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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.