Location Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775
Population: approximately 2,094
51 kilometres north-east of Melbourne
Yarra Glen is an agricultural and dairy town in the heart of the Yarra Valley wine and food region and is an ideal base for enjoying cellar door tastings and sampling local produce. A short distance from Melbourne, Yarra Glen is a popular weekend getaway with a host of indulgent activities and attractions.
THINGS TO DO :
~ Meet the winemaker and sample wines at the cellar door of some the state?s best known and award-winning wineries, such as Yering Station, De Bortoli and TarraWarra Estate winery, or experience the vineotherapy treatment at Natskin at Balgownie Estate
~ Dine on regional produce or visit the Yarra Valley Dairy for lunch and enjoy handmade cheeses, local wines, coffee, desserts and excellent views
~ Visit the region's only Pioneer working farm and view the most complete set of original solid timber slab constructed farm buildings in Australia. Cattle, horses, Berkshire pigs, and sheep wander the property.
~ Taste and purchase locally grown produce at the Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers? Market on the third Sunday of each month
~ Take a sunrise balloon flight over the picturesque valley Picnic or walk the 18 kilometre trail in Sugarloaf Reservoir Park
~ Indulge in a relaxing spa at the Immerse Spa and Winery
~ Experience the Yarra Valley Horse and Harness race meets.
MAJOR EVENTS :
The Grape Grazing Festival February
Yarra Glen Agricultural Show March
The Yarra Valley Expo held at the Yarra Glen Racecourse April
Directions: Yarra Glen is just under an hour from Melbourne on the Melba Highway. Travel north-east on the Eastern Freeway and Maroondah Highway.