Yarra Valley Lodge is a magnificent resort offering guests total luxury. The hotel is ideally positioned at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, on the grounds of the Heritage Golf and Country Club, just 45 minutes from Melbourne and on the doorstep to over 100 wineries and attractions.
The Yarra Valley has an abundance of colourful local restaurants, wineries, arts and crafts within the region to explore.
This beautifully designed resort enhances the picturesque Yarra Valley landscape, whilst offering a relaxed countryside lifestyle. Excellent leisure facilities include two magnificent 18-hole championship golf courses, the 'St John Course' and 'The Henley Course'; the impressive Heritage Clubhouse where guests can enjoy all the privileges of a private club; and the purpose built Heritage Retreat and Heritage Yarra Valley Day Spa for total well-being and therapeutic treatments.
Yarra Valley Lodge features a restaurant and bar. Bella Restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy sophisticated, leisurely dining. Offering impeccable service and a contemporary Australian menu, including local produce and the very best wines from the Yarra Valley and beyond. The Lodge Bar is a stylish, yet casual lounge offering light snacks and drinks in a warm ambience.
Yarra Valley Lodge offers you one of the best Yarra Valley Conference and Event venues the region has to offer. Ideal for your next corporate conference, meeting, event, wedding or product launch. Offering the flexibility of 10 variable function suites that can be tailored to suit every style of function catering for up to 400 guests or delegates. Facilities are complemented by stylish surroundings, state-of-the-art audio visual services and many event suites feature natural light.
Located between Coldstream and Yarra Glen, the Gatehouse at Villa Raedward - the ideal place to stay when exploring the Yarra Valley's many delights.
Privacy, comfort, contemporary styling, sumptuous breakfast provisions and meticulous attention to detail are hallmarks of The Gatehouse. The two suites each have a marble bathroom with a double spa overlooking a secluded courtyard garden, large shower and Molton Brown toiletries.
There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a Gaggia coffee machine while the lounge/dining area has a flat screen television with DVD player and DVD library. WiFi is available free to guests booking directly with The Gatehouse.
The fully air-conditioned bedroom has a queen-sized bed. Each suite has a private patio overlooking the garden with spectacular views of the Valley plus undercover parking.
The Gatehouse at Villa Raedward is perfect if you are attending a wedding or special occasion. It is near the Valley's most popular venues at Stones of the Yarra Valley, Yering Station, Yering Farm, Coombe Cottage and The Vines at Helen's Hill.
Wineries such as Yering Station, Punt Road, Yering Farm, St Huberts and Helen's Hill are close by as well as restaurants at Chateau Yering, Yering Station, Coldstream Brewery, and Meletos at Stones....
Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, less than 60 minutes from Melbourne's city centre and Airport, the award winning Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is a luxury resort featuring 70 superbly appointed guest suites with outstanding amenities.
The Cellar Door offering complimentary tastings open seven days and Rae's Restaurant offering stylish casual and formal dining. Using fresh local produce to create tantalising dishes chosen to complement and enhance the flavours of the Balgownie Estate wines. Bill's Wine & Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to relax and wind down with a wine or cocktail pre dinner.
The current release of Balgownie wines are some fine examples of wines from the Yarra Valley and Bendigo region that are ready for immediate tasting and consumption, but if you can resist the temptation to the Estate Range can be cellared for ten to fifteen years to produce what will be superb wines.
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa features luxury one bedroom spa suites commanding fantastic views with spacious and comfortable living areas enhanced with the luxury of a king size bed and full size spa bath with views.
It's simply a matter of relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views of the Yarra Valley from your private balcony. In-house guests receive complimentary access to the health club comprising of indoor heated pool, fitness centre and steam room.
Natskin Spa Retreat at Balgownie Estate offers private rooms and duo suites, signature treatments including Vinotherapy and the exclusive rasul steam temple, choose from a variety of water therapies, massage, facials and a wide range of skin and body treatments for complete relaxation and well being. Please contact for details.
Situated in a private nature reserve on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River and set amongst abundant native flora and fauna, Yering Gorge Cottages provides ultra modern self-contained cottage accommodation for couples, families and groups.
Within the heart of the Yarra Valley wine region the cottages are close to golf courses, wineries and fabulous restaurants and are only 50 minutes from Melbourne city centre.
Yering Gorge Cottages boasts eight free standing, one bedroom cottages, ideal for couples looking for a weekend retreat, two free standing, two bedroom cottages suited for families and two adjoining, two bedroom cottages which can be booked separately as two bedroom cottages, or together to create a four bedroom complex.
All cottages are luxuriously appointed with all the modern conveniences for a relaxing and indulgent getaway. Every cottage has wood fire, a spa bath and an ultra modern bathroom and kitchen. Free wireless internet is also included.
