Places to Stay and Things To Do in the Yarra Valley

Looking for a stunning setting for wedding photography complete with five-star accommodation for your bridal party?

How about a conveniently located Yarra Valley accommodation not far from Melbourne for an adventure-filled family holiday?

Want to sample some of Australia’s best cold-climate wines (or go to some new and exciting distilleries and breweries)?

Would you like to surprise your partner with the perfect romantic getaway?

Perhaps you’re an international traveller keen to discover Australia’s distinctive wildlife.

Then the Yarra Valley is the place for you.

Why Visit the Yarra Valley?

Situated to the northeast of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley has something for everyone:

  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride and watch the sun come up over the rolling hills.
  • Discover incredible indigenous wildlife at the Healesville Sanctuary.
  • Appreciate contemporary treasures at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.
  • Relax and unwind at one of the many luxury accommodation options.
  • Indulge in gourmet, locally sourced cuisine or award-winning wines
  • Play a round of golf.
  • Walk or ride along a scenic trail.

And the wine! Don’t miss out on some of the best Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays the world has to offer. You’ll find more than 60 wineries scattered throughout the valley. From internationally known vineyards to small, boutique cellars, the Yarra Valley’s wine is its biggest draw.

There’s a reason so many people come to the Yarra Valley for fun-filled holidays. A quick, one-hour drive from Melbourne puts you square in the middle of this popular tourist destination with a wide variety of Yarra Valley accommodation options

Yarra Valley Accommodation Options

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Romantic Accommodation Yarra Valley

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Want to take a romantic getaway in Victoria? Look no further than the Yarra Valley for a relaxing couples’ retreat. Though it’s located only an hour from Melbourne, you’ll feel like you’re worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Romantic accommodation choices in the Yarra Valley are plentiful including:

  • luxurious studios
  • hotels
  • self-contained houses.

A Melbourne weekend getaway may include a massage for two at one of the region’s day spas followed by a gourmet meal at The Stables at Stones, one of the Yarra Valley’s most romantic dinner destinations.

Healesville Accommodation

Healesville is the hub of the Yarra Valley and a vibrant place to stay. Situated on the Watts River, a tributary of the Yarra River, the charming village of Healesville offers Yarra Valley accommodation options including: holiday rentals, luxury houses, hotels, motels, and self-catering group accommodation houses.  The Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, is a must-see during your visit. You’ll also discover dozens of wineries and numerous distilleries in the vicinity. Why not finish the day with a walk along the Maroondah Reservoir lakefront and explore the tranquil gardens?

Wedding Accommodation

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The stunning natural beauty of the countryside paired with numerous luxurious Yarra Valley accommodation properties makes it an ideal spot for weddings. Many brides and grooms choose the Yarra Valley because of its proximity to Melbourne and the variety of wedding accommodation choices. Whether you’re looking for a large house where an entire bridal party can prepare for the big day or intimate quarters for your wedding night, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Yarra Valley.

Need wedding accommodation where hairdressers and makeup artists can work their magic? A guest house surrounded by beautiful gardens where your photographer can capture one-of-a-kind images?   A place to stay where your family and friends can relax and enjoy some laughs over a bottle of wine? You’ll find them all in the Yarra Valley.

Luxury Accommodation Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is the perfect place to exhale. Spend the day outdoors, exploring the wide variety of attractions then return to your 5-star accommodation in or around Healesville (the heart of the region). You’ll find luxury accommodation in regional Victoria makes for a restful night! Perhaps it’s the clean air and stunning countryside that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day with renewed energy.  A stay in the Yarra Valley will raise your spirits and enrich your soul.

Where To Stay In The Yarra Valley

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This large wine region of Victoria offers a variety of locations suitable for a weekend getaway, mid-week escape, romantic holiday or family gathering. There are several quaint towns to use as your base including Yarra Glen and Healesville. Healesville is one of the most popular places to stay in the Yarra Valley due to its proximity to the wineries, great restaurants and wine bars.

