What's On :: Healesville Garden Accommodation News
Visit the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges to experience world class food and wine and spectacular natural attractions, all less than an hour from Melbourne.
We have put together our recommendations on Where to Eat, What to Do and Where to Go for Couples, Groups and Families in our beautiful Yarra Valley and Surrounds.
Wine & Dine. Get your foodie fix in the Valley and sample our regional food & wine from some of the more iconic names of Healesville's Wineries, including Domaine Chandon, Rochford Wines, DeBortoli, Yering Station, just to name a few.
Wineries & Breweries
Yering Station - Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant/Local Produce Sales
Set within stunning architecture, the restaurant overlooks expansive & magnificent views of the Yarra Ranges. Yering designs tempting menus making the most of fresh seasonal produce available from the region. The full range of Yering Station wines are featured on their wine list. Cellar door, restaurant, cafe, bar, produce store, gallery, tours and farmers market.
T: 9730 0100 www.yering.com
Stones of the Yarra Valley – Restaurant/Wedding Venue/Functions
Rising from the rustic, weather beaten remnants of a barn left idle for generations, Stones of the Yarra Valley has emerged as the region's premiere location for celebration. Stones is located on one the most picturesque and historic properties in the Yarra Valley, combining a restaurant and mezze bar with a stunning rough-rendered chapel nestled under century old oak trees. From intimate concerts to stunning themed lunches, to the perfect wedding venue, Stones is unsurpassed.
T: 9739 0900 www.stonesoftheyarravalley.com
Giant Steps & Innocent Bystander – Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant/Cafe
Located in Healesville is where Giant Steps and Innocent Bystander winery meets the world. Wines are made on-site and you can experience all the sights & excitement of their gravity flow system, fermenting tanks & barrel hall. It is also where Innocent Bystander have their own Bistro with wood fired pizza, Artisan Bakery & Cheese Room. They also roast their own coffee beans & have excellent range of beers and wine list.
T: 5962 6111 www.innocentbystander.com.au
Healesville Hotel – Hotel/Restaurant/Bar/Cafe
A classic country pub! Open 7 Days, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Healesville Hotel Bar serves up great food sourced locally, cold beer and has a Sunny Garden to enjoy on those sunny days. Their Dining Room has old world ambience with soaring pressed metal ceilings, French style wicker chairs and in winter, the open fire roars. Excellent local produce, combined with accomplished cooking, bring the menu alive.
T: 5962 4002 www.healesvillehotel.com.au
Mt. Rael Restaurant – Restaurant/Wedding Venue
Contemporary style restaurant offering outstanding food & views overlooking the valley. Mt. Rael's recently refurbished restaurant offers unprecedented views of the valley and contemporary food sourced largely from local produce. An intimate relaxed setting to enjoy great food and great wine. An absolute hidden gem.
T: 5962 1977 www.mtrael.com.au
Domaine Chandon – Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant
The Greenpoint Brasserie embraces a shared plate and tapas style of dining. All dishes are plated to order from an everchanging menu. Domaine Chandon, Moet & Chandon's Australian winery. Winery Tours, wine tastings and light lunches daily.
T: 9738 9200 www.domainechandon.com.au
Bella Vedere - Restaurant
Bella Vedere's devoted relationship with local produces has naturally formed an evolving menu. Every day the kitchen develops a menu that changes daily supporting as much as possible, local farmers.
T: 5962 6161 www.bellavedere.com.au
Eleonore's at Chateau Yering - Restaurant
Contemporary dining, Eleonore's Restaurant is an elegant fine dining restaurant with a menu designed to delight the tastebuds. A beautiful, elegant, historic building to dine in the atmosphere of yesteryear.
T: 9237 3333 www.chateuyering.om.au
DeBortoli Wines – Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant/Cheese Room
Award-winning winery, restaurant and cheese room. Debortoli's family's Italian heritage sources the best local, seasonal and organic produce. Enjoy excellent ingredient-driven Italian dishes along with excellent Yarra Valley views. Add to that, Debortoli's award winning Yarra Valley wines. The Restaurant is truly devoted to good tastes that spring from the local earth.
T: 5965 2271 www.debortoliyarra.com.au
Coldstream Hills – Winery/Cellar Door
A must see for all wine enthusiasts. Sample Reserve & Back Vintage wines. Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of Australia's leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of Chardonnay, Pinor Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot Varietal & Reserve Wines.
T 5960 7000 www.coldstreamhills.com
Oakridge Wines – Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant
Modern cellar door, award winning wines, seasonally driven menu in the restaurant and spectacular views.
T: 9738 9900 www.oakridgewines.com.au
Punt Road Wines – Winery/Cellar Door
Sample superior, estate grown wines at our friendly cellar door and enjoy an indulgent cheese platter.
