Nature takes centre stage throughout the region. Take the time to be in the outdoors and feel the difference. Explore the magnificent gardens open to the public such as the Blue Lotus Water Garden. Picnics can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Wander the grounds of the Upper Yarra Reservoir and enjoy the views, rest in an historic rotunda or find yourself on a rug under the branches of a magnificent sprawling tree. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure.

Top Picnic Spots in the Yarra Valley

Take the time to be in the outdoors and feel the difference. Picnics can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure.

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park

The Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is popular for picnics, camping, sightseeing, or just an excuse for a drive or ride into a beautiful part of Victoria. The Park offers breathtaking views of the reservoir and the surrounding catchment from the lookouts.

Walk Into History

Following historic timber tramways that wind their way through spectacular forest and cool temperate rainforest.

Warburton Circuit Walk

Wander through the leafy, peaceful back streets of beautiful Warburton and into the bush where the town meets the towering gum trees.

Yarra Junction Community Playground

The recreation precinct is located next to the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail, and features a skate park and community playground as well as the Yarra Centre Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Yarra Ranges National Park

Cradling the Yarra River headwaters and much of Melbourne’s water catchment, the Yarra Ranges National Park features majestic Mountain Ash trees.

Yarra Valley Cherries

Yarra Valley Cherries is an Australian owned boutique premium cherry grower with an aspiration to produce the freshest and highest quality cherries available.

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