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Guide to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

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  • Getting to the Yarra Valley
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Be swept away by the gorgeous scenery and indulgent adventures of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Lush forests, cascading vineyards and charming townships are all part and parcel of this lovely corner of Victoria. Taste regional flavours in the restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries that dot the area and discover quaint villages with vibrant art scenes. It's also home to the serenity of exquisitely manicured gardens, towering forests and misty waterfalls. You'll return home with a collection of outstanding cool-climate wine and a strong connection to wonderous Australian nature.

The Yarra Valley is an easy 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne, while the Dandenong Ranges sit a 40-min drive south of the Yarra. Fly to Melbourne and hire a car, or join a guided tour and leave the driving to someone else.

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) is located 58km (36mi) from the region and services international and domestic arrivals
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) is located 96km (59mi) from the region and services international and domestic arrivals
  • Car hire and private transfer services are available from both airports

The end of spring or early summer is the best time of year to visit Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. The weather at this time is drier and the region is bustling with locals and tourists making the most of the festivals and events. 

  • High season:  Summer (November to January)
  • Low season: Winter (June to August)
  • Don’t miss: Shedfest, a celebration of the Yarra's small wineries (February)

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Towering above Warburton is the ruggedly beautiful Yarra Ranges National Park. Mt Donna Buang (1250m) is the park highlight and is snow-topped in winter. Toboggans can be rented at the toboggan run. A few kilometres before the summit, the Rainforest Gallery , also known as Mt Donna Buang Skywalk, is a wonderful wheelchair- and pram-accessible treetop walk along a 40m observation platform into the rainforest canopy. There's also a 350m boardwalk along the forest floor here.

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The 13 Best Things To Do in the Yarra Valley

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  • Christopher Aiello
  • August 23, 2021

The allure of tall mountain ash lining the roads, the warm, cozy winters enjoying locally made wines to the adventurous sunrise mission in a hot air balloon, we know all too well as Melbournians the best things to do in the yarra valley. 

Famed for the rolling hills of the countryside wineries and cellar doors, a vibrant mix of flora and fauna plantations and the most epic views from high in the sky, we’ve made sure to include all of the most incredible things to do in the picturesque Yarra Valley in this guide.

Family fun days can be spent admiring the collection of Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, or the adventurous can explore the region’s towns like Marysville & Warburton.

The waterfalls of the region come as a surprise to many given the vast countryside and vineyards throughout. There’s something for everyone in the Yarra Valley. 

Only one hours drive from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley, the best wineries of the Yarra Valley provide the perfect day trip from Melbourne if you are time limited.

Explore more of Victoria using the Day Trips from Melbourne to help you plan more amazing adventures on your trip

What is the Yarra Valley?

Basically, aside from the Mornington Peninsula it is one of Victoria’s premier cold climate  wine growing regions that boats globally recognised wines such as De Bortoli, Oakridge and Yering Station. 

However with over 80 wineries in the Yarra Valley it’s not hard to get caught up trying to hit them all, which is why we created a short and sweet list of the top Yarra Valley wineries selection.


Where is the Yarra Valley?

One hours drive from Melbourne CBD, the Yarra Valley is Metropolitan Melbourne’s far North Eastern region that encompasses townships like Warburton, Healesville & Marysville.

Not to be confused with the Dandenong Ranges, the Yarra Valley boasts one of the more impressive rivers of the entire state, the Yarra River, affectionately known as the ‘Yarra’. It runs down stream for approximately 60 km ‘as the crow flies’ from far eastern Victoria until the river mouth into Port Phillip bay within the city. 

The traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of Victoria have lived here prior to European settlement for 35,000 years and their land extends far north to the Great Dividing Range, Mt. baw baw to the east, Mordialloc creek to the south and west to Weribee river. 

When to visit the Yarra Valley

The best time of year to visit the Yarra Valley depends on what you’re going there for. If it’s the snow mountains then the best time of year is between the months of June- September when it’s freshest. 

The warm summer months sitting on a deck enjoying a delicious drip of wine is best enjoyed over the Christmas period from December through to March, being aware of school holiday peak times and public holidays, ordinarily the region can get quite busy so booking ahead of time is crucial. 

If you’re doing a self-drive and you plan on staying overnight in the Yarra Valley we recommend finding your accommodation ahead of time and securing the best overnight stays at the most competitive prices in the Yarra Valley.

How to get to the Yarra Valley – Melbourne to the Yarra

If you’re coming in from Melbourne then take the Eastern Freeway/Eastlink (M3) all the way until you hit Ringwood, turn left onto Maroondah highway until you reach Lilydale.

