It’s hard to resist a weekend away in wine country. Lodges nestled in national parks, cosy rooms on sun-drenched vineyard estates, romance-steeped cottages set in country gardens, and those who love visiting the odd cellar door will be spoilt for choice as to where to wander during tasting season.
But the Valley is great for more than just wine. Hike to a tumbling, crystalline waterfall or gather local delicacies for a group picnic among native wildlife. All that’s left to tempt you away for a night or two are our picks of inviting Yarra Valley accommodation options offering up comfortable retreats, generous decks for a BBQ with friends, to those of the luxurious variety – personalised spa treatments and strawberry-and-champagne filled pamper hampers.