The Yarra Valley winery region is a fantastic playground for families because it’s close to Melbourne (so there won’t be any “are we there yet?” moments on the journey), yet far enough away to feel like you’ve traveled.

You have a wide range of options for family-friendly lodging that offers a bit extra to amuse kids while giving parents a little more time to unwind. Nice to hear.

Here are the best places to stay in the Yarra Valley winery region with your family throughout the week and on weekends.

Big 4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Caravan Park, Healesville

Camp or park your RV next to a playground in the great outdoors or in a fantastic area, such as a brand-new water park. Drop your anchor into a tranquil wooded environment with the added benefit of being close to Healesville village. Take advantage of the creekside setting and many family-friendly activities, including evening campfires. Add more marshmallows to your bag for your new pals!

Alpaca Ridge Farmstay, Healesville

Alpaca Ridge Farmstay is a 10-acre property with views of the mountains, yabbies in the dam, and lots of lovely picnic areas. You can also BBQ a feast on the terrace. Kids can run about unrestrained on what seems like infinite stretches of lush grass. A rustic, self-contained studio or half-house on an alpaca farm with outdoor bushwalks and more is available.

Yarra Valley Nocturnal Zoo, Mt Evelyn

Ever thought about residing in a zoo? Did you know that the majority of zoos close right as the animals begin to rouse? Numerous lodging choices are available at the Yarra Valley Nocturnal Zoo for families interested in spending the night at the zoo. Wake up to the sound of nature just outside the front door and take a guided tour at night!

Lavender Farm, Badger Creek

Set yourself up in a rural, isolated farmhouse where you may spend the entire day relaxing on the wraparound verandah and watching the kids play. There is a “full-to-the-brim veggie patch” where you may choose fresh citrus for your juice (or cocktail!) and herbs for your meal. Swim in the solar-heated pool or relax by the dam. Even the family dog is welcome to join in and take part in farm life.

Marysville Caravan And Holiday Park, Marysville

A peaceful hideaway along the Steavenson River that offers accommodations for families or, depending on your setup, the sensation of free-range camping. The kids are exposed to nature, where there are several playgrounds to keep them occupied and locations where they may ride bikes and be kids. Lake Mountain is nearby for year-round outdoor recreation, including the summer green season!

Dixieglen Farm Cottages, Yarra Glen

These family-friendly cottages are conveniently located, offer easy access to all the Valley’s activities, and serve as an excellent home base for your stay. They can even offer to watch the children so that parents can sneak away and take advantage of the perks that the Yarra Valley winery is so famous for.

Wiggley Bottom Farm, Badger Creek

Verandas, sunsets, and paddocks—as well as wine for adults! No one needs to stay at home since Wiggley Bottom Farm is a pet-friendly, family-style lodging where nothing is too much bother.

Rex’s Yarra Valley House, Badger Creek

A spacious, private property with five bedrooms. There’s a good possibility you won’t leave because of the billiards room, kid’s play area, and ferny gardens. But if you do, you’ll be close to everything Healesville has to offer.

Vibe Hotel, Marysville

A modern motel with excellent access to Lake Mountain and the Yarra Ranges National Park‘s attractions. Wonderful pool or go on a riverside exploration stroll. There are a variety of restaurants and activities to choose from right in the middle of Marysville Township.

Hazelwood Cottage, East Warburton

Self-contained housing with a retreat-like atmosphere for families with special needs or high- or low-care requirements. wheelchair-friendly, simple, accessible, and lovely in a setting of extensive gardens.

Sanctuary Park Cottages, Healesville

Private rural lodging close to a lake fed by springs that draws a variety of species. The adjacent gardens have a solar-heated indoor pool, a BBQ area, and a playground for kids. 20 acres of getaway land! No such thing as being busy exists.

Yering Gorge Cottages, Yering

Families are well taken care of at Yering Gorge Cottages, where there are cottages with 1-4 bedrooms to select from. On this 120-acre natural reserve, which is home to more than 200 Eastern Grey kangaroos, deer, platypus, echidna, wombats, and more than 200 species of native birds, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including golf, tennis, bushwalking, mountain biking, fishing, and Segways.


If you are in East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, and looking for a winery tour to Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula, this is the best way to visit us.

Winery Tour Yarra Valley

Unit 201/98 River Esplanade

Docklands, VIC 3008

(03) 7042 3201