Located north-east of Melbourne is the Yarra Valley, a picturesque rural landscape surrounding the Yarra River and bordered by the stunning Great Dividing Range and Dandenong Ranges.
The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest and most famous wine regions and is one of Australia’s leading cool climate wine producing regions.
Probably the biggest draw card for the Yarra Valley is its wine. This region is one of Australia’s leading cool climate wine producers and is known for its wide variety of classic styles like chardonnay. You can sample a selection of the region’s wine at several cellar doors ranging from architecturally imposing wineries to rustic tin sheds nestled among the vineyards.
But the Yarra Valley is not just for wine connoisseurs, it has something for everyone. From fruit farms and local produce markets to the famous Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary where you can get acquainted with native Australian wildlife, including the adorable koala.
Another highlight of the Yarra Valley region is the Dandenong Ranges. Travel through this magnificent rainforest region on board Puffing Billy, Australia’s oldest operating steam train - an experience you’re sure to remember.