All posts in Yarra Valley & The Dandenong Ranges

Dark Horse of the Year Winery in the Halliday Wine awards, Boat O'Craigo

Yarra Valley shines in Halliday Wine Awards

The Yarra Valley has come up trumps in the fifth annual Halliday Wine Companion Awards, with three wins bestowed upon the region.

chris knights with Fisho's Kelly Oudendyk

The Inside Word with… Chris Knights

Former Australian Football League player turned app developer, Chris Knights gives the inside word on his home city of Melbourne.

coombe - the melba estate

A Glimpse of a Dame

Coombe – The Melba Estate, the home of  Australian opera legend Dame Nellie Melba, opened its doors to the public two years ago, and now visitors can glimpse even further […]

Cycling the High Country


No wheels? No worries! Victoria’s compact nature lends itself to easy escapes without a car.

Grapes in the King Valley

5 winery tours with a twist

There is more than one way to peel a grape and gain an appreciation for Victoria’s diverse wine producers.

Flying Brick Cider Paddle

Sampling Victoria’s cellar door cideries

Victoria is home to thousands of fruit orchards, with organic apples and pears snapped up by boutique cideries to create thirst quenching batches of this favourite fruity tipple.

MFWF World's Longest Lunch Credit: Daniel Mahon

The Fast and the Glorious at MFWF 2016

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (4 – 13 March) enters its 24th year in 2016 with a smorgasbord of more than 290 food and wine events across Victoria.

Melbourne cricket ground - home to the afl grand final

Grand ideas for the Finals long weekend

Whether getting amongst the football action at the AFL Grand Final (3 October) or opting to get away, there is plenty on this long weekend to keep everyone entertained.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2015

The 62nd annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival is blossoming for another year, with 700,000 glorious blooms set to take centre stage.

EASTern golf club

Top tips for teeing off

The new Greg Norman designed Eastern Golf Club provides one more reason to tee off in Victoria. The state has more than 320 public golf courses to suit players at every level.


Eat. Stay. Play. Yarra Valley

With a spate of exciting new places to eat, stay and play, including Dame Nellie Melba’s Coombe Estate and a Greg Norman designed golf course, visitors will find many new reasons to visit the stunning Yarra Valley this spring.

Alison Whyte

Inside word… with Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte is set to star in the upcoming Australian premiere of Love and Information at Malthouse Theatre (12 June – 4 July).


A taste of Italy in Healesville

Authentic gelato has arrived in Healesville with the opening of gelAperia.

Leadbeater Eco Tours

Under the radar – Leadbeater Eco Tours

Discover some of the natural attractions that surround Melbourne with the help of Leadbeater Eco Tours.

Best Jobs winner explores backpacker Melbourne

MEDIA RELEASE – October 2013 In early September, Roberto Seba from Brazil arrived in Melbourne to begin his six month stint as Lifestyle Photographer for Tourism Victoria and Time Out […]

Yarra Valley & the Dandenong Ranges – food, wine and all things divine

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s pre-eminent culinary destination, a hub of superb cellar doors, restaurants, luxury accommodation, farms producing quality fresh produce, and iconic scenery. The Dandenong Ranges is a […]