Yarra Valley Attractions

There’s no shortage of things to do in the Yarra Valley. Find everything you need and more listed in our Yarra Valley Directory below. While the region is famous for its wine and the Healesville Sanctuary, the area has much more to offer. Families, couples, international travellers and groups of friends will each find something to enjoy.

Events

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

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Yarra Valley Directory & Recommendations

The Providore at Meletos Souvenirs, 0459 337 802, Coldstream
Art at Linden Gate, 9730 1861, Yarra Glen
Sandra Bardas Art Gallery, 0498 967 292, Healesville
The Arts Centre Warburton, 1300 368 333
Three Stories Artspace, 5962 5688, Healesville
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio, 5962 2211, Healesville
Aboriginal Meeting Place Garden, 5962 2940, Healesville
Waterwheel Art Gallery, 5966 9600, Warburton

Cog Bikes Australia Bike Hire, 5966 2213, Warburton
Yarra Valley Bike Hire, 9735 1483, Lilydale

Coldstream Brewery, 9739 1794, Coldstream
The Napoleone Brewery Ciderhouse, 9738 9100, Coldsteam
Four Pillars Gin, 5962 2791, Healesville
Watts River Brewing, 5962 1409, Healesville
St Ronans Cider, 5962 1601, Badger Creek
Angry Cock Cider, 0488 355 004, Wandin East
The Tap House,  9738 9100 Coldstream
Buckley’s Brewery, 0466 823 808, Healesville

Essential Catering and Events, 9761 4188 Bayswater
Locavore Studio & Catering, 0400 284 929
Susanna Luebbers Catering, 0435 361 931
Yarra Valley Catering, 5967 1188, Wesburn
Kitchen & Butcher, 5962 2866 Healesville
Diamond Blue Catering, 1300 546 144, Mount Evelyn

The Memo Healesville
Mecca Theatre Warburton

Reveal Hair & Makeup, 0417 648 114
Style Mee
Massage in the Valley, 0407 511 027
Instyle Hair for Brides, 0422 317 176
D/HEN Hair & Makeup, 0435 853 287
Linea of the Yarra Valley, 9735 3383, Lilydale
Piaf Day Spa, 5962 2797, Healesville
Natskin Day Spa, 9730 2866, Yarra Glen

Lillydale Lake Boating & Fishing, 1300 368 333, Lilydale
Warburton Fly Fishing, 0437 751 085, Warburton

Voigt Flowers, 5964 6386, Woori Yallock
Wandin Floris, 5964 3840, Wandin North
Sugar Bee Flowers, 0412 302 345, Coldstream
Louise Petrie, 0438 324 463
Jumping Jonquils, 9739 6172, Lilydale
Fusion Bound Flowers, 0403 674 630
Veda Botanica, website under construction, 5962 4226, Healesville
Flowers @ Junction, 5967 1339, Yarra Junction
Flowers of Yarra Glen, 9730 1773, Yarra Glen

The Big Bouquet Flower Farm Gerbera Farm, Shop & Cafe, 5962 2283 , Healesville
Warratina Lavender Farm, 0417 589 231, 5964 4650, Wandin North

Yarra Valley Flight Training, 9739 1406, Coldstream
Go Wild Ballooning, 9739 0772, Coldstream
Skydive Yarra Valley, 1300 663 634, Yering
Yarra Valley Airport, 9739 1211, Yering

