Looking for a lovely little escape from life? How about a long weekend in the Yarra Valley. This region, only about an hour outside of Melbourne, making it the perfect escape from everyday life.

Wildlife, wine, weekend wandering, art, spas and wonderful cuisine, the Yarra Valley has something for every type of visitor. Looking for total relaxation or some getaway adventuring, Yarra Valley is the perfect escape.

Read on to learn about some of the many things to do on your Yarra Valley getaway.

Wine Lovers Rejoice

If you love a fine glass of chardonnay or pinot noir, pack your bags, the Yarra Valley is calling. With a world-renowned reputation for fine winemaking this a great reason to spend some time here.

Dating back to 1838, the Victoria region has plenty of wineries worth your time.

  • Award-winning variety of Red and White wine at Balgownie Estate with a complimentary tasting for in-house guests.
  • The  Dominique Portet Winery makes the Fontaine Rose’ that has reviewers raving.
  • Yering Station was one of the first wineries in the region. It remains at the top of the list for winery destinations. Pre-arrange a private wine tasting and have them add one of their delectable cheese platters too.
  • Visit De Bortoli Winery and get a behind the scenes tour to see where the wine starts out in the vineyards.

If wine isn’t your cup of tea, the region is also well known for their hard ciders and breweries also worthy of tasting tours.

Australia Day BBQ in the vines

Take A Garden Tour

Visit the Coombe Garden Valley for a spectacular garden tour. With 7 acres of breathtaking gardens, you can wander for hours. Or take advantage of one of their formal garden tours available Wednesday through Saturdays.

Take a gallery tour where they pay homage to Dame Nellie Melba and her role in Australian history. Then follow that up with a gourmet lunch or elegant high tea.

Up, Up And Away

Make some memories and get a bird’s eye view of the Yarra Valley by taking a hot air balloon ride over the region.

Get a different view of the region’s wine country and wildlife by floating overhead. Enjoy nature’s beauty from above. Take an early morning flight and watch the kangaroos eating breakfast from overhead. Are you based outside Victoria? Pick a Ballooning and Stay package for a complete adventure!

Global Ballooning Yarra Valley

Do Some Fishing

Consider a few hours fishing at the Australian Rainbow Trout Farm. It’s fishing fun without all the hassles.

Try some fly fishing or throw your line in one of their trout ponds. They even offer outdoor grills for you to cook up your catch once you have reeled it in.

Take In Australian Wildlife

Looking to see the best of bushland animals, spend some time at the Healesville Sanctuary. Here you can see koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus.

You can learn about how the on-site Australian Wildlife Centre treats thousands of sick or injured animals from the region every year. Be sure not to miss the Land of Parrots and Platypus Creek.

Plan Your Yarra Valley Escape Today

Whether you want a relaxing getaway with wine and spa visits or more adventurous hikes and wildlife visits, the Yarra Valley has it all.

Let us help you to plan your visit. Contact us today to get started on your Yarra Valley escape.

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