Yarra Valley is renowned for its wine, fresh food and spectacular countryside. Under an hour's drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is home to over 55 wineries, most of which offer cellar door tastings and sales.
For a birds view of the valley, take the dawn hot-air balloon flight before enjoying a breakfast of sparkling wine and local produce.
Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park is home to native Australian birds and animals like platypus, koalas, Tasmanian devils and many more more.
Annual Grape Grazing Day, with over 20 wineries hosting a summer celebration of wine, food and music is just one of the events you can enjoy while visiting the region.
Yarra Glen, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is an ideal base for exploration of this stunning region and all the fresh produce and wine it has to offer.
Warburton is surrounded by tall forests of mountain ash. It has become known as a place of well being - offering alternative medicines and therapies and an escape from the hustle and bustle of cities.
There's an abundance of activities for everyone in the Yarra Valley region. Why not take to the skies in a hot air balloon and float over the stunning vineyards of the Yarra Valley. Balloon flights depart just after dawn for a sunrise glide over before floating down for a breakfast at a local winery.
For those that are more active and are looking for a challenge, walking and cycling trails, suitable for all levels of fitness, criss-cross the region.
Want some pampering? Why not let the experts introduce you to the famous food and wine of the Yarra Valley region. Hop on a luxury food and wine tour and take in some of Victoria's best cellar doors and fine dining.
If you want to do it yourself, there are several self-drive touring routes in the region, including the Yarra Valley Regional Food Trail. Why not wonder and find out the best produce and wine in the Yarra Valley at local markets, road stalls, wineries, and gourmet restaurants.
Don't want to spend time indoors? There is large number of camping grounds where you can pitch a tent and enjoy the sunset.
Enjoy one of many events - check the What's On page for more information.
From Melbourne travel down the Eastern Freeway until the Springvale Road exit. Turn right to Springvale Road and then turn left at Maroondah Highway and follow the road all the way through Ringwood and Lilydale to Healesville. At Coldstream go off the Maroondah Highway and turn onto the Melba Highway to Yarra Glen.
You can also take the scenic route from Melbourne along the Eastern Freeway until you arrive at Burke Road North exit. Follow Burke Road to Upper Heidelberg Road and Metropolitan Route 44 to Eltham then continue down the Main Road through Eltham to Kangaroo Ground and turn right onto the Eltham-Yarra Glen Road.
Various bus companies run services between towns and villages in the region.
You can travel by train to Hurstbridge, Lilydale or Belgrave. For timetables please visit www.vline.com.au