Once here, veer left towards Coldstream which effectively begins the entry into the Yarra Valley. 

Going by car

It seems a bit snobbish but we almost never use public transport. Reason being we enjoy having the luxury of being able to plan our own day on our own schedule.

If you’re driving into the Yarra Valley from Melbourne we recommend picking up a car from these guys who have some of the most competitive prices on the market .

Coming from the Airport

If you’re flying into Melbourne and making your way straight to the Yarra Valley then it makes perfect sense to pick up your rental car from the Airport and waste no time figuring out the logistics! We recommend going with these legends here for the most affordable prices!

If you’re coming from the Dandenong Ranges the easiest way to get here is to take Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and head north on Swansea road to avoid all the zig zagging nature of the hills.


How long do I need in the Yarra Valley?

If you plan on ticking off all of these epic yarra valley attractions in our guide below then you will want to dedicate 5 days to the region.

You are free to pick and choose these experiences below and create smaller itineraries that span 2-4 days, bearing in mind you get your experiences booked beforehand to maximise your time and plan your trip out well. 

Similarly if you’re planning a trip to the Dandenong Ranges we would also recommend exploring the hills for 5 days also.

Yarra Valley One-day itinerary

  • Drive from the Dandenong Ranges or stay up here the night before
  • Morning sunrise flight in a hot air balloon
  • Breakfast in Healesville at Yarra Valley harvest
  • Mid-morning gin session at 4 pillars
  • Drive up to Stevensons falls in Marysville via the Black Spur
  • Mid-afternoon wine tasting tour at Boat O’Craigo
  • End the day at Healesville Sanctuary

Where should I stay in the Yarra Valley

There are both budget and higher end choices in the ranges, as well as choosing from the more modern homes to the vintage style cottages of old days.

Cottages $$$ – If you want to feel completely comfortable and at home during your stay here then Forget me Not is the perfect weekend away, complete with an outdoor pool, gardens and your very own private lake and dock in the backyard of the valley.

A cheaper option of the two cottages is Two truffles cottages ; a modern take on the classic cottage thats comes an internal fireplace, very large indoor dining, a spa and wrap around deck.

Keep your budget low by choosing to stay at the Healesville hotel in the heart of Healesville. This older generation hotel still has the charm of the 1900’s whilst providing guests with comfy and a cheap alternative.

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Yarra Valley Day trip ideas

It goes without saying that the Yarra Valley’s draw card is above all…its wineries. The 170 year old legacy of Victoria’s oldest wine making region surpasses all pre-conceptions and imagination one might have as to the vastness of the land. 

Unfortunately unless you travel here exclusively for wine tasting you will find it very difficult to hit every single winery, so we’ve compiled a short list of the best wineries of the Yarra Valley.

Balgownie Estate Winery

This premier 30 hectare winery boasts 70 rooms and suites for wine wasting in the heart of the region. It has both a pop-up cellar door as well as a contemporary Australian restaurant that is currently under construction.

Having won multiple awards for their accommodation, enjoy a selection of 5 star wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

Of course we couldn’t not include this famed winery on the list of the wineries in the beautiful yarra valley.

Their story begins in the northern regions of Italy, which has spanned 90 years of wine making till now where the 3rd generation of De Bortoli wine makers run one of the Valley’s most impressive wineries inlcuding Cabernet Sauvignon.

This tour has over 200, 5 star reviews and is without a doubt the best winery tour in the Yarra Valley. Jump on one of their wine tastings to get a taste of the valley.

Zonzo Estate

I have been to a handful of weddings at Zonzo and it is the most spectacular winery you can imagine. The Italian inspired food offering complete with a beautiful glass house interior makes for the perfect evening of wines. 

TarraWarra estate

Exceptional manufacturers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – TarraWarra’s restaurant is highly recommended with head Chef Mark Ebble’s focussing on locally sourced ingredients and dishes that make for a fantastic afternoon in the Yarra Valley.

Four pillars Gin

Founded in 2013 the award winning Australian Gin Distillery makes a variety of different Gins, such as the world’s only Gin made to suit a Negroni. Operating out of Healesville and now a gin bar running out of Sydney, a visit to Four Pillars Gin is one of the best things to do in the Yarra Ranges.

If you’ve never heard of Domaine Chandon then you’re either not a champagne drinker or or a reforming alcoholic. In either case you should do yourself a favour when you visit Yarra Valley and head to this french inspired winery that serves only the best bubbly on tap this side of town.

