Time for tea

High tea is experiencing quite the comeback, and there are few places more picturesque than the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges to sit down and enjoy it. In the valley, Elmswood Estate in Seville serves seasonal petite fours, homemade scones and savoury bites with a modern twist against the uninterrupted views of the vineyard, valley […]

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Wine and stunning views

Elmswood Estate produces hand-crafted wines from the Seville sub-region in the Yarra Valley. The boutique producer is celebrated by Australian wine critic James Halliday as a five-star winery and one of the region’s ‘dark horses’, with chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon varieties. The venue has a welcoming cellar door with stunning views […]

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Birds in abundance and much more

This will be the final spring that Dandenong Ranges visitors can feed the birds at Grants Picnic Ground. The practice will cease from February next year, but until then visitors can say hello to colourful rosellas, cockatoos and parrots, and even shake a tail feather with them. It’s the only place in the Dandenong Ranges […]

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Sensational stone fruit

Berries tend to steal the limelight during summer, but stone fruits are also at their best during the warmer months. Peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums are synonymous with summer and readily available in the Yarra Valley. Trees at Rayners Orchard in Woori Yallock will also be bursting with some less common varieties. Apriums is a […]

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Ripe for the picking

Spring means the start of berry season in the Yarra Valley. There are plenty of places to pick up farm-fresh produce that’s ready to take home, but u-pick is also a fun option for a day out in the valley. The farms will have someone on hand to offer advice ahead of any picking adventure, […]

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Stay and explore

Lilydale Pine Hill has catered for caravanning and camping since the 1960s. It’s in a prime location at the gateway to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region with the Upper Yarra Valley close by. In 2017 the owners embarked on a journey to expand the park for tourists and short stay sites, and received […]

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