Yarra Valley is one of Victoria’s best city escapes. There are plenty of wonderful places to visit and stuff to do for everyone which makes it a popular destination for weekenders and even tourists. If you’re curious about what Yarra Valley has to offer, here are the best things you shouldn’t miss.
Black Spur Drive
Yarra Valley is well known for its natural and scenic landscapes. If you love driving around to unwind, the Black Spur Drive is a perfect place. You get to enjoy a calming drive through nature with all the lush rainforests and plenty of wild plants around the road. Black Spur Drive is known as the most scenic drive all over Victoria so make sure you put it on your list. You may also stop by the Fernshaw picnic area for a quick snack or simply relax.
Yarra Valley Wineries
Aside from stunning sceneries of nature, Yarra Valley is also famous for its wineries. Whether a wine aficionado or not, there’s more to these wineries than just wine tasting. You can also enjoy a complimentary cheese plate together with a glass of quality wine. If you’re not up for wine and cheese tasting, you can just simply enjoy a relaxing stroll while looking at the lush vineyards. Visit yarravalleybustours.com.au to book a tour around Yarra Valley’s Wineries.
Healesville Sanctuary is a popular destination for family trips, especially when there are kids around. This zoo features Australia’s native animals such as koalas, kangaroos, emus, platypus and many more. Know more about animals by dropping by on its Wildlife Health Centre and learn how professional vets care for sick and injured animals.
Ada Tree Trail
If you want to keep yourself active while still enjoying your vacation, the Ada Tree Trail offers a perfect track just for you. It stretches for 3.2 kilometres which is really challenging given the nature of the track. Burn those calories off while enjoying beautiful scenery through nature. Don’t forget to take your camera with you and snap some shots.
Yarra Valley Chocolatier and Ice Creamery
For those who have a sweet tooth, Yarra Valley’s Chocolatier and Ice creamery is a must visit place. You get to enjoy free chocolate and ice cream tasting when you arrive at the place, aside from all the yummy things you can have. Who knows, you might even get a chance to watch how these delicious chocolates are made by professional chocolate makers.
Healesville Organic Market
Aside from specialty wines, delicious cheese and yummy chocolates and ice cream, Yarra Valley is also popular for its fresh produce. Healesville Organic Market is the place to go if you’re looking for fresh ingredients for your home cooked meals. This market opens every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Enjoy all natural and locally grown produce such as fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey and many more.
Do these places tickle your interests? If so, grab your backpacks and prepare for your nest tour at Yarra Valley.