While you’re in Melbourne, take a drive in a Hertz Melbourne Airport hire car to the beautiful Yarra Valley where stunning scenery, delicious food and wine, and plenty more await. The Yarra Valley is located just 90 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and will take you less than an hour to drive there in a rental car you can pick up for a good price from Hertz at Melbourne Airport. It is the oldest wine region in Victoria and home to more than 80 wineries, including TarraWarra Estate, De Bortoli and Domaine Chandon. Many of the wineries, all in stunning settings, have cellar doors offering wine samples and sales. Some also offer tours so you can explore the vineyards and the workings of the wineries.
If beer is more your thing, the Yarra Valley also has no shortage of breweries, including White Rabbit Brewery, Buckleys Brewery and Coldstream Brewery. Yarra Valley is also known for its food with plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. There are foodie areas including Healesville, plenty of produce offerings to take home and hatted restaurants where you can enjoy the finest cuisine the Yarra Valley has to offer. In addition to food and wine, there’s also plenty to do and plenty of places to visit. Things to do in the Yarra Valley include:
Take a ride on a Walker RM22 Railmotor. This historic train, travels across the Watts River, under the Donovan’s Road overbridge and through a tunnel at the Tarrawarra Winery. It’s a great way to take in the sights of the beautiful Yarra Valley.
There are plenty of beautiful parks and gardens in the Yarra Valley. Take a stroll or take a picnic and enjoy some time out in the fresh air amongst the flora and fauna. The varying parks and gardens offer vantage points to look out across the region, waterfalls, and tall mountain ash trees. Look out for local wildlife along the way.
If you want to fit as much as possible into one day and are keen to learn along the way, take one of the many tours offered in the Yarra Valley. There are day tours, as well as winery tours,
Visit one of the Yarra Valley’s many art galleries to view the work of some of the region’s most talented artists.
See the Yarra Valley from a different angle. Hot air balloon rides take place regularly in the Yarra Valley. Drift high above the vineyards and enjoy the breathtaking views. There are plenty of different tour options available.