10 Things to Do in Lilydale That You Shouldn't Miss

November 4, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Discover the best top things to do in Lilydale, Australia including Yarra Valley Winery Tours, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Maroondah Adventure Golf Park, National Rhododendron Gardens, Jodee Creations, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Coombe Yarra Valley, Skydive Yarra Valley, Lilydale Lake, Karting Madness.
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1. Yarra Valley Winery Tours

17 Hightech Pl, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
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5 based on 109 reviews

Yarra Valley Winery Tours

Yarra Valley Winery Tours was established in 1992 and is located in the Yarra Valley region. Public Winery Tours - with a small group size & flexible itinerary. Private Tours - for any group size, can be tailored to suit your requirements. Celebrations, social outings, Hen's Days. Corporate client entertainment, team building, incentive or reward. Private charter or wedding & concert transfer also available.

Reviewed By Lesley H - Greater Melbourne, Australia

We have been to many wineries in the Yarra Valley as we live closeby, but it was lovely to be picked up and driven by someone else. Our driver/ guide David was very knowledgeable and took us to a couple of wineries that we had never been to which was great, as well as others that were favourites. We had lunch at De Bortolis which is always wonderful food and service, we even tasted and bought some cheese from their special cheese room. It was a bonus that there was just four of us plus driver on the tour, so it was very personal and in a most comfortable vehicle. Communication with the company was reliable and timely. The other couple on the tour with us were from the US and they had booked it from there with no problem. Thanks to all concerned for a great day and especially my daughter for the gift voucher.

2. William Ricketts Sanctuary

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia +61 3 9751 1300
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4.5 based on 304 reviews

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Reviewed By TommyV56

If you have the chance to visit this place, please do it. It is a magical place. The sculptures are magnificent and the setting in the Dandenong ranges is spectacular. A spiritual Wonderland of shear beauty, creativity and serenity.

3. Maroondah Adventure Golf Park

363 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park, Victoria 3116, Australia +61 3 9727 3082
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Maroondah Adventure Golf Park

Reviewed By Paul B

A lovely place to take the family or a loved one for a git of mini golf. With the outdoor and indoor course on offer (or both if you cant resist), the courses are both challenging and fun. They are constantly upgrading with minor changes made regularly. Also great to be able to win prizes for hole in ones and overall score. Ask at the desk when you finish.

4. National Rhododendron Gardens

The Georgian Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 391 reviews

National Rhododendron Gardens

A spring spectacular! The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the Gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. While many visitors take their time and enjoy all of the constantly changing vistas of the Gardens, others prefer to take shorter walks into specific areas. Walking the entire garden is a round trip of approximately 5km, and includes some steeper grades. Magnificent views overlook Silvan Reservoir, the Yarra Valey, Warburton Ranges and Mt Baw Baw. The National Rhododendron Gardens are open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day. Entrance to the Gardens is free. The park is located 500 metres from the Olinda township along the Olinda - Monbulk Road. Turn into The Georgian Road, the entrance is 50 metres on the right. During the busy spring period, parking on weekends is limited. There is additional parking available at both the Olinda Recreation Reserve on the corner of The Georgian Road and Olinda-Monbulk Road, and the former Olinda Golf Course site on the Olinda-Monbulk Road. Both these sites are within a two minute walk of the main entrance.

Reviewed By Hedgehog44 - Welwyn, United Kingdom

This must be close to the best collection of rhododendrons in the world, with 30000 rhodos and azaleas. Flowering over a long period and at their peak late October. Good paths and a variety of other plants and trees - creating beautiful blends of foliage colours. Total walking circuit about 5km. Its free entry - so hard to complian - but it could do wih more weeding and more labelling. Overall a delight to walk round - the variety of colours is amazing - and look forward to a future visit...


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5. Jodee Creations

4 York Rd | Just 2 Shops Up From Mt Evelyn Bakery, Mount Evelyn, Victoria 3796, Australia +61 3 9736 4336
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5 based on 6 reviews

Jodee Creations

Home to Unique Australian Designer Handmade Jewellery, Greeting Cards and Prints with a splash of colourful Homewares from around the globe.

