Winter is known as the season of cozy blankets, warm drinks, and snuggling next to a toasty fire. But who said the chilly months should be spent hibernating at home? Here at Global, we’re embracing the cool wonderland of the Yarra Valley with open arms. Let’s explore some of the incredible activities available during winter in this picturesque region!
WINE & DINE:
If there’s one thing the Yarra Valley is renowned for (apart from breathtaking landscapes), it’s world-class wineries and gourmet delights. The Zonzo restaurant are offering winter dinners until the end of August – and the gorgeous winery sets the perfect stage to indulge your taste buds and warm your soul with a glass of locally produced vino. Sip on the finest drops as you bask in the romantic ambiance of rustic vineyards and keep the wine flowing!
EXPLORE YOUR ARTISTIC SIDE:
In the Yarra Valley, the art scene thrives, even in winter. TarraWarra Museum of Art is a go-to for all art lovers. The Soils Project, which brings together 13 practitioners and collectives, explores the complex and diverse relationships between environmental change and colonisation and opens 5 August!
HOT AIR BALLOON MAGIC:
Rise and shine with the sun, as you take to the skies in a hot air balloon. Drift over the misty vineyards, rolling hills, and quaint villages, as you witness the valley’s winter charm from an awe-inspiring vantage point. Remember to bring your camera because this experience is the stuff Instagram dreams are made of! Book now and get 20% off – use code WINTER20 at the checkout.
WINTER WELLNESS RETREAT:
Treat yourself to some much-needed pampering at Endota Spa at Balgownie Yarra Valley. Unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments and a unique infrared sauna experience amidst serene surroundings. Indulge in some “me-time” to recharge your batteries and embrace winter with a refreshed spirit. Head to the Endota website and use the promo code GLOBALBALLOONING8 for 8% off gift cards!
Who says chocolates are just for Easter? Winter is the perfect time to indulge in the sweetest treat of all – chocolate! Take a tour of the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and learn about the art of chocolate-making, and sample delectable delights that will have you grinning from ear to ear. The Hot Chocolate Festival is on every day in August – pay a visit to the Chocolaterie for the chance to try 31 new ‘limited edition’ hot chocolate flavours! Bookings are essential, so head to the website to secure your spot. At only $24 per person for the tasting session, it’s a great winter warmer. Don’t forget to bring some goodies home for your friends, or maybe just for yourself!
There you have it! Winter in the Yarra Valley is a magical playground for both the adventurous spirit and those who like to cosy up. From sipping wine amid vineyard vistas to chasing waterfalls and soaring high in a hot air balloon, this winter wonderland has something for everyone.