The best adventures Yarra Valley Australia
Find yourself face-to-face with unique Australian wildlife, while wandering in breathtaking bushland, historic gardens and orchards. Explore art, culture and heritage expressed in the region’s galleries, museum and open studios. The Yarra Valley is abundant in both experiences and flavour. Feel your heart racing with an exhilarating outdoor adventure!
Tour the back roads of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges and seek out the hidden studios, or walk the wide streets of their towns. If it’s performances that you are after, then there are venues that host musicians and theatre from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the beauty of virtuoso music or live theatre, then walk out into the tranquillity of crisp country air and be surrounded by the sounds of nature.
Ultimately enjoy the arts, the crafts and the markets throughout the region:
FOOD, WINE, CIDER AND MORE
A world-renowned wine growing region that is famous for extraordinary food and wine experiences. With over 90 wineries, they also boast cider-houses, micro-breweries and distilleries. Experience their makers and bakers and exciting artisan producers. Turn a corner and you’ll smell fresh bread baking, cheese maturing, locally roasted coffee brewing, beer hops mashing and gin distilling.
ACTIVITIES & NATURE
Feed a wallaby or meet a dingo at the authentic Australian experience the Healesville Sanctuary. Cycle the popular Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail and travel through vineyards, past local villages, be surrounded by towering Eucalypt trees or maybe stop and simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Play a round of golf, experience a balloon ride or in Spring enjoy a country race meeting.
FARM GATES & U-PICK
Everybody knows that fruit from trees is tastiest! Their selection of Farm Gates, U-Picks and orchards means that they have something available year round. Or catch and cook your own fish at a trout farm. Wander through their local farmers’ markets, chat with the growers all whilst filling your baskets with the tastiest and freshest of produce.
+ TOP TRAILS OF YARRA VALLEY
- Cider & Ale Trail
- Visit the Cider & Ale Trail for one of Victoria's oldest cider regions. Also available is an ineractive map of the region.
- Art Lives Here Trail
- The flourishing valley region is home to many artists and creatives. Follow the link for an interactive art lives here trail map.
- Top Views
- For breathtaking views that travel over vineyards, farmland, waterways and forest follow the interactive top views in the Yarra Valley map
- Picnic Spots
- For a full list of picnic spots visit the interactive Top Picnic Spots in the Yarra Valley map
- U-Pick Trail
- Fill up your buckets and baskets with the freshest, most delicious produce of the season. Use the interactive U-Pick Trail in the Yarra Valley map for information
Adventures Yarra Valley Australia details
For further information visit visityarravalley.com.au.
Self-serve visitor information stands with free touring maps and trail info can be found at locations where this (i) symbol is displayed. View locations here.
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