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.
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.
Yarra Valley Wineries
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne you’ll find the beautiful Yarra Valley, internationally recognised for gourmet food and wineries with the landscape as picturesque as it is plentiful.
Renowned for its world-class wineries and gorgeous countryside, the Yarra Valley epitomizes Victoria in all its splendour. Discover all there is to know about the process of wine making on a visit to the local cellar doors and enjoy delicious wine and cheese.
The Yarra Valley’s cool climate lends itself to award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties so be sure to have a taste as you take in the striking views of the surrounding vineyards.
Puffing Billy Steam Train
A highlight of any trip to the Dandenong Ranges, just east of Melbourne, is without a doubt a ride on the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train.
At more than 100 years old, Puffing Billy is the oldest operating steam train in Australia and it still runs on its original railway tracks through the glorious rainforest of mountain ash trees in the Dandenong Ranges.
The 30-minute journey runs from Belgrave to Gembrook through forests and over old bridges. You can even catch glimpses of Port Phillip Bay. Enjoy uninterrupted views from the open carriages and breathe in the crisp mountain air and stunning rainforest scenery.
Choose from a variety of AAT Kings wine and food tours in Yarra Valley. Choose the most suitable trip for you – tours range from one day trips to a full experience of Victoria of up to 13 days.