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Dog Friendly

We want every member of the family to have a great day out and that includes our four-legged best friends! Where can you take your dog in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges? Explore pet-friendly wineries, parks, breweries, markets and more. Create your own adventure or follow our suggested itineraries below.

Are you holidaying in the Yarra Valley with your dog and want to do a wine tour? Explore the Yarra Valley with Pooches & Pinot Wine Tours.

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Food and Drink

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate

Established in the Riverina region of New South Wales in 1928, De Bortoli Wines is now one of Australia's largest family-owned wine companies.In 1987…

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Babajis Kerala Kitchen Warburton

Babaji's Kerala Kitchen is an award winning, laid-back, South Indian restaurant in picturesque Warburton. Awarded a One Hat in The Age Good Food…

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Yering Farm Wines

Yering Farm Wines is a small, single estate winery and orchard that is nestled within the heart of the Yarra Valley. Established in 1989 and built on…

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Yering Station

With vines first planted in 1838, Yering Station is proudly Victoria’s first vineyard. A jewel of the Yarra Valley, Yering Station produces…

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Tokar Estate Winery

With majestic sweeping views of the Yarra Valleys finest vineyards, surrounding mountain ranges, stunning skylines and set in the picturesque dress…

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Ripe Sassafras

Ripe Sassafras is a well-known and loved cafe restaurant in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, owned and run by hills locals. Located in the quaint…

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Coldstream Brewery

The original brainchild of four local friends, Coldstream Brewery opened its doors to beer lovers and diners in June 2007.Coldstream Brewery embodies…

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Punt Road Wines

Punt Road winery sits across a spectacular 58-hectare vineyard in Coldstream, nestled within the cool-climate region of the Yarra Valley. Grape…

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TarraWarra Estate

TarraWarra Estate is known as a producer of exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and also make several other single block varietals and estate…

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The General Food Store

The General Food Store welcomes customers to beautiful Emerald with their famous friendly service and a delicious, dietary friendly menu. Committed…

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Coombe Yarra Valley

Nestled in the scenic Yarra Valley, Coombe Yarra Valley stands as a testament to both history and sophistication, once graced by the presence of…

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Maddens Rise Wines

The Maddens Rise range of wines is focused on the pure expression of its place in the Yarra Valley. Winemaking decisions are made based on the fruit…

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Panton Hill Vineyard and Winery

Panton Hill Winery is one of Melbourne’s closest wineries. On arrival, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Southern Europe, but in a bush setting.…

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Rob Dolan Wines Cellar Door

The Yarra Valley truly starts at Rob Dolan Wines. Only 30 minutes from Melbourne, this dog-friendly winery is the perfect place to enjoy cheese and…

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My Little Kitchen

My Little Kitchen is Healesville's go to brunch and lunch destination located in the heart of The Yarra Valley. Their chef's have worked throughout…

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Jayden Ong Winery & Cellar Bar

A free-fall into the world of wine. Visiting the Jayden Ong Winery and Cellar Bar is one of the most captivating wine experiences in the Yarra…

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Micawber Tavern - Belgrave

Head to Micawber Tavern, you'll want to come back again and again. Bistro, Bar and Beer Garden - it's the place to be!Nestled next to the Sherbrooke…

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Easthill Estate

There is a place to go on weekends, on the edge of the Yarra Valley, where friendly faces will welcome you. It has delicious wine that encourages you…

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Olinda Tea House

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Dandenong Ranges just an hour's drive from Melbourne CBD, Olinda Tea House is a place like no other. With…

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Rochford Wines Yarra Valley

50 minutes from Melbourne, seven minutes from Healesville Sanctuary and the township of Healesville, Rochford Wines is a versatile indoor and outdoor…

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St Ronan's Cider

St Ronan's Cider cellar door sits 800 metres past Healesville Sanctuary where they craft unique Australian ciders from apples and pears grown in the…

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Beechworth Bakery Healesville

Welcome to Beechworth Bakery. Make yourself at home and allow the friendly staff to look after you. Smell the freshly baked bread and pastries…

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Dominique Portet Winery

Ninth-generation winemaker Dominique Portet chose the cool climate of aptly named Coldstream in the Yarra Valley as home to the eponymous winery he…

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Napoleone Cider Co.

