Top Selling Adventure Activities In Melbourne
1574057398 tf 190527052434 013705.jpg?w=60&h=60&dpr=1
Best Selling Melbourne Attractions Tickets
Day tours.jpg?w=60&h=60&dpr=1
Melbourne Day Tours

Activities To Do In Yarra Valley

1. Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride
2. Visit Popular Vineyards
3. Go On A Hiking Trail
4. Explore the Picturesque Gardens
5. Board The Iconic Puffing Billy
6. Get Close To Animals At Healesville Sanctuary
7. Check out Steavenson Falls
8. Step Into Redwood Forest
9. Take The Yarra Valley River Cruise
10. Witness Colourful Views At Blue Lotus Water Garden

The Yarra Valley is well known for its selection of exquisite food and drink, but there are many other things to do in Yarra Valley. It is also easily accessible from Melbourne for a quick weekend getaway. Activities to do in Yarra Valley include, a vacation to the Valley that will reward with stunning vistas, a purple paradise of lavender fields, activities to engage young and old alike, and its cuisine and wine offering will far from disappoint.

For those seeking room to roam and breaths of fresh air, the Yarra Valley, which is bordered by the Yarra River, Badger Creek, Watts River, and the slopes of Mount Riddle, offers a picture-perfect location. The Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation live there as well, and you may enjoy a wide range of Indigenous cultural events to make your visit there more enriching. One of the nearest national parks to Melbourne is this valley, and these are just a few of the things to do in Yarra Valley.

Here are some things to do in Yarra Valley:

Image description
Bigger Group? Get special offers upto 50% off!
We create unforgettable adventures, customised for your group.
Connect with a group tour expert
Full Name
Phone number
Travel Date
Traveller Count
Explore All (17)
Explore All (10)

Visit Popular Vineyards

  • You have to visit the Yarra Valley, one of Australia's oldest wine-producing regions, and try some of the outstanding wines produced there. 
  • The legendary rolling hills of this region are dotted with great wine estates and small-scale producers, with the lush mountains serving as one of Victoria's most picturesque backdrops. 
  • Renowned for its chardonnay and pinot noir, respected for its shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. 
  • Wine connoisseurs can easily spend the entire day tasting local wines, travelling from cellar door to cellar door to sample a wide range of top-notch beverages.

Entry Fee/Charges:
The price ranges from $90 - $100 for an adult, and $70 - $80 for children.

Click Here To Book: Yarra Valley Wine Tours

Planning A Trip To Melbourne, Checkout & Book Our Melbourne Tour Packages Now!

Board The Iconic Puffing Billy

  • Anyone would be thrilled to have the opportunity to hang their legs over a 120-year-old open-sided railway carriage, however this is undoubtedly one of the ultimate activities in Yarra Valley for train enthusiasts. 
  • Puffing Billy has been travelling from Belgrave to Gembrook along the same mountain track for more than a century.
  • The trail winds through Victoria's Dandenong Ranges' natural forests and fern ravines. As you travel, you rumble over old timber trestle bridges. 
  • Make a day of it by taking the three-hour round trip from Lakeside to Gembrook, where you can cool off at Emerald Lake Park with its playground, wading pool, and rentable paddle boats.

1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave VIC 3160, Australia

10:00 AM onwards

Entry Fee/Charges:
The price ranges from $20 - $25 for an adult, and $10 - $15 for children.

Checkout Best Offers On: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Tour, Melbourne

Recommended Read: Things To Do In Melbourne

Take The Yarra Valley River Cruise

  • Enjoy a wonderful and unwinding evening sailing on the Yarra River.
  • Utilise the three hours of your cruise time by soaking up the relaxing ambiance.
  • There are many delicious main course possibilities to choose from, including vegetarian options.
  • Get constant English-speaking staff support and enjoy yourself with your loved ones.

Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Timings: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Entry Fee/Charges: The entry fee ranges from $35 - $40 for adults and $15 - $20 for children.

