Experience Balgownie Estate and the Yarra Valley

Balgownie is a classic and relaxed destination that you can’t wait to get back to.

Here are our top Balgownie Yarra Valley experiences, plus a full list of local attractions, wineries, restaurants, and things to do around your stay.

Top Balgownie Yarra Valley Experiences

Balgownie endota escape package

Unwind completely with overnight accommodation and breakfast for two at Restaurant 1309, combined with endota’s escape treatment package for two. This one-of-a-kind escape treatment begins with an infrared sauna using a combination of infrared heat and colour light therapy to restore physical and mental balance. Then let go completely with elements of endota’s Organic Infusion Facial and Organic Relax Massage. Immerse yourself in stillness and leave feeling uplifted.

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Romance room upgrade

Add a romance package to your stay. Scattered rose petals, chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling cuvee (and in our Spa Suites, an iconic Balgownie spa bath).

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Hot air ballooning

Book an unforgettable Yarra Valley Global Ballooning sunrise balloon experience with overnight accommodation at Balgownie and breakfast with sparkling cuvee after you touch down.

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Gourmet food and quality wine time

Book a table in our breathtaking new Restaurant 1309 at Balgownie (you don’t have to stay at Balgownie to dine here). Come for the food and the wine, and stay for everything else.

Bookings recommended.

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Drinks and dining on our deck

Soak up the scenery on our huge deck, sip Balgownie wine or a delicious cocktail, and order from our grazing menu.

Grazing menu available at selected times.

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Family escape (2 bedroom suite stay)

Balgownie Estate is the perfect place to share with family. Quality family time in the pool, play a giant game of Chess, take advantage of our in-room dining and kids menu, in-room movies, and explore the Yarra Valley from a fantastic vantage point.

2 bedroom spa suites available, featuring one of our luxurious spa suites, and an adjoining standard queen room.

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Wine tasting in Cellar Door

Visit our experienced Cellar Door team and taste from our range of boutique Balgownie Wine.

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Join Balgownie Wine Club

Love our wine? Join Balgownie Wine Club, and enjoy your favourites sent to your home at specific club intervals, plus save when you wine, dine and stay at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley and Bendigo.

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Yarra Valley winery day tour with AWTC

Departing every day from Melbourne, Australian Wine Tour Co tour a selection of Yarra Valley wineries with a genuine wine expert in a comfortable minibus. This particular day tour features a visit to luxurious Balgownie Estate, including a guided tasting session in Cellar Door, followed by lunch and a glass of boutique Balgownie wine in brand new restaurant 1309.

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Things to do

Global Ballooning Australia

30 Dickmann Street
Richmond VIC 3121
Start your Yarra Valley day with a sunrise hot air balloon experience with Global Ballooning Australia. Allow the breeze to usher you along the valley and after your flight, enjoy a delicious sparkling breakfast at Balgownie Estate. Advanced bookings required. Flight passengers meet at Balgownie Yarra Valley Eatery on the morning of the flight, and then return for breakfast after the flight.
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Timeout Adventures & Segway Tours

Based at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley
1309 Melba Hwy
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Time Out Adventures & Entertainment at Balgownie Yarra Valley offers leisure activities such as Segway Eco-Adventure Tours, Laser Clay Target Shooting, Archery, Bulls-Eye Golf and more! They are experts in team building and group activities, with a huge portfolio of exciting entertainment options for weddings, corporate and private events.
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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery

35 Old Healesville Road
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Delight in the experience of tasting, seeing and indulging in quality products in our spectacular showroom and cafe nestled amongst sweeping valley vistas. Open 9am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day). 5mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Australian Wine Tour Co

With the help of our expert guides, you will discover the richness of the Yarra Valley’s thriving wine industry.
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Brush by the Vines

44 Oleander Drive
Mill Park VIC 3082
Ready to join in on a fun night out armed with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of red in the other? Look no further…
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Coombe Yarra Valley

673/675 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream VIC 3770
Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, this is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens, beautifully appointed facilities in the restored motor house and clock tower. A truly unique gourmet and cultural experience. 15mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate

58 Pinnacle Lane
Dixons Creek VIC 3775
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate is where the family philosophy of great wine, food and friends has come together in a magnificent setting. Dine in their onsite restaurant or enjoy a wine and cheese tasting in their Cellar Door. 10mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Domaine Chandon

727 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream VIC 3770
Established by French Champagne house Moët & Chandon in 1986, Domaine Chandon specialises in distinctive and delicious méthode traditionnelle Australian sparkling wines. 15mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Healesville Sanctuary

Badger Creek Road
Healesville VIC 3777
Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals, including the iconic koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds. Dinos at the Zoo - Lost Sanctuary, discover one of the biggest collections of ancient giants. Make your way through the wild forest to discover giant animatronic dinosaurs and megafauna around every corner! 20mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Kinglake Forest Adventures

1419 Yea Rd
Kinglake West VIC 3757
KFA is an adventure and nature oasis. Treetops, zipline, free falls, birthday parties, teambuilding & outdoor activities, KFA is perfect for your next weekend adventure. 30mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Montsalvat

