Just a 1 hour drive from our accommodation at Yarra Ranges Country Apartment through the Yarra Valley you can be driving through mountain ash forests, under magnificent tree ferns taller than houses. The air so fresh you can smell the scent of the eucalypt and hear crystal clear streams babbling through the bush. This beautiful drive is close to the Melbourne CBD only 1hr 50 mins away and you can take a round trip via Lilydale to Warburton, up the Acheron Way over to Marysville and return via the Black Spur. Allow for a day trip, to really explore and enjoy this magnificent region.
In winter, June to August, snow often covers the high ranges, Mount Donna Buang and Lake Mountain. Chains are often required to drive on some of the roads and can be hired from local businesses. Cross country skiing and tobogganing are very popular and equipment can also be hired locally.
A holiday in winter can be just as much fun as in summer, with log fires, exhilarating snow sports, wineries, wonderful Yarra Valley food and brisk winter walks. So much to see and do, any time of the year.
Come and see for yourself.