Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley map and things to do

There is so much to see and do in the Yarra Valley, we recommend that you make a day or weekend of taking in all the sights. The ideal way to do this, is to book accommodation the night before your balloon flight, and really take the time to explore what this stunning region has to offer.

We have put together a list of things to do whilst visiting the Yarra Valley to make your trip all that more enjoyable.

 

Australian Wine Tour Company

Established in 1998 by Matthew Noble, Australian Wine Tour Company are the market leaders in winery tourism offering both public and private touring options.

Their daily public Yarra Valley Wine Tour Experience has an affordable price with an incredibly high quality product that has made us the most popular winery tour from Melbourne. Tours to the stunning Yarra Valley cater to everyone’s needs from beginner to expert, mixing a fun social environment with entertainment and education.

 

Vinetrekker

The regions close to and out of Melbourne are famous for having some of the best vineyards and producing some of the best wine in the world.

When you join a Vinetrekker wine tour, you are guaranteed to not only have a uniquely Australian experience but to have a day enjoying some of the best food and wine in the country. We guarantee that, no matter the time of year, a Vinetrekker winery tour will leave you with unforgettable memories. 

 

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley

Balgownie Estate is a prime vantage point to explore Melbourne’s Yarra Valley.

A 30-hectare vineyard, accommodation, restaurant, cellar door and spa property located an hour drive from Melbourne CBD or Tullamarine Airport, and 5-minutes from Yarra Glen township.

One of the largest award-winning hotels in the region featuring 70 accommodation rooms and suites. Intimate queen rooms and king garden terrace rooms, classic one and two-bedroom spa suites with private balconies, luxurious refurbished deluxe spa suites, and a fully self-contained Directors Suite.

 

Yering Gorge Cottages

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s food and wine is Trip Advisor’s #1 Rated boutique accommodation in the Yarra Valley – Yering Gorge Cottages - incorporating 13 self-contained, luxuriously appointed, one, two and four bedroom cottages.

Overlooking The Eastern Golf Club and nestled into the hillside, alongside the Yarra River, and with stunning views of the surrounding Christmas Hills and Great Dividing Range, guests can relax on their wide balcony watching the kangaroos grazing, whilst enjoying a glass of local Yarra Valley wine.

All cottages include a separate living area with floor to ceiling windows providing a stunning outlook of the surrounding Nature Reserve and wood heater for those cooler nights; fully equipped kitchenette; large private deck with barbeque and separate bathroom with a corner spa bath. Our four-bedroom cottage features a full-sized kitchen and separate recreation room – ideal for families, weekend getaways for larger groups.

 

Hop It 

Hop It isn't your nanna’s food and wine tour! In fact, we're not really a wine tour at all ... Hop It is an unconventional way to explore Victoria’s gourmet food and wine regions.

Unlike standard food and wine tours we won’t ever tell you where to go. You choose-your-own-adventure based on our carefully composed bus routes that traverse through the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. 

Simply hop on and hop off wherever your wanderlust leads you. Our journeys go beyond wineries and vineyards. Discover restaurants, breweries, distilleries, hot springs, landmark sights and other artisan producers along the way.

RECEIVE 10% OFF any hop on, hop off ticket when you book using coupon code: GLOBAL10 

 

Boutique Vans

Tours by Boutique Vans is a Melbourne based tour operator excited to bring the best of the Valley to their customers.

They have partnered with some of the Valleys hidden gems to offer a truly Boutique experience.
Boutique Vans are proud to have an inclusive approach, welcoming all people without discrimination to join the tours they cater to all NDIS participants and accommodate any and all Accessibility barriers 
The experienced team are focused on making sure you have a memorable day, come and find out for yourself.

When you join Boutique Vans for our Yarra Valley Wine Tour, you won’t just see the Yarra Valley. You’ll see our Yarra Valley: the one we’ve spent so much time handpicking the best spots, the secret nooks, the quaint settlements and, of course, the best wineries.

 

Puffing Billy

Step into a timeless world of wonder with Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy, located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges and only one-hour east of Melbourne.

Built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants, the Railway is now a major tourist attraction that invites visitors to come and experience a century old tradition every day of the year, except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 600 volunteers.

Take in the magic of steam train travel from the moment you arrive, with the sight of the historic locomotives being prepared for departure at the station, the smell of steam billowing out of the vessel’s chimney and the evocative sound of the train’s whistle.

Before long, our friendly conductors will help you on board the open-sided carriages for a serene ride over the hills, across the iconic timber trestle bridges, down the valley and into the forest on the original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook.

