Destination guide

Relax in holiday homes to rent in Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley surrounds the Yarra River in Victoria and is well-known wine country featuring lush green meadows and forests, walkable trails and all manner of outdoor adventures. Holiday homes to rent in Yarra Valley are also not far from the major city of Melbourne, which offers access to urban amenities like fine dining, nightclubs and shopping. Many small villages in the region offer opportunities for an ideal getaway. Whether for family adventures, romantic trips or any other reason, the Yarra Valley makes for a serene and lovely holiday experience.


Historic sites near Yarra Valley holiday homes

Your holiday accommodation is near many historic and cultural sites like Montsalvat, a heritage building and artist community featuring galleries and activities. The Burrinja Cultural Centre offers you a chance to experience both classical and contemporary art highlighting the cultural heritage of the community. A visit to the Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead and Museum offers a look at a working pioneer homestead from the 1880s set among immaculate gardens and green space. At the Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre you can learn about the events surrounding the massive 1983 fire outbreak.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Yarra Valley holiday homes

Your outdoor adventures near Yarra Valley holiday rentals should begin at Yarra Ranges, a national park with cycling and hiking trails, nature walks, picnic facilities and lush green spaces. The Healesville Sanctuary is a local zoo where you can see native animals of the region including the Tasmanian devil. The Alowyn Gardens are immaculately maintained and feature both domestic and exotic flora as well as serene walking paths. The Rainforest Gallery offers you 350 metres of hiking trails with an observation platform looking down upon the canopy of a rainforest.

How to get around

How to travel within and around the Yarra Valley

Most people visiting the Yarra Valley will fly into Melbourne Airport. From there the easiest way to get your holiday rentals is to secure a car hire and drive the countryside, which also allows you the freedom to experience the local sites as you like. Many options are available for day trips throughout the valley. Train service is available to Hurstbridge, Belgrave and Lilydale, and bus services are available between the many villages and towns in the region. Many of the towns are easily walkable, and hiking and cycling are also great options.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies to sample in Yarra Valley

The first thing you’ll want to experience while in the Yarra Valley is one of the many quality vintages of local wine such as chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines. While you’re here you might try the interesting Victoria delicacy dim sum, which while usually thought of as a Chinese food was invented right here in Australia’s Victoria region. Pavlova is a popular dessert made from a meringue crust with a fruit filling and whipped-cream topping. Meat pies are a street food you must experience that include ground beef, potatoes and gravy in a pastry crust.

Essential info

Facts about holiday accommodation in Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is renowned as an important part of the region’s wine country. The region borders the Yarra River, which starts about 90 km east of Melbourne’s central business district and empties into Port Phillip Bay. The region experiences a relatively cool climate, which allows for the growing of quality grape crops to create well-regarded wine vintages. English is the dominant language in the area, and major towns where you might find holiday accommodation include Coldstream, Yarra Glen, Warburton and Healesville.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Upper Yarra Valley?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 365 holiday rentals around Upper Yarra Valley. From 64 cottages to 226 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Upper Yarra Valley is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Upper Yarra Valley?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Upper Yarra Valley. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Melbourne City: 2,306 holiday rentals
  • Greater Melbourne: 2,898 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula: 4,112 holiday rentals
  • Healesville: 254 holiday rentals
  • Southbank: 2,221 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Upper Yarra Valley! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Upper Yarra Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Upper Yarra Valley with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Melbourne City: 2,306 holiday homes
  • Healesville: 254 holiday homes
  • Southbank: 2,221 holiday homes
  • St Kilda: 2,265 holiday homes
  • Warburton: 153 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Upper Yarra Valley?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Upper Yarra Valley. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 767 holiday rentals
  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary: 429 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,453 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 2,436 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,445 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Upper Yarra Valley listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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