Private Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Hiking Tour from Melbourne

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Take a hike in the stunning Dandenong Ranges and explore Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley.

We embark on an easy to moderate 6.6km hike in the Eastern Sherbrooke Forest through towering Mountain Ash trees and wetland ferns. Keep your eyes open for lyrebirds, wombats, wallabies, and echidnas that call the forest home.

Next, we head to the Californian Redwood forest to marvel at these awe-inspiring giants; some trees stand up to 100m tall! This forest is one of the best-kept secrets of the Yarra Valley region.

Next up, we pull into one of Yarra Valley’s favourite wineries, Innocent Bystander, for lunch. There’s plenty of time for wine tasting too if you choose. After lunch, we skip over the road to visit craft beer brewery Matilda Bay, before jumping back in the van to visit the lads at Payten & Jones for more good wine and great tunes.

We top the day off with a visit to Four Pillars, a small craft distillery (that’s been named the world’s leading gin producer two years in a row).

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Duration: 12 hours
Starts: Southbank, Australia
Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips



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Take a hike in the stunning Dandenong Ranges and explore Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley.

We embark on an easy to moderate 6.6km hike in the Eastern Sherbrooke Forest through towering Mountain Ash trees and wetland ferns. Keep your eyes open for lyrebirds, wombats, wallabies, and echidnas that call the forest home.

Next, we head to the Californian Redwood forest to marvel at these awe-inspiring giants; some trees stand up to 100m tall! This forest is one of the best-kept secrets of the Yarra Valley region.

Next up, we pull into one of Yarra Valley’s favourite wineries, Innocent Bystander, for lunch. There’s plenty of time for wine tasting too if you choose. After lunch, we skip over the road to visit craft beer brewery Matilda Bay, before jumping back in the van to visit the lads at Payten & Jones for more good wine and great tunes.

We top the day off with a visit to Four Pillars, a small craft distillery (that’s been named the world’s leading gin producer two years in a row).

Itinerary
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Stop At: Dandenong Ranges National Park, Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd Treemont, Melbourne, Victoria 3787 Australia

Connect with nature on the 6.8km hiking around Eastern Sherbrook Forrest.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Warburton, Warburton, Yarra Valley, Victoria

A hidden gem in the Yarra Valley, the Californian Redwoods plantation will be a highlight of the day.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Innocent Bystander, 316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

Enjoy a delicious lunch and tasting at Innocent Bystander.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Matilda Bay Brewery, 336 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia

Grab yourself a tasting paddle and try some of Matilda Bay’s best beers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Payten and Jones, 3 Lilydale Rd, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia

Next up is a visit to Payton & Jones for some live music and unique wine.

Duration: 1 hour



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