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.

Visit the Yarra Valley and Enjoy!

The Yarra Valley has so much to offer the visitor, Wineries of all sizes with great selection of wines to taste, Produce that delights the tastebuds, Friendly Folk who are willing to share their expertise and knowledge.  Beautiful Scenery that will really enhance your Social Media postings and impress your friends.  Art Galleries and Museums that have very special exhibitions.     Markets with local produce, and crafts.  Restaurants and Cafes with all types of exquisite fare.   Balloon Rides for the adventurous,  plus fabulous Wedding Venues that will make your special day a truly memorable one.  Festivals such as The Yarra Valley Opera Festival, The Gum Boot Festival, The Longest and Shortest Lunch.   The list is endless.  

Vintage has commenced, so it is a great time to visit.  We can organise Winery Tours for our Guests through Wine Compass  at https://www.winecompass.com.au/yarra-valley/

Hope to see  you soon.

Wine Tours Available

A LETTER FROM A SIX YEAR OLD!

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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

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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?

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Exciting Weekends in The Yarra Valley

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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.

EXCITING NEWS – YARRA RANGES COUNTRY APARTMENT HAS PARTNERED WITH THE BURROW AT WOMBAT BEND TO OFFER A FABULOUS PACKAGE!

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

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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!

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