By Kath Gannaway
Whether it’s a tent by the Acheron River, a luxury apartment among the Yarra Valley vineyards or a secluded B&B in the Dandenongs, a stay in the valley or the hills is very much about leaving the everyday behind.
The ‘me time’ is what it is all about for some, for others it’s finding the perfect family get-away where the kids can run and the grown-ups can leave the day-to-day responsibilities behind and just relax.
You don’t have to drive for days either to get away from it all.
The diversity across the region means most people can find something which is perfect for their needs, and not too far away.
That ranges from caravan parks with camping, caravan and on-site cabin facilities to luxury self-contained or serviced apartments, resorts and self-contained cottages, family-run B&Bs, hotel rooms and houses.
Within these broad categories, there are endless points of difference which tick particular boxes to make this B&B with views from the mountains to the bay, that tent-site with a fishing spot for dad and a playground for the kids, or boutique accommodation for a romantic weekend, just perfect … for someone.
Whether they take a short drive from Melbourne, or fly half way across the world, visitors to Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs region choose to stay because they want to wake up in a place which renown for its beautiful natural environment.
It’s just a matter then of choosing that perfect room.