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Top things to do in Yarra Valley

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Healesville Sanctuary (Healesville)
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$128* and up
Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Valleys; Zoos
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 #2 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Playgrounds
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 #3 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Other
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Tandem skydive over the Yarra Valley from up to 14,000ft and experience an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall! Then,... more » Owner description: Tandem skydive over the Yarra Valley from up to 14,000ft and experience an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall! Then, float under canopy for 5-7 minutes over the lush Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley vineyards and marvel at the incredible views all the way to the city skyline of Melbourne. Previously known as Melbourne Skydive Centre, a tandem skydive with the dedicated and experienced crew at Skydive the Beach and Beyond Yarra Valley will be as memorable as it is exhilarating! « less
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The TarraWarra Museum of Art Limited was established as a company limited by guarantee in October 2000. It is the first... more » Owner description: The TarraWarra Museum of Art Limited was established as a company limited by guarantee in October 2000. It is the first privately funded, significant public visual arts museum to be set up under the Australian Government's philanthropic measures announced in March 1999. TWMA operates as a not-for-profit institution, with a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. TarraWarra Museum of Art is open Tuesday - Sunday from 11am - 5pm. Summer Season - From Boxing Day to Australia Day the Museum is open 7 days per week. Standard entry prices are $7.50 Adults, $5.00 Seniors & free for students, pensioners and children. Some feature exhibitions attract different admission prices. « less
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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O'Shannassy Trail (Warburton)
Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Hiking Trails
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Blue Lotus Water Garden (Yarra Junction)
Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Playgrounds
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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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Our farm is unique we grow over 350 varieties of fruit and have fruit to pick every day of the year. We offer orchard tractor... more » Owner description: Our farm is unique we grow over 350 varieties of fruit and have fruit to pick every day of the year. We offer orchard tractor fruit tasting tours where you will sample 8-10 varieties of fresh picked fruit, these run every day. Our shop has fresh fruit sales, a large range of fruit products. Our cafe offers a range of farm style wholesome food all prepared by our chef. We are open 7 days per week 9am to 5pm ( closed Xmas day) « less
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Emerald Lake (Emerald)
Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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 #15 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Healesville Glass Blowing Studio was established in 2009 and is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley winery region of... more » Owner description: Healesville Glass Blowing Studio was established in 2009 and is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley winery region of Victoria. Visitors to the studio are able to watch the fascinating art of glass blowing from the mezzanine viewing area in the gallery. The opportunity for a hands on experience is also offered, you can make your own paperweight or book in for a beginners glassblowing class. We create a range of glass art from sculpture, chandeliers and custom lighting to blown glass vases, platters and bowls. Our work is held in several museum collections around the world including The Australian National Glass Art Collection and The Victoria and Albert museum in London. « less
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Ranked #17 of 19 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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Emerald Museum (Emerald)
Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Museums
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The Memo Healesville (Healesville)
Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Yarra Valley
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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