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32 Best Yarra Valley Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Close to Melbourne, the Yarra Valley makes a great day trip from the city, or an exciting destination in its own right. Yarra Valley is well known for Victorian wine, and today quality wines are produced by vineyards like Domaine Chandon or Four Pillars Distillery. The area is best known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.

For those more interested in the scenery, explore the Dandenong Ranges National Park 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.

32 Most Popular Attractions in Yarra Valley

1. Maroondah Reservoir Park

  • Free
  • 13 1963
  • Maroondah Reservoir Park, Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily

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

3. Pirianda Gardens

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

4. Dandenong Ranges National Park

  • Free
  • 61 13 19 63
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9am-6pm

5. Mason Falls Picnic Ground

  • Free
  • Masons Falls Picnic Area, Masons Falls Road, Kinglake West, Victoria, Australia
  • Opens daily

6. National Rhododendron Gardens

  • Free
  • 13 1963
  • National Rhododendron Gardens, The Georgian Road, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

7. 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)

8. Rainforest Gallery

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

9. Alowyn Gardens

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

10. Healesville Sanctuary

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

11. Healesville Glass Blowing Studio

  • Free
  • 61 3 5962 2211
  • Healesville Glass Blowing Studio, Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
  • Thur to Sun 10am-5pm

12. Gulf Station

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

13. 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

14. Rayner’s Orchard

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

15. 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

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