Isn't it about time you took a weekend away? - Escape to the Yarra Valley!
The Yarra Valley is one of Australia's main tourism regions, best known for its pristine beauty, fine wine, romantic seclusion and spirit of adventure. The Yarra Valley produces world-class, award-winning wines, and these can be sampled at one or more of its 70 boutique wineries that are open to the public. Whether you take a wine tour with friends or go at your own pace and discover the Valley for yourself in a luxury hire car or even just the family car for the weekend, you're sure to find your time in the Yarra Valley enjoyable and unforgettable.
Many visitors to the region combine a winery tour with a magnificent hot air balloon experience. Besides hot air ballooning, popular activities in the Yarra Valley include bushwalking, mountain biking and hiking. There are many walking trails, chief among them the Warburton Trail, which extends from Lilydale to Warburton. The Healesville Sanctuary, part of Zoos Victoria, makes for a great day out with the family. The Yarra Valley is home to many art galleries and studios, and these make for an enriching cultural experience.
The Yarra Valley lays host to many festivals and concerts, and has a strong affinity for music and the performing arts. The biggest names in music come to the Yarra Valley, often as part of A Day On The Green. The Yarra Valley is also well known as an epicurian mecca, attracting many tourists (and celebrity chefs alike!) for its fine chocolates, fresh strawberries, tasty cheeses and other produce. The Yarra Valley is perfect for the weekend getaway, for the family holiday and for the romantic escape. You'll fall in love with the Yarra Valley!