Sampling Wine & Relaxing is Key in Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Pairing one of Australia’s leading wine regions with one of the state’s most-loved nature hotspots, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is a gem.
Whatever interest or experience inspires your break, BIG4 Holiday Parks offers family-friendly cabin accommodation, caravan sites, and camping in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong region in Healesville and Taggerty.
Parks in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges area
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.