THINGS TO DO

There's plenty to do in the Yarra Valley

Savour the Journey & Take in Nature

The Yarra Valley has many natural features for a relaxing day trip. With stunning mountain views, a pristine environment and all on Melbourne's door step, this is a must visit region.

Maroondah Reservoir & Botanical Gardens

Across the road from Boat O' Craigo is Maroondah Reservoir Park. Its playground, lawns and cool summer shade make it a popular picnic destination in warmer months.

Healesville Sanctuary

Run by Zoos Victoria, a not-for-profit conservation organisation dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction, the Healesville Sanctuary is a great place to see Dingos, Kangaroos, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Echnidas, Koalas, and much more. 

Drive Through the Black Spur

Famous for its heady scenery of spectacular tall forests, the Black Spur winds its way up the Great Dividing Range. Lower the windows and savour the fragrance of the Australian bush as you pass through the forest.

 

Fun Activities with a View

The Yarra Valley has a wide range of fun activities to enjoy with family, friends or on a romantic getaway.

Take to the Skies

Rise above the Yarra Valley on a scenic hot air balloon, helicopter or vintage airway flight – a tranquil way to experience the wonders of the landscape.

Piaf Day Spa Yarra Valley

Piaf Day Spa Yarra Valley specialises in massage, relaxation and luxury treatments for individuals, couples and small groups. Step into a magical world, surrounded by ancient rainforest ferns and tall peaceful gums in the Yarra Valley.

Trout Fishing at Buxton

From your first time fishing to the experienced angler, you can guarantee a catch at Buxton Trout Farm. Set amongst tall, shady gum trees by the Stevenson's river, it is the perfect place to relax. There's even BBQ facilities so you can cook your catch for lunch.​

 

Stay for a While & Sample All the Flavours

Discover cafes and restaurants, art galleries, markets, nature walks, bustling villages and a multitude of attractions scattered throughout the regions.

 

Chocolaterie in Yarra Glen

Enjoy abundant free chocolate tastings. Watch their European Chocolatiers hand craft over 250 different chocolate products. Indulge in a delicious selection of ice creams and relax in the café.

Four Pillars Distillery

Located on the corner of the Maroondah Highway and Lilydale Road is Four Pillars Gin Distillery. Walk-in tastings are available at $10/person (refundable with purchase of any 700mL bottle of gin). Groups of 9 people or more will need to book in advance. 

A Multitude of Wineries to Visit

The Yarra Valley has the enviable reputation as one of the world's great food and wine regions. Be spoilt for choice with a vast list of wineries and vineyards within close proximity.

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Getting Here

The Yarra Valley is an 1hr drive from Melbourne. Boat O' Craigo Cellar Door is on the Eastern side of the Yarra Valley, opposite Maroondah Reservoir.