T: 9739 0666 www.puntroadwines.com.au
Rochford Wines – Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant/Cafe/Concert & Wedding Venue
Home of our Yarra Valley Concerts. Enjoy breakfast and lunch daily in the Restaurant with vineyard views. Cellar Door open daily.
T: 5962 2119 www.rochfordwines.com
Sticks Yarra Valley – Winery/Cellar Door
. Visit the recently renovated Cellar Door, beautifully situated at the base of the Christmas Hills.
T: 9730 1022 www.sticks.com.au
TarraWarra Estate – Winery/Restaurant/Cellar Door/Museum of Art
An inspired combination of fine wines, delicious food, wonderful Australian art in a magnificent setting.
T: 5957 3510 www.tarrawarra.com.au
Tokar Estate – Restaurant/Winery/Cellar Door
Winery & Restaurant features contemporary Mediterranean menu and award winning wines.
T: 5964 9585 www.tokarestate.com.au
Train Trak Winery – Winery/Cellar Door/Restaurant
Spectacular panoramic views, extensive lawns, award winning wines and highly acclaimed Italian cuisine.
T: 9730 1314 www.traintrak.com.au
Vines Restaurant at Helen's Hill - Restaurant
Seasonal menus featuring local produce of the Yarra Valley.
T: 9739 0222 www.vinesrestaurant.com.au
Coldstream Brewery - Restaurant/Cafe/Brewery
Restaurant, bar and on-site microbrewery, serving great food, beer & coffee.
T: 9739 1794 www.coldstreambrewery.com.au
White Rabbit Brewery – Brewery/Sales
Visitors welcome to the brewery every weekend & public holiday 11am-4pm
T: 5962 6516 www.whiterabbitbeer.com.au
Something a little more Casual
Healesville Harvest Cafe
Great Genovese coffee and simple seasonal food, ready to go. Fabulous breakfast. Local produce also available to purchase. Open every day from 8am.
T: 5962 4002 www.yarravalleyharvest.com.au
Beechworth Bakery Healesville – Bakery/Cafe
Friendly service, good coffee, groups welcome
T: 5962 6610
Eludae - Cafe
Cosy Cafe, Good Coffee, casual lunches.
T: 5962 6333
Yarra Valley Grand Hotel - Pub
Good pub food, Yarra Glen historic hotel.
T: 9730 1230 www.yarravalleygrand.com.au
Toolangi Tavern - Pub
Situated just 10 minutes drive from Healesville. Enjoy a drink from the extensive drink menu in front of a cosy fire. Good pub grub and great friendly service. Take in the views of farmlands and the Great Dividing Range. The Tavern features an open fire in winter, a deck for those warm summer evenings, and huge windows look out onto the state forest of Toolangi.
T: 5962 9398 www.toolangitavern.com.au
Mocha and Lime - Cafe
Great coffee and fresh homemade food sourced from local produce.
T: 5962 2288 www.mochaandlime.com.au
Wombat's Chai - Cafe
Located in a tiny cafe, just at the entry to Healesville's main street, Wombat's Chai serves up Great coffee, fabulous breaky and all produce is organic and made by Monica. Good Range of cheese to purchase and take back to your accommodation to enjoy.
T: 5962 2611
Yarra Valley Dairy – Dairy/Produce Sales/Tourist Attraction
A delightful experience of fine food & wine. Discover over 15 cheeses made on the farm. Complimentary cheese tastings. Sit down and enjoy a cheese platter with a glass of local wine while looking across the valley. Regional produce also available to purchase.
T: 9739 0023 www.yvd.com.au
Get back to nature with Australia's beautiful and unique wildlife. Experience an up close encounter with Australia's unique animals.
T: 5957 2800 www.healesvillesanctuary.com.au
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Lake Mountain is Melbourne's closest and most affordable alpine resort. A winter wonderland for all the family, offering over 30km of cross country ski trails, toboggan slopes and snow play areas. During the warmer months enjoy bush walking, road cycling and mountain bike riding. Set atop the mountain is Heights Bar and Bistro open 7 days. A mountain of fun all year round... Discover and be challenged!
T: 5957 7222 www.lakemountainresort.com.au
Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm
Great family, group fishing in natural bush setting, guaranteed catch, fresh & smoked Trout, Salmon Sales.
T: 5774 7370 www.buxtontrout.com.au
The Maze has over 1200m of winding pathways. 3 Mazes, mini golf, Frisby Golf, Games & Gardens. Great family fun. Tea Rooms, BYO Picnic, BBQ's.
T: 5962 3636 www.hedgend.com.au
Experience the romance of a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley.
T: 9428 5703 www.globalballooning.com.au
Go Wild Ballooning
The longest running Yarra Valley ballooning Company.
T: 9739 0772 www.gowildballooning.com.au
Melbourne Skydive Centre
Tandem skydiving in the Yarra Valley is magical, with views of over 141 wineries.
