Yarra Val­ley.

LUXE City Guides - Melbourne - - Activities -

This lovely wine coun­try is only an hour east of Mel­bourne. Do a day trip, or stay the night at gour­mand farm­house Har­vest Farm / 256 Ma­roon­dah Hwy / Healesville / 5962 4002 / with top pro­duce and even a pri­vate chef, owned by triff gas­tropub Healesville Ho­tel / yarraval­ley­har­vest. com.au. Book ahead for lunch at Tar­raWarra Es­tate win­ery / 311 Healesville Rd / Yarra Glen / 5957 3510 / Tue-Sun / tar­rawarra. com.au, then wrap your peep­ers round Tar­raWarra Mu­seum of Art / 5957 3100 / Tue-Sun / twma.com.au / hous­ing the brill Be­sen col­lec­tion of Aussie art, or charm­ing resto Bella Vedere / 874 Ma­roon­dah Hwy / Cold­stream / 5962 6161 / bellave dere.com.au / also has a cook­ing school. Sparkly Do­maine Chan­don (Moët & Chan­don) win­ery / Green Point / Ma­roon­dah Hwy / Cold­stream / 9738 9200 / chan­don.com.au / is fun for a visit, and wildlife-packed Healesville Sanc­tu­ary / Bad­ger Creek Rd / Healesville / 5957 2800 / daily / zoo.org.au / is a must should you fancy spy­ing kan­ga­roos, platy­pus, and more na­tive species. And (not so) In­no­cent By­stander’s / 336 Ma­roon­dah Hwy / Healesville / 5962 6111 / 9am-10pm daily / in­no­cent by­stander.com.au / sin­ful pizza is worth to­mor­row’s sit-ups.

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