Yarra Valley Dairy, 9739 0023, Yering
Maggie’s Seasonal Produce, 0439 850 898, Wandin North
Nice N Sweet Baked Goods, 0447 596 420, Wandin
Renaissance Herbs, 0451 135 364, Wandin
Wandin Valley Farms, 5964 4669, Wandin North
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 9730 2777, Yarra Glen
Nancy’s Of the Valley Café, 5967 1593, Yarra Junction,
Woori Yallock Bakery, (03) 5964 6810, Woori Yallock
Brad’s Produce, 5964 4584, Wandin Yallock
Round Bird Can’t Fly, 9735 9724, Lilydale
Habituel Bakery & Coffee Roasters, 5957 3230, Healesville
Yarra Valley Game Meats, 5962 5173, Healesville
Healesville Organic Farmers’ Market, 5962 5070, Healesville
Silva Coffee, 5967 2987, Wesburn
Barrique Wine Store, 5962 6699, Healesville
Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods, 9737 1753, Seville
Yarra Valley Gateway Estate, 9739 0568, Coldstream
Coldstream Dairy, 9739 1353, Coldstream
Village Greens Organic Shop, 5967 1521, Yarra Junction
Cunliffe & Waters, 9739 0966, Coldstream
Little Creek Cattle, 9739 0438, Coldstream
Stone & Crow Cheese, 0400 779 992, Yering
Yarra Farm Fresh, 9739 0049, Coldstream
Crumbs Yarra Valley Gourmet Biscuits, 5962 2652, Healesville
Fruition Bakery, 5962 3175, Healesville
Fudge by Rich, 0418 306 642, Healesville
Jam Lady Jam, 5962 2481, Healesville
Milstone Pickles, 5962 4219, Healesville
Toscano’s Quality Fruit & Vegetables, 59624808, Healesville
Ricci’s Bikkies, 5962 1294, Healesville
Australian Harvest, 9739 0203, Mt Evelyn
Kuranga Native Nursery,  9760 8100, Mt Evelyn
The Mrs Co. Granolas, 0425 801 517, Mt Evelyn
Organic Empire, 9737 9677, Mt Evelyn
Sir Paz Estate, 5964 2339, Wandin East
Yarra Coffee, 9739 5486, Lilydale

Alowyn Gardens, 9730 2400, Yarra Glen
Magic Garden Roses, 0481 542 142, Seville East
Wandin Valley PlantsPlus, Wandin North
Lubra Bend Garden, 9730 1312, Yarra Glen
Valley View Nursery, Garden & Farm, 5964 7700, Launching Place
Larkman Nurseries, 9735 3831, Lilydale
Kuranga Native Nursery, 9760 8100, Mt Evelyn
Blue Lotus Water Garden, 5967 2061, Yarra Junction
Country Gardeners Nursery, 5964 7304, Woori Yallock

Yering Meadows Golf Club, 9738 9000, Yering
Gardiners Run Golf Course, 9739 7522, Lilydale
The Eastern Golf Club, 9739 0110, Yering
The Warburton Golf Club, 5966 2306, Warburton
RACV Country Club Golf Course, 5969 9370, Healesville

Horse Riding, 0407 326 276, Chum Creek

Yarra Junction Laundrette, 5967 2350, Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, 5967 2167, Yarra Junction
Nellie Melba Museum, 9739 0173, Coldstream
The Memo Cultural Centre, 5966 4500, Healesville
Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, 5964 2088, Wandin North
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 9294 6313, Lilydale
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, 5957 3100, Healesville

Jay Berries Farm, 5964 4451, Wandin East
Big Fella Cherries Farm, 0425 774 649, Coldstream
Rayner’s Orchard, 5964 7654, Woori Yallock
The Farmer’s Market Pick Strawberry Farm, 0439 352 962, Coldstream
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, 9737 9400, Silvan
Chappies Cherry & Berry Picking, 9737 9534, Silvan
Kookaberry Strawberry Farm, 0415 768 222, Wandin
Cherryhill Orchards, 1300 243 779, Wandin East
Victorian Strawberry Fields, 9737 9549, Silvan
Calulu Park, 5964 7450, Woori Yallock
Cherrybomb Cherries, 5964 2841, Wandin East
Adams Farms, 0419 501 528, Coldstream
Strawberry Springs, 5966 2070, Millgrove
Yarra Valley Cherries, 5964 4685, Seville

Yarra Valley Railway, 5962 2490, Healesville
Annkea Alpacas, 0419 550 826, Seville
Bush Echoes Alpacas, Yellingbo
Rico Alpacas, 0418 532 726, Yarra Glen
Santa Fe Alpacas, 0414 600 721, Wandin East
Wangurra Alpacas, 5964 6122, Woori Yallock