The best way to enjoy an afternoon at Domaine winery is to sit in the glowing vineyards with incredible views of Yarra Glen

Yarra Valley Attractions

Drive the black spur.

If you have never driven along the Black Spur in Victoria’s east then you are missing out! Pre-covid we managed to sneak out here for the weekend and drove up and down this gorgeous mountain-ash lined forest. 

The Black Spur runs for 36 km between the townships of Healesville and Marysville and will take 1 hour to complete. We drove through here earlier in the year and shared the photos over on our Instagram page of the towering mountain ash trees that line the road.

There’s a number of stop off points along the way that permit you to park your car on the side and walk through the Fernshaw Picnic ground , or the Dom Dom Saddle picnic area.

The towering mountain ash are a stunning scenic attraction that are not far from Steavenson falls and mt Donna Buang summit.

If you’ve never been to the Yarra Valley then we highly recommend purchasing your tour here and take the worry out of seeing the best things to see and do in the Yarra Valley

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Sunrise hot air balloon ride

A once in a lifetime opportunity to fly high across the skies of the picturesque Yarra Valley at the break of dawn, our personal recommendation and one of the best things to do in the Yarra Valley.

This beautiful hot air balloon ride is the only provider in Victoria to be carbon neutral and the perfect gift for your loved one and the perfect answer if you’re wondering what to do in the Yarra Valley.

If you feel like getting a little tipsy in the sky then you can add on a champagne breakfast for your 1.5 hour flight over the Balgownie Estate. 

The valley is often filled with low lying mist that sweeps across the vineyards that makes for the perfect backdrop at 6:15 in the morning. 

Yarra Valley Dairy

Family owned and run, Yarra Valley Dairy have been producing and cultivating dairy into cheese since 1994 and produce some of the finest artisan cheeses this side of the state. Both a cheese factory and cheese shop are on site for visitors to browse with opening hours 1030 am till 5pm.

Explore the Yarra ranges

The Yarra Ranges is one of many national parks located in the far east of the state and is the beginning of the Yarra River that winds along inland Victoria eventually dumping into Port Phillip Bay.

On the far eastern edge of the national park on the corner of nine mile road and road 11 is where you will find the upper Yarra river.

Healesville, Warburton & Marysville

The three most populous towns in eastern Victoria form a triangle on a map and make for the perfect places to stop and explore in your Yarra Valley day trip.

Healesville is a low-key country town famed for being the gateway to the best wineries in the yarra valley, a quaint town that’s often used as a bypass township for access to Lake Mountain alpine resort during the winter months in Victoria. 

Start the day off correctly with a coffee to go (and stay) at Habituel for the stunningYarra Valley’s most freshly baked breads and pastries baked daily on-site. 

If you’re looking for things to do in Healesville we suggest heading into Innocent Bystander on maroondah Highway for a culinary delight and sensational wine experience. Their wines are second to none and export both regional and metropolitan retailers for purchase. 

Ending the day at Healesville Sanctuary makes for the perfect way to end your itinerary on a day trip to the Yarra Valley. 

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An easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne and a perfect escape from the city, Warburton is well hidden and far out enough that you leave the hustle and bustle of the CBD in exchange for mountainous sequoia trees and an old charm feel of the town.

Being local Melbournians we had previously been to the Redwoods years ago and to this day it’s still one of our favourite things to to in the Yarra Valley.

Mount Donna Buang is 1 hour and 43 drive from Melbourne but a 22 minute ascent from the foothills of Warburton.

It is the closest snowfield from the city without heading further north east into Hotham or Buller.

Fear not however, there still is a fair share of cute bakeries, cafes and restaurants without attracting the crowds like the Mornington Peninsula. 

Devastating Black Friday bushfires in 2009 saw Marysville on the brink of complete destruction, yet it has surpassed all notion and completely recovered to its former glory, seeing thousands of visitors each year to explore the Yarra Valley attractions, such as Stevensons Falls and numerous mild to difficult hiking trails. 

We recommend staying overnight in the Valley and these are some of the most budget friendly places at the most competitive prices .


Warburton RedWood Forest

Officially the Cement Creek RedWood forest, this enchantingly beautiful Sequoia forest is one of the best things to do in the Yarra Valley by far, conveniently nestled in the township of Warburton. 

From here you can find the beginnings of the Yarra River and Cement Creek, but what separates this Redwood forest from the redwood in the Great Otways is the tree art that is sprinkled throughout the forest.

Go for a short hike along the loops around the forest, following the creek that runs through.