The Napoleone Orchard Bar has shifted with the seasons, serving you from the Punt Road Wines Cellar Door and their newly installed Garden Marquee.…

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DiVino Ristorante at Mandala Winery

DiVino Ristorante at Mandala Winery is a combination of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, of tradition and innovation. A destination for locals and…

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Alpine Hotel Warburton

The Alpine Hotel Warburton was established in 1885, is Heritage listed and recently lovingly restored. The Hotel is located in the Yarra Valley with…

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Yarrawood Estate

A relaxed, family-friendly winery with sweeping views of the Yarra Valley.Set on 150 acres just outside Yarra Glen's town, the relaxed,…

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Badger Creek Blueberry Winery

Badger Creek Blueberry Winery is a winery with a difference, their wines are made from 100% Australian blueberries.At Badger Creek Blueberry Winery…

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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery

The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is a sweet destination where you can indulge your love of chocolate in beautiful countryside only one…

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Kellybrook Winery

Kellybrook Winery is a small Yarra Valley winery that is conveniently close to Melbourne, making it the perfect first stop.The cellar door is open…

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Many Hands Winery

The owners were looking for a tree change when in 2010 they came across a 2.6ha vineyard that had been planted in 1982 to six mainstream varieties.…

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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…

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Squitchy Lane Vineyard

Nestled in a secluded corner of the Yarra Valley, Squitchy Lane is a boutique winery hand-crafting small batch wines from their mature vineyard. The…

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Maria Melbourne

Hola.Maria Melbourne is the Mexican inspired fiesta you've been looking for situated in the heart of the Upwey township. Fancy a burrito and a beer…

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Shaws Road Winery

Shaws Road Winery is a family-owned winery and restaurant nestled in the gentle rolling hills of Arthurs Creek, part of the famous Yarra Valley…

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Journey

Pooches and Pinot Wine Tours

Are you holidaying in the Yarra Valley with your dog and want to do a wine tour? Or based in Melbourne and want to explore the Yarra Valley with your…

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Attraction

Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk

The boardwalk circuit takes in the sounds and scents of the rainforest through an environment that is cool, damp and characterised by Myrtle Beech…

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Truffaux Hatmakers

Internationally renowned hat shop with a deep love for Panama hats, fedoras, felts, caps, berets, scarves and quirky night lights. A mecca for hat…

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Yea River Walk

The Yea River walk exists on land donated to the people of Toolangi and until the turn of the century a sawmill, 'Scherbers' operated in this forest.…

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Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Situated on the gorgeous Sherbrooke Road in the Dandenong Ranges, the Burnham Beeches Estate is home to the stunning and highly regarded Alfred…

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Tanglefoot Loop

The Tanglefoot Loop is one of a few walking trails located in the Toolangi State Forest that cater to various skill and fitness levels. These include…

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Lillydale Lake

Enjoy a picnic, barbecue or watch your children enjoy the all accessible playground. With 10 kilometres of trails, perfect for walking or bike…

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Warratina Lavender Farm

Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this family run five-acre lavender farm, an hour’s drive from Melbourne at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges,…

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Yarra Valley Farmers Market

Held in the beautiful grounds at Punt Road Winery on the third Sunday of each month from 9:00am to 1:30pm, the Yarra Valley Farmers Market is a…

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Keppel Falls Walk

Keppel Falls is a long set of cascades that tumbles down the mountain side in the headwaters of the Taggerty River. After a pleasant one kilometre…

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Warrandyte Riverside Market

The Warrandyte Riverside Market is held on the first Saturday of each month (except January) with an additional Christmas market on the third…

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Yea Wetlands Walk

Just a short walk from High Street you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the natural bush and the impressive riverine floodplain…

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Michaeldene Trail

The Michaeldene Trail is a level two loop that may be undertaken as either as a Short (2.7 km) Loop, or a Long (4.3 km) Loop - 30 minutes to one hour…

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Myrtle Gully Circuit

The Myrtle Gully Circuit is one of several hiking and walking trails within the Toolangi State Forest which can easily be combined to create an even…

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Ada Tree Walk

The Ada Tree, located in the Yarra State Forest in the Yarra Valley, is a giant Mountain Ash and is considered to be one of Victoria's largest living…

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Warrandyte River Reserve

Warrandyte River Reserve is a great place to explore with many activities and places of interest to enjoy. Fishing, swimming, paddling, local…

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Red Hill Trail

The Red Hill Trail is located within the foothills of the Marysville State Forest. Its name is what it suggests, consisting of a gradual incline on a…

