Float high above the Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon for unprecedented views of rolling hills strung with vines, lush greenery and pastures.

Changing views with the local drops

With boutique wineries around every bend in the valley you'll soon be attuned to its charms. Enjoy a meal accompanied by local wine amid the vines as you travel around.

See alternate views of the valley from both in and outside the curved Tarra Warra Museum of Modern Art, built to integrate into the landscape.

Picnics and wildlife

Pick up some winery specials to enjoy with a gourmet picnic in the peaceful fern gullies and mountain ash at Badger Weir Park near Healesville. Follow it up with an afternoon in the company of friendly native wildlife at the Healesville Sanctuary, home to koalas, kangaroos and the shy platypus.

Venture into the Christmas Hills and Sugarloaf Reservoir for a spot of bushwalking along the 18-kilometre trail. Enjoy bird watching, sightseeing, sailing and shoreline fishing or just have a picnic at Ironbark Ridge or Saddle Dam overlooking the reservoir.

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