The world-famous Australian wine drives tourists from around the globe to visit the country to relish into their delicious Cabernet Sauvignons, Shirazes, Pinot Noirs and more. An hour-drive away from Melbourne, explore Yarra valley to taste the best wine in Victoria and experience a wide array of breathtaking wineries. It does not end there, Yarra Valley offers much more than that. Here are the top things to do and explore in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
Wine and Fresh Food Tasting
Famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the Yarra Valley offers the regions’ finest wine. Tour a handful of popular wineries to learn about the winemaking process, taste and dine with a sumptuous meal produced by local ingredients. There are fresh food markets that offer garden-fresh fruits and ingredients for tasting. Some popular wineries include Levantine Hill Estate, TarraWarra Estate Restaurant & Cellar Door, Yileena Park, etc.
Hot Air Balloon
Float over the Yarra Valley to enjoy a bird’s eye view and relish into a blissful experience. Watch the impeccable view of the scenic Yarra landscape with a sunrise view in an hour-long hot air balloon like never before.
If skydiving is still unchecked on your bucket list, choose the Yarra vineyards to jump and plunge into the picturesque view of the country. Guided by professionals, you will be raised to 14,000 ft. above the ground and 60 seconds of free falling and 5 to 7 minutes of gliding back down with the parachute.
The best alternative to walking, a Segway ride is a perfect option to experience the wineries up-close and personal. Learn winemaking processes and techniques in the famous Rochford Winery grapevines under the leadership of an experienced guide. This unique and interesting approach to wine tasting will surely leave you with some incredible memories.
Lilydale – Warburton Rail Trail
A former rail trail converted into a gravel cycling or walking trail is a fun way of discovering the Yarra areas. This 40 km long trail is home to many cafes and exciting places for a stopover.
Seville Water Park
Located in the Seville recreation reserve, this park is perfect for a kid’s day out in the summers. Children just love the amazing cold water on a bright sunny day. The park also features a small playground, toilets, large shade trees and picnic spots.
Yarra Valley Chocolates
Yarra Valley is also known for the delicious chocolates it offers. There is an abundance of free chocolate tastings and ice cream parlors that are worth a try. Kids and chocolate lovers will definitely have a gala time in the Yarra Valley.
Victoria’s Yarra Valley offers a plethora of exciting things to do and a trip to explore Yarra Valley will surely be a memorable one. Take a trip to the Yarra Valley with your loved ones and experience a romantic and enjoyable time to remember for the rest of your life.