Best time to visit Yarra Valley
Discover the cheapest and most pleasant time of the year to visit the beautiful Yarra Valley and explore its wineries.
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If you are planning to visit the Yarra Valley, we have researched the best months to go based on weather conditions, peak season and activities.
Best time to visit Yarra Valley
We recommend visiting between March and November.
Why should I go then?
March and November fall in early autumn and late spring and offer pleasant weather. Being harvest season, March is ideal for exploring the vineyards and for going on wine-tasting tours. During this time, you can also participate in the Grape Grazing Festival.
Latest Yarra Valley travel deals
Extra $40 off weekday skydiving with code
Available for use on all 5 days of the week until August 2021. Applies to 15,000ft tandem skydives. Destinations include New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. T&Cs apply.
Get $50 off jumps with code
Available on 15,000ft tandem skydives from Tuesdays to Thursdays until 24 June 2021. Destinations include Cairns, Perth, Noosa, Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 24% off hot air balloon flight over Yarra Valley
Available until 31 December 2021 for a 45 to 60-minute experience and includes tea and coffee before the flight.
Up to 23% off hot air balloon flights
Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Gold Coast, Barossa Valley, Yarra Valley, Melbourne and more.
Get $5 off Victoria whale watching cruises
Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $250.
Extra $5 off Australia romantic getaways with code
Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Cairns, Yarra Valley and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 23% off Australia skydiving experiences
Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Africa: Up to 30% off Victoria Falls getaway with breakfast
Available on select travel dates when you book a minimum of 3 or 6 night stay. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.
Falls Creek stays from $130/night
Available on select stay dates. Sample stay in at Mount Beauty, Victoria. T&Cs apply.
Victoria whale watching cruises from $110
Available on select dates in 2021.
Yarra Valley skydive from $319
Available on select dates for an up to 15,000ft jump. Includes return transfers from Melbourne CBD and a $20 merchandise voucher.
Summers (December to February) are dry in the Yarra Valley, with intermittent hot spells while the winters are usually cold and cloudy. The region receives moderate rainfall in early spring.
Avoid school holidays as the wine tours get overcrowded with tourists.
Weather and prices
Best time to visit Yarra valley, weather wise. Early autumn (March) and late spring (November) have calm and comfortable weather with minimal rain.
Cheapest time to visit Yarra Valley. Winter (June to August) is the cheapest time to visit Yarra Valley due to reduced tourist activity.
Best time to visit Yarra Valley for...
- Wineries. In early March, vineyards are laden with ripe grapes and you can watch the harvesting process. It is also the perfect time to join the food festivals that occur during this period.
- Honeymoon. Avoid school holidays for a quiet and non-intrusive romantic getaway.
- Hen’s weekend. March and November are ideal months for a hen’s weekend due to the perfect blend of good weather and cheap prices. You can also participate in activities like Rochford Winery Concerts, the Yarra Glen Arts Show, the Yarra Valley Music Festival and Regional World’s Longest Lunch.
- Hot air ballooning. Riding a hot air balloon in Yarra Valley is enjoyable year-round, but it is best from November to May when the skies are clear and rainfall is low.
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