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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Insights

Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is an intimate hideaway full of delights, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic getaways and indulgent adventures.

Well-known for

  • Culinary (Quality food, wine, cider, micro breweries)
  • Scenic Nature (National Parks)
  • Attractions (Puffing Billy Railway, Skyhigh Mountain, Yarra Valley Dairy, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, famous wineries, Global Ballooning Australia)
  • Local village experiences
Regional Tourism Summary (year ending June 2019)

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 M Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2016/17
Key Insights (Year Ending June 2019)
$574MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2016-2017 Satellite Account)
6,600Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2016-2017 Satellite Account)
53,000International Overnight Visitors
N/AInternational Overnight Expenditure
5.5MDomestic Daytrip Visitors
1.1MDomestic Overnight Visitors
$804MDomestic Visitor Expenditure Total

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2016-17 Report by Tourism Research Australia.


Festival and Arts

  • Signature food and wine events year round
  • Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges
  • Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Event
  • Dandenong Ranges Writers Festival
  • Marysville Jazz and Blues Festival
  • Gertrude Opera
  • Tesselaar KaBloom Festival (festival of flowers)
  • Cinema in the Vines
  • Rochford Concert Series


  • Cycling - The Jayco Herald Sun Tour
  • Horse Racing - Yarra Valley Racing
  • Horse Polo
  • Ballooning