About yarra

I run a self contained holiday accommodation set in the beautiful region of Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. The Yarra Valley is famous for its fabulous wines and Moet and Chandon has a subsidiary called Domain Chandon where they make a great sparking wine by method champenoise. A must try. The Dandenong Ranges are host to the most beautiful lush forests offering many beautiful walks. There are a number of villages with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurnts. The popular steam train Puffing Billy runs through these hills. Dutch settlers have successfully grown tulips in this region for decades and Tesselaar Tulip Festival attracts visitors from all over the world. Our apartment offers guests a cosy and modern home away from home base which accommodates 4 people.



How rewarding is it to receive such a lovely

note from a six year old guest who wants to

really show her appreciation and write such

a beautiful note of gratitude.    It was a real

pleasure to see Katie enjoy our garden and

and make it her own during her stay.      We

hope Katie and her parents return again soon.


Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival About to Start in the Hills


Spring is just around the corner and the famous Dutch family Tesselaar’s will have fields emblazoned with colour.  They have planted 100,000 tulips in 120 varieties over 25 acres.

There is plenty to do at the festival with entertainment, rides, stalls, you can buy tulips too. The Festival starts September 8th through to October 4th from 10am to 5pm

Entry is $26 for Adults, $22 Concession and Groups of 10 tickets or more $22 (you don’t have to enter as a group to use these tickets, so buy them and go as many times as you like)  Children under 16 enter with an Adult are free.

Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is one of the closest Accommodation to Tesselaars being just off the Monbulk/Silvan Road.  Contact us on 0419582410 for information on our package for Tesselaars.

Pets Also Feel At Home

DSC_0609We welcomed 6 month old Stella a beautiful grey blue Staffy.  She is so adorable and friendly and loved the attention from Anders.  We welcome friendly well behaved fur kids, or fur babies as our guests call them.  We think it is just as important for our guest’s pets to take a holiday with their owners, especially as we have so many lovely walking tracks to explore.

We have set up a safe enclosed, undercover area for both pets and small children.  Pets are allowed indoors, but only on the hard floor area.

Isn’t Stella just beautiful?



Exciting Weekends in The Yarra Valley

Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is always looking to offer their guests new experiences.  The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are packed with opportunities for fun and excitement.  Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is introducing a new Package. Guests stay in the beautiful Dandenongs/Yarra Valley for 2 nights at Yarra Ranges Country Apartment and take a Joy Flight or Flight Lesson at Lilydale Airport.  This package can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for that very special occasion.


IMG_14511DSC03973Yarra Ranges Country Apartment in the majestic Blue Dandenongs has joined with The Burrow at Wombat Bend in the fabulous Yarra Valley to offer Guests the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Package to stay 4 nights in total, 2 nights at each venue.  This Package is only for 2 persons and runs from Monday to Thursday inclusive for the rate of $800.  Continental Breakfast provisions, fluffy robes and maps are included plus much more.

There is so much to see and do in these 2 regions that guests will want to stay much longer.

Bookings essential so ring 0419 582 410 to book

Enjoy Summer in the Cool Dandenong Ranges

DSC03784 Enjoy one of the many gardens in the Dandenong Ranges, only 30 km east of Melbourne CBD. The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden is in Sherbrooke and is very popular for wedding photos.  You can enjoy a picnic here and there are lovely open spaces for the family to enjoy with a gazebo for shade.  The gardens are next to Shannon Bennett’s The Piggery so take time to enjoy some delicious food.

DSC03794Our family friendly accommodation Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is in Mount Evelyn situated between The Dandenong Ranges and The Yarra Valley and is convenient for so many attractions.  Come and see for yourself one day!

Summer in the Yarra Valley


Yet Another Beautiful Attraction to visit in the Yarra Valley, Coombe Farm  which was the home of Dame Nellie Melba, the famous opera singer.  There is so much to see and do in this beautiful Region.  Make sure you spend at least a weekend here.  You can take a tour of the beautiful garden with a delicious Devonshire Tea, or taste wine from the Coombe Farm Winery, or dine in the beautiful Dining Room overlooking the swimming pool and beyond the Yarra Valley.  Take a Break, you deserve it!


Exciting Family Weekend

DSC03384We have an exciting new weekend package for families.  Come stay with us for the weekend.  On Friday night watch ‘The Healing’ movie together.  This moving film is set around  the beautiful Healesville Sanctuary featuring a wedge tail eagle and a prisoner certified M.

Then Saturday visit Healesville Sanctuary and see the’ Spirits of the Sky’ show.  Go early because there is a lot to see. They have wonderful activities for children and you can meet the animals and birds up close, as they often roam the Sanctuary with their handlers.

Then in the afternoon visit Hedgend Maze for a fun filled experience.

All admissions are included in this package.  Just send us an email using our Contact Form or you can ring 0419 582 410 for further

Visitors welcome to visit Worawa Aboriginal College in the Yarra Valley

Worawa Aboriginal College Art Gallery

“Set in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Worawa Aboriginal College is an Aboriginal initiative situated on Aboriginal owned land. The land is very important to the Aboriginal Community as it was once part of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station and is in close proximity to the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station.

Educational Program

The College is a full boarding school for young Aboriginal women, years 7 – 10 and is Victoria’s only independent Aboriginal community school. The College has an impressive curriculum embracing many subjects with a strong Aboriginal culture and perspective thread through each curriculum area.

The College generously welcomes visitors by appointment, who can experience The Dreaming Trail which records and celebrates traditional culture, stories of the Elders and the history of the Aboriginal tribes and clans connected to this important site. Visitors can learn about the cultural protocols in welcoming visitors to the Land, the use of plants for food, medicine and craft.

Additional learning opportunities are available for the following:

• Smoking Ceremony
• The history of Coranderrk
• Aboriginal Elders stories
• Aboriginal people’s relationship with the Land
• Traditional implements and their use
• Aboriginal technology
• The use of ochre in ceremony and art
• Contemporary Aboriginal Australia
• And view art created by the Worawa community

Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is very happy to announce that a 2 day mid week package can be booked to include a visit to Worawa Aboriginal College. For further information please use our Contact Form or ring +61419582410.  Dates and times are subject to Worawa Aboriginal College availability.