Yarra Valley

Australia

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Upscale Yarra Valley is calling! Discover its wineries, spas, riverfront, and more.

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.

Known for

Wineries, Relaxing and Spas

Top Hotels in Yarra Valley

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Yarra Valley Lodge
4.5 out of 5
Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park, VIC
¥10,278/night
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,189 reviews)

"Beautiful place with friendly staff. Room was very comfortable and clean"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Yarra Valley Lodge
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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC
¥12,351/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)

"Stayed here the night before my wedding with bridal party and parents. The apartment was HUGEEEE! Absolutely stunning with a little kitchenette and all amenities that were needed. We also had free wine tastings! Hotel was happy to accommodate us for a later checkout to suit the wedding at a different ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
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BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park
3 out of 5
419 Don Road, Badger Creek, VIC
¥9,770/night
Aug 19 - Aug 20
4.3/5Excellent! (107 reviews)

"Country feel was lovely with the birds flying around."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2019

BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park

Popular things to do in Yarra Valley

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

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 Winetasting Tour with Japanese Commentary
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Yarra Valley Winetasting Tour with Japanese Commentary

¥12,083

Travel to the Yarra Valley wine region, world-renowned for producing Australia's finest Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. Visit 4 wineries, including the award-winning Coldstream Hills. Taste the region's best wines and enjoy a lovely lunch overlooking the quaint valley.

Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Full-Day Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Full-Day Tour from Melbourne

¥10,950

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and journey to the precious Yarra Valley region. On this winetasting tour, sample the tasty flavors of different wines at some of the area's finest wineries. Stop for lunch, cheese, and chocolate along the way.

Yarra Valley Hot Air Ballooning with Champagne Breakfast
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Yarra Valley Hot Air Ballooning with Champagne Breakfast

¥33,228

Begin your day drifting along the Yarra Valley's grapevine corridors and enjoying a bird's-eye view of the sunrise from a hot air balloon. Back on the ground, enjoy a champagne breakfast and toast to the morning's adventure.

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

¥13,557

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 Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride & Winery Tour
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Yarra Valley Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride & Winery Tour

¥43,943

Rise high above the Yarra Valley in a colorful hot-air balloon during sunrise, rejoicing in fantastic views of the lush hillsides covered with vineyards that stretch on for miles. Enjoy a champagne breakfast back on the ground, and then visit 4 fantastic wineries in the region for generous tastings.

Premium Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley with Lunch Day Tour
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Premium Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley with Lunch Day Tour

¥16,889

Ride the historic Puffing Billy steam train through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges on this day tour. Traverse the rich Yarra Valley in the comfort of a premium touring coach and continue your journey with either a winetasting tour through the Yarra Valley or a visit to Healesville Sanctuary, home to over 200 species of Australian wildlife.