This perfect little day trip from Melbourne shouldn’t take you more than 45 minutes to an hour, spending time admiring the Sequoias from all different angles with your camera.

Access can be a little confusing but the entry is via Cement creek rd off Woods point road north of the township.

The morning light is the best time to get the most incredible pictures of the Redwood forest so having accommodation close to the forest is essential to avoiding the crowds and being the only ones there.

Booking through these guys is the best way to avoid the crowds and we cannot recommend these stays enough!


Visit native wildlife at Healesville

Trust us, we’re not normally the caged animal kind of folk, but Healesville Sanctuary (part of the Zoos Victoria group) are dedicated to fighting extinction of Australia’s wildlife species, conservation efforts and public education. 

Hopefully you’re not too tanked from spending an entire day at the glorious Yarra Valley wineries otherwise you would be missing out on the adorable creatures here!

A top yarra valley attraction by far, visitors travel long distances to be able to get up close and personal with their favourite aussie animals, including Kangaroos, Koalas, Platypus and Dingoes.. many of whom whose species has suffered habitat loss and destruction, particularly during the 2019-2020 summer bushfires season in Eastern Australia.

Adults start around $40 per person with the chance to add on an animal encounter experience for an additional cost. 

It’s personally one of our favourite Yarra Valley attractions and we come here everytime we visit because we both love to support organisations making a difference, hence spending a day at Healesville Sanctuary is highly recommended.

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Steavensons Falls – the hidden waterfall of the east

We’ll be honest with you, we didn’t actually know this waterfall existed! We had so much fun exploring the waterfalls of the great ocean road that we forgot about the rest!

This 84 metre long waterfall isn’t a single drop it’s not the highest of them all, but is one of the longest by distance. 

From the carpark the walk to the top of the viewpoint is in total around 700m, but only 350 of those to the first viewpoint which is the best bay far if you ask us. 

One of the ultimate things to do in the stunning Yarra valley is to take the Tree fern gully trail walk from the heart of Marysville town to the base of the falls, a 6.8km round trip. 

To get here, simply drive 3km down falls road to the car park at the base and hike up the hill until you reach the first viewpoint. 


Lake Mountain

The cross country ski fields of Lake Mountain located north east of Marysville is popular for both tobogganing and cross-country ski goers during the winter months.

Lake Mountain the most popular ski resort in Victoria given its proximity to the Yarra Valley and less of a drive than Mount Buller and Hotham respectively.

The Black Spur drive will take you most of the way there, passing by through Marysville and Stevensons falls before taking Lake Mountain road to the entrance of the ski mountain.


Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery

Family owned and operated since 2012 in the heart of wine country, Yarra Valley chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is hands-down the most delicious afternoon pit-stop in the Valley.

This outstanding attraction in the Yarra Valley is known for their variety of handcrafted chocolates capable of satisfying even the pickiest of sweet tooths; they even have dairy free Chocolate-perfect for us!

The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice creamery is next level, with over 30 flavours of dairy milk options and vegan sorbets, you cannot visit the region without visiting the most delicious Yarra Valley tourist attraction. 

The best part about enjoying the wonderful sweets here is that the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery is a part of the Cocoa Horizons program, which supports farmers and producers of cocoa ensuring it is sustainably sourced and supports a wide range of ethical responsibilities globally. 

Getting hungry? Have a look at this best selling tour through the Yarra Valley and taste the very best that the Valley has to offer with this Full day gourmet tour with lunch!

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This French style patisserie, The Flying Apron opened in 2016 by French trained staff that has brought the tastes and smells of the French countryside to the Yarra Valley.

Our personal favourites are of course the sweets; their roasted cashew bar & spiced peach frangipane tarts are to die for. 

Eat in or take away, don’t forget to try their roasted vegetable pastries and the roasted mushroom  cauliflower pies!

Where : 2874 Warburton hwy, Wesburn VIC

Innocent Bystander

The local millennial hideout over the past 15 years serving up incredible Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This Healesville institution has been serving up fresh Neapolitan style pizza used with locally sourced ingredients from the Yarra Valley, as well as an Hispanic mix of both Paella & Tapas.

This eclectic combination of internationalism makes Innocent Bystander one of the best places to visit in the Yarra Valley and a top attraction to the Yarra Valley. 

Mary Eats Cake

The very best in high tea in the yarra ranges national park located in Montrose, stands on the success of the original Brunswick store back in 2017.

For the fluffiest scones you ever put in your mouth, to delicious tea infused cakes and assortments, Mary Eats Cake is a mere 9kms from the border of the Yarra Valley and perfect for a day out of the region.

