Woori Yallock is part of the beautiful Upper Yarra Valley region, one hour east of Melbourne, with many excellent wineries, towns and walks as you make your way along the Warburton Highway. Woori Yallock is one of the stopping points on the well maintained “Warburton Trail” where you can walk or cycle between Lilydale and Warburton. More information about the “Warby Trail” is set out in the Cottage booklet.
The Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, iconic scenery and stunning artwork. With the emergence of serveral micro-breweries and cider makers, a cider & ale trail has been produced. The scenic trail across the hills takes in White Rabbit Brewery, Coldstream Brewery, Giverny Estate, Buckleys, Kellybrook, Hargreaves Hill and Punt Road Wines.
Other attractions in the region include hot air ballooning, art galleries, provedores and farm gate produce, bushwalking, fishing and horse riding.
Woori Yallock has a small village (about 4 kms from the Cottage), with an excellent small butcher and a Foodworks supermarket. “Launch Fresh” at Launching Place has excellent fruit and vegetables and a decent range of smallgoods if you want to cook for yourselves during your stay.
We are only 20 minutes from Healesville, a real foodie’s outlet, and the home to the famous Healesville Sanctuary. Seville and Wandin are 10-15 minutes drive, or it’s 10 minutes to Yarra Junction and 20 minutes to Warburton. Or, you could visit Mount Donna Buang – with its high lookout tower on the summit providing panoramic views of the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, and the Alps.
If you want to eat out at night, there is a local transport service (based in Healesville) which you can book to take you to and from restaurants if you don’t want to drive. The details of this service are in the booklet in the Cottage.