T: 1300 734 471 www.melbourneskydivecentre.com.au
The Big Bouquet
Gerberas, guided glasshouse tours, alpacas, cafe and giftshop with extensive range of alpaca products.
T: 5962 2283 www.bigbouquet.com.au
Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
Healesville Railway Station. Heritage Rides. Take the kids on a Trolley Ride. 10am-4pm Sundays and Public Holidays. School Holidays Wednesday-Sunday.
T: 5962 2490 www.yvr.org.au
Studio's & Galleries
TarraWarra Museum of Art
The TarraWarra Musuem of Art is the first privately funded, significant public visual arts museum to be set up under the Australian Government's philanthropic measures announced in March 1999. TWMA operates as a not-for-profit institution, with a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. TWMA's award winning building houses a collection of Australian modern art, presented in seasonal exhibitions. 2011 showcased art for the Archibald Prize Exhibition and is to return in June 2012.
T: 5957 3100 www.twma.com.au
Healesville Contemporary Artspace
An exciting edition to Healesville's main street, showcasing the best of local and international Contemporary Art. An industrial underground space filled with a unique mix of eclectic (and sometimes bizarre) art and design.
T: 5962 6928 www.hcas.com.au
Healesville Glassblowing Studio
View the ancient art of glassblowing, Gallery stocks handmade vases, platters, sculpture and jewellery.
T: 5962 5195 www.hgbs.com.au
Heartists showcase traditional & contemporary paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textile/mixed media, handbags, jewellery, gifts: all with point of difference.
T: 5962 6055 www.healesvilleart.com.au
Much more than jewellery! Fine precious and antique jewellery. Multi award winning business with full jewellery services on site.
T: 5962 5195 www.healesvillejewellers.com.au
Goldsmith Tim Peel specialises in designing and creating one-off handmade jewellery, especially for you.
T: 5962 5470 www.silvermiststudio.com.au
The Mud Factory
Swedish Bicycles for hire and sale, Scandinavian linens and gifts. Ceramics open studio.
T: 1300 862 955 target="_blank"www.mudfactory.com.au
Di King Gallery - 32 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville - T: 0414 404 792/8
Healesville Fine Art Gallery - 278 Badger Creek R., Healesville - T: 5962 1129
Mud Glass Metal - 238 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville - T: 5962 6961
Studio Gallery - Upstairs, 3401 Warburton Hwy, Warburton - T: 0415 744 988
Three Stories Artspace - 505 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville - T: 5962 5688
Toolangi Sculpture Studio - 1735 Healesville-Kinglake Rd., Toolangi - T: 5962 9414
Cow Shed Pottery - 386 Yarraview Road, Yarra Glen - T: 9730 1277
Olive Tree Pottery - 1715 Warburton Hwy, Woori Yallock - T: 5964 7507
Ted Secombe Master Potter - 240 Bleases Lane, Dixons Creek - T: 5965 2090
Toolangi Pottery - 1691 Healesville/Kinglake Road, Toolangi - T: 5962 9287
Healesville Community MarketRiver Street, Healesville 1st Sunday of the month - T: 5962 5875
Healesville Racecourse Harvest & Craft Market 1st Sunday of the month - T: 9733 0281
Yarra Valley Regional Farmer's Market Yering Station 1st Sunday of the month - T: 9730 0114
Yarra Valley Organic Market at Healesville Railway Station – every Sunday
Winery Tours & Transfers – Concert Transfers
A Day in the Valley
Winery Tours with a difference. Specialised Yarra Valley winery tours.
T: 0405 249 030
Yarra Valley Transfers
Specialised Winery Tours. Accredited bus and tourism operator offering a comprehensive range of bus, coach & shuttle services.
T: 1800 146 706 www.yarravalleytransfers.com.au
Yarra Valley Discovery
Complete transport service – Delivering you to destinations of your choice.
T: 5962 5694 www.yvdiscovery.com.au
National Parks & Gardens & Picnic Areas
Maroondah Reservoir Park - Maroondah Highway 3km east of Healesville
Maroondah Reservoir Park offers a wonderful variety of experiences, from colourful gardens to long and short walks, exotic and native trees, spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The scenic attraction of the reservoir and European-style gardens have made it one of the most popular parks in Victoria.
Facilities: Picnic tables, wood bbq's (wood supplied), rotundas, car parks, toilets, walking trails and a lookout
Badger Weir Picnic Area - Badger Weir Road, Healesville
A perfect place to enjoy a picnic or bbq. Visitors can enjoy fresh maountain air and rainforest walks passing through ancient fern gullies, across clear mountain streams and meandering amongst mighty Mountain Ash.
Facilities: Picnic tables, wood bbq's (wood supplied), electric bbq's, rotundas, car parks, toilets, walking trails.
T 03 5962 5962
M 0433 949 489