The Stables at Stones

Head Chef Hugh Davidson has collaborated with the best in the industry to produce the finest quality food in the Yarra Valley.

The rustic red-brick exterior invites guest in and revelas an 1800 century style building that was once used as a stablehand quarters of Castellaville (former bustling farming community).

The seasonal menu now servers a variety of locally sourced produce and ingredients to make even the most fickle of taste buds satisfied.

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With its wide range of tourist attractions , including the array of world-famous wineries, the Yarra Valley is one of the largest and most popular holiday destinations in Victoria. There is a lot of things to do here and the choices of attractions are endless.

No matter what your interest, you will certainly find something interesting to see and to during your stay.

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The wide range of Yarra Valley tourist attractions include wineries, national parks, sanctuaries, nature reserves and picnic areas.

Come to Healesville Sanctuary which is one of Australia’s most loved zoo attractions. This sanctuary houses thousands of Australian animals where visitors can get up close to these magnificent animals in a uniquely Australian bush setting.

The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is a popular destination for chocolate lovers during their visit to to the picturesque Yarra Valley. Try before you buy, as there are plenty of free tastings to help you decide; you’ll need to, as there are over 250 varieties of chocolate and ice-cream available for purchase!

One of the most fun activities is the Hedgend Maze; a giant hedge maze boasting a beautiful children’s play area, a tea room, a mini-golf course and stunning gardens with adjacent picnic areas.

Go on a winery tour, take a hot air balloon ride , take a drive along the Black Spur , visit waterfalls, climb Mount Donna Buang and take a rainforest walk.

There are so many attractions and things to do to enjoy during your stay in the Yarra Valley.

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Kids are free on weekends, VIC public holidays & VIC school holidays Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved zoo attractions and houses thousands of Australian animals where visitors can get up...

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Located just two hours from Melbourne, Lake Mountain is a picturesque alpine location near Marysville that is a popular holiday destination all year round. During winter, Lake Mountain offers a snow-filled winter...

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The Yarra Valley has a special tourist railway popularly known as the Yarra Valley Railway which operates on a part of the main railway section of the former Healesville railway. These days, this scenic railway connects...

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Yarra Valley Dairy

For a delicious cheese experience in the Yarra Valley, visit the popular Yarra Valley Dairy. Started as a small family owned farm in 1955, the Yarra Valley Dairy has grown into a renowned cheese producing factory and...

Alowyn Gardens

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Sanders Apples

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Blue Lotus Water Garden

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14 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in the Dandenong Ranges

Written by Karen Hastings Updated Mar 7, 2023

"Heading for the hills" of the Dandenong Ranges and the adjacent Yarra Valley is the ideal escape from the city – especially if you're seeking pure sensory indulgence. Only 35 kilometers from Melbourne, Victoria, this verdant region of rainforests and farms lures foodies, artists, and nature lovers with a bounty of diverse tourist attractions.

Aerial view of the Dandenong Ranges

The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are known as "the food bowl of Victoria." Thanks to the region's rich soil and agreeable climate, European immigrants established farms here during the 19th century, many of which still operate today, and tasting their farm-fresh produce and artisan foods is one of the top things to do here. The Yarra Valley is also one of Victoria's oldest grape-growing regions.

Green thumbs will be in heaven. A bevy of beautiful gardens flaunt everything from rainbow-hued rhododendrons to fragrant blooms, and fiery fall colors. Nature lovers will enjoy mingling with the wildlife and exploring the Dandenong Ranges hiking trails. Other popular things to do include visiting evocative art galleries, exploring quaint country villages, and soaking up the stunning scenery on a historic steam train.

Traditionally, the Dandenong Ranges region is the Country of the Indigenous Wurundjeri People, and today you can learn about their rich culture during your visit.

For more than a century, the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges has been one of the most rewarding weekend getaways from Melbourne . Learn more about the best places to visit with our list of the top tourist attractions in the Dandenong Ranges.

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Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is the perfect place to check out the full range of unique Australian animals in one compact place. Set in a typical Australian landscape, the 30-hectare park offers tourists the opportunity to see the animals up close and personal.

"Meet the handler" encounters include kangaroos, wombats, koalas, emus, dingoes, and platypuses, and they take place at various times throughout the day.

"Spirits of the Sky" offers a chance to see birds of prey, featuring the majestic wedge-tailed eagle, soar through the air.

