Photo Credit: Yarra Ranges Tourism
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.
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
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.
One of the region’s most prestigious wineries. The Yarra Yering team will ensure your wine tasting is one to remember.
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 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
Redwood Forest: stunning National Park
You can find up-to-date listings of events and attractions at the Visit Yarra Yalley website.