 

Zonzo Estate

Zonzo Estate is a winery, restaurant, wedding venue and working farm located in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The team at Zonzo specialise in providing an exceptional experience, from their authentic Italian cuisine to their premium Estate grown wines, that have been carefully crafted by renowned Yarra Valley Winemaker Caroline Mooney. It is a wonderful place to sip, savour and wander a while.

 

CherryHill Orchards

From humble beginnings in the pristine Yarra Valley, our orchards can now be found across Australia’s southern regions. These carefully considered locations allow us to have the longest cherry growing season within Australia, so that you can enjoy great tasting CherryHill cherries from early November right through to February. From cherry picking to Posh picnics CherryHill offers something for everyone. 

 

Chateau Yering

When you combine the history, sophistication and luxury, you have the unique Chateau Yering Hotel in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, one of the finest wine growing regions in Australia. Just one hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD, this magnificent property offers 32 luxury suites; hushed stately rooms in which to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or relax with a good book; Eleonore’s fine dining restaurant and the more relaxed Sweetwater Café; garden swimming pool; tennis court; heritage listed gardens and a relaxing ambience you may have thought belonged to a begone era.

 

Yarra Valley Lodge

Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s hustle, Yarra Valley Lodge – a world-class hotel and accommodation – invites you.

Yarra Valley Lodge is beautifully appointed and set at the foothills of the stunning Yarra Ranges. The property is positioned in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by superb manicured gardens and rolling green hills.

To drink in the views of sophisticated indulgence and give way to the taste of laidback luxury on the sprawling, 120-hectare estate. Where 102 guest rooms open directly onto a garden terrace or private balcony and beckon you to set down your bags and lift your spirit – and your glass. Contact our friendly team at: reservations@yarravalleylodge.com

 

Araluen Lodge - Boutique Accommodation

From the moment you walk into Araluen's villas you will start unwinding and begin to appreciate what it means to stay in the Yarra Valley. Perfect to enjoy outside while taking in the views of the gardens, national park at the rear of the property and the Yarra Valley views. Araluen Boutique Accommodation is located in the picturesque Steels Creek Valley, seven minutes’ drive north of Yarra Glen. The property is set amongst three acres of landscape gardens and bushland and is the perfect place to relax or explore the Yarra Valley region from.

A range of accommodation packages are available, including massages, winery tours and dinner at local restaurants and wineries.

 

Phototourism - Photography Tours

Photographically explore the spectacular sights of the Yarra Valley's rural, forest and vineyard wonders with our experienced photographic guides. Explore some of the best kept secrets of the region, led by professional photographers with incredible local knowledge! Check out Phototousism to capture amazing images and make our memories last a lifetime. Contact info@phototourism.com.au or call 0418 330 629 for more information.

 

Lilydale Caravan Park

Offering a range of modern & affordable accommodation in Lilydale, Victoria. Whether you need a cabin or a site for your RV’s, Caravan, Large Rig, Campervan or Tent, we have a site to suit… We are a destination for families, couples or nomads and with a whole range of places to suit individual interests and activities right on our doorstep.

Be central to all the regions attractions with the choice of self-drive or guided tours, public transport, cycling, canoeing, or walking. Enjoy picnics, wineries, mountains, waterways the list is endless. Location is the key. We provide a rural environment, great facilities and staff who are waiting to assist you from your time of arrival to time of departure. We are sure your stay will be a highlight of your travels.

 

Easter Golf Club

Delivering one of the most comprehensive, innovative and leading golf destination experiences in Australia. Our Private Member Club offers a highly playable, member friendly golf course design that is complemented by extensive Driving Range facilities and the TaylorMade Performance Centre.

 

Heritage Golf Club

The Heritage is founded on a philosophy of elegant simplicity – the living of life, rather than its mere service. It is a vision realized in every detail at The Heritage – each graceful curve of the fairway, in the swatches of colour that flush the landscape with beauty, and in the exquisite natural finishes of its architecture. All contribute to the vitality that defines The Heritage.

Boasting two championship courses, yet far beyond a golf club in both style and substance, The Heritage constitutes one of the nation’s finest Golf and Country Clubs.

The Heritage is a country club in the truest sense – richly endowed with the trapping of a world-class resort in the uninterrupted tranquility of the Yarra Valley. Whether retreat or residence, The Heritage offers camaraderie and solitude, reinvigoration and relaxation; the choice is yours.

 

Map

Flight only package

for all public

This stunning wine region is only a leisurely 50mins drive from Melbourne's CBD.

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight with / without breakfast

$405

Child rate *

$325

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight with Sparkling Breakfast

$440

Child rate with breakfast *

$345

Rates per person

* 6 to 12 years old