Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Rainforests, rocky outcrops and mountain views

Just an hour’s drive east of Melbourne is the lush rainforest paradise of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

The perfect region for an easy nature escape, you'll find breathtaking scenery at every turn and an array of iconic wineries, restaurants and retreats to relax at after your outdoor adventure.

Explore forest treks, see ancient trees and waterfalls and ride some of Victoria's most thrilling mountain bike trails. Bushwalk through dense forest and ferny gullies and camp alongside flowing rivers and mossy creeks. Hike up a mountain to capture views as far as the You Yangs and Port Phillip Bay.

Visit this region for countless nature experiences in our state forests, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Yarra Ranges National Park and Kinglake National Park.

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