Here are a few helpful things to know when you stay with us at the Heaalesville Maroondah View Motel in Victoria
Nestled at the foot of the Yarra Ranges National Park, Healesville Maroondah View Motel offers free WiFi and rooms with mountain views. Healesville Maroondah Motel is within a 5-minute drive of Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Railway. It is a 10-minute from TarraWarra Museum of Art and a 20-minute drive from Yering Station Winery. All rooms have been renovated and feature a flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. They also have laundry facilities and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms offer a private balcony.
Explore the boutique shops & cafés along the main shopping precinct. With so many wonderful shops, art studios and cafes, Healesville township is a ‘must do’ on your next Yarra Valley trip. Meander along the main strip for some great window shopping opportunities, or divulge in some retail therapy – you won’t be disappointed! Artist demonstrations can be seen Healesville Glassblowing Studio where you can witness the skilled and historic art form of glassblowing. Sculptures, chandeliers and jewellery are just some of the works regularly produced.
Located just 3km from Melbourne, “heading for the hills” of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is popular with locals and tourists. With rich soil and an agreeable climate, many European immigrants settled in the region during the 19th century, creating what became known as “the food bowl of Victoria”. Many of these original farms and gardens are still productive today. For more than a century, the area has attracted artists, nature lovers, and foodies seeking solitude, inspiration, and pure indulgence. The romance of days gone by comes alive with a nostalgic ride through the Dandenong Ranges on the century-old steam train – Puffing Billy. Considered one of the best steam trains in the world, it runs every day of the year (except Christmas Day) along a 40km track under the steam of a large team of volunteers. Traveling from Belgrave to Gembrook, the train chugs through towering indigenous eucalyptus forests featuring the magnificent mountain ash trees, over historic wooden bridges, and through quaint villages. With open air carriages, the heady scent of eucalyptus adds another dimension to this popular tourist attraction.