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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. An historic steam train still running regularly in the mountain... more » Owner description: Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. An historic steam train still running regularly in the mountain district it was built to serve at the turn of the century. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy is now a major tourist attraction, its operation depending on hundreds of dedicated volunteers. « less
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Healesville Sanctuary (Healesville)
Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Valleys
Owner description: Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra... more » Owner description: Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region.Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet some iconic Australian animals like Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Dingoes, Wombats and Emus in their natural habitat. Pause for lunch or a coffee in our Sanctuary Harvest café and take home a special souvenir from the gift shop.Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work saving endangered Australian species. It is also home to the Australian Wildlife Centre, a hospital which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year. Don’t miss: Magic Moments: Book a close-up encounter and have your photo taken with an amazing Australian animal.Wade with the Platypus: A world-first experience in which you can wade and play with this unique mammal in its play pool. Fighting Extinction Tour: Venture behind the scenes and meet some of the endangered animals the Sanctuary is fighting to save. Spirits of the Sky: Be awed by Australia’s parrots and magnificent birds of prey in this daily show. « less
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, this award-winning, fully landscaped regional playground boasts a huge variety of... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, this award-winning, fully landscaped regional playground boasts a huge variety of activities for all ages. Locals love it, but it is also a favourite for families from all over Melbourne who've heard about just one of Yarra Glen's great assets. Adjacent to the skate park, it has good shade, public toilets, picnic facilities and barbecues available. *This playground is accessible for all abilities. « less
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: TarraWarra Museum of Art is a publicly owned, privately funded Art Museum holding a collection of Australian Art from the... more » Owner description: TarraWarra Museum of Art is a publicly owned, privately funded Art Museum holding a collection of Australian Art from the 1950s to the present day. The museum shows four major exhibitions per year including contemporary and collection exhibitions. TarraWarra Museum of Art is open Tuesday - Sunday from 11am - 5pm as well as all Public Holidays exclusing Christmas. Standard entry prices are Adults: $7.50 Seniors: $5.00 Students, Pensioners and Healthcare Card Holders: Free Entry Prices are subject to change at any time. Some feature exhibitions attract different admission prices. Please see our website for further details. « less
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is an iconic 39 km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The trail... more » Owner description: The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is an iconic 39 km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The trail follows the path of the historical railway line through the stunning Yarra Valley commencing at the rear of the Lilydale Railway Station and finishing in the Warburton township.Follow the 'Warburton Trail' through vineyards, beautiful mountain scenery, farmlands and forests. Cross the many restored bridges. Meander past remnants of the former station platforms and stop in at the original 1882 railway station, also known as the Upper Yarra Museum.The Rail Trail's gentle gradients make it ideal for all levels of fitness including families. Access to the trail is free for the public, however permits may be required for events. « less
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Lillydale Lake (Lilydale)
Ranked #6 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Lillydale Lake is open at all times and has a range of facilities and activities to suit everyone, including an all-abilities... more » Owner description: Lillydale Lake is open at all times and has a range of facilities and activities to suit everyone, including an all-abilities playground, outdoor fitness station, walking tracks, wetlands, fishing jetties, BBQ's, picnic shelters, sandy beach areas and public toilets. Come along and have a picnic or barbecue, take a walk around the 28 hectare lake, or watch your children enjoy the sandy beaches and expansive lawns. Entry is free. « less
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Cameo Cinema (Belgrave)
Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Mount Donna Buang (Warburton)
Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
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Blue Lotus Water Garden (Yarra Junction)
Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Gardens
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O'Shannassy Trail (Warburton)
Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Hiking Trails
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Emerald Lake (Emerald)
Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Bodies of Water
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Hedgend Maze (Healesville)
Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: Laser Strike is like paintball but without the pain & bruises. Laser Strike is best described as an Army skirmish sport in a... more » Owner description: Laser Strike is like paintball but without the pain & bruises. Laser Strike is best described as an Army skirmish sport in a safe and exciting outdoor bush battlefield. Realistic guns, sound effects & camouflage protective gear give players a real taste of the battlefield experience. Guns shoot harmless beams of infra-red light up to 170+ meters, make noise & have sensors on the target lighting. « less
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Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: The Upper Yarra Arts Centre comprising of the historic Mechanics Hall, Studio gallery and Mecca Theatre offers quality arts... more » Owner description: The Upper Yarra Arts Centre comprising of the historic Mechanics Hall, Studio gallery and Mecca Theatre offers quality arts and cultural programs for everyone to enjoy. The program includes exhibitions, digital cinema, concerts, plays and dance performances by professional touring groups and community theatre groups as well as a fantastic range of classes and workshops and the Wednesday Mecca theatre program. Each year the centre is home to the Warburton Film Festival and biannually, the Upper Yarra Harmony Festival. « less
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Birdsland Reserve (Belgrave)
Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: Birdsland is a 75ha bushland reserve located in Belgrave South. The reserve is home to many native animals and birds,... more » Owner description: Birdsland is a 75ha bushland reserve located in Belgrave South. The reserve is home to many native animals and birds, including platypus. Birdsland is a great spot for a picnic or bush walk, with it's walking tracks, BBQ's and 28ha retarding basin. There is also an environmental education centre on site where our Environment team share important information about conservation and sustainable living with local school children.Park opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary seasonally, please check signs at park entrance for closing time. « less
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Ranked #17 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: Yarra Ranges Council’s first water play park with a free BBQ and lots of water activities. This fun new park, located next to... more » Owner description: Yarra Ranges Council’s first water play park with a free BBQ and lots of water activities. This fun new park, located next to the Seville Recreation Reserve, has been built with young children and families in mind. Step out of the real world and into your own water fantasy. Find a Magic Button to trigger of the first of 15 random jet produced water eruption sequences creating rain over you, your friends and family. Make your way out of the water jets and discover the beauty and simplicity of the Archimedes screw. Turn the handle slowly and enjoy the soft tinkling of water or turn faster and create a fast flow through the canal rapids. Enter the rockery and let your imagination take you to a place of dinosaur eggs and meteorites large and small. Make your escape through the echoed pipes or roll down dinosaur hill and into the tranquil native gardens and open grassed picnic areas. « less
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Museums
Owner description: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is a new, contemporary space that reflects unique aspects of historic and modern life in the... more » Owner description: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is a new, contemporary space that reflects unique aspects of historic and modern life in the Yarra Ranges region. « less
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Ranked #19 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: This fully fenced wood playground has good range of activities for all ages. The playground is adjacent to Lilydale-Warburton... more » Owner description: This fully fenced wood playground has good range of activities for all ages. The playground is adjacent to Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail, Yarra Junction Sports and Aquatic Centre and skate park. Public toilets, picnic facilities and barbecues available. « less
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Emerald Museum (Emerald)
Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
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Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
Owner description: This is an important environmental area which backs on to the Yarra River. It includes a billabong and wetlands which provide... more » Owner description: This is an important environmental area which backs on to the Yarra River. It includes a billabong and wetlands which provide habitat for birds. There is also a formed walking trail which meanders next to the river and through the surrounding bushland. Good for bird watching, bush walking or fishing activities with views to the Christmas Hills and Yarra Ranges. The Reserve also includes a great place to launch Canoes. « less
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The Memo Healesville (Healesville)
Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Yarra Valley
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