Day Trip: Yarra Valley, Victoria

Finally, it feels like summer has come to Melbourne this weekend and a delicious day trip to the Yarra Valley was on the top of our to-do list. Not only was the food delish, but the rolling green vineyards and blue sunny skies were something else. Here’s a short list of what we got up to:

Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander
First stop for a morning coffee and a sweet baked treat. An incredibly hard choice but we finally chose the chocolate and cherry frangipane tart.
336 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

Tarra Warra Museum of Art
We thoroughly enjoyed the Australian works of Russell Drysdale and the large-scale yellow neon of the Future Memorials installation. The beautiful curves of the museum provide a peaceful escape and an opportunity to experience Australian modern art, architecture and the stunning Yarra Valley landscape.
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville

Yarra Valley Dairy
Lunch was next, consisting of a mixed cheese board and a selection of locally baked bread and olives, matched with a refreshing cold glass of Rose.
70-80 McMeikans Road, Yering

Roadside fruit stop
Curious and still strangely hungry, we followed the signs on the side of the road picked up some locally grown blackberries. 

Warburton Town
Last stop on the way home was the tiny picturesque town of Warburton. We discovered a peaceful spot to sit and dangle our legs in the chilly Yarra River.

Thinking of visiting the Yarra Valley? Be sure to also check out Wine Compass.

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3 comments

  1. OMG I can feel the kilos piling on just looking at the photos. What a wonderful way to spend a lazy weekend day. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful scenery. Stunning!

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