Vineyards of the Yarra Valley & the Dandenong Ranges.

Yarra Valley & Dandenong

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head for the rolling green hills of the Dandenong Ranges & Yarra Valley.

For tourists visiting Australia, Victoria’s Yarra Valley and Dandenong regions offer a variety of attractions for people of all ages. From wineries to gardens to hot air balloon rides, it is the perfect place to explore and enjoy the best of what Australia has to offer. Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights that these two regions have in store.

Yarra Valley Wineries

The Yarra Valley is home to more than 60 wineries, offering visitors a chance to sample some of the best wine in Australia. Many wineries also feature restaurants with locally-sourced ingredients, allowing guests to pair their meals with wines from the same vineyard. Some wineries also provide tours and activities such as hot air balloon rides or picnics so that visitors can get an even better appreciation for their wines. The nearby towns of Healesville and Warburton are also popular destinations for tourists looking for quaint cafes and specialty stores.

Dandenong Ranges National Park

The Dandenong Ranges National Park is one of Victoria’s most beautiful natural areas, boasting lush forests and breathtaking views. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along one of the park’s many trails or explore deeper into its dense foliage by taking a guided tour on foot or horseback. The park also features several historic sites such as William Ricketts Sanctuary—a collection of sculptures made by Australian artist William Ricketts—and Sherbrooke Falls—a picturesque waterfall located within the park boundaries. Visitors can also enjoy bird watching at Sherbrooke Lake or take part in one of the many outdoor activities offered in the area such as mountain biking and rock climbing.

Visit the magnificent parks and gardens of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges or escape on a scenic hot air balloon flight. Explore lush fern glades, spectacular natural attractions, towering forests and eclectic villages and indulge in life's great pleasures of food, wine, scenery and inspiring arts.

Victoria’s Yarra Valley and Dandenong regions offer something for everyone who visits this beautiful part of Australia. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day out exploring wineries or an adrenaline-filled adventure trekking through the national park, these two regions have plenty to offer travelers from all over the world. So why not make your next trip down under one you won't forget? Spend some time exploring this amazing part of Australia! It's sure to be an unforgettable experience!



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  • Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.
  • Phillip Island Surf
    Phillip Island Surf
    From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
  • Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?
  • Craigs' Hut
    Craigs' Hut
    Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.
  • Melbourne's Southbank
    Melbourne's Southbank
    Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.
  • River Trading
    River Trading
    Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.
  • Ballarat
    Ballarat
    Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.
  • Tracks, trails and reserves
    Tracks, trails and reserves
    When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

Craigs' Hut
Craigs' Hut

Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.

Melbourne's Southbank
Melbourne's Southbank

Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

River Trading
River Trading

Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.

Barmah National Park - Echuca
Barmah National Park - Echuca

Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.

Victoria - Overview
About Victoria

Victoria combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. It has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback, to snowy mountains & lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.

Ballarat
Ballarat

Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.


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