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Yarra Valley

Style: Wine Weekends

Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges are a perfect romantic getaway and one of Australia's most stunning regional areas. Make your stay as pleasurable as possible with a hot air balloon ride across the Yarra Valley or an exquisite meal and matching wines at on of the Yarra Valley's top restaurants.

And while you're indulging, you could embark on a culinary quest with the Yarra Valley Food Trail and stop at the sign-posted gastronomic meccas that mark the countryside. There are over 70 wineries that are filled with fine wines and gourmet chefs that will make you want to stay until dinner.

Put your explorer hats on and walk through the tall forests of the Dandenongs or take the Black Spur Drive and admire the stunning forests that lead to the Great Diving Range.

This beautiful destination connects nature with leisure and you will be hooked on this amazing getaway experience.

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The Yarra Valley Cider & Ale Trail is just as magnificent as the food trail and it cannot be missed.


Breathe in deep at the Winter Miracles Orchid Show (July) and the Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Sep/Oct) and take time to smell the flowers. Gourmet lovers take note, there is a Truffle Weekend (July) with an afternoon truffle hunt and six-course degustation dinner.

Getting there:

Air: Fly into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

Car: Yarra valley is an hours drive from Melbourne.

Train: You can catch a train to Hurtsbridge, Lilydale or Belgrave.
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time GMT+10, AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time GMT+11
Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 03


Bella Vedere (874 Maroondal Highway, Coldstream (03 5962 6161)

Eleonore's Restaurant, within Chateau Yering (03 9237 3333) is a multi award-winning restaurant that will impress you with their delicious fare and luxury dining experience.

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