You can take to the mountains for some rock climbing, mountain bike riding, exploring the many hiking tracks and discover waterfalls and hidden streams that are perfect for a dip in summer time. During winter the mountains are ideal for cross country skiing, tobogganing, tubbing and plenty of snow fun, so you really can plan to ultimate winter escape to the Yarra Valley. There is also horse riding through the countryside, hot air ballooning over the region, sky diving and scenic flights to enjoy.
There are National Parks and rainforests to explore, the Dandenong Ranges to trail ride through and there are numerous well maintained cycling tracks that all ages can get out on and even if you don’t have your own bike you can easily hire one. There are annual events, festivals and markets, golf courses to have a hit on, trout farms and estuaries to try your hand at fly fishing in or why not arrange for a camping adventure with the kids.
Taste your way through the region with the many different wineries that boast cellar doors and fine dining, stop in at Lavender Farms, farm stations, sheer a sheep or feed some cattle. There are food and wine tours, wildlife tours, sightseeing tours and historic rides on steam trains and Puffing Billies. You can enjoy a pamper session at one of the well being centres and day spas for an indulgent time, enjoy some shopping in one of the many towns and communities that dot their way through the region or soak up the arts and culture scene within the galleries and stalls.
The Yarra Valley is brimming with activities so everyone will have plenty to keep them entertained, no matter what your interest may be! Get up close with a variety of wildlife that call this place home, walk through wildlife sanctuaries, browse through local museums or stop off at one of the many restaurants, cafes, bars or pubs for a quiet drink and something to fill the tank with. Whether you are after relaxation, indulgence, pampering, luxuriousness, adventure, family activities, winter sports or summer thrills, the Yarra Valley simply is a place that has it all.
Plan the ideal break away, where you can escape from the noisy confusion of life to the Yarra Valley where time seems to stand still and you will begin a holiday that will seem like you are worlds away from the hustle and bustle. Discover ample activities, beautiful attractions, ample accommodation and hidden treasures around every corner!