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Yarra Valley

Coordinates: 37°45′17″S 145°31′22″E / 37.75472°S 145.52278°E / -37.75472; 145.52278
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Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley is located in Victoria
Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley
The location of the Yarra Valley in Victoria
Coordinates37°45′17″S 145°31′22″E / 37.75472°S 145.52278°E / -37.75472; 145.52278
Population16,161 (SA2 2021)[1]
Warburton Ranges view from Seville Hill Winery.
Autumn in Tarra Warra Estate.

The Yarra Valley is the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 240 km (150 mi) east of the Melbourne central business district and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The name Yarra Valley is used in reference to the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River and generally does not encompass the lower regions including the city and suburban areas, where the topography flattens out, or the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland. Included in the Yarra Valley is the sub-region of the Upper Yarra Valley which encompasses the towns of the former Shire of Upper Yarra in the catchment area upstream of and including Woori Yallock. The Yarra Valley is a popular day-trip and tourist area, featuring a range of natural features and agricultural produce, as well as the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

Yarra Valley wine region panorama. Facing West. Shot on 230422

The Yarra Valley is host to a thriving wine growing industry. The area's relatively cool climate makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine.[2]

Yarra Valley wine region panorama. Facing East. Shot on 230422

Yarra Valley towns fall under the Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges Shire Councils. Major towns include Coldstream, Yarra Glen, Healesville and Warburton.

Domain Chandon Yarra Valley aerial panorama. Shot on 240422.

It is also the filming location for the first two seasons of The Saddle Club.

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Yarra Valley Chocolatarie Panorama. Shot on 240422.


  • Brian Finlayson: The Physical Geography of the Yarra Valleymore, in: Yarra River Conference, 13–16 April 1991, pp. 1–10 (Online)


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Yarra Valley (Statistical Area Level 2)". Australian Census 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The-Wine-Library Wine in the Yarra Valley Archived 27 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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