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A little of Bordeaux or Tuscany in our own backyard, the Yarra Valley is an area of unspoilt beauty, luscious wines and crisp air surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria’s thriving wine making region. The relatively cool climate of the Yarra Valley has made it a popular destination for growing grapes since the 1800’s, with 1890 seeing Victoria produce almost 60% of Australia’s wines. Less than an hour from the Melbourne or international airport, the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s premier food and wine destinations, calling out to all the foodies and connoisseurs from around the world.
With a panoramic view of gardens, rolling hills and lush green valleys, the Yarra Valley has a vast choice of accommodation suited to your holiday length. Bed and breakfasts are plentiful around the region and ideal for a couple's weekend, with self contained cottages for a longer term family stay. Weather it's a fun packed family holiday or a romantic getaway, Yarra Valley plays host to a variety of activities that will not only entertain, but educate. The wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary or a wander through the markets are guaranteed to keep the children amused, with the mandatory Yarra Valley winery tours a treat for adults of all ages. For a different view of the countryside, try hot air ballooning. Whatever your weakness may be, rest assured the beautiful Yarra Valley will cater to it, ensuring a fond memory of the majestic wonderland and its grape trail.
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