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.
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.
Steavenson Falls Trail 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.
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.
Need a break from all that wine, cheese and trails? Pop over from Tarrawarra Estate next door to check out the latest exhibitions here.
Napoleone Cider 10 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770 | Closed Tues & Wed
Serving cider and other fancy drinks out of a shipping container bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heartswood Closed Mon-Wed
“Heartwood 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.
Shacky Sleeps 2 | From $160/night
Score yourself a tiny house getaway in Australia's most scenic, secluded locations.
Maison Stay via Airbnb Sleeps 6 | $292/night
Spacious enough for you and 5 of your wine-loving mates.
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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