5 of the Best – Yarra Glen

Adventure! 174398_01. Pictures: KATH GANNAWAY

Play, picnic, ride, skate, barbecue … and climb over gigantic dung balls as giant dung beetles lurk nearby!
Locals love their award-winning adventure playground and so do families from all around Melbourne.
With equipment to challenge all ages, the playground is also accessible for all abilities.
The adjacent skate park is great for older kids. McKenzie Reserve, corner Bell Street and Anzac Avenue.

Cafe culture: Winning wines
Whether it’s a leisurely breakfast cafe-style, a formal dining experience or a discovery tour of the area’s many award-winning wineries, Yarra Glen is at the heart of a great food and wine celebration of local produce.
Pop into Yering Station winery for the oldest and longest-running farmers’ market, held in the heritage barn on the third Sunday of each month. It’s an institution for food lovers!

Antiques road show
Excited by the antiquities of the Antiques Road Show?
Well, Yarra Glen has its own antiques road show with several well-established antique and collectible shops along the main road – Bell Street.
Take a trip down memory lane, experience the excitement of finding a long-sought-after collectible or just marvel at the beauty and design of yesteryear.

Take a wander
No need to rush … Yarra Glen’s network of trails makes it ideal for strolling!
In recent years trails have been developed aimed at linking communities and natural beauty spots.
For a longer walk explore the Steels Creek to Yarra Glen trail.
Shorter walks around the town include the wetlands adjacent to the shopping centre, the Yarra River walk and the Yarra Flats Billabongs walk.
Take your camera to capture some of the abundant birdlife.

Race days
Pack a picnic, throw out a rug on the lawn or set up under a big umbrella and experience the friendly, country atmosphere of a day at the races.
Yarra Valley racing is stacked with opportunities over summer for a great day out, fashions on the field, kids’ activities, live music, great food and, of course, the opportunity to get up close to the action on the track.
Check out the Christmas and new year meetings and bet you’ll love it!

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