Each self-contained cottage offers panoramic views of the wider Yarra Valley to the Dandenong Ranges and beyond. Guests can relax on their wide balcony observing kangaroos grazing, whilst enjoying a glass of local Yarra Valley wine.
There are also bush trails for walking and mountain biking and fishing rods are available. Connoisseurs of fine food and wine can visit the many fine restaurants in the Yarra Valley.
Attractions such as Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and boutique breweries are minutes away. For those who enjoy local produce there is a farmer's market and of course wonderful wineries.
The complex has a function room and conference centre for guests. It is ideal for weddings, business conferences, sales retreats and educational professional development. Conferences and weddings can be organised to suit your needs, with all the delights of the Yarra Valley including winery tours, balloon flights, gourmet tours and local fruit farms.
Yarra Valley Grand Hotel is a heritage property situated in Yarra Glen, the heart of the Yarra Valley; Victoria's premier wine growing region.
Explore the nearby wineries and restaurants, take a sunrise balloon flight and have a champagne breakfast, visit the Healesville Sanctuary or simply relax on the veranda with coffee and plan the day.
The Yarra Valley Grand Hotel changed hands In 2007 and has been refurbished. There is a sunny beer deck. The hotel prides itself on great food, with ever popular pub classics, special and seasonal dishes, and of course dishes to share, all changing seasonally.
There is also a senior's lunch mid-week and kids meals, families can dine while the children can enjoy the play area. There is also a beautiful dining room for a quieter dining experience.
There are ten hotel rooms plus a four bedroom residence for accommodation.
Araluen Villas is situated in a picturesque part of the Yarra Valley, close to wineries and many other attractions of the area.
The Villas themselves are all modern, fully appointed with either views or peaceful outlooks over the surrounding hills and valley and are a perfect place to get away from it all or for a special occasion.
Each villa has a large lounge, flat screen television, DVD player, Bose iPod sound dock with music library, internet, air-conditioning and gas log fireplace.
The fully equipped kitchen has a espresso machine, wine fridge and an oven. The bedroom has a king size bed with silk doona and pillows. Ensuite with double spa and separate shower. Heated flooring and heated towel rails as well as rear private courtyard with a water feature.
Use of the guest solar heated swimming pool with pool towels supplied.
The breakfast hamper, locally sourced produce, some of which include a bottle of Yarra Valley wine, chocolates by Kennedy and Wilson and biscuits by Crumbs of Marysville.
The Yarra Valley offers an extensive choice of first class culinary options and packages with De Bortoli restaurant Locale as well as Chateau Yering Eleanor's fine dining restaurant, Yering Station, Mandala Restaurant and Hargreaves Brewery to name but a few.
Leisure activities while you are here include a relaxing body massage in your own Villa. You can soar over the beautiful Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon, go golfing, bushwalking and pick your own berries at several berry farms in the Valley. There is even an outdoor movie theatre at Rochford during the summer months.
Please contact Araluen Villas for further information.
Melba Lodge is perfectly located in the heart of the Yarra Valley and offers a traditional bed and breakfast with a boutique hotel feel to it. It offers seven luxurious air-conditioned rooms, with king and queen sized beds, ensuites (some with spas) and television.
Guest facilities include comfortable lounge, open fire, dining room, billiard room with bar.
Melba Lodge offer both a continental and cooked breakfast for your enjoyment.
Melba Lodge can also arrange winery tour packages, hot air ballooning, and golf packages at one of the nearby golf courses. As well as offering great bed and breakfast accommodation, there is a dedicated conference room, fully equipped for groups of four to 12. Catering options are offered, plus the option of meals at nearby restaurants and wineries.
Foothills Conference Centre is a four star conference centre located in Mooroolbark, 31 kilometres east of Melbourne. The centre boasts 96 luxury rooms and is ideally located close to notable Yarra Valley wineries and all of the area's major tourist attractions.
Set on 20 acres of beautiful bushland, the conference centre provides the ideal setting to relax and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Foothills Conference Centre provides guests with a high level of personal service, and in addition offers an extensive range of comprehensive business facilities at a competitive price.
Foothills Conference Centre offers four star accommodation guest rooms in the Grevillea section. These rooms are available in twin share and king size configurations and feature reverse cycle air conditioning, en suite bathroom, television with Foxtel (cable television), fridge and coffee / tea making facilities, plates, bowls, cups, wine glasses and cutlery.
Free WiFi access is available for guests and a detailed guest compendium is also provided to guests detailing information about dining and entertainment in the Yarra Valley area....
Valley Guest House is centrally located in the Yarra Valley with wineries and restaurants all within a short driving distance. Guests are able to retreat to this quiet sanctuary situated in a lovely garden setting with rural views. There are 6 suites, 2 rooms offer queen size beds and 4 suites with king sized beds all with electric blankets, double heated spa baths, heated towel rails, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, CD/radio, well appointed sitting area. There are 2 hillside studio suites with king sized beds with balconies overlooking the garden and ponds.
