Dandenong Ranges: Ready When You Are
The Dandenong Ranges - We're Here - Ready When You Are
It's so good to see you! Winter has arrived and with the first round of restrictions easing, it's time to emerge gently from our little isolation cocoons and catchup with the changing of the season.
OUR BIGGEST ASK IS: BOOK - STAY SAFE - STAY WELL - STAY KIND
ALL EATING, DRINKING & ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE BOOKED BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME
It's time for a safe and steady return to a new, and even improved, way of enjoying all the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges has to offer. Our restaurants, venues and attractions welcome you back with a physically distant elbow tap, menus and experiences that overflow with the magic that is part of our DNA - and just in time for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend.
Slow down (even more!), stay a night, stay a week - there's a whole new opportunity to explore the regional backroads and secret places you've been meaning to visit but never quite got to.
NOT READY TO TRAVEL YET? NO PROBLEM - VIRTUALLY VISIT US
And if it's still not quite time for you to ‘re-enter' the world, the opportunity to explore the region in the digital space continues to be developed and provide incredible virtual experiences at home. Ride the Puffing Billy Railway on one of their newly launched Virtual Tours, take a tour of TarraWarra Museum of Art At Home latest exhibition (and explore the integrated activities you can do at home) and enjoy the tastes and treats of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges via livestream - there's everything from wine, to gin, to chocolate.
Our region has adopted the recommended Covid Safe practices and we are ready to welcome you back to all your favourite places. Make it easy by planning ahead and booking in advance. See you soon.
STAY SAFE - STAY WELL - STAY KIND
Re-opening - the how and when made easy
Ideas for the long weekend - try the Melba Highway
Shop The Regional Pantry
NEW! Walks eGuide out now
Edible Forest YV garden gurus
Eat Play Stay (again)
Winter warmers - recipes
FIND YOUR SELF BACK AT ALL YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES
We're really pleased to be welcoming you back to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges - but we've changed a few things. The views and walks are just as beautiful, the food is as delicious as you remember and the wine is still amazingly good - but to keep you (and us) safe we need to operate a little differently.
Please ... to avoid disappointment and long wait times:
Pre-book all activities
When possible, make dining arrangements prior to arriving in the region. Spaces will be limited and some venues now have seating times
Regularly check this blog and our TAKEAWAY blog so you're aware of what's open, and when.
Be patient as we all work out this new way of delivering our fabulous product.
WEEKEND DRIVES ON THE MELBA HIGHWAY
Weekend drives are wonderful ways to find new places. The Melba Highway will lead you to exceptional Yarra Valley experiences - but remember to turn down the occasional back road to really enjoy the adventure! Jump in the car and live your best life with a drive opportunity that holds many gems to be discovered.
THE REGIONAL PANTRY
It's easy to shop for Yarra Valley and Dandenong Range delights from home. The Regional Pantry is growing every day, showcasing mouthwatering foods, drinks (wine and alcoholic beverages coming soon), art, gifts and gorgeous personal care products - all just a click away. You'll find your favourite coffee blend (The Yarra Valley is home to Silva Coffee and Habituel) and cheese to please from Yarra Valley Dairy, just for starters.
WALKING TRAILS IN THE YARRA VALLEY AND DANDENONG RANGES
Iso life has ignited our love for walks in nature. If you're keen to explore some new tracks, or just want a more peaceful walk away from the crowds our brand new Walks eGuide is a perfect investment. With over 200 featured trails, the Walking Trails of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges eGuide offers walkers, hikers and riders beautifully scenic places to visit - some just an hour out from Melbourne! Each walk includes a detailed visual map, activity rating and time, interesting facts about landmarks, flora and fauna, and all the details about how to get there and facilities. All downloadable to your device in seconds and only $10.
BUY YOUR OWN COPY OF THE WALKS EGUIDE HERE
❊ When & Where ❊
Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). This event may be affected. Please confirm details, dates, times and costs before making plans | Disclaimer
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