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Yarra Valley Attractions

Close to Melbourne, the Yarra Valley makes a great day trip from the city, or an exciting destination in its own right.

Top Attractions

The top attraction in the Yarra Valley is wine. The Yarra Valley was the birthplace of Victorian wine, and today quality wines are produced by vineyards such as Domaine Chandon or Four Pillars Distillery. The area is best known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.

Kids & Family

What about a trip on the The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway.  A highlight of a visit to the Yarra Valley for kids of all ages, the Tourist Train offers a different perspective to the landscape. Hedgend Maze offers a variety of interactive pursuits that the whole family will enjoy. All this plus being surrounded by magnificent views of the Valley.

Day Trips

Explore the Dandenong Ranges National Park perhaps on the Puffing Billy train. Drive deeper into Victoria, to Lakes Entrance or Wilsons Promontory National Park. Or visit the pioneer working farm Gulf Station, to sample a life from times before electricity, machinery or tractors.

Local Tip

For a day trip with a dose of serendipity, visit the William Ricketts Sanctuary. Not only are the trails through the bushland peaceful, serene and soothing, but the delight of finding an unusual sculpture amongst the trees adds a little extra to the day!

Most Popular Attractions in Yarra Valley

1. Pirianda Gardens

  • Free
  • 61 13 19 63
  • Pirianda Gardens, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10:00am-5:00pm (except Christmas Day)

2. Silvan Reservoir Park

  • Free
  • 13 1963
  • Silvan Reservoir Park, Silvan, Victoria, Australia
  • Non-daylight savings (AEST): Daily 9am-4:30pm; Daylight savings (AEDT): Daily 9am to 6.30pm, Exit gate closes 7:30pm

4. Rainforest Gallery

  • Free
  • 61 13 19 63
  • Rainforest Gallery, Acheron Way, Warburton, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily

7. Healesville Sanctuary

  • Adults $31.6, Children free
  • 61-3-5957 2800
  • Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm

8. Hedgend Maze

  • Adults $15, Children $18
  • 03 5962 3636
  • Hedgend Maze, Albert Road, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
  • dweek 10-4pm (closed to public, Tue to Wed)

10. Alowyn Gardens

  • Free
  • (03) 97302400
  • Alowyn Gardens, Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10.00am-5.00pm

11. Blue Lotus Water Garden

  • Adults $17, Kids free
  • (03) 5967 2061
  • Blue Lotus Water Garden, Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec to Feb: 10am-5pm; Mar to Apr: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm; Weekends & Public holidays: 10am-5pm

12. Gulf Station

  • Depends on package
  • 03 9656 9889
  • Gulf Station, Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia
  • By appointment basis

13. Yarra Valley Tourist Railway

  • Adults $15, Children $9
  • 03 5962 2490
  • Yarra Valley Railway, Healesville-Kinglake Road, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10.00am-4.00pm

14. Redwood Forest

  • Free
  • Redwood Forest, Cement Creek Road, East Warburton, Victoria, Australia
  • Opens daily
  • 1

15. Rayner’s Orchard

  • Adult $28 Child $23
  • Rayners Orchard, Schoolhouse Road, Woori Yallock, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm

16. Four Pillars Distillery

  • Prices vary depending on menu
  • Four Pillars Gin, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
  • Sun-Thu 10:30-4:30 pm, Fri-Sat 10:30-9pm,

17. De Bortoli Winery

  • Prices vary depending on menu
  • De Bortoli Wines, Yarra Valley, Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

18. Maddens Rise

  • Prices vary depending on menu
  • Maddens Rise, Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia
  • Fri-Mon 11am-5pm

19. Domaine Chandon

  • Prices vary depending on menu
  • Domaine Chandon, Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10:30-4:30 pm

20. TarraWarra Museum of Art

  • Adult $10 Child Free
  • TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Tarrawarra, Victoria, Australia
  • Tue-Sun 11am-5pm

23. Yileena Park

  • Wine prices vary
  • Yileena Park, Steels Creek Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 11am-5pm

24. Yering Station Winery

  • Wine prices vary
  • Yering Station Winery, Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia
  • Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

26. Punt Road Wines

  • Wine prices vary
  • Punt Road Wines, Saint Huberts Road, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

27. Mont De Lancey

  • Adult $10 Child Free
  • Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, Wellington Road, Wandin North, Victoria, Australia
  • Wed- Sun 10am-4:30pm

28. Napoleone Brewery

  • Wine prices vary
  • Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse, Saint Huberts Road, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

29. St Huberts Wines

  • Wine prices vary
  • St Huberts Cellar Door, Saint Huberts Road, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

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