The Yarra Valley is located just 50km from Melbourne, the closest towns being Yarra Glen and Lilydale. The other main towns of the region are Healesville, Warburton, Yarra Junction, Seville, Wandin and Marysville.
Recognised as one of the worlds great wine growing regions with over 70 wineries, the Yarra Valley offers even more – tall ancient forests, ferny gullies, wildlife and grazing pastures.
The Yarra Valley is made up of flowing hills and valleys, some slopes can be very steep, others more gentle. The Dividing Range boarders the North and East of the Yarra Valley, while the Dandenong Ranges sit to the South and the Plenty Ranges to the West.
The Famous Yarra River runs right through the Yarra Valley, beginning in the Yarra Ranges National Park it flows through the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, to Melbourne CBD before entering Port Phillip Bay in Port Melbourne.
The Yarra Valley is considered a cool climate region, the temperature is usually mild and consistant. Spring is the wettest time with the most rain falling during this month, the cooler months also see considerable rainfall. The summers are usually dry.
Even though the Yarra Valley is just 50km from Melbourne, the weather conditions can be considerably different, with higher rainfall towards Warburton and temperatures slightly more extreme at both ends of the scale.
The Yarra Valley has a population of around 40,000 people. As of the 2011 Census.
The Yarra Valley is located in Eastern Daylight Time. The Standard time zone is UTC/GMT +10 hours. Daylight savings adds +1 hour to the Eastern Daylight Time.
Daylight savings ends on the first Sunday in April at 3:00 am local daylight time, and begins on the first Sunday in October at 2:00 am local time.
travelling to yering gorge cottages
Yering Gorge Cottages is located just 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and 50 minutes from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport. Please see below maps on directions on how to find us.
Accommodation at Yering Gorge Cottages is located within a private precinct at the rear of the property on the banks of the Yarra River and foothills of the Christmas Hills and the Clubs 120 acre private nature reserve. Each cottage is privately located within the precinct which allows guests to have absolute privacy during their stay. CLICK HERE to view our accommodation precinct map.