#GoHyperlocal: Your Guide to Yarra Valley, VIC

Nicole Tj
November 20, 2020

Hatching your next Aussie getaway? Just an hour away from Melbourne and you're in Yarra Valley's wineries. Here are our top picks to kickstart your #GoHyperlocal adventures.

Just an hour away from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is a convenient "pop over for a quick let-your-hair-down kind of wine-about trip". Enough to make you forget about work, close enough to get you back in time. But is it somewhere you could make a destination of for a regional getaway for the city lover? We've curated our Yarra Valley guide to get you to #GoHyperlocal! Our ask? Sign up to #GoHyperlocal here. Share your experiences, inspire the next person, and join us in creating Australia's most diverse hub of hyperlocal guides and travel stories, through the power of people.

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DO

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Global Ballooning Australia.

‍Global Ballooning Australia From $405

‍Mark a special occasion with a hot air balloon ride over the picturesque Yarra Valley. Yes you'll have to get up at 4am to catch the sunrise - it'll be well worth dragging yourself out of your cozy cabin for.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway.
Photo by @senormakis

Steavenson Falls Trail Β Free‍

Fit this between your winery visits. An easy 700m return walk to visit one of Victoria's highest waterfalls. Visit day or night - the path's lit with floodlights.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway.
Photo by @elizasum

‍Warburton Rainforest Gallery | Acheron Way, Warburton VIC 3799 | Free‍

The 350m long elevated walkway takes you through the Rainforest Gallery. Here, take in the beauty of the towering Mountain Ash trees, some up to 400 years old.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway.
Tarrawarra Museum of Art Check opening dates/hours.

Need a break from all that wine, cheese and trails? Pop over from Tarrawarra Estate next door to check out the latest exhibitions here.

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DRINK

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Napoleone Cider.

Napoleone Cider 10 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770 | Closed Tues & Wed‍

Serving cider and other fancy drinks out of a shipping container bar.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Zonzo Estate.

Zonzo Estate Closed Mon & Tues

An old milking shed turned city dining experience and wedding destination, set amongst 45 acres of vines. Wood-fired pizzas, slow cooked lamb.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Four Pillars Gin.

Four Pillars Gin Opens daily

Where you need to go for your gin fix. These guys just won the IWSC International Gin Producer of the Year for the second year in a row. In other words, they're good. Even better, skill yourself up with a cocktail making class for the group.

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EAT

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Innocent Bystander.

Innocent Bystander 316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777 | Opens daily

Equal parts eatery and super hip wine label, Innocent Bystander will fix you up for brunch, lunch, or dinner - Funghi, Puttanesca or Formaggi pizzas, complete with a flirty Moscato. We're drooling. You're drooling.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Meletos.

Meletos Opens daily

With an expanded outdoor dining space, bar and rotisserie overlooking acres of wines, enjoy 3 courses from $60pp. Even stay a night at The Farmhouse at Meletos.

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Heartswood, Yarra Valley. #GoHyperlocal Guide.

Heartswood Closed Mon-Wed

β€œHeartwood should feel like you're at a friend's place, albeit one that has great coffee, booze and is handy in the kitchen. We're sold.

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STAY

Shacky. #GoHyperlocal. Yarra Valley Stays.

Shacky Sleeps 2 | From $160/night

Score yourself a tiny house getaway in Australia's most scenic, secluded locations.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway.

Maison Stay via Airbnb Sleeps 6 | $292/night

Spacious enough for you and 5 of your wine-loving mates.

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#GoHyperlocal Guide to Yarra Valley - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway.

The Shed via Riparide Sleeps 5 | From $210/night

If you've been eyeing off that converted loft, this might be the getaway pad for you.

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Drop us a line at hello@travistravis.co! This is only one part of our curated guides to get you to #GoHyperlocal this summer. Head to the blog for more, or sign up to contribute yourself - we love hearing about your adventures!

Tell us your experiences, inspire the next person, and join us in creating Australia's most diverse hub of hyperlocal guides and travel stories, through the power of people.

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