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Melbourne Weekend Getaway for Couples, Families and Friends

Where do you go when you have a spare weekend and need a break from the pressures of city living?  The Yarra Valley is a great place to start your Melbourne weekend getaway.

The Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive from the city and considered one of Australia’s premiere wine regions. There are over a 160 wineries located in this the picturesque countryside.  It’s also the perfect place to connect with nature, relax and unwind.


There are a wide variety of Yarra Valley accommodation options including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, luxury houses and romantic studios.

Food and Wine

Where there’s great wine, there’s usually great food to be found. The town of Healesville and its surrounds offer a range of dining options from cool cafes to some seriously smart restaurants.

Yarra Valley Cafés

Habituel Bakers, Healesville

Old Butchershop Café, Seville

Essensza, Healesville

Harvest, Healesville

Round Bird, Lilydale

Yarra Valley Restaurants

Wild Cattle Creek, Seville (casual dining)

Ezard at Levantine Hill, Coldstream (fine dining)

The Stables at Stones, Coldstream (romantic)

Eleonore’s, Chateau Yering Hotel, Yering (fine dining)

Zonzo Esate, Yarra Glen (casual dining)

Innocent Bystander, Healesville (casual dining)

Healesville Hotel, Healesville (casual & smart dining options)

Melatos, Coldstream (casual dining)

Yarra Valley Wineries

There are so many great wineries in the region. Here are a few of our current favourites.

Yarra Yering

One of the region’s most prestigious wineries. The Yarra Yering team will ensure your wine tasting is one to remember.

Maddens Rise

Pay a visit to Maddens Rise in Coldstream where you’ll find fantastic wines along with friendly and informative staff.

Sir Paz Estate

Sir Paz Estate, East Wandin, is only open on Sundays. Their wine is superb and they serve generous sharing platters to eat while taking in the stunning views across the Warburton Valley.

Seville Estate

Seville Estate is one of the oldest wineries on the Seville side of the Yarra Valley (established in 1972).  They offer premium wines and their pinot noir one of Victoria’s most sought after wines.

Yarra Valley Attractions

TararWarra Museum of Art: discover the seasonally changing exhibitions housed in an award-winning gallery space.

Alowyn Gardens: 5 acres of award-winning landscaped gardens, nursery & café

Warburton Trail: hire bikes at Cog Café and discover the beauty of the Yarra Valley by bike.

Redwood Forest: stunning National Park


You can find up-to-date listings of events and attractions at the Visit Yarra Yalley website.