Book Now: Yarra Valley River Cruise In Melbourne

Suggested Read: 
Places To Visit In Melbourne
Explore All (18)
Explore All (18)

Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the lovely Yarra Valley in the morning, with 360-degree views of the magnificent wine region's undulating vineyards, forested mountains, mirrored lakes, and mountain mist. 
  • It is breathtaking to experience floating in the quiet of a planet that is just beginning to awaken. 
  • There are numerous photo opportunities during your Yarra Valley balloon flight as you soar above the vineyards. 
  • A ballooning trip would fly perfectly in the valley because it is a natural amphitheatre.

Location: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia

Timings: Monday - Sunday : 04:30 AM - 06:30 AM

Entry Fee/Charges: The price ranges from $280 - $300 for an adult, and $215 - $230 for children.

Also Checkout: 
Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

Go On A Hiking Trail

  • Perhaps it's the delicious aroma that drifts through the canopy, the well-known lyrebird call that reverberates through the trees, or the barely audible sound of rushing water, but the lush Australian bush in the area just makes you feel warm inside. 
  • Some of the hiking activities to do in Yarra Valley include the Yarra River Trail, La La Falls, Myrtle Gully Circuit, Sugarloaf Peak, and Badgers Weir.
  • These trails offer amazing views, along with a connection to mother nature.
Do Checkout: Best Beaches In Melbourne

Explore the Picturesque Gardens

  • The Dandenong Ranges has a lot to offer those who enjoy taking a stroll in the formal gardens. 
  • In Olinda, Cloudehill Gardens is among the most well-known, the Japanese maples in the fall and the daffodil glade in the spring are two highlights of the series of walled outdoor "garden chambers" that can be explored. 
  • The indoor/outdoor Seasons at Cloudehill restaurant offers delicious breakfast and lunch fare while looking out over the grounds. 
  • The 90 life-sized sculptures that artist William Ricketts has meticulously carved into rocks and tree trunks have created a peaceful environment and is based on a real person, and emphasises the value of the environment in Indigenous culture.
Do Read: Markets In Melbourne
Melbourne Day Tours Explore All (81)
Explore All (81)

Get Close To Animals At Healesville Sanctuary

  • Healesville Sanctuary is an internationally known zoo that focuses on Australian fauna, including those beloved Aussie animals like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats. 
  • Over 200 species are on display in the Sanctuary, which is spread out over a large area. 
  • If you want to see some famous species up close, you must go to the treetops of the Koala Forest and the Kangaroo Country. 
  • For instance, finding a platypus in the wild can be challenging, but at Healesville Sanctuary, you can jump into the platypus pool for a swim and feed while being assisted by a certified animal keeper. 

Glen Eadie Ave, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia

Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Entry Fee/Charges:
The price ranges from $25 - $30 for an adult, and $10 - $15 for children.

Recommended Read: Things To Do In Melbourne CBD

Check out Steavenson Falls

  • Steavensons Falls, which stands an astounding 84 metres tall and is one of the most stunning waterfalls close to Melbourne, is also one of the highest. 
  • The 350 metre hike to the main lookout is quick and simple, and the views are worth it. 
  • Although there are many opportunities for hiking and bird watching in the nearby countryside, take the short walk to the viewing platform beneath the falls. 
  • The hours before midnight, when the falls are brilliantly floodlit, are the most romantic times to visit.

Location: Falls Road, Marysville, Victoria, Australia

Suggested Read: 
Melbourne Museums

Step Into Redwood Forest

  • Sequoia forest, which is conveniently located in the township of Warburton and is known officially as the Cement Creek RedWood forest.
  • The Yarra River and Cement Creek can be found here, but what distinguishes this redwood forest from that in the Great Otways is the tree art that is dotted all across the forest. 
  • Take a quick trek around the forest's loops, staying close to the brook that flows through. Spending time admiring the Sequoias with your camera from all different angles shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to an hour on an ideal small day trip from Melbourne.