You can also soak up some Aboriginal culture at Healesville Sanctuary. During the Indigenous cultural experience, you can gain insight into traditional uses for local plants, learn how to make a boomerang return, and listen to Dreamtime stories about local animals, all shared by a Wurundjeri Elder. These are held every Sunday, on public holidays, and every day except Saturday in the Victorian school holidays.

While you're in the area, save time to visit the town of Healesville. Here, foodies can feast on local delicacies at some of the best Yarra Valley restaurants and cafés.

Address: Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria

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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Exploring all the rewarding things to see and do in Dandenong Ranges National Park requires time and planning. Covering 3,215 hectares, the park is rich in walking trails, wildlife, lush fern gullies, and forests of towering mountain ash.

The best way to experience the gorgeous scenery of The Dandenong mountains and the park's abundant wildlife is on the network of scenic hiking trails . The easy hike to Sherbrooke Falls and the 1,000 steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk are among the favorites. You can also explore on horseback or by bike. Note, though, that in June, 2021, severe storms damaged some of the Dandenong Ranges hiking trails. Check for any closures before you visit.

Look for wildlife while you're here. Tree goannas, echidnas, and black wallabies are among the many animals that live in the park, and at night you might even catch a glimpse of feather-tail gliders or yellow-bellied gliders soaring across the forest canopy. Birding is also excellent. Keep an eye (and ear) out for the superb lyrebird, which mimics the calls of other birds.

Wondering where to get the best views in the park? Burkes Lookout is the most well-known Dandenong Ranges lookout here. Outside the park, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong lookout also offers panoramic views.

Picnics are another popular thing to do in the park. Grant's Picnic Ground is a must-see – especially if you love birds. Located in the heart of Sherbrooke Forest , the area is known for its dense population of native species, including many cockatoos, king parrots, and rosellas. Popular hiking trails also branch out from this area. Sherbrooke Picnic Ground is another picturesque place to visit for a picnic.

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Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is one of the most popular places to visit in the Dandenong area. Thousands of blooms in vibrant pinks, purples, blues, and reds greet you in these gorgeous gardens (formerly known as the National Rhododendron Gardens), about 500 meters from Olinda Village.

Camellias, daffodils, azaleas, and cherries and, of course, rhododendrons provide most of the color in the spring and early summer, but come in the fall to see the fiery reds and oranges of the changing leaves.

You can focus on one area of the garden if you feel like a gentle stroll, or hike the entire five kilometers round-trip through rock gardens, fern gullies, and sprawling lawns. The views of the Yarra Valley and its distant peaks are breathtaking.

Enhance your experience here with a visit to the sensory garden , where you can inhale the fragrance of fresh blooms, touch the textures of ruffled bark, hear the crunch of leaves underfoot, and even taste some of the plants.

Changing with every season, the gardens are a delight for photographers and anyone who appreciates the colors of nature. The best time to visit is earlier in the morning, when the light is soft and it's easier to find a parking spot. Entry is free, and tours in an electric shuttle are available for a small fee.

Address: The Georgian Road, Olinda, Victoria

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Olinda Falls

Walking in the Dandenongs is a sensory feast. Listen to waterfalls splashing over slick rocks, pierced by the call of a crimson rosella. Inhale the earthy aromas of the rainforest, and look for wallabies, echidnas, or possums peaking through the leaves.

Wondering where to start? If you're interested in bushwalks, Dandenong Ranges National Park has some of the region's most famous hikes. One of the top hikes is the easy 2.4-kilometer round-trip trail to the fern-fringed Sherbrooke Falls. It's one of the smaller Dandenong Ranges waterfalls, but the lush forest trail offers a beautiful hike through towering mountain ash and stringy-bark eucalyptus trees . You can also hike to the falls from O'Donohue Picnic Ground.

If you're hiking with young kids, the park's Olinda Falls trail is an easy 25-minute out-and-back trail to another popular Dandenong Ranges waterfall. You can access it from the Olinda Falls Picnic Grounds.

Looking for more of a challenge? Follow the famous 1,000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. This popular trail commemorates Australian troops in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

Note that storms in 2021 damaged some Dandenong Ranges National Park trails, and they are currently closed for reconstruction. Check before you head out.

Outside of Dandenong Ranges National Park, La La Falls is another popular waterfall hike. This moderate 3.2-kilometer round-trip trail pokes through dense forests near Warburton.

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Short on time? For a quick walk near Warbuton, don't miss the Warburton Rainforest Gallery on the way to Mt. Donna Buang, where you can weave through thick forests of feathery ferns and mountain ash trees on a 350-meter-long elevated walkway. You can also stroll through towering trees on the Californian Redwood Forest Walk , a 15-minute drive from Warburton.

