Explore the Yarra Valley


Buxton Trout Farm

With an hour’s through the exceptional drive through the Black Spur you have access to many outstanding scenic visits such as the Buxton Trout Farm and fish for trout and Atlantic salmon. The farm is feed from the pristine waters from the Cathedral ranges in the Cathedral State Park and the water are free of additives. The family can fish and cook the catch at picnic facilities the fish will be prepared for you or buy and cook your fish.


Crystal Gardens of Marysville

Marysville House, home to Crystal Gardens was built by Arthur Dickinson as a guest house in the late 1920s, and extended in the 1940s. It closed as a guest house in the late 1950s. It is now the only surviving, original guest house left in Marysville and still is the family home.

The building now houses the shop and we have a large range of beautiful crystals, crystal jewellery, tumbled stones, scented soaps and candles plus decorations for home and garden. A large veranda surrounds the shop where you can sit, relax and enjoy the lovely gardens which consist of woodlands, oriental plus a fairy village for the children.

At the top of the car park you will find Pete’s Shed with his interesting historical collection of tractors dating back to the 1940s. Included in this agricultural museum you will find vintage engines plus other ancient farming equipment. It is also home to the famous double doe Ferguson & the Pink Tractors. Around the shed you will find a large photographic display of the Black Saturday fires of 2009. Come and enjoy a very popular group tour of the village of Marysville & Crystal Gardens by Peter. (Only $5.00 per head)

Days of Operation: Wednesday-Sunday & Public Holidays – 10am to 5pm


Healesville Glass Blowing Studio

Healesville Glass Blowing Studio is the studio of award winning artists Tim Bassett and Tali Dalton. The studio is located ten minutes’ drive from Yarra Glen Apartments. You can see a range of glass art from sculpture, chandeliers and custom lighting to functional blown glass and glass jewellery. Both Tali and Tim have we have work in several museum collections around the world including The Australian National Art Glass Collection and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Visitors to our studio are able to watch the ancient art of glass blowing from our mezzanine viewing area. We offer the opportunity to make your own paperweight and provide beginners glassblowing workshops.

They are open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed every February.


Yarra Valley Discovery Tours & Transport

They offer the following services:

  • Weddings
  • Winery Touring
  • Dinner Transfers
  • Entertainment Event Transfers
  • Corporate Group Outings
  • Couples
  • Parties
  • Airport & Accommodation Transfers

Airport transfer mean that you can be picked up from the airport and taken back to the airport after your stay at Yarra Glen apartments.  Visit their website.