Cement Creek Rd, East Warburton VIC 3799

Know More: Melbourne Nightlife

Witness Colourful Views At Blue Lotus Water Garden

  • Explore a vivid new world of lotus and waterlilies at the Blue Lotus Water Garden in the stunning Yarra Valley. This 14-acre garden is home to a world of traditional Japanese and Amazonian flowers from December through April.
  • In the man-made lakes, ponds, and lagoons, take in the over 70 distinct varieties of water lily blossoms, including a priceless collection of Claude Monet's original water lilies from his garden in France. A number of family-friendly activities are available as one of the most delightful things to do in the Yarra Valley at this time.

2628 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction, Yarra Valley, Victoria, VIC 3797, Australia

Entry Fee/Charges:
The entry fee ranges from $20 - $22 for adults and $10 - $12 for children and the autumn season is usually the best time to do this activity.

Also Checkout: Weekend Markets In Melbourne

People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the best activities to do in Yarra Valley?

    The best activities to do in Yarra Valley include:
    1. Go Ballooning over the Yarra Valley
    2. Discover Healesville, Warburton, and Marysville (the old towns)
    3. Driving the Moody Black Spur
    4. Spot the fauna at Healesville Sanctuary
    5. Sample the Valley’s best cheese & chocolates
    6. Visit the mystical Redwood forest in Warburton
    7. Check out the Steavenson Falls and Blue Lotus Water gardens

    Recommended Read: Beaches Near Melbourne
  2. What is special about Yarra Valley?

    Yarra Valley is considered one of the best cool climate wine-producing regions in the world, has a long history of wineries, but it also has a major history of beer and cider factories that date back to the early 1800s.
  3. What is the best time to visit Yarra Valley?

    The best time to visit Yarra Valley is early Autumn, around the month of March. It also depends on the activities and things to do in Yarra Valley, since it is open all year round. In Summers (Dec - Feb), the weather is quite warm, making it a great time for camping. In Winters (Jun - Aug), if you want to experience the snow and stay in a cosy cabin with a fire. In Spring (Sept - Nov), flowers start to bloom and it's a great time to visit the waterfalls. In Autumn (Mar - May), when leaves turn a yellow-red colour, it's the perfect time for river cruising.

    Suggested Read: Places To Visit Near Melbourne
  4. Where is Yarra Valley located?

    The Yarra Valley is located northeast of Melbourne, surrounding the Yarra river and has approximately 80 vineyards spread across beautiful rolling hills.
  5. How long should one spend at Yarra Valley?

    You should spend 1-2 days at Yarra Valley. There are many things to do at Yarra Valley that make it a perfect weekend getaway location. You can visit the Healesville Sanctuary, Redwood Forest, Alowyn gardens, Puffing Billy railway, Winery tour, and Hot air ballooning.

    Know More: Luna Park Rides Melbourne
  6. Which are the best attractions and activities in Australia that you can book through Thrillophilia?

    Here is the list of the best Australian attractions and activities that you can book from Thrillophilia:
Newly Added Melbourne Experience

