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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Insights

Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is a whole life experience away, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic hideaways and indulgent adventures.

Well-known for

  • Culinary - Intimate hideaways full of delights (quality food, wine, cider, micro breweries);
  • Scenic Nature (National Parks);
  • Attractions (Puff Billy Railway, Skyhigh Mountain, Yarra Valley Dairy, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, famous wineries, Global Ballooning Australia);
  • Local Village Experiences.
Regional Tourism Summary (year ending June 2017)

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 M Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated
Key Insights
$599 MillionGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2015-2016)
7,300Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2015-2016)
$580 MillionDomestic Visitor Expenditure Estimated (2016-2017)
50,000International Overnight Visitor Estimated (2016-2017)
$50 MillionInternational Overnight Expenditure Estimated (2016-2017)
4,159,000Domestic Daytrip Visitor Estimated (2016-2017)
992,000Domestic Overnight Visitor Estimated (2016 - 2017)

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2015-16 Report by Tourism Research Australia.


Festival and Arts

  • Signature Food and Wine Events Year Round;
  • Open Garden Festival;
  • Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Event;
  • Dandenong Ranges Writers Festival;
  • Marysville Jazz and Blues Festival;
  • Tesselaar KaBloom Festival;
  • Cinema in the Vines;
  • Rochford Concert Season.


  • Cycling;
  • Polo;
  • Horse Racing - Yarra Valley Racing;
  • Ballooning.