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Valley Ranges Getaways

Experience the Dandenong Ranges in style by staying in some of the of the region's most Instagrammable and unique private houses and cottages for…

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Botanica Retreat

Retreat to your own lush and private botanical-style gardens literally within a hop, skip and jump of the cafes, restaurants and boutique shops and…

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Chestnut Glade

Chestnut Glade has three luxurious cottages nestled amidst an orchard of chestnut trees in the Yarra Valley. Escape to the peace and tranquillity of…

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Wiggley Bottom Farm

Wiggley Bottom Farm is a gorgeous pet-friendly farm stay on 15-acres, just five minutes drive from the town of Healesville in the Yarra Valley. The…

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Lilydale Pine Hill Caravan Park

Lilydale Pine Hill Caravan Park is at the gateway to Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges.Offering a range of modern and…

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Carinya Park

Carinya Park is a large equestrian property located in the lush green hills of the Dandenong's east of Melbourne. There is only one cottage on…

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Keepers Cottage at Moulton Park Estate

Nestled amongst an English inspired garden at Moulton Park Estate, Keepers Cottage is the perfect getaway for two. The open plan kitchen and living…

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Bed and Bark - Pet-friendly Holiday Cottage

Bed and Bark is a dog-friendly holiday cottage. It has been newly renovated and decorated by an interior designer, resulting in a contemporary, and…

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Yarra Valley Pet Resort

Situated on 18 acres of pristine countryside and located only 20 minutes from Lilydale, Yarra Valley Pet Resort is the ideal holiday destination for…

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Alpaca Ridge Farmstay B&B

Situated in peaceful natural bushland with beautiful mountain views, the guest studio at Alpaca Ridge is the place to relax and unwind; plenty of…

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Lavender Farm

Lavender Farm accommodation is a spacious three-bedroom farmhouse set on thirteen scenic acres overlooking the Yarra Valley just one hour from…

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Warburton Holiday Park

Warburton Holiday Park offers unsurpassed access to the clear waters of the Upper Yarra Valley, with cabins and campsites spread over many acres of…

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Enclave at Healesville

Enclave at Healesville Holiday Park is located in the scenic Yarra Valley region of Victoria, just over an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD. The…

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Gatehouse Cottage at Moulton Park Estate

The Gatehouse Cottage, set on Moulton Park Estate, is a lovely cottage for two that is elegantly hedged by English box and colourful Camellias. There…

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Journey

The Pooches and Pinot Progressive Degustation Tour

Foodie lovers, treat yourselves to the Progressive Degustation Wine Tour, which includes being collected from your accommodation, or private address,…

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The Pooches and Pinot Half Day tour

Picture this - you and your dog, on a VIP half-day mid-week private wine tasting tour of the stunning Yarra Valley - honestly, what's not to love?The…

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Pooches and Pinot Wine Tours

Are you holidaying in the Yarra Valley with your dog and want to do a wine tour? Or based in Melbourne and want to explore the Yarra Valley with your…

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The Pooches and Pinot Full Day tour

Just for you and your dog - a private VIP full-day wine tour of all the Yarra Valley's finest pet-friendly cellar doors.This is Pooches and Pinot's…

Itineraries

Create your own adventure with your pooch. Download Itineraries and explore dog friendly locations in the region with your bestie.

Dog Friendly Parks


Where can you take your dog off-leash in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges? There are plenty of places to let the pooch run around with other dogs, throw the ball and blow off some steam. Explore some of these off-leash dog friendly parks.

Before you come, please read this important note from Parks Victoria for tips and advice about how to get the most out of your day when taking your dog into our beautiful parks.

Off-leash Dog Parks in the Yarra Valley

Healesville

Coronation Park
Don Road, Recreation Reserve

Lilydale

Lilydale Lake
Lakeview Reserve

Mount Evelyn

Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Trail Reserve

Seville

Seville Recreation Reserve

Wesburn

Wesburn Park Reserve

Wandin East

Wandin East Recreation Reserve

Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen Showgrounds

Off-leash Dog Parks in the Dandenong Ranges

Belgrave

Belgrave Lake Park

Belgrave South

Mt Morton Reserve, Chaundy Road

Kallista

Johns Hill Lookout Reserve

Kalorama

Memorial Reserve

Montrose

Richards Reserve, Copeland Drive

Selby

Minak Reserve, Wombalana Road