Melbourne Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Melbourne

More Melbourne Attractions

Luna Park Melbourne Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium Healesville Sanctuary , melbourne Healesville Sanctuary , melbourne Yarra Valley, Melbourne Yarra Valley, Melbourne Peninsula Hot Springs, melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne Cricket Ground Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne iFly Melbourne Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Melbourne Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Melbourne Escape Room, melbourne Escape Room, melbourne Flinders Street Railway Station, melbourne Flinders Street Railway Station, melbourne St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne National Gallery Of Victoria, melbourne National Gallery Of Victoria, melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne Federation Square, melbourne Melbourne Zoo Puffing Billy Railway, melbourne Puffing Billy Railway, melbourne St Kilda Beach, melbourne Melbourne Museum Crown Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, melbourne Shrine Of Remembrance, melbourne Old Melbourne Gaol Chinatown, melbourne Chinatown, melbourne Collins Street, melbourne Collins Street, melbourne Southbank, melbourne South Melbourne Market Southbank, melbourne South Melbourne Market Enchanted Adventure, melbourne Maru Koala and Animal Park, melbourne Brighton Beach, melbourne Gog and Magog, melbourne Brighton Beach, melbourne Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne Central Immigration Museum, melbourne Docklands Waterfront Area, melbourne Melbourne GPO St. Patrick's Cathedral, melbourne Elwood Beach, melbourne Degraves Street, melbourne Chapel Street, Melbourne State Library Of Victoria, melbourne Bourke Street Mall, melbourne Phillip Island, victoria Brighton Beach, melbourne Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne Central Immigration Museum, melbourne Docklands Waterfront Area, melbourne Williamstown Beach, melbourne Hampton Beach, melbourne Flower Drum, melbourne Mother's Beach, melbourne Melbourne GPO St. Patrick's Cathedral, melbourne Ecau De Vie, melbourne Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, melbourne Melbourne City Centre Toorak Road, melbourne Elwood Beach, melbourne Degraves Street, melbourne Chapel Street, Melbourne Sorrento Beach, melbourne Yarra River Cruise, melbourne State Library Of Victoria, melbourne Bourke Street Mall, melbourne National Sports Museum, melbourne Rod Laver Arena, melbourne City Circle Tram, melbourne Block Arcade, melbourne Bridge Road, Richmond, melbourne Altona Beach, melbourne Australian Centre For The Moving Image, melbourne
14 February 2020
Amritambu Nambeesan Skydiving in Melbourne
Skydiving above the views of the ocean gave me chills. This was not my first time but the experience I had was amazing. the instructor was good and cooperative. Thank you guys
14 February 2020
I booked this package and every one of us loved it. Walking amidst the beauty of nature and spending time in such a refreshing ambience was something we were looking for. great experience.
14 February 2020
Walking above the scenic beauty in Australia is something I will always remember. That 600 metres walk with the cool breeze blowing on my face and greenery all around was truly mesmerising. To every nature lover and those who want to fall for nature, I would recommend Otway fly treetop adventure walk.
14 February 2020
Going to Australia and not watching Australian animals was never a choice. I quickly booked it from you guys when i found that the price is cheaper. Would like to book again from Thrillophilia
14 February 2020
Watching Kangaroos so close I could have never imagined. They were so amazing. Not to forget we also saw cutest creatures, Koalas. Having a chance to spend time with them will be cherished for all our lives.
We were able to reach at the deck in less than a minute, the lifts were very fast. Spent a great day at Eureka tower skydeck. Every step was at ease from booking tickets to redeeming them. A truly recommended package.
Balachandra Kocchar Eureka Tower Ticket With Skydeck
The only thing I can say about this tour is EUREKA. Taking the views of Melbourne from high above was something I remember for life. We were so high it felt like touching the sky.
This was my first time but the trainer was so good that I wish to do it again. The trainer helped me with all the safety instructions and helped me relax before the experience. would recommend Otway fly zipline tour to all.
I love doing adventure activities, and Otway fly zipline was the most promising one. I was amazed by all the greenery near the location and passing in between trees. It was so refreshing and great.
14 February 2020
Chaitan Pandey Skydiving in Melbourne
I always wanted to do skydiving. thrillophilia team was quick enough to get in touch with me, even though i asked Kunal so many questions, he patiently answered them all. the guides there were very friendly and motivating as thrillophilia promised. I will remember this for the rest of my life. Would like to book again with thrillophilia

