Just a short drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a whole world away…
With gratifying local food and wine, exquisite scenery, romantic hideaways and amazing adventures.
Best known for and recognised as one of the world’s great cool climate wine producing regions, the Yarra Valley has over 90 cellar doors with many more vineyards to explore. Top picks are Domaine Chandon (Moet & Chandon’s Australian winery), De Bortoli and Yering Station. And unlike other wine regions there are many other mid-size and boutique cellar doors to visit that provide a more intimate wine experience.
If wine isn’t quite your to your taste explore the emerging cider and ale trail. This scenic trail takes you across the hills and through a champions list of new and established microbreweries.
In addition to vineyards, the Yarra Valley caters for every traveller; from bush walking trails to fruit farms, interesting markets and inspiring galleries plus attractions for the whole family. Ensure you take time to explore Healesville Sanctuary a bushland haven for Australian animals.
If you yearn for a quieter pace take a wander through the villages of the Yarra Valley:
- Healesville – The place to be for great coffee, food, shopping and art. Also home of the Healesville Sanctuary
- Warburton – With the Yarra River meandering through the town Warburton offers a relaxing experience
- Yarra Glen – Home to some of the country’s best known wineries as well as the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
- Marysville – Ideal area for bushwalking be sure to check out Steavenson Falls
The Yarra Valley is brimming with nature where you can hide away in mesmerising fern glades or rugged bushland. Work up an appetite on the Yarra Valley tracks and trails, snowfields and golf courses, or soar peacefully above it all in a hot air balloon.
If you are after a souvenir with a difference you will uncover eclectic vintage clothes, quirky home wares and historical books in the Yarra Valley region and of course will be spoilt for choice when buying for the foodie in your life with an impressive range of foods, wines and ciders.
During your stay at Punthill Apartments ensure you take a tour of one of the most scenic routes in Victoria with a day trip to the Yarra Valley and disappear into the luxury of crisp mountain air.