Indian Tandoori Recipe Chef – Take away, 5967 2228, Yarra Junction
Woori Pizza, 5964 6343, Woori Yallock
The Flying Apron Patisserie, Wesburn
No. 7 Healesville Tapas, 8727 3000, Healesville
Innocent Bystander, 5999 9222, Healesville
Warburton Village Pizza Café, 5915 5625, Warburton
Seville Estate Restaurant,  5964 26 22 Seville
Badgers Brook Vineyard – Tramonto Kitchen and Bar – restaurant, 5962 6161 Coldstream
Essenza Café Healesville

Yarra Valley Racing, 9730 1332, Yarra Glen
Archery Park, 5967 3323, Launching Place
Hedgend Maze & Laser Sport, 5962 3636, Healesville
Seville Water Play Park, 1300 368 333, Seville
Lilydale Outdoor Pool, 9735 0144, Lilydale

Yarra Valley Taxis, 5962 4722, Mt Evelyn

Ladies First Yarra Valley, 0419 359 058
A Day on the Vine, 0400 586 725, Healesville
Driven Indulgence Private Winery Tours (George), 0409 325 687
B.Spoke Tours, 0418 866 800
Evergreen Winery Tours, 0408 122 119
For the Love of Grape, 0408 388 332
Yarra Valley Tours & Transfers (personalized tours), 0417 707 400
Yarra Valley Winery Tours, 0417 691 105
Australian Wine Tour Company (Matt Noble), 9419 4444
Yarra Valley A2B, 0455 041 051, Warburton
Top Down Tours, 03 9489 4727
Tours by the Providore, 8727 3030, Coldstream
The Yarra Valley Touring Company, Lilydale
Tour the Valley, 5962 5940
The Getaround Minibus, 0437 033 133, Healesville
Ranger Dan’s Eco Adventures, 0429 002 169, Lilydale
Must have Mustangs, 0435 569 663
Evergreen Winery Tours, 0408 122 119
Wild wombat Winery Tours, 0417 595 164
Zoobus, 0455 054 545
Shortlist Tours, 0417 707 400, Warburton
Yarra Valley Rides, 0418 339 460, Lilydale
Yarra Valley Private Transfers Transport Service, 1800 146 706 / 0488 425 567, Gruyere
Hop It Tour Bus Service, 8596 2659

Lilydale-Warburton Walking/Biking Trail, 03 5966 9600, Lilydale
Big Peninsula Tunnel Walk just before Reefton, 13 19 63, McMahons Creek
Rainforest Gallery Walk & Skywalk, 8427 2002, Warburton
Redwood Forest Walk, 5966 9600, Warburton East
Mt Donna Buang Lookout, 13 19 63, Warburton
O’Shannassy Aqueduct Walking Trail, 8427 2002, Millgrove
La La Falls Steep Walk 40 mins return, Warburton
River Walk around Warburton
Seven Acre Rock Walk, 5966 9600, Gembrook
Maroondah Reservoir Park, 13 19 63, Healseville
Ada Tree Walk, 8739 8000, McMahons Creek
Malleson Lookout Bushland Reserve
Selovers Lookout Healesville
Mt St Leonard Lookout  Healesville

Domaine Chandon , 9738 9200 Coldstream – Try ‘Chandon S’
Dominique Portet Yarra Valley, 5962 5760 Coldstream – ‘Rose’ recommended. Bistro onsite
Maddens Rise, 9739 1977 Coldstream – Biodynamic Winery
Mandala Wines,  5965 2016 Dixons Creek Divino – Restaurant onsite
Oakridge Wines, 9738 9900 Coldstream – Restaurant onsite
Seville Estate Restaurant,  5964 2622 Seville – Winery of the Year 2019
Steels Gate Winery,  5965 2155 Dixons Creek – Dog friendly
Tarrawarra, 5957 3510 Yarra Glen – We recommend their Chardonnay
Yering Station, 9730 0100 Yarra Glen – Victoria’s oldest winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley

Evergreen Winery Tours, 0408 122 119, Healesville
For the Love of Grape, 0408 388 332, Millgrove
Yarra Valley Tours & Transfers, 0417 707 400
Yarra Valley Winery Tours, 1300 496 766, Lilydale
Wine Compass, 0413 360 468, Healesville

Healesville Sanctuary,1300 966 784, Healesville