Popular Related Destinations

Places to Visit in India

Places to Visit in Delhi Places to Visit in Goa Places to Visit in Pune Places to Visit in Bangalore Places to Visit in Mumbai Places to Visit in Hyderabad Places to Visit in Jaipur Places to Visit in Chennai Places to Visit in Kolkata Places to Visit in Ladakh Places to Visit in Spiti Places to Visit in Andaman Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh Places to Visit in North East Places to Visit in Sikkim Places to Visit in Darjeeling Places to Visit in Meghalaya Places to Visit in Gangtok Places to Visit in Rajasthan Places to Visit in Uttarakhand Places to Visit in Kerala Places to Visit in Karnataka Places to Visit in Maharashtra Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh Places to Visit in Kashmir Places to Visit in Manali Places to Visit in Dharamshala Places to Visit in Shimla Places to Visit in Mcleodganj Places to Visit in Nainital Places to Visit in Mussoorie Places to Visit in Dehradun Places to Visit in Rishikesh Places To Visit In Jammu Places to Visit in Srinagar Places to Visit in Chikmagalur Places to Visit in Munnar Places to Visit in Kodaikanal Places to Visit in Ooty Places to Visit in Pondicherry Places to Visit in Wayanad Places to Visit in Coorg Places to Visit in Mysore Places to Visit in Lonavala Places to Visit in Alibaug Places To Visit In Mahabaleshwar Places to Visit in Udaipur Places to Visit in Jodhpur Places to Visit in Jaisalmer Places to Visit in Mount Abu Places to Visit in Agra Places To Visit In South Goa Places To Visit In North Goa
Currency Picker
Commonly Used Currencies
Indian Rupee
USD - $
United States Dollar
SGD - $
Singapore Dollar
AUD - $
Australian Dollar
GBP - £
British Pound
AED - د.إ
United Arab Emirates Dirham
All Other Currencies
Albanian Lek
AMD - դր.
Armenian Dram
ARS - $
Argentine Peso
AWG - ƒ
Aruban Florin
BBD - $
Barbadian Dollar
Bangladeshi Taka
BMD - $
Bermudian Dollar
BND - $
Brunei Dollar
BOB - Bs.
Bolivian Boliviano
BSD - $
Bahamian Dollar
Botswana Pula
BZD - $
Belize Dollar
CAD - $
Canadian Dollar
Swiss Franc
CNY - ¥
Chinese Renminbi Yuan
COP - $
Colombian Peso
Costa Rican Colón
Czech Koruna
DKK - kr.
Danish Krone
DOP - $
Dominican Peso
DZD - د.ج
Algerian Dinar
EGP - ج.م
Egyptian Pound
ETB - Br
Ethiopian Birr
FJD - $
Fijian Dollar
Ghanaian Cedi
GIP - £
Gibraltar Pound
Gambian Dalasi
Guatemalan Quetzal
GYD - $
Guyanese Dollar
HKD - $
Hong Kong Dollar
Honduran Lempira
HRK - kn
Croatian Kuna
Haitian Gourde
HUF - Ft
Hungarian Forint
IDR - Rp
Indonesian Rupiah
Israeli New Sheqel
JMD - $
Jamaican Dollar
Kenyan Shilling
KGS - som
Kyrgyzstani Som
Cambodian Riel
KYD - $
Cayman Islands Dollar
Kazakhstani Tenge
Lao Kip
LBP - ل.ل
Lebanese Pound
Sri Lankan Rupee
LRD - $
Liberian Dollar
Lesotho Loti
MAD - د.م.
Moroccan Dirham
Moldovan Leu
MKD - ден
Macedonian Denar
Myanmar Kyat
Mongolian Tögrög
Macanese Pataca
Mauritian Rupee
Maldivian Rufiyaa
Malawian Kwacha
MXN - $
Mexican Peso
Malaysian Ringgit
NAD - $
Namibian Dollar
NIO - C$
Nicaraguan Córdoba
NOK - kr
Norwegian Krone
NPR - Rs.
Nepalese Rupee
NZD - $
New Zealand Dollar
PEN - S/
Peruvian Sol
Papua New Guinean Kina
Philippine Peso
Pakistani Rupee
QAR - ر.ق
Qatari Riyal
Russian Ruble
SAR - ر.س
Saudi Riyal
Seychellois Rupee
SEK - kr
Swedish Krona
SLL - Le
Sierra Leonean Leone
SOS - Sh
Somali Shilling
Salvadoran Colón
Swazi Lilangeni
THB - ฿
Thai Baht
TTD - $
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
TZS - Sh
Tanzanian Shilling
UYU - $U
Uruguayan Peso
UZS - so'm
Uzbekistan Som
Yemeni Rial
South African Rand
JPY - ¥
Japanese Yen
Vietnamese dong