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

Pork Belly

Yea Peppercorn Hotel

Pork Belly

The Yea Peppercorn Hotel caters to many travellers passing through to Lake Eildon in the Summer and Mt Buller during Winter.

It is also a welcome overnight venue for cyclists exploring the 134 kilometre Great Victorian Rail Trail which passes through Yea, just across the road from the hotel at the old railway station.

Being only 1.5 hours out of Melbourne it is the perfect distance for a day trip or overnight stop. Serving lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, the restaurant seating up to 50 guests is regularly booked out on Friday and Saturday nights – bookings are highly recommended. With a focus on showcasing great local produce and a variety of delicious wine, the menu reflects traditional pub meals with a touch of class.

To ensure there is a variety to the menu, seasonal Chef Specials are available for those who dine regularly or prefer a more seasonal choice.

The Yea Peppercorn Hotel was delighted to win a Silver in the 2017 Victorian Tourism awards under the category of Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services and through this appeared on the National Television show Postcards.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Flowerdale Community House Open Day

3 Dec 2022

Come and check out all that Flowerdale has to offer. This event is open to all Community Groups in the surrounding areas to show their products or services.

With free and low cost fun for the kids including jumping castle, face paint, market stalls, there is something for everyone.

STAY

An overview picture of Flowerdale Estate

Flowerdale Estate

An overview picture of 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, it is 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 beautiful, historic 1842 homestead is residence to Gracie’s Restaurant. Led by Director of Food Jonathan Alston, whose international experience extends to two 3-Star Michelin awarded restaurants including Marco Pierre White’s famed establishment, Gracie’s Restaurant. Seasonally led menu spotlights the region’s finest produce. From dinner, lunch and regular high tea events, dining is delivered with culinary flair from Jonathan and his kitchen team.

Flowerdale Estate offers on site accommodation including 26 Valley View rooms, a four bedroom residence and two suites with four luxury glamping tents are currently under construction.

Recreational activities abound with an indoor pool that looks out on to the hills, an undercover tennis court, gym and 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.