YEA & SURROUNDS

Yea and the surrounding villages and hamlets of Glenburn, Murrindindi, Limestone, Highlands, Caveat, Strath Creek, Kerrisdale and Flowerdale

Just north of the Great Dividing Range the township of Yea is nestled in a beautiful valley at the meeting of the Yea and Goulburn Rivers. Only a 90 minute drive from Melbourne, Yea offers a relaxed country experience.

The Yea township boasts historic buildings, a thriving main street and a strong arts culture. It's also a key town on the Great Victorian Rail Trail. With a range of award-winning wineries, restaurants and accommodation options on offer, Yea is the perfect base to explore the area’s surrounding scenic and historic sites.

Yea Peppercorn Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Yea to Molesworth
RAIL TRAIL

The Great Victorian Rail Trail winds through much of this area making these townships a great stopping off point for cyclists wishing to explore the fabulous range of welcoming country pubs, great eateries, local art galleries and quirky stores.

YEA WETLANDS DISCOVERY CENTRE

Drop into the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum for a ride on one of the historic locomotives and learn more about the early history of rail in the area.

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Murrindindi Scenic Reserve - DELWP. (4)
MURRINDINDI SCENIC RESERVE

One of the lesser known gems of our region, the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, is a great spot offering a bit of everything. There's a range of bushwalking, multiple camping areas, waterfalls, a picturesque river for water play as well as bird watching and fishing opportunities.

EAT & DRINK

Sedona Estate

From Sedona Estate’s humble beginnings in 1998, Paul and Sonja’s vision has been to produce fine cool-climate wines from their vineyard north of the Great Divide in the Yea Valley. Their passion and dedication is reflected in the Sedona Estate range. Varietal purity makes each bottle of wine a true experience.

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Murrindindi, Sedona Estate offers a true country experience with stunning views and plenty of Australian wildlife around. The stylish cellar door and hillside terrace is a great place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with fine wines and delicious artisan platters to share.

Winemaker Paul Evans employs a very hands-on approach to capture the essence of this emerging wine region. It is cool climate viticulture, but plenty of sunshine at the right times provides the perfect conditions for producing complex Shiraz and delightful Sangiovese. Their outstanding quality is reflected in many national and international awards at esteemed wine shows.

Paul and Sonja pride themselves in offering friendly country hospitality and authentic wine tasting experiences. Looking behind the scenes and experiencing the real winemaking world is one of many offerings at Sedona Estate.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Yea Garden Expo

21 to 22 Sep 2024

The township of Yea is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Yea Rotary Club has organised a Garden Expo. This is just the time of year when interested gardeners are busy preparing their gardens for spring colour. The Expo provides an opportunity to view a host of garden-related products at the Yea Saleyards site (Flat Lead Road), just off the Yea – Whittlesea Road, a few kilometres on the south side of Yea. The site is flat, sealed and easily accessible for everyone. Dogs are permitted provided on a leash.

Why not take advantage of the $10 entry fee, free parking, a wide range of goods and services, and a plentiful supply of food and drinks, much of it homemade and come and visit. Over 70 vendors will be on site with exhibits ranging from bulbs, seeds, seedlings, flowering plants and trees to garden tools and equipment, garden art and ornaments, compost, fertilisers and more. Check out The Australian made ride on, articulated tipping barrow which has always been a big hit with visitors as are the quirky horseshoe garden sculptures, produced by local Darryl Callander and which can be made to order.

STAY

Flowerdale Estate

Located in a picturesque area known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Flowerdale Estate is a stunning wedding, conference, wellness retreat, dining and accommodation venue.

Nestled between the Yarra Valley and Kilmore, Flowerdale Estate is located just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and a million miles from the stresses of city life with its landscaped gardens and rolling hills.

The Estate offers on site accommodation including 26 Estate King rooms, two luxury homestead suites, four newly constructed luxury glamping eco tents and a four-bedroom Guesthouse.

Gracie’s Restaurant is located within their historic 1842 homestead and is led by Executive Chef Executive Chef, Dominic Grundy , who has worked in Michelin star and rosette awarded restaurants throughout the UK. With his kitchen team, seasonally led menus featuring the finest regional produce are presented.

Recreational activities abound with an indoor pool that looks out onto the hills, an undercover tennis court, a gym and a billiard room. Immerse yourself in nature with a walk along King Parrot Creek and mingle with the farm animals.

You’ll fall in love with this pocket of regional Victoria.