Yarra Valley Australian Travel Map

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The Yarra Valley is to the east of Melbourne City. It is the drainage basin for the Yarra River that empties into Port Phillip Bay through Downtown Melbourne. If you look at the Yarra Valley Australian Travel Map you will see it covers the area from Lilydale to Healesville before rising into the hills of the Dandenong Ranges.

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Getting to the Yarra Valley

The suburbs of Melbourne merge into the more rural townships of the Yarra Valley as you head east. It takes about an hour to clear the suburbs. The countryside is rolling and hilly. If you want to visit the wineries, it is a good idea to take an organised tour to let someone else do the driving.

Take the M3 Eastern Freeway and get off onto the Maroondah Highway at Ringwood. Follow the Maroondah Highway into Lilydale. To get to Ferntree Gully, stay on the M3 Eastern Freeway as it curves south and get off onto the Burwood Highway and head east.

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Yarra Valley Australian Travel Map

Yarra Valley Wineries: The wines of the Yarra Valley are cool temperate. Both whites and reds are produced. Domaine Chandon have large holdings in the area. The Yarra Valley has become recognised as one of the premium wine producing areas of Australia. Many of Australia’s top young winemakers call the Yarra Valley  home and are producing a wide range of classic styles. If you want to visit the wineries, it is a good idea to take an organised tour to let someone else do the driving.

Healesville Sanctuary: I consider the Heaeslville Sanctuary to be one of the best captive wildlife environments in Australia. Not only are you able to get up close to a lot of animals, the keepers are first rate and are prepared to share their knowledge with visitors. The Healesville Sanctuary is run by Zoos Victoria.

Puffing Billy Steam Train: Puffing Billy is a restored, 100 year old train that chugs through the Australia bush between Belgrave and Lakeside in the Dandenong Ranges. Zoom out one click on the Yarra Valley Australian Travel Map. You will find Belgrave, Emerald and Lakeside south and east of Ferntree Gully.

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Tour: > Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

More Information on the Yarra Valley: > Yarra River | Wikipedia