Things to do in Yarra Valley

Wine is the name of the game in the Yarra Valley! This picturesque region is filled with lush vineyards, boutique restaurants, and beautiful countryside. Located a stone’s throw from the bustling metropolis of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley promises you a day full of mouth-watering wines with exceptional views. Here, you can explore the spectacular scenery that runs alongside the Yarra River before sampling some of the region’s best-loved tipple varieties.

Wineries

Quench your thirst with the delicious wine varieties at the many diverse wineries scattered within the region. The region is rich with nutrient soil making it one of the few spots in the country that can produce these types of wines. Noteworthy wineries worth the visit include the Gateway Estate, Domonique Portet Winery, Rochford Winery, and Killara Estate Winery.

Napoleone Brewery and Cider House

Aren’t much of a wine drinker? The Yarra Valley is filled with not just wine, but an amazing range of other brews. Napoleone Brewery and Cider House is both a working brewery as well as a showroom, having countless types of beer and cider on offer. Visitors can watch the brewing process through the large windows dividing the brewery house and the bar. Grab a tasting paddle as you find out each beer’s process.

Healesville Sanctuary

This bushland haven is a perfect spot to see all the beloved Australia natives within the area. See koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and much more within their natural habitat. while you learn about each animals’ daily lives. Get even closer at a ‘Magic Moment,’ an experience that allows you one on one time with the beloved animals.

Yarra Valley’s Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery

Indulge your sweet tooth at the fabulous Yarra Valley’s Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery. This chocolate and ice-creamery are surrounded by forty acres of spectacular greenery, giving you a chance to satisfy both your eyes and your taste buds. Watch the masters at work as the factory is right next to the chocolate shop, so visitors can see how these wonderful treats are created from scratch. There are countless chocolate and ice cream samples on offer, so after filling up on sweets, see which flavour your favourite is and grab a bag to take home with you.

Yarra Valley Gateway Estate

Fancy something fresher? The Yarra Valley’s Gateway Estate is chock-full with delicious produce. During the strawberry season, you can join in on the Strawberry U-pick activity! where you get a chance to pick your own basket of strawberries right from the bush. Strain your eyes along the valley of bushes as you scrutinise which strawberries are the juiciest. On your way out grab some fresh veggies, organic meat, or wine and liquors made in-house.

Check out our Yarra Valley Wine Tour today!

 

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