Yarra Valley | Victoria

Author: Tahlia Maynard   Date Posted:27 January 2017 

Beginning just one hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley stretches out over a vast expanse of the area and offers an inviting array of attractions and activities for travelers.

Average Winter Temps: 16.6℃

Average Summer Temps: 23.5℃

Traditional Land of:   Wurundjeri People

Naturally, many who have heard of the region know it for its many vineyards and wineries, but beer and cider have also been staples in the area for roughly two centuries. Of course, there is much more to the valley than just wine and beer!

Take the natural environment, for example. Yarra Ranges National Park is a showcase of nature’s beauty, and offers an ideal opportunity to both explore the wild and live in it by choosing to do a little bush camping. Not only is the region home to some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll encounter anywhere in Australia, but it is also a major tourist attraction. As such, you can always count on a full schedule of events to enjoy, as well as tours, museums, shopping, and even some rustic rail travel.

The area is so diverse that it’s easy to customize your experience to match your unique tastes. Whether you prefer the art, food, and shopping for which Healesville is known, or the many wineries that populate Yarra Glen, the villages in the valley are sure to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

National Parks:

Yarra Ranges National Park

Attractions & Activities:

Caravan Parks

BIG4 Yarra Valley Holiday Park

Healesville, Victoria

Anyone who is familiar with the BIG4 line of parks knows what to expect at this park: clean amenities and top-rate facilities designed to please even the most discerning campers. The part offers everything from a swimming pool and tennis courts to a jumping pillow, playground, and rec rooms. Barbecues, camp kitchen, and picnic areas are also provided.

$40-50/night maximum six persons, powered or unpowered site


Doon Reserve Caravan Park

Yarra Junction, Victoria

Located along the banks of the beautiful Yarra River, the Doon Reserve Caravan Park offers a welcome respite from your travels in the area. With gorgeous mountain views, and Yarra Junction just a few minutes away, you’ll get the best features of the great outdoors while still being close enough to civilization that you never have to worry about running out of supplies. You’ll find the standard amenities, including communal shower facilities.

$20/night for one adult, or $36/night for two adults; $44/night family rate, unpowered sites;

$22/night for one adult, or $40/night for two adults; $55/night family rate, unpowered sites;

Free Camping / Low Cost Camping

Picking the best free campsite in the Yarra Valley can take a little time - mainly because there are so many from which to choose. There are also more than a few low cost sites within the Yarra Ranges National Park. That leaves travelers with a variety of choices that range from an overnight stay in one of the region’s rest areas to a fee-based stay in a campsite area or a few nights of amenities-free bush camping.