Places to Visit for an Amazing Yarra Valley Tour From Melbourne

Are you looking to be a part of the 3 million visitors that savour wine, hike jaw-dropping trails, or spend a relaxing day at a four and a half star spa? 

Look no further because you just found your reason to take an Amazing Yarra Valley Tour From Melbourne, at just an hour’s drive it’s to the perfect weekend getaway! 

We’ll cover the best times to go there, things to do, and the best way to experience everything Yarra Valley’s got to offer.

Paradise a Short Drive From Melbourne

The Yarra Valley is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Australia and is easily accessible with only a short 1-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD.

The picture-perfect region will captivate you with its natural beauty, quaint villages, quality wineries and foodie delights.

With a history stretching back nearly 180 years, Yarra Valley is world renowned for it’s wine industry, and home to some of Australia’s best wineries. Today, the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s leading cool climate wine growing regions, with internationally-renowned names such as Domaine Chandon, St Huberts, De Bortoli, Yering Station, Oakridge and Coldstream

But wine is not the only thing that Yarra Valley serves to quench your thirst. You can find local breweries,artisan cider and tantalising gins to excite the palate. 

Luckily, private Yarra Valley tours are available to provide the complete sophisticated luxury experience. 

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Yarra Valley is during early autumn and late spring. Ideally, March is the perfect time to visit to experience ripe grapes covering the vineyards and the smell of wine fermentation wafting from the wineries. 

The region offers plenty of activities like concerts, music festivals, and art shows year round. And if you’re looking for a memorable hen’s getaway, then a private luxury tour is the perfect day out for a group of friends in the Valley.

Summers are pleasant but tend to be drier than the other seasons. It’s an excellent time to visit the surrounding national parks in the area or combine a visit to Dandenong Rangers for sweeping views of Melbourne and surrounds. 

Yarra Valley is one of the more popular destinations for adults and families, so if enjoying a getaway in a crowd isn’t your scene, it’s best to book days that aren’t colliding with any school holidays. 

Fresh Produce

In between the wineries, you’ll pass by organic farms and provedores that provide fresh produce for the area. Taste melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and have the aroma of fresh-baked artisan bread slowly invade your senses. 

The fine-dining restaurants in the area also take advantage of all the fresh farm produce and dairy products. On a fine-dining tour from Great Private Tours, you’ll experience an indulgent lunch, where the food experience is paramount and the wineries are paired to match the cuisine.

It’s about all the local wines and produce you’ll taste with your friends and loved ones, where every ingredient is meticulously selected to provide fireworks with every sip and bite. 

Art and Nature

Isn’t nature really art at its finest? That might be true, but Yarra Valley is home to the TarraWarra Museum of Art. 

The collection includes sculptures, paintings, and prints in various styles ranging from the 1950s to the present day for everyone to admire. 

If you want to get up close and personal with wildlife native to Australia, the Healesville Sanctuary is a short drive away. It’s the perfect place to get close to Australia’s famous kangaroos, koalas, and even Tasmanian Devils! 

For the ultimate nature experience, you need to experience the Yarra Valley from above. And there’s no better way to do this than to take a romantic Hot Air Balloon journey over the rolling hills and vineyards below. 

Pampering at the Spa

We’ve kept you in suspense long enough. Your luxury vacation day spa is nothing like you’ve ever experienced before. The Piaf Day Spa sits on 10 acres of rainforest sanctuary. 

So as you get your body exfoliated, a custom facial, or a heated stone massage, you can relax knowing you’re truly spending a day in paradise. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling solo, on a honeymoon, or with a group of friends. You’ll be able to find customisable packages to fit your needs. 

Yarra Valley Sophisticated Luxury Tours

From the art and culture to the mouthwatering food, world renowned wine region and the natural beauty of the rolling hills and landscapes the Yarra Valley has plenty to offer anyone looking for a sophisticated adventure.

If this sounds right up your alley, then Great Private Tours is here to help take you in style and luxury. We’ve put together various tours consisting of carefully selected vineyards for your pleasure. You’ll get to experience some real hidden gems alongside well-known wineries and first class restaurants.

Get in touch for your private Yarra Valley tour!

Our Reviews

star rating  Going the reverse route is clearly the best way to go. Particularly so if Paul is your driver/guide. He was delightful. The drive is remarkably beautiful and incredibly diverse. Highly... read more

William V
26 February 2024

star rating  Our day spent with Steve from Great Private Tours exploring the Great Ocean Road was nothing short of spectacular! From the iconic 12 Apostles and the breathtaking Loch Ard Gorge... read more

Glenn B
24 February 2024

star rating  Steve was a great guide from the moment he picked us up at our hotel. By going in reverse we avoided the congested sites from tour buses and vans. We... read more

10 February 2024