If you decide to venture out of the tranquil setting of Hazeldene yarra valley, the surrounding countryside offers plenty of distractions.

From relaxing at world-class wineries to more active pursuits in the native bushlands, there's something for everyone.

We've curated a list of some of the more popular attactions in the Yarra Valley.

Local attractions

Just a short drive from Hazeldene are numerous Yarra Valley attractions.

Choose to spend a day sampling the local wines and produce or get back to nature and discover bushwalking in Australian native countryside. There are many walking and cycling trails to experience, including the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and Powelltown Tramway.

Bulong Estate is our closest vineyard, produces beautiful Yarra Valley wines and is a venue for weddings and other functions.

Early morning hot ballooning is a unique way to appreciate the beauty of the ranges and the valley.

Throughout the year various festivals are held in the Yarra Valley, as well as monthly markets.

Alternatively, you may enjoy fishing for trout in some of the nearby lakes and rivers, walking or skiing at Mt Baw Baw, berry picking at local farms, spending the day with friends on the golf course or idling away time in cafés and galleries.

Nearest town

The nearest town is Yarra Junction. Here you will find a supermarket, bakery, cafés, pharmacy and various other shops.

The former gold rush town of Warburton is within easy reach of Hazeldene and has delightful river walks, cafés and craft shops.

At Healesville you can explore more gourmet delights, wineries and the Healesville Sanctuary. Take the picturesque drive through the Don River Valley from Launching Place.

Yarra Valley wine tours

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TarraWarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,
Healesville, Victoria, Australia
Melway reference 277 B2

Local happenings

It may be cool during Winter in the Yarra Valley, but the unrivalled beauty of the region more than compensates. Fresh mornings make for perfect ballooning weather, one of the most popular activities in the Yarra Valley. Warburton is showcased during its Winterfest, an exciting event with something for everyone. From food lovers to families, there is something to electrify and satisfy at Winterfest. The Winter Solstice is celebrated with fine food, wine and music in the intimate, family-orientated environment of the Shortest Lunch, held at many of the boutique Smaller Wineries in the Yarra Valley. June also sees the arrival of winemakers from across Australia, who bring their finest to Yering Station for the Seize the Wine Charity Auction, which raises money for the Oncology and Haematology Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital, whose aim is to achieve a 100% cure rate for children with cancer. Since inception in 1998, the Charity Auction has raised over $500,000 towards this cause and continues to be a very popular event.