Right on Melbourne's doorstep, the Yarra Valley is an easy hour on the Eastern Freeway and ideal backcountry for weekend wandering read more...
You'll love the Yarra
Vineyards, micro-breweries, markets and more, the Yarra Valley fits its "wine country" identity to a T. Whether you're a local Melburnian looking for a weekend away or an inter-state traveller seeking something different from your holiday in Victoria, the Yarra is a favourite holiday haunt for newlyweds, families and retirees alike.
After leisurely driving, lunchtime picnics and winery tours, soak in the quiet surrounds and personalised service at your Yarra Valley accommodation in Yarra Glen, Warburton, Yering, Marysville or Healesville. Fancy a round of golf or a spa? Consider the 4-star Yarra Valley Lodge (formerly Sebel) in Chiswick Park, or opt for Victorian splendour at the Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel.
Hotels in Healesville
At the eastern end of the Yarra just 60 kilometres from Melbourne, the friendly hub of Healesville is a great place to base your Yarra Valley holiday. In the heart of town, you will find oodles of cafes along the Maroondah Highway surrounded by a wide choice of Healesville accommodation.
Take your pick of 4-star stays, from cottage-style bed and breakfasts to homesteads, farm stays, holiday parks and motels. If you're planning a lovers' getaway, the Woodlands Rainforest Retreat offers bungalows hidden away in the beautiful Black Spur, while Healesville Garden Accommodation is the ultimate in self-contained luxury with enviable kitchens for a romantic night in.
Discover the Dandenongs
Journey south from Yarra Glen (or east from Melbourne) and explore the Dandenong Ranges. Nature lovers will appreciate the walking trails weaving through the Dandenong Ranges National Park, where you might hear the toot of the Puffing Billy steam train on its tourist run.
Whether you choose to stay the night in Olinda, Sassafras or Mount Dandenong, there are 4-star cottages, retreats and guest houses ready to take you in. If you're looking to spoil someone or celebrating a special occasion, Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat is the peak of Dandenong accommodation.