Add a pop of your colour to your feed by visiting these Insta-worthy locations:
1. Discover delicious food, stunning gardens, amazing wine and culture at Coombe Yarra Valley.
Coombe Yarra Valley, once the home of legendary soprano Dame Nellie Melba, is still owned and operated by her direct descendants, the Vestey family. There are so many stunning places to explore within the property
Don't forget to take a house and garden tour to really delve into the legend of Dame Nellie Melba and get some amazing photos.
2. The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron Garden) is host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around.
When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds.
People flock to the Paradise Valley Hotel for a taste of authentic local hospitality. Grab a drink and a menu before locating a picnic table in the expansive, leafy beer garden that abuts Puffing Billy’s meandering track to observe it pass with daily regularity.
4. Four Pillars Distillery has grown to become one of the most awarded gin distilleries in the world. They were awarded the World's Leading Gin Producer three times by the IWSC in London.
Not only known for their delicious gin, their stunning crafted copper bar and gin garden are perfect for enjoying a Gin and Tonic paddle and some gin-inspired snacks. Their beautiful Healesville venue makes for a picture-perfect day out.
5. The Black Spur is a stunning drive that weaves through the lush forest landscapes of the Yarra Ranges, linking the Yarra Valley with the mountain areas around Marysville.
Often called Victoria’s most beautiful road trip, the two lane road twists and turns though giant Mountain Ash and fern gullies and consists of some hairpin turns and straight short sections. Roll down the windows and experience fresh crisp air.
The Black Spur is a bucket list drive for many visitors and is a true immersion in the Australian landscape. Cars and motorbikes equally enjoy this drive and weekends can be a busy time so beat the traffic and visit mid-week if you can!