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Jess & Sarah Hosking's Mid-Week Visit - Spring

Professional footy players, Richmond Tiger's AFL superstars, Jess and Sarah Hosking are also avid fans of exploring the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Following a recent mid-week visit, they explored some of the region's best things to do in spring. Keep scrolling to discover what they found.

Yarra Valley

Shaws Road Winery and B&B

Shaws Road Bed and Breakfast is set in an idyllic rural setting 45 minutes from Melbourne. Suitable for a relax, indulge and enjoy time away. Soak in the claw-foot bath while sipping wine, or watch the sunset go down from the private balcony.The winery is part of the fabulous Yarra Valley region. The stay has panoramic views of vineyards, nearby farms, orchards, and the distant Kinglake Ranges.

Craftwork Roasting Co

Victorians love their coffee and Craftwork Roasting Co is dedicated to producing exceptional coffee that we love to drink.

Designed to excite the senses, roasting in small batch lots to bring out the best flavour characteristics of each coffee, and paying respects to the producers and their efforts at the origin is what they do best. Each batch is evaluated by the team to meet the highest possible standard, delivering a consistent and delicious product to you.

Simply put, they love coffee and believe it is more than just a commodity. A favourite among locals and visitors alike, add this one to your itinerary.

Panton Hill Hotel

Since 1861, the Panton Hill Hotel has been serving up cold drinks, tasty food and a good time for those looking to escape the city for fresh country air.

Their mission is to do simple things well. A good country pub has a warm and inviting atmosphere, using the best local ingredients and knowing that everyone who walks through the door will have a great time.

If you’re looking for your next adventure, then the Panton Hill Hotel is your local country pub.

Naught Distilling

Sarah and Jess we able to take the time to discover a new chapter of Naught Distilling at their elegant new cocktail bar in leafy Eltham.

Why not time your visit well and pair it with one of their cokatail-making classes? You'll learn how to create delicious cocktails with the team at Naught with an hour masterclass and when you're done you'll be confident enough to serve it to a guest later. The masterclass includes a gin drink on arrival, a tasting, the cocktail class and a discount off gin to take home.

Edendale Community Environment Farm

Meet the animals, chickens, alpacas, goats, cows, sheep and a variety of small native animals that can be viewed in the paddocks and enclosures.

The Indigenous Plant Nursery is worth a visit with a great range of local plants and staff that have great knowledge they are happy to share.

With a focus on the environment and lifelong learning a visit to Edendale is a great way to spend a bit of time exploring.

Golden Hills Brewery

Golden Hills was established for the love of quality local produce, leading them to build a brewery that doesn't just produce some rather tasty craft beer, but roasts coffee and has a huge kitchen cooking up seriously delicious fare as well.

Follow the ladies' lead and drop in, you'll be glad you did.

Forging Ahead Metal Sculptures

A fun way to play with fire, resident sculptor Mel is an award-winning artist with a home studio in beautiful Hurstbridge.

Specialising in metal sculptures hand bent to design large-scale artworks, she specialises in garden sculptures, flowers, garden stakes, birdbaths, water fountains and wall arts.

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes to discover how she creates these bespoke, handcrafted, intricate sculptures that will last a lifetime.

Need more inspiration? Our region is bursting with exciting new experiences to enjoy every single day of the week. Start planning your adventure today.