Yarra Valley Weekend Getaway for Families and Friends
Where do you go when you have a spare weekend and need a break from the pressures of city living? The Yarra Valley is a great place to start your Melbourne weekend getaway.
The Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive from the city and considered one of Australia’s premiere wine regions. There are over a 160 wineries located in this the picturesque countryside. It’s also the perfect place to connect with nature, relax and unwind.
Riverdale Retreat is the perfect accommodation for a family reunion or friends get-together. You and your guests can relax and unwind on this charming 15-acre property nestled among the rolling hills of the valley. The accommodation sleeps up to 6 people and is close to the villages of Healesville (20 minute drive) and Warburton (10 minute drive).
Things To Do
The Warburton Trail
You’ll love exploring this iconic rail trail with your family and friends. Walk, ride a bike or go on horseback — all are great ways to take in the stunning beauty of the valley from the Warburton Trail.
The Ada Tree Walk
A giant mountain ash, the Ada Tree is one of the oldest and largest trees in Victoria. Located near the headwaters of the Little Ada River, the tree towers over the surrounding forest. Hike to the tree in about an hour and a half along an easy walking track. Pack some wine and cheese and enjoy a picnic along the way!
No weekend getaway in Victoria would be complete without a visit to the Healesville Sanctuary. Renowned for its efforts to save endangered indigenous animals, the zoo is filled with one-of-a-kind animal encounters and live shows to enjoy.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
A hot air balloon ride the perfect way to cap off a holiday weekend in the Yarra Valley. It’s a great way to take in the scenery while sharing a truly special experience with your travel companions!
The Yarra Valley offers many superb restaurants for friends and family to relax over great food and exceptional wine. Book a table at Meletos for a delicious dinner. Visit award-winning Seville Estate and be swept away by the stylish interiors and stunning views.