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 attractions 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.

Early morning hot ballooning is a unique way to appreciate the beauty of the ranges and the valley. You may enjoy fishing for trout in some of the nearby lakes and rivers, walking or skiing at Mt Baw Baw or Mount Donna Buang, berry picking at local farms, spending the day with friends on the golf course or idling away time in cafés and galleries.

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

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

There is much information about local activities, events and happenings available at Warburton and Upper Yarra Valley Tourist Information. The rich and fascinating history of Warburton and the region is recorded in photographs on the Warburton Valley site.

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

Several operators such as Amazing Yarra Valley can pick you up from Hazeldene and take you on a tour of local wineries and other locations.