Tour the Yarra Valley Wineries
You'll discover great wine tasting and winery restaurants for lunch scattered throughout the region. Download the Winery Map and begin a tour of discovery or join an organised tour with our recommended tour operator to get the best cellar door experience. The winemakers love to talk about their wines and the winemaking process while you taste. See our Restaurants section for our recommended restaurants.
A Dining Experience on Puffing Billy
Belgrave | See website for dates
Puffing Billy travels through the magnificent forests and fern gullies from Belgrave to Gembrook. Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey whilst enjoying lunch or dinner. There are also special events such as Dine & Dance, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Murder on the Puffing Billy Express.
Belgrave | Open Daily | 2 hour sessions
If you and your friends are adrenaline junkies, then weaving through the canopy of some of the world’s rarest trees might be for you. There are different levels of challenges up to 15 metres so everyone is catered for and the flying foxes are a just awesome!
Fishing at the Australian Trout Farm
Macclesfield | Daily 10am - 5pm
If you love to fish or you want tohave a bit of fun and give it a go, then the Trout Farm is a great day out. Catch a variety of species, Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon. There is also mini golf and picnic grounds with BBQ’s.
Go on a Bike Ride
Segway Group Tours
Balgownie Resort | See the website for times & pricing
Who hasn't wanted to try this? You'll be fully training, then it’s off to explore the vineyard on two wheels. On this 60 minute Balgownie Resort Vineyard tour, you will first learn how to master riding one of these amazing machines. Once 'rider ready' you'll zoom around the resort, cruise around the vineyard, learning a little about the award winning wines of Balgownie and scale to Segway summit to see some breath taking views of the Yarra Valley.
Golf in the Yarra Valley
Fruit Picking & Tractor Tours
Woori Yallock | Daily 9am to 5pm
Drop in to Rayner's Orchard and do some fresh fruit picking and take a tractor tour through the orchards, eating fruit as you go. There is fruit to pick and try all year round and the type just depends on the season. For some extra fun, why not try a group fruit bottling workshop and take some fruit home with you.
Visit a Garden with a Picnic Hamper
With it's rich volcanic soil, the Dandenong Ranges is home to so many of Victoria's most outstanding gardens. Many were planted up to 100 years ago meaning they house some of the best examples of their kind in Australia. You can pre order a delicious picnic hamper from The Deli Platter with a selection of gourmet locally sourced and prepared goodies all packaged up for you, ready to go exploring.
Massage & Spa Treatments
The perfect addition to every getaway, enjoy a relaxing Massage or Spa Treatment in the privacy and comfort of your Accommodation. There is something for everyone with relaxation massage, facials for men and women, aromatic hot towel treatments, aromatherapy massage, hot oil body wraps and even pregnancy massages. Two therapists are available at a time so make sure you leave time for your entire group.
Catch an Outdoor Movie at Cameo
Belgrave | December - March
One of Melbourne's best outdoor cinema's is just down the road in Belgrave, showing new releases and retro classics. Once day has turned to night, grab a drink and something to eat from the Cameo bar, relax onto a deck chair or picnic blanket and watch as the screen flickers to life. At other times of the year, this gorgeous vintage cinema is still worth a visit.
Want to try something a bit different? You'll be surprised how many unique and impressive things there are to do in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges. See the area from above in a hot air balloon, a helicopter or even a vintage Tiger Moth. Maybe get a different perspective from the back of a Harley Davidson. For the brave there is even sky diving. Thrills and spills - you can do them all here!