7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham VIC 3095
Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest artist community, is situated in Nillumbik Shire's Eltham township and welcomes everyone to take part in their exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops and artists’ residencies. 32mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Napoleone Cider Orchard Bar

10 St Huberts Road
Coldstream VIC 3770
Nestled within the Napoleone Family Orchards, the Napoleone Orchard Bar is the newest addition to the wide range of artisanal venues in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
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Rayners Orchard

60 Schoolhouse Road
Woori Yallock VIC 3139
Rayner's Stonefruit Orchard grows and sells over 450 varieties of fruit all year round! 32mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Rochford Wines

878-880 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream VIC 3116
Situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Rochford Wines has transformed its restaurant, cellar door and event destination to adapt to the current climate. Rochford has launched a brand new grocery store alongside an extensive take away menu, all available for home delivery.
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Stones of the Yarra Valley

14 St Huberts Road
Coldstream VIC 3770
Set on 200 acres of cabernet grapes, Stones of the Yarra Valley has developed an outstanding reputation for its eclectic menu, extensive regional wine list and impeccable service. Look out floor-to-ceiling views towards the Great Dividing Range.
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Tarrawarra Museum of Art

313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road
Healesville VIC 3777
Renowned art museum combining stunning architecture with the very best of Australian and international modern and contemporary art. 10mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Yarra Valley Dairy

70 McMeikans Road
Yering VIC 3770
Yarra Valley Dairy Cheese Shop is located in the farm's original milking shed with breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley. We are open 10.30am - 5:00pm every day (except Christmas & Boxing Day) and offer cheese sampling and sales, cheese platters, local wines and beverages. 10mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Yarra Valley Racing

Armstrong Grove
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Yarra Valley racing has everything required for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with family, friends, work colleagues or clients. 6mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Zonzo Estate

957 Healesville-Yarra Glen
Road Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Restaurant, winery and wedding reception, boasting some of the best views in the Yarra Valley. We specialise in Italian cuisine, the wood-fire pizzas being a highlight. The Italian custom of the 'shared table' brings friends and family together for an unforgettable experience. 6mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley. 6mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm

2118 Maroondah Highway
Buxton VIC 3711
Macclesfield VIC 3782
A day to remember - fishing by the Stevensons river with your friends & family. Be excited & rewarded by catching your own fresh fish to eat here for lunch, or have cleaned & packed on ice to take home. Fishing is the perfect way to get out in nature & experience the sights, smells & sounds of the Aussie bush. 47mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Australian Wine Tours in the Yarra Valley

Based in Melbourne CBD Operates winery tours in the Yarra Valley
Departing every day from Melbourne, our Yarra Valley Wine tours promise an entertaining, sociable and educational day out. With the help of our expert guides, you will discover the richness of the Yarra Valley’s thriving wine industry. Our tour takes place in our luxurious, comfortable, air-conditioned bus, and although numbers are limited to 24, the typical tour size is 12-20.
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Skydive Yarra Valley

Lilydale Airport
13 Macintyre Lane
Lilydale VIC 3140
Skydiving the Yarra Valley is the ultimate adrenalin rush! Tandem skydiving from up to 14,000 feet, you experience an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall. Float under canopy for 5-7 minutes over the lush Yarra Valley countryside, quilted with rolling pastures, vineyards, dairy stations, organic farms, hedge mazes and wildlife sanctuaries. Lilidale Airport is 11mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Yering Station

38 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Yering Station offers an unforgettable wine and food experience. Award-winning wines are complemented by breathtaking views, superb architecture and established gardens. Housed in the original winery building circa 1859 the Cellar Door and Wine Store offer visitors the opportunity to taste and reflect upon the full range of Yering Station wines. 7mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Cherryhill Orchards

474 Queens Road
Wandin East VIC 3139
Cherryhill Orchards is Australia’s largest cherry U-Pick orchard where visitors can pick and eat up to 15 different varieties of delicious cherries straight from the tree, or just enjoy and purchase cherry products including the orchard's famous cherry ice-cream and sparkling cherry spritz. 25mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Oakridge

864 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream VIC 3770
Oakridge is a family-owned winery, cellar door and 'hatted' restaurant. 18mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Yarrawood Estate

1275 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Entry also available off Gulf Road
Yarrawood Estate's Cellar Door & Café enjoys outstanding 360-degree views over their immaculate vineyard, picturesque lake, and the Yarra Valley beyond. Wine tasting, grazing platters and during the summer months, live music every weekend on the lawn. Across the road from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

1071 Lake Mountain Road
Marysville VIC 3779
From June to September, Lake Mountain transforms into a winter wonderland providing an ideal first time snow experience. Offering over 30km of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with an abundance of snow play areas and toboggan runs. A range of adventure activities are also available (weather permitting), including a dual 240 metre flying fox, outdoor laser skirmish and an exhilarating tube run. During the warmer months the trails are great for walking, with many scenic lookouts, spectacular wildflowers and regenerating forest. 1hr 10mins from Balgownie Yarra Valley.
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