Alowyn Gardens

As a child one of my favourite movies was the whimsical Secret Garden.  I just loved the idea of having my very own garden hidden away from the world, where I could just be and enjoy the beauty that surrounded me.  I feel like I have found the imaginings of my childhood in Alowyn Gardens.  … More Alowyn Gardens

Oakridge Wines

As a mother of two beautiful boys (who also take this journey around the Yarra Valley), it was a “hallelujah” moment when Instagram offered up the ‘Top Family Experiences -Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges’. A new mission has presented itself and in perfect timing. I am about to wrap up the Yarra Valley Coldstream Trail … More Oakridge Wines

Coombe Yarra Valley

There has always been mystery surrounding the property on the corner of Maroondah Highway and the Melba Highway. As a child I remember looking out the car window and wondering ‘what could be behind that beautiful hedge?’ Being a child of the 80’s I had no idea who Dame Nellie Melba was, and if I … More Coombe Yarra Valley

Meletos

We come to the end of this experience at Stones of The Yarra Valley. Included in the package was a breakfast at Meletos before checked out at 11.00am. As with The Barn and The Stables, Meletos is perfectly appointed. Once you enter (what I like to call ‘The Glasshouse’), you are impressed by the natural … More Meletos