10,741

Explore Melbourne's famous wine region, the Yarra Valley, on a full-day tasting tour. Sample local wine, cider, ale, and chocolate before indulging in a gourmet winery lunch all while surrounded by beautiful vineyards.

The Great Ocean Road and Beyond - 4 day Melbourne - Adelaide
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The Great Ocean Road and Beyond - 4 day Melbourne - Adelaide

¥121,006

Itinerary Day 1: Melbourne - Port Campbell Stop At: The Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Victoria 3231 Australia The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford.