The Yarra Valley has countless of attractions you should see and things you can do while you are around days after the wedding. If you and your guests haven’t planned for anything yet, below are some of the many things to do in Yarra Valley after a wedding:
Places to Enjoy a Delicious Meal
The food choices in Yarra Valley are all tremendous. There are restaurants with kitchen gardens that you may wander through, local produce that inspires everyone to keep returning to their tables, and chefs with passion. Treat yourself in one of the cafes around Yarra Valley and relax over a meal. Check out Combe, The Stables, Yering Station and Zonzo. If your guests happen to also be planning a wedding in the Yarra Valley, this is a great way of sampling the food!
You can visit the different cellar doors, award-winning vineyards as well as wineries of Yarra Valley. Find out their secrets and know their backgrounds. We live Yering Station, Balgownie Estate, Chandon and the cellar door at TarraWarra.
Know More about Yarra Valley’s Beer History
The beer’s history in Yarra Valley started in early 1800s. This is when growing hops was the region’s major farming activity. While hops farms have disappeared these days except for odd hop kiln remains, craft breweries in Yarra Valley work hard to ensure that beer remains as an essential part of Yarra Valley. Since Little Creatures left for Geelong, we’re hoping for a really strong brewery to emerge in the region.
Spend Time Outdoors and Experience the Difference
Explore the different private gardens that are open to public like Aloywyn Gardens. Picnics can also be a good idea for family day out. Wander Maroondah Dam Park’s grounds and enjoy the roses, find yourself on the rug under a sprawling tree or rest in a historic rotunda. Stunning views, spectacular gardens, fresh air, and amazing wildlife all make for a great adventure.
Enjoy Farmgate Produce
Everyone loves eating fresh foods because it tastes better. Meeting the makers, growers, and farmers is both rewarding and fun. Smell fresh air and find yourself in Upper Yarra’s red soils that potatoes have grown in for years and taste the difference. A treat you can’t get enough of in Yarra Valley is seeking out the sweetest cherry, juiciest peach, and crunchiest apple. Check out Yarra Valley Dairy which kids will love, as the cows come to the window to check you out while you sample the cheese or drink your coffee.
Cycle and Walk
There are lots of things that will keep you on the go in Yarra Valley. You can try cycling trails and brushwalknig. No matter what trails you have chosen, there is always a path suited for you. The rail trail is always popular and extends way beyond the Yarra Valley.
Encounter Australian Wildlife in Yarra Valley
Healesville Sanctuary does a great job to let you experience Australian wildlife in its natural habitat. Get an up close experience with some of the Australian native animals. You can also enjoy picnic spots and adventure playgrounds in the bush along streams and creeks. The sanctuary also hosts relaxed and low key weddings.
Shop Around Yarra Valley
For people who love a market, you’ll be glad to know that Yarra Valley is like a mecca. With a combination of night markets, food, and craft, there’s always something you can try in Yarra Valley, especially every weekend. Healesville is the hub of these activities, but keep an eye on events in Warburton and Yarra Glen too.
Arts and Culture
Yarra Valley is like a precinct of arts where you will find yourself in a local artist’s home studio. Get ready to be amazed by the depth and beauty of Yarra Valley’s heritage and history in museums and cultural centers. TarraWarra is world class and has some superb works of art to enjoy.
Pamper Yourself in Spas
After a long walk, it’s time to pamper yourself in the different spas around Yarra Valley. Depending on your needs or preferences, there is always a great spa ideal for you. Lots of hen parties seem to like Balgownie Estate so keep that in mind if you’re looking to relax following a wedding!