If you are looking for a truly fun-filled experience around Melbourne, you just can't go past Segway Victoria.
The Segway Personal Transporter is an amazing eco-friendly two wheeled machine, that is highly intuitive, meaning it is really easy to ride. Riding a Segway is like nothing you have done before and is an experience you will never forget.
At Segway Victoria, they provide Segway tours and activities for social and corporate groups. There is nothing like the magic of Segway and now you and your friends and colleagues can experience the awesome capabilities of this amazing technology.
Segway Victoria's experienced guides provide all required training and before you know it you will be cruising effortlessly while enjoying the unique freedom that only a Segway provides.
If you are planning a team building activity, break out session or social function and are looking for an interactive experience that's new, genuinely fun and completely irresistible, then look no further.
Tours depart on weekends and public holidays. Tours are also available by appointment on weekdays for group bookings....
Start your Yarra Valley adventure with a coffee at Gateway Estate.
U-Pick Strawberries are always in season, grown indoors so you can pick your own beautiful fruit in all weather conditions. There is no entry fee, you only pay for what you pick.
Be sure to check out the huge capsicum crop in the high tech greenhouse.
Explore the gourmet farm gate where you will find seasonal fruit, vegetables and berries as well as the best and most extensive array of local produce in the Yarra Valley including bread, jam, preserves, pasta, cheese and much more.
If you enjoy good quality beef be sure you take home some of the Free Range Dry Aged Angus Beef. The beef is all grass fed and only available direct from the farm.
Available for tasting is Strawberry Port, Liqueur and Cr?me as well as their own relishes and jam.
The gourmet farm gate shop is the brain child of brothers Brett and Tony Spurling and their wives Karen and Debbie, which fronts a 120 acre, family owned and operated farm and gourmet farm gate shop, located on the junction of the Melba and Maroondah Highway in Coldstream, just 45 minutes from Melbourne....
Experience fast cars, slow-food, stunning destinations packed with surprises and some of the best regional food and wine in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Victoria (60 minutes from Melbourne).
Available seasonally from Balgownie Estate during autumn (March to April) and spring (September to October), Prancing Horse provide a range of spirited full-day or one-hour driving experiences featuring the new Ferrari 458 Italia plus an exotic collection of different supercars.
Drive along the beautiful Yarra Valley and ascend the dramatic alpine ridge to Lake Mountain (elevation of 1,433 metres), before exploring the ribbon of road that winds through the Yarra Range National Park and over the Snow-Gum-lined hills beyond Marysville.
Dine at top restaurants such as TarraWarra Estate, Stones of the Yarra Valley, Meletos, Eleonore's at Chateau Yering or Rae's with three to five course options or enjoy a feast of exquisite tapas at Innocent Bystander in Healesville.
The signature full day (nine-hour) driving experience spans approximately 200 kilometres, includes multiple supercars, all fuel and dining expenses plus designated driver and car interchanges to ensure equal driving opportunities throughout the journey. The new 'drive & dine' package features a one-hour drive in a Ferrari 458 Italia, complimented with either a three-course lunch or dinner just for two.
Prancing Horse provide all the necessary support with private instruction, comprehensive vehicle insurance (bond not required) and two-way radio communication with a lead scout car driven by your hosts to notify guests of any hazards or adverse road conditions.
The new Ferrari 458 Italia is always guaranteed and may be complimented with a range of supercars ranging from the Ferrari California, Ferrari F430 spider, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin Vantage, Aston Martin DB9, Maserati Granturismo, Audi R8, Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R R35 plus many more models.
Please visit the website for more information....
Nestled in the Christmas Hills, Sugarloaf is a tranquil setting for a picnic or a stroll near the reservoir shores, offering wonderful views across the water. For the more energetic, there is a 15km walk that circumnavigates the reservoir.
Try shoreline fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, redfin, roach or European carp.
Take a walk along one of the tracks in and around the park including the lronbark, Chris Phillips and Sugarloaf Walking Tracks.
Sailing at Sugarloaf is an enjoyable and exhilarating recreational pursuit. Visitors are permitted to launch appropriate watercraft from the Sugarloaf Sailing and Boating Club only. Launching facilities are available to visitors on Sundays and public holidays by calling the club on (03) 9730 1885. A launching fee may be charged.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe....
Celebrate the New Year at the award winning Eleonore's Restaurant.
Enjoy a six course degustation menu, cocktail on arrival, spectacular private fireworks display over the Yarra Valley and a glass of sparkling wine at midnight.
Bookings essential, full pre-payment is required at time of booking.
Cancellations to be made prior to 1 December 2016. Call or email to book....