Eco-Tourism in the Yarra Valley. Victoria’s sumptuous Riviera of rural delights promises many a treat for the first time visitor. The great outdoors at its finest, Yarra Valley enjoys a fabulous selection of nature and eco-tourism attractions. Experience breathtaking scenery, see wildlife in its native habitat, observe the stars from an observatory and explore the unspoiled beauty of our country on a nature cruise. Not to mention the vast network of bushwalking and cycling trails.
Not to be missed is the glorious Acacia Ridge. A fabulous venue for groups of all sizes that are looking for a special Yarra Valley experience. If you have been on great Sydney City Tours then you are going to love a BBQ with friends or a spectacular and affordable event hire, Acacia Ridge offers a unique setting which includes the cosy, 1850’s Miner’s Hut and the large, character-filled rustic barn. The property has spectacular views across the vineyard and on to the distant Great Dividing Range and is popular for gatherings of friends, family and community groups. You can make your function as formal or casual as you like and there are numerous catering options to suit all budgets and a wide range of taste buds. Be sure to bring an eco-tourism appetite and you will not be disappointed. Acacia Ridge also offers a smashing selection of table wines including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Shiraz.
Not far away and perched on the crest of a hill overlooking the picturesque vineyard and valley below is the spectacular Yarrawood Estate. Sit back with a glass of wine, a cappuccino, or enjoy a platter or meal in the relaxing Cafe or on the open air deck. The perfect escape when you want to relax and rejuvenate. You may also choose to tantalise your eco-tourism taste buds with an unforgettable dining experience at nearby Sunflower Cottage, Yarra Glen. Built with relaxation in mind, the facilities include a Coonara wood fire and outdoor BBQ.
At Yarra Glen you can visit the fabulous home of Domaine Chandon Wine & Champagne, a day out not to be missed. With traditions that hail from grand Champagne house Moët & Chandon plus an expertise firmly planted in cool climate Yarra Valley wine country, the magic of Australian grapes is fused with time-honoured production techniques and decades of experience to elevate the wines to a world-class stage. For those who are food fanatics, a sophisticated and relaxed meal can be enjoyed in the Greenpoint Brasserie complemented by incomparable views of the glorious eco-tourism of the Yarra Valley.
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Let ACM Group introduce you to the wonderful Coldstream Trail. A perfectly family day outing, the Coldstream Trail sits at the point where the Maroondah Highway and the Melba Highway meet, and then meanders through and takes in some extraordinary and significant gems of the Yarra Valley. A carefully curated collection of passionate people and places selected for their diversity, dedication to their craft, and welcoming attitude. You will pass the Lubra Bend Landscape, a glorious Guilford Bell House set among an old established garden of camellias, magnolias and oaks with a country garden punctuated neatly with rocks and waterfalls and an extensive cascade leading down to the Yarra River; all designed by Philip Johnson.
Next comes the George At Yering. The George is a luxurious self-contained farmhouse located on the grounds of Yering Farm Wines in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Set among 70 acres of orchard and vineyard, the hipped roof homestead offers a spacious retreat inviting guests to relax and unwind all year round.
To really make the most of your eco-tourism experience you must take the time to breathe in the outdoors and feel the pull of the city life decrease. An Aussie Picnic can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing eco-tourism, wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure.
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