Up for a longer trek? Try the dog-friendly 17-kilometer one-way Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track from Emerald to Sassafras – if you're up to the challenge.

High tea

What better way to complement a wilderness adventure than with an elegant high tea? Partaking in this time-honored English tradition is one of the top things to do at many of the Dandenong Ranges restaurants and cafés.

Hot scones topped with clotted cream and raspberry jam, finger sandwiches, and other petite treats are the main components, accompanied by a piping hot cup of tea, preferably in a fine china cup. Serve it all up in a cozy café, add a crackling fire in winter, and you have the perfect Dandenong Ranges high tea.

Figuring out where to indulge depends on your tastes. For a traditional high tea, the National Trust-listed Marybrooke Manor , bordering Sherbrooke Forest, is a great option. High tea is served here every Sunday from 1pm-4pm.

Mary Eats Cake in Montrose serves up treats in a cute-as-pie English cottage and garden, and Miss Marple's Tea Room in Sassafras is another English-inspired tea and scone experience in a charming Tudor-style building. Other popular high tea venues include Chateau Yering's Eleonore's Restaurant and Coombe Yarra Valley .

Looking for high tea with a twist? Olinda Tea House & Restaurant offers an Asian-inspired high tea, and if you're a die-hard chocoholic, the Chocolaterie High Tea at Yarra Valley Chocolatier is the place for you!

Note that bookings are essential for some of these high teas, as they are not offered every day of the week, and seatings can be limited.

Puffing Billy Steam Train

The romance of days gone by comes alive with a nostalgic ride through the Dandenong Ranges on the century-old steam train, Puffing Billy. Considered one of the best steam trains in the world, it runs every day of the year (except Christmas Day) along a 40-kilometer track under the steam of a large team of volunteers.

Traveling from Belgrave to Gembrook , the train chugs through spectacular scenery. Along the way, you'll pass through towering indigenous eucalyptus forests featuring the magnificent mountain ash trees, over historic wooden bridges, and through quaint villages. With open-air carriages, the fresh scent of eucalyptus adds another sensory dimension to this popular Dandenong Ranges attraction.

Address: 1402 Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road, Mt. Dandenong, Victoria

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Peach Melba

Ever wondered what it was like to be an Aussie diva in the 1900s? Now you can find out at this popular Yarra Valley attraction. The famously flamboyant Aussie opera singer Dame Nellie Melba once lived on this elegant estate, and you can gain fascinating insight into her life on a guided sightseeing tour of the serene seven-acre gardens and a gallery spotlighting artwork from her private collection.

Designed more than 100 years ago, the gardens are internationally inspired. Highlights include an Italianate garden; French-style rose garden; and, reputedly, Australia's oldest swimming pool, where Charlie Chaplin was said to have taken a dip–all bordered by a 10-meter-high cypress hedge.

The gallery provides the most revealing glimpse of the famous diva. Exhibits including her fashion, jewelry, and objet d'art, as well as paintings by Hans Heysen and Arthur Streeton.

Dame Melba was friends with the renowned French chef, Auguste Escoffier, who concocted the Peach Melba dessert in her honor, a sublime mingling of peach, raspberry, and vanilla ice-cream. You can taste this and other gourmet treats spotlighting fresh produce grown on the estate at the light-filled restaurant overlooking the gardens.

Tour packages include either a delicious Devonshire tea or a three-course gourmet lunch, and you can opt for a tour only–if you can resist the mouthwatering food.

Address: 673 - 675 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria

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Olinda Village

In the "garden belt" of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda is a great overnight stop for visitors. At 569 meters, this cute country town is the highest village in the Dandenong Ranges, and staying here puts you near some of the region's top attractions. In Olinda village, the narrow streets are filled with galleries, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, wonderful restaurants, wellness centers, day spas, and boutique shops.

And then there are the gardens! Nearby, you can visit the inspirational Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens and the magnificent Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden . If you're looking for more green space to stretch your legs, you can hike the scenic trails and soak up beautiful views at the R.J. Hamer Aboretum, which is particularly lovely in the fall.

Olinda also has a flourishing arts community. It was once the home of the acclaimed Australian artist Arthur Streeton, who depicted the beautiful scenery in many of his paintings. Today, admiring some of the local artwork at shops and studios is one of the top things to do in Olinda.

