This has been on Mama's bucket list for some time and ohh boy, it did not disappoint. Towering trees and fascinating nests make for a truely magical, mystical and tranquil visit. The atmosphere here is truly special.
The sequoia plantation - Canadian Redwood’s, were planted early last century and are a wonderful series of evenly spaced colonnades standing tall above you. Apparently the plantation has more than 1400 trees that are now upwards of 60mt in height and cover an area of over 2ha – but forget all the facts – they are simply just amazing! A real photographers delight. The nests are manmade and just like an art installation.
If you're planning a visit to the Yarra Valley or Yarra Glen then this playground has to be on your radar - it's nothing short of amazing! So much fun to be had here.
This playground was built after the 2009 bushfires with the assistance of donations from Victorian, national and international organisations. This award winning, fully landscaped playground has a huge variety of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. From sand and water play, big twisty slide, basket swing, merry-go-round spiiner, a skateboarding and basketball area, paths for a bike ride, seesaw and all sorts of fun equipment.
Raise your glasses, you're in for a real treat in the Yarra Valley this weekend.
As you drive through the sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, you can not help but feel a sense of growing curiosity. Then you find yourself driving towards a cellar door or vineyard that you have never visited, but instinct tells you it was well worth the diversion from your usual wine-tour route. It is here you discover for yourself the hidden secrets and pure delight of the smaller wineries of the Yarra Valley region.
Family-owned and run, these unassuming wineries offer a very different experience and it’s not uncommon for the smile who greets you at the door to be that of the winemaker or vigneron whose creation you are about to savour. Only at these smaller wineries can casual visitors get such a personal insight into the vintage - its challenges, nuances and accomplishments.
The Berries and Cherries season may be short and sweet but when it's here you are guaranteed to find tasty, fresh fruit and memorable experiences appealing to everyone in the family! Blue Hills offers a 'u pick' fruit and berry experience where you can pick your own fruit and berries at two locations.
If it's berries you're after, then it's berries you'll get. Situated in the beautiful Yarra Valley, U-Pick is the perfect place to bring the family to pick berries and vegetables that are in season (check the website/facebook page for updates on availability).
They're so much more than berries though. You can pick your own veggies in the u-pick vegetable garden, purchase pre-picked fruit and veggies and various products made from their own fruit, enjoy a smoothie or coffee and venture on a tractor ride.