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  • Address: Healesville 3777, Australia
  • Admission: Free

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Yarra Valley Tours

With its patchwork of green hills and manicured vineyards peppered with picturesque country villages and world-renowned wineries, Yarra Valley is a tranquil retreat from nearby Melbourne. Aside from being one of Australia's prime wine-growing regions, Yarra Valley also boasts a famous gourmet trail with an excellent selection of restaurants.

The Basics
This scenic slice of rural Victoria is the perfect place to sample wine at boutique wineries and enjoy long lunches at vineyard restaurants. Admire the views on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride, cruise down country lanes in a classic convertible, or treat yourself to a night at a luxurious vineyard resort and spa. Alternatively, combine wine tasting in the Yarra Valley with a ride on the famous Puffing Billy steam train, a visit to the Healesville Sanctuary, or a drive through the Dandenong Ranges.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The legal drinking age of 18 applies to all wine tasting in Yarra Valley.
  • Most Yarra Valley wineries do not have a dress code, but smart-casual dress is required at the region’s high-end restaurants.
  • Cellular service can vary throughout Yarra Valley, but free Wi-Fi is available at visitor information centers.
  • Sunscreen, plenty of water, and comfortable shoes are musts if you plan on walking through the vineyards.
  • Many Yarra Valley wineries are wheelchair accessible, although vineyard tours may not be, so it’s best to check in advance.

How to Get There
Yarra Valley is roughly 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Melbourne, an easy drive along the Maroondah Highway. Trains from Melbourne run as far as Lilydale, and from there. buses run to the Yarra Valley. However, it’s easiest to hire a car or join a guided winery tour.
 
When to Get There
Autumn (March through May) and late spring (November) are the best times to visit Yarra Valley, when the warm weather is ideal for walking, cycling, and wine tasting amid the vineyards. You can visit year-round, although in the summer (December through February), temperatures can reach up to 86˚F (30˚C) and the wineries can be crowded, so booking tastings in advance is recommended. Winter (June through August) offers cheaper prices for accommodations and activities. 

The Yarra Valley for Foodies
After sampling pinot noir, chardonnay, and sparkling wines at vineyards like Domaine Chandon, De Bortoli, and Yering Station, take a moment to enjoy the region’s culinary delights. Taste cheese at the Yarra Valley Dairy, enjoy a gourmet lunch at the Rochford Winery, or tuck into homemade chocolates and ice cream at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, null
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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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Discover Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region on this day trip from Melbourne. With an expert guide to act as your wine tutor, visit four of the area’s ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.35
Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Wine Tasting & ... 
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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne

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Travel through the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley wine region on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Have morning tea and see spectacular native birds in the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise, Melbourne, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Greet the morning sun as you take flight over the Yarra Valley and its vineyards on a Yarra Valley hot air balloon flight. You'll fly for approximately one ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $312.62
Experience Yarra Valley: Beer, Cider, Wine and Food from Melbourne, Melbourne, Balloon Rides
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Experience Yarra Valley: Beer, Cider, Wine and Food from Melbourne

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The Yarra Valley Winery Tour is more than just wine tasting- although the wine is pretty good! Located less than one hour drive from Melbourne, the Yarra ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.21
Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour, Melbourne, ... 
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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

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Visit the Dandenong Ranges on a day trip from Melbourne that takes you riding through forests of towering mountain ash gum trees and giant tree ferns on the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.08
Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

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For all things gourmet with personalized service, join this small group Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. Enjoy private ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

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Experience all that the Yarra Valley has to offer on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel by comfortable minicoach to the Yarra Valley where you will get to ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.21
Yarra Valley Beer and Wine Tours from Melbourne by Classic Convertible, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Yarra Valley Beer and Wine Tours from Melbourne by Classic Convertible

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Spend a day exploring the Yarra Valley’s wineries and breweries in style -- chauffeur-driven in a unique classic Chevrolet convertible. Riding in the retro ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.08
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour, Melbourne, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

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Make the most of your visit to the Yarra Valley by combining an exhilarating sunrise hot-air balloon flight with an award-winning Yarra Valley small group ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $441.52
2-Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Luxury Vineyard Resort Stay, Melbourne, Balloon Rides
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2-Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Luxury Vineyard Resort Stay

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Indulge yourself on a wine-tasting tour combined with an overnight stay at a vineyard resort and spa for an enchanting 2-day getaway to the Yarra Valley, ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $263.99

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