Reviewed By Sammy4545 - Wantirna, Australia

Stumbled across this lovely shop on a trip to Mount Evelyn. Beautiful and unique jewellery, lovely designs and very friendly staff. Will be back again!

6. Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail

Lilydale Railway Station car park (north end) | Gardiner Street, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia +61 1300 368 333
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail

The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is an iconic 39 km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The trail follows the path of the historical railway line through the stunning Yarra Valley commencing at the rear of the Lilydale Railway Station and finishing in the Warburton township.Follow the 'Warburton Trail' through vineyards, beautiful mountain scenery, farmlands and Forests. Cross the many restored Bridges. Meander past remnants of the former station platforms and stop in at the original 1882 railway station, also known as the Upper Yarra Museum.The Rail Trail's gentle gradients make it ideal for all levels of fitness including families. Access to the trail is free for the public, however permits may be required for events.

Reviewed By NancnRay - Melbourne, Australia

This is a great ride through lovely countryside. As an old rail line the hills are not hard and the track itself is usually in reasonable condition. Water stations are located along the track and has many really nice spots to stop and just enjoy the view.

7. Coombe Yarra Valley

673 - 675 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770, Australia +61 3 9739 0173
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

Coombe Yarra Valley

Reviewed By pierrekiwi - Australia

We booked a morning garden tour for ourselves and UK visitors. When we arrived and got our tickets we sat outside. A contract gardener then fired up his noisy and dusty leaf blower - he was wearing ear protectors. He seemed oblivious to the havoc he was wreaking as people arrived for the tour.
Our guide had to change the tour to avoid the noise and dust. The garden was disappointing and not particularly well presented. Our guests garden in the UK is nicer.
The morning tea scones were tasty but the waitress was sour faced and disorganised.
I'm relieved we hadn't booked for lunch as first planned.

8. Skydive Yarra Valley

13 Macintyre Lane | Lilydale Airfield, Yering, Victoria 3770, Australia
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Skydive Yarra Valley

Tandem skydive over the Yarra Valley from up to 14,000ft and experience an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall! Then, float under canopy for 5-7 minutes over the lush Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley vineyards and marvel at the incredible views all the way to the city skyline of Melbourne. A tandem skydive with the dedicated and experienced Skydive Australia crew will be as memorable as it is exhilarating!

Reviewed By kirkby1965 - Melbourne, Australia

What a brilliant and special experience to do with my grown up children made extra special from support and assistance shown by staff, so much fun. So glad took up option of getting video and photos to capture the experience in the sky. Thanks heaps Yarra Valley Skydiving.

9. Lilydale Lake

435 Swansea Rd, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia +61 1300 368 333
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Lilydale Lake

Lillydale Lake is open at all times and has a range of facilities and activities to suit everyone, including an all-abilities playground, outdoor fitness station, walking tracks, wetlands, fishing jetties, BBQ's, picnic shelters, sandy beach areas and public toilets. Come along and have a picnic or barbecue, take a walk around the 28 hectare lake, or watch your children enjoy the sandy Beaches and expansive lawns. Entry is free.

Reviewed By Q1284KDpeters - Melbourne, Australia

Get out in the fresh air, it's only a 2km walk around the lake.
Once done, grab some rather yummy food from one of the many food stalls/trucks and enjoy whilst the kids let off steam on the playground. (Bring bathers or extra clothes for them as it has a good water play area!

10. Karting Madness

238-240 Maroondah Hwy | Corner of Maroondah Hwy & Manchester Rd, entry off Manchester Rd, Chirnside Park, Victoria 3116, Australia +61 3 9736 9575
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Karting Madness

Karting Madness is Australia's largest indoor go-karting centre. With Karting available for ages 4+, licensed bar, sit-down cafe, extensive gaming complex, racing simulators and much more, Karting Madness is the place to be!

Reviewed By Mick A - Melbourne, Australia

I was surprised my the Mrs on Father's Day with a Father/Son Race. The level of service from all the staff was fantastic. It was awesome to be able to 'race' my 8 year old on the same track, at the same time, in our...MoreThanks for your great review Mick! Wow, what an awesome Father's Day surprise! Glad to hear you and your son enjoyed yourselves :) Hope to see you again soon! Kaitlin, KM

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