Picnic Basket

ENJOY SUMMER IN OUR VALLEY

One of the best places to spend the summer! Please, 'spread the love' and support our local businesses around the valley. If you are coming to visit, consider staying longer - particularly mid-week!  Find your accommodation options from here. 

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Photo: Warburton Adventure Co

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Photo:  Leila Hay

SPLASH ABOUT

Take the kiddies to the Seville Water Play Park or the Warburton Water World. Both these sites are very popular so patience is needed, if you intend to visit, as parking is limited.

For many of us the Yarra River is the place of choice to cool down. If you crave a little bit more action, consider River Sledding!

PICNICS

Get your crew together for a picnic!

 

Order take-away from one of our local hospitality venues and enjoy your meal under a shady tree or by the cool waters of the Yarra.

Grab a coffee and some treats from the Carriage Cafe in Seville or the Cog Bike Cafe in Warburton and enjoy a picnic along the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail.

Drop in at the Warburton IGA for some snacks and enjoy a picnic along the O'Shanassy Aqueduct Trail.

Open grass areas are perfect for picnics at the Haining Farm.

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Bowl of Fruits
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Photo: Brumfield Winery

REFRESHING DRINKS

Visit the Brumfield Winery for a refreshing glass of Chardonnay or craft beer.

Spend a lazy afternoon at the Alpine Hotel's new beer garden or sip some Pinot Grigio by Wild Fire Wines at the Taste Yarra Valley.

Travel to McMahons Creek to enjoy a couple at the Reefton Hotel. There might be some live music on, too!

DINE OUTDOORS

Enjoy traditional wood-fired pizzas at the Little Joe's patio or delicious pub food at the Alpine's beer garden. 

Nancy's of the Valley's shady courtyard is a great place for lunch as is the deck facing Yarra River at the Three Sugars.

 

For some great country pub atmosphere, travel to the Reefton Hotel and enjoy a meal on their outdoor deck.

Family Lunch
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Photo: Leila Hay

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Photo: Cookie Grove

COOL WITH ICE-CREAM

Cookie Grove is a new business in Millgrove with a great offering of hand-crafted artisan ice-creams. Make a stop here, if you are travelling along the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail.

The local favourite in Warburton is the Rainbow Ice-Cream Shop. Fair portions and family friendly prices!

ENJOY FARMS & GARDENS

Wander amongst the rows of lavender at the Warratina Lavender Farm and admire the floral displays of lotus flowers and water lilies at the Blue Lotus Water Garden.

 

Book a tractor fruit tasting tour at the Rayner's Orchard or catch some trout at the Tommy Finn's Trout Farm.

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Photo: Rayner's Orchard

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Photo: Tommy Finns trout Farm

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Photo: Warburton Adventure Co

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Photo: Yarra Valley Archery Park

GET ACTIVE

Ride or walk the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail or the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. If you don't own a bike, you can hire one (e-bikes as well) from the Girt by Dirt, Cog Bikes or Ride Time Yarra Valley.

Have a go at archery at the Yarra Valley Archery Park (you can ride your bike here, too) or explore some more adventurous activities with the Warburton Adventure Co.

How about a round of golf at the Warburton Golf Club with some amazing mountain views?

EXPLORE HISTORY

Learn more about our local history at the Upper Yarra Museum (open on Sundays) or at the Mont de Lancey Historic Homestead (re-opening in February).

Upper Yarra Cemetery offers stunning surrounds to see and fascinating local history to be learned from the grave stones. 

From Powelltown you can access several walking tracks following the old timber tramways.

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Photo: Leila Hay

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Photo: Barrowby Green

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Photo: Blue Scooter

RETAIL THERAPY

Why not pick up a new hobby and start growing indoor plants? Barrowby Green offers a great variety of locally grown plants plus locally made gifts.

At the Red Mud Hut you are bound to find a new holiday outfit and an eclectic mix of homewares and gifts awaits you at the Blue Scooter. Check out other shopping ideas from here.