Your holiday accommodation in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
The glorious regions of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are an enchanting combination of stunning natural beauty, the rolling vineyards of the valleys wine regions and the cusp of the corners of the tree lined suburbs of the east of Melbourne. Book your holiday accommodation in the vineyards of the wine region, meander throughout the wine farms and eat at some of the world class restaurants and cafes, take a picnic and stroll through the hills where you have your holiday rental, and become one with nature.
Stay in a holiday villa in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, go for hikes in the deep natural bush, explore the rainforests and untamed valleys by bicycle and stay in holiday accommodation right in the middle of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Get out of the city and off the beaten track to adventure and old world enchantments, and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime.
Things to See and Do Puffing Billy Steam Train – Belgrave
The busy central town of Belgrave, in the Dandenong Ranges, is home to the oldest steam train in action in Australia, the Puffing Billy. Belgrave, being a forested town, dotted with evidence of modern life here and there, the odd coffee shop, gift shops and holiday accommodation, is also home to the legendary Cameo Cinema. Jump aboard the Puffing Billy and head out to a magical oasis, deep in the rain forests, as they wind their way through Menzies Creek, right the way up to Cockatoo, while enjoying lunch or dinner on board.
Moutain Village –Sassafras
The charming holiday mountain village of Sassafras, is another stunning gem, tucked away in the glorious Dandenong Ranges. Stay in some of the most quaint holiday accommodation and enjoy high tea in the beautiful double story English Tudor house – Miss Marples tea room.
The Sugarloaf Reservoir – Yarra Glen
Perched majestically on the banks of the Yarra River in the Yarra Valley, you will find the blissful town of Yarra Glen. You can book your holiday accommodation near the Grand Hotel, which first opened its doors in the late 1800’s. Head out to the Sugarloaf Reservoir for a day in the outdoors; take a picnic or BBQ in one of the demarcated areas.
Wine tasting in Lilydale – Yarra Valley
The sunny suburb of Lilydale is situated at the main entrance to the spectacular and well known wine region of the Yarra Valley. Book your holiday accommodation in this peaceful valley, and make your way out to some of the valleys premier wine estates where you can taste some of the wine made in the area, and enjoy a lunch or dinner on one of the wine farms.
The temperate climate of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges brings warm summer days and cool winter days. Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit, especially in the Yarra Valley, as the temperatures cool off and the colors of the wine region start changing, and harvest begins, from around the end of March. As it is a winter rainfall area, most of the rain will arrive between April and September.
Getting there from the UK
The easiest way to get to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, are to fly into Melbourne, there are daily routes on all the major airlines coming out of the UK, but do expect the prices of flights to be more expensive during school holiday periods. Then hire a car and drive through the stunning and picturesque Yarra Valley and make your way to the Dandenong Ranges, where you can get straight to your holiday accommodation and start relaxing.