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Alfred Nicholas Gardens, named after its philanthropist owner, is the perfect garden for all seasons. Blanketed with rhododendrons and azaleas in spring, hydrangeas and native ferns in summer, vibrant foliage of beech and maples in autumn, and sometimes a dusting of snow in winter, the garden attracts more wedding photographs than any other place in the Dandenong Ranges .

In particular, the gardens are known for their evocative water features, including a fern-fringed lake with a boathouse and soft-flowing waterfalls. Paths weave around these features under towering mountain ash trees, and meandering through here with a special partner is one of the most romantic things to do in the Dandenong Ranges.

Address: Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria

William Ricketts Sanctuary

William Rickett's Sanctuary is one of the best-kept tourist secrets in the Dandenong Ranges . It lies hidden from the world in a small garden of ferns, mountain ash trees, and rocky outcrops. Blending with the natural environment, more than 90 intricate ceramic sculptures representing the Aboriginal culture of the area are creatively displayed among the foliage.

The namesake creator of these gardens spent many years living with Aboriginal communities, and the gardens celebrate their deep spiritual connection with Mother Earth. Immersed in the cool, dark forest surrounded by the beauty of nature and art, you can't help but feel a sense of peace here.

This is one of the many rewarding free things to do in the Dandenong Ranges. Many tourists combine a visit here with a picnic and stroll at the nearby Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden .

Note that in June, 2021 William Ricketts Sanctuary was badly damaged by a storm. It's due to reopen some time in 2022.

Address: 1402 Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road, Mt. Dandenong

Fresh goat's cheese

Rich, creamy cheeses are one of the specialty foods produced in the fertile Yarra Valley, and tasting some of these mouthwatering varieties is a must-do during your visit. At Yarra Valley Dairy, cheese tastings are available in the farm's delightfully dilapidated 100-year-old milking shed, right next to the cheese factory.

Both cow's and goat's milk is used for the signature range of cheeses. These include an Ashed Pyramid goat's cheese, marinated cow's milk cheeses with chili and saffron, and a Persian feta with thyme and garlic, all served with fresh-baked breads and crackers.

You can also order locally produced charcuterie items and award-winning jams and relishes to accompany the cheeses. After your tasting, stock up on local goodies from the gift shop to take with you.

Address: McMeikans Road, Coldstream, Victoria

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Cloudehill Gardens

With a history dating back to the 1890s, Cloudehill Gardens offer a magical experience for anyone who loves nature. On an eastern slope of the Dandeonongs, the gardens are laid out in a series of "garden rooms" separated by stone walls and finely-clipped hedges. Highlights include the vibrant copper beech trees, the flower-flecked meadows, and the Water Garden.

Photographers will find a world of beauty here to capture with their cameras. Paths meander by billowing shrubs; water features; and clusters of colorful calla lilies, tulips, and rhododendrons. Sculptures grace the gardens, and a dazzling array of birds, butterflies, and bees dart from bloom to bloom. It's easy to lose track of time here.

Although spectacular in every season, the ancient Japanese maples in autumn lure many tourists. Innovative sculpture exhibitions and musical performances are often held in the gardens, particularly in summer.

After your visit, stop by the little shop to buy rare seeds and green-thumb-related gifts, or enjoy a sweet treat at the little café.

Address: 89 Olinda Monbulk Road, Olinda

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TarraWarra Museum of Art

Specializing in Australian art from the 1950s onwards, TarraWarra Museum of Art is a stunning example of modern architecture, with beautiful views of rolling green hills from every window.. Blending with the environment, yet breaking new ground, the museum offers tourists the opportunity to view a permanent collection filled with iconic artists, such as John Brack, Brett Whiteley, and Russell Drysdale. Temporary exhibitions are also held throughout the year in a range of different mediums.

After viewing all the provocative modern art, spend some time exploring the building and lingering in the outdoor spaces here to really appreciate the picturesque, peaceful setting.

Address: 311 Healesville - Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, Victoria

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Miss Marple's Tea Room in Sassafras

Sassafras is a model village oozing charm and history. Every day of the week tourists delight in the collection of antique shops, cozy cafés, and art galleries. Taking in a morning or afternoon tea at Miss Marple's Tea Room is considered the quintessential Dandenong Ranges experience, and tea aficionados can stock up on supplies at Tea Leaves Australia , offering a wide range of teas and teapots.

Other top things to do in Sassafras include are Geppetto's Workshop , a quirky toyshop specializing in wooden toys, including a colorful collection of marionettes and hand puppets, and Sassafras Sweet Co. , an old-fashioned candy shop.

If you'd like to stay in the area, you'll find plenty of charming Dandenong Ranges accommodation in the village and immediate surroundings.

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