Yarra Ranges Accommodation
We at Yarra Ranges Accommodation offer a complete accommodation and venue management service for the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. So whether you’re looking to book your next holiday away to the region, or an accommodation venue requiring services for your business contact us today!
The low ranges of the verdant Dandenongs, just 35km from Melbourne, feel a world away from the city and make a fantastic day trip. Mt Dandenong (633m), is the tallest peak and the landscape is a patchwork of exotic and native flora with a lush understorey of tree ferns. Take care driving on the winding roads – apart from other traffic, you might see a lyrebird wandering across.
The consumption of tea and scones is de rigueur in the many cafes in the hills, or you can stop for lunch at some quality restaurants in towns such as Olinda, Sassafras and Emerald.
On summer weekends, the hills are alive with day trippers – visit for midweek for the best experience.
The Yarra Valley
The lush Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier wine region and weekend getaway – partly for its close proximity to Melbourne, but mainly for the 80-plus wineries, superb restaurants, national parks and wildlife. This is the place to rise at dawn in a hot-air balloon over patchwork fields and vineyards and kick back with a pinot noir at world-class wineries.
The Yarra River starts its journey in the upper reaches of the Yarra Ranges National Park, passing through Warburton and close to Healesville before winding into Greater Melbourne and emptying into Port Phillip Bay near Williamstown.
The valley covers a huge area from the ruggedly beautiful Yarra Ranges National Park in the east to Kinglake National Park in the west, a huge eucalypt forest on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. In the centre of Kinglake National Park is Kinglake, a small township devastated by the 2009 bushfires but now rebuilding itself, with a great country pub, a few shops and cafes, and an inspiring community spirit. Toolangi, 18km east, was the home of CJ Dennis, who wrote The Sentimental Bloke.
In between is the vine-covered valley itself. Coldstream is considered the gateway to the Yarra Valley winery region and most of the wineries are found within the triangle bound by Coldstream, Healesville and Yarra Glen. Further southeast, Warburton is the gateway to the Upper Yarra Valley region. There’s another knot of wineries around Wandin and Seville along the Warburton Hwy (B380).
The Country & Alpines
Taste your way around the High Country's villages and receive warm welcomes from the families who run the gourmet restaurants and boutique wineries. Ski over the Alps in winter, and return in the warmer months for a breathtaking array of adventure activities to get the adrenaline pumping.
The Victorian Alps, an extensive mountain range that forms the southern part of the Australian Alps located in the Australian state of Victoria, is part of the Great Dividing Range, an IBRA sub-bioregion of approximately 519,866 hectares (1,284,620 acres), and an administrative sub-region bordering the Gippsland and Hume regions.