Maroondah Highway, Yarra Glen, Healesville Sanctuary, Boutique Vineyards, Mt Donna Buang Sky Walk. Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Melbourne. Themes include: Victoria, Departs from Melbourne, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Melbourne. + Show more
3 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
2 nights good standard Yarra Valley hotel (luxury upgrades available)
Victoria Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
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Relax and indulge your senses in the beauty of your Self-Drive package holiday in the Yarra Valley wine region where welcoming cellar doors and farm fresh produce and quaint country towns - Lillydale, Kangaroo Ground, Healesville and Yarra Glen await you; meander through mountain ranges and bucolic countryside and perhaps even take a Sky Walk through the canopy of the mountain ash trees or visit is cascading waterfall in a mountain range.
Self-Drive Tour from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
DAY 1 Melbourne - Yarra Valley
Follow the Maroondah Highway to the bucolic beauty of fertile rolling farmlands, parklands and mountain ranges of Melbourne's close northern playgrounds and world famous wineries.
Today you could see Lilydale, Coldstream, Yering, Yarra Glen, Yarra Glen Racecourse, Healesville, Healesville Sanctuary (zoo specialising in native Australian animals, history of breeding native animals, set in natural bushlands), Bicentennial National Trail (known as National Horse Trail, one of the longest marked multi use trails in the world), Boutique Vineyards (more than 50 wineries, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir), Mt Donna Buang Sky Walk (raised walkway through myrtle, beech and mountain ash trees), Kingslake, Mason Falls Track, reservoirs or mountain ranges. Direct driving 62km (1 hour)
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DAY 2 Discover Yarra Valley
Meander through fertile valleys and the sweeping vine clad hillsides of the historic Yarra Valley wine area and choose which of the 55 welcoming cellar doors of amazing vineyards you prefer to enjoy tastings of fine, world famous wines - you might even meet the winemaker. The Yarra Valley was started by early pioneers and settlers as long ago as 1838, and today has some 100 wineries. Visit Australia's oldest family winery, the sublime De Bortoli Winery, Moet et Chandon owned Domaine Chandon where the tasting room overlooks the vineyards or the TarraWarra Estate winery where a fine art gallery is combined with the classic winery the choice is wide ranging. Or choose to experience some cutting edge style winemaking where the distinct terroir of the cool climate Yarra Valley wine regions, the Valley Floor and the Upper Yarra, gives rein to some progressive young winemakers - interspersed with amazing cafes and restaurants serving fresh local produce to complement their wines. Visit farm gates offering fresh grown produce, wander into a gourmet cafe or restaurant, a roadside gallery or a village antique shop. See flora and fauna, rise above the world in a hot air balloon, on a scenic helicopter ride or take a jump into the unknown - skydiving in the Yarra Valley. Explore the quaint townships and villages of Yarra Glen, Lilydale, Kangaroo Ground and Healesville set on gently sloping hills and Seville, Hoddles Creek and Warburton where the Upper Yarra extends across much of the south side of the valley, sitting on the doorstep of Melbourne.
Yarra Valley (100 renowned wine makers, 55 cellar doors, multitude of cafes and fine dining restaurants, fertile farmlands, fresh produce, hot air balloon rides), Healesville (quaint heritage township, cafes, galleries, restaurants), Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander, Healesville (unusual, lush winery restaurant with a lot to enjoy), Healesville Sanctuary (animal hospital and native wildlife sanctuary with 200 species of animals and birds, Tasmanian devils, platypus, lyrebirds, wallabies and kangaroos), Marysville (more northerly picturesque village), Warburton (pretty green villages to enjoy), Yarra Glen (cafes with fresh local produce), TarraWarra (TarraWarra Museum of Art, Australian art collection from mid 1900's on), Nillumbik, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground (scenic countryside and classic masters such as De Bortoli Winery and Yering Station Winery, Punt Road and Mandala Wineries, Maddens Rise and Soumah Wineries).
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DAY 3 Yarra Valley - Melbourne
Time to continue the indulgence in the elegance and fresh local produce in this area of fertile valleys and vine clad hills, where farmers come to market with produce weekly and where welcoming farm and cellar doors, boutique breweries and grand historic buildings from eons past await you in the towns and countryside of the Yarra Valley.
Yarra Glen (old Yarra Glen Railway Station and the heritage listed building, the historic Yarra Glen Grand Hotel, antiques, cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries), Kinglake National Park (bushwalking tracks, fern gullies and panoramic lookouts) Gulf Station (historic pioneer pastoral property, National Trust owned Open Wed - Sun) Yarra Valley Dairy (working dairy, 'farm gate' speciality cheeses, local produce and clotted creams) or pay return visits to the treasures you have discovered!. Direct driving 62km (1 hour)