Relaxation is encouraged in this region. Start the day at dawn with an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride over the vineyards before indulging in wine. The 80-plus cellar doors of the Yarra Valley have a wide selection of cool-climate wines to sample and range from big names like De Bortoli to boutique offerings. Local produce is just as delicious, and microbreweries and cider makers provide a fine alternative to wine.
Family-friendly attractions encourage a leisurely pace. Healesville Sanctuary presents a wide range of Australian wildlife, including platypus and Tasmanian devils. The daily Spirits of the Sky bird show is a highlight. The iconic Puffing Billy steam train is a long-held favourite as it winds its way through superb scenery within the Dandenong Ranges.
The TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville encapsulates the region’s creative side and is joined by several boutique galleries. Delightful gardens showcase more beauty of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges: the National Rhododendron Gardens at Olinda and Alfred Nicholas Gardens at Sherbrooke are prized finds.
For sublime views, head to SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. It includes a restaurant, maze, gardens, and more.
The region allows the chance to burn off energy as well. Dandenong Ranges National Park has a series of walks that reveals towering forests and gushing waterfalls. One of the most popular tracks is the foot-slogging Kokoda Memorial Walk (1000 Steps). Or head to Trees Adventure at Belgrave, which has various treetop obstacle courses.
Caravan parks in Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
A region bursting with family fun and a popular destination for road-trippers, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges have become iconic in the Australian tourism scene. You can access the best of the region’s cultural pursuits with BIG4 caravan parks, as well as the 80 wineries – yes, 80 – all so very close your tastebuds will be screaming for relief. Think caravan parks in the Yarra Valley, think BIG4.
Camping in Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
Yarra Valley camping has the strongest of allures, with grassy campsites and campgrounds beside bustling mountain rivers and within earshot of the mighty Puffing Billy steam train. Generous sites and clean mountain air is also on offer, along with the quality facilities BIG4 is famous for. Camping in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds is a must for any nature lover.
Cabins in Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
The holiday you’ve been dreaming of in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges deserves the comfort and quality of a BIG4 cabin. You could wake up staring at a brick wall in a cheap motel, or you could rise to the sound of a mountain stream and abundant wildlife the region is known for. We know we’d prefer the luxury option that BIG4 can provide.