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The Yarra Ranges

The Yarra Ranges is the perfect destination for kids and the whole family.

An easy hour’s drive from Melbourne the region is a place for all seasons with a variety of accommodation available for your stay and terrific places to eat. Offering incredible natural beauty and a multitude of ways to access it you can do as much or as little as you like. Attractions that are designed to satisfy the needs of children of all ages abound.

From riding on the back of impressive farm trucks at Rayners Orchard, swinging from the trees at Trees Adventure to relaxing on the iconic steam train, Puffing Billy as it saunters through the incredible mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook. There are mazes to negotiate, trout and salmon fishing parks nearby and even an alpaca farm complete with tour at The Big Bouquet. The Yarra Valley Chocolatier is a must stop spot, especially with kids, with free chocolate tastings, chocolate pouring and a café. The Coldstream trail in the Yarra Valley includes kid friendly activities, two microbreweries and one of the most spectacular gardens in Victoria. Picnic spots, bbq areas, rail trails to ride bikes safely on and water play areas such as Seville Water Play Park all combine to make this a must do destination to both stay cool, stay healthy and have loads of family fun.

The accommodation options for families are endless. Badger Creek has a jumping pillow, peddle carts and a rec room. Crystal Brook Tourist Park is close to the City and allows easy access to both the city and the Yarra Ranges.

The Yarra Valley has so many things to do with families and even better, it’s right on Melbourne’s doorstep!