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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Nurture Creek is a hobby farm set on 20 acres in beautiful Monbulk, the crown jewel of Victoria's Yarra Ranges. There is so much to do in this incredible and iconic location, you'll never be bored or at a loose end...unless you want to!

PLAYGROUNDS

Olinda Playspace Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Olinda Playspace

Nestled amongst the existing trees of the former Olinda golf course, Olinda Playspace is a fabulous, nature-based playground, with a giant flying fox and equipment for all ages including a favourite of ours, a cubby house village and undercover BBQ picnic facilities.

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Puffing Billy Playgr Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australiaund

Puffing Billy

If you'd like to show the kids Puffing Billy without a ride this is the perfect spot. A great park for the kids, close to cafes and takeaways, has a few picnic tables too so you can enjoy your lunch or dinner watching Billy hoot and toot.

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PARKS & GARDENS

Sherbooke Falls Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Sherbrooke Falls

Sherbrooke Forest is the largest section of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. It's a stunning area with incredible flora and fauna. A number of walking trails start from the well-equipped picnic grounds, entering a fantastic rainforest of spectacular Mountain Ash, stringybark, lush tree ferns and, of course, waterfalls. The walk is around 2.5km round trip and well signed.

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Alfred Nichols Gardens Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Alfred Nichols

Walking trails wind through this scenic, park with a boathouse, waterfalls & islands. A stunning garden at all times of the year, autumn is incredibly spectacular with the falling leaves all around. Concrete trails make accessibility easy for prams..

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Grants Picnic Grounds Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Grant's

Situated in the Sherbrooke Forest, Grants Picnic Ground is one of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges. If you love to walk and appreciate nature, there are walking tracks that start from the picnic ground which take you through the native plants and wildlife. Grants Picnic Ground is home to an abundance of native animals and birds, including the Superb Lyrebird, which attracts many visitors throughout the year.

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Birdsland Reserve Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Birdsland Reserve

A great walk. Two big lakes with a trail meandering around, a great place to take the kids on bikes or prams, easy to walk and loads of beautiful wildlife to be spotted. Just watch out for snakes on the warmer days, they like to warm up on the paths at certain times of the year. If you'd like a shorter walk, make sure you drive in the gates to the main car park, the street car park adds a little bit to your walk (it is lovely though).

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Lysterfield Lake Park

Lysterfield Lake

A great walk with loads of walking and mountain bike trails. You always see Kangaroos here and there is a beach by the lake that you can swim in, or take your kayak for a paddle. Our favourite is to go for a walk and finish with a picnic dinner overlooking the lake and see the kangaroos all come out at dusk and travel through the park. Our fave spot is at the boat ramp end of the carpark, it always seems quieter there! 

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The Dragons Nests Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Dragon's Nests

A local secret off the Neumans Track in Sherbrook Forest, is a stunning walk through the rainforest away from the hoards of tourists. Meander through the paths, listen to the Lyrebirds song and in a big clearing some local artists have created incredible dragons nests from sticks. A magical explore.

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ACTIVITIES

Cameo Outdoor Cinema Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Cameo Cinema

A fun alternative to the drive in, or the inside cinemas are great if it's raining! They show quite a selection of classic moves as well as the current box office ones! See what's on here.

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Seville Water Park Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Seville Water Park

Not exactly super close but so worth the drive if everyone is hot, bothered and cranky. A great place to cool down for free, take a picnic lunch and the kids will run for hours. Make sure to pack sunscreen, there isn't any shade while in the water.

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Trees Adventures Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Trees Adventures

A great adventure in the treetops. Not for the faint-hearted but has loads of different courses for different ages and abilities. Book here.

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Olinda Community Pool Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Olinda Pool

Our local outdoor pool. Only open in the summer but our fave and super close by.

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QUICK CUPPA

Sticks & Stones Cafe Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Sticks & Stones

A nice simple cafe with great breakfasts, coffee and loads of space to spread out! See their menu here.

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The Barn Owl Cafe Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

The Barn Owl

A great cafe with friendly staff, a cool playground and an outdoor area complete with chooks! Check them out here.

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Kallista Tearooms Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Kallista Tearooms

An icon in the hills. A beautiful retro building overlooking the tree tops from which you can watch the birds while you enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch - their scones are amazing! Check out their menu.

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The Laughing Fox Cafe Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

The Laughing Fox

A great place to stop and get ice-cream. Just opposite the Puffing Billy playground so get a takeaway and let the kids play and wait for the train to toot as he goes by.

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Earthly Pleasures Cafe Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Earthly Pleasures

A beautiful cafe in an old horse stable, this is my favourite building in the hills and after being beautifully restored, is now a cafe with great gardens. They specialise in dietary specialties with loads of vegan and gluten free options. See more here.

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The Patch Store Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

The Patch Store

Great for a quick bite, coffee or milkshakes. Also a great place to shop for essential groceries.

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Belgrave Bakery Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Belgrave Bakery

I know it's a bit of a drive but it is a seriously good bakery and not over priced for the tourists. Amazing Italian chef with the best cakes and pies. Drool over their pastries here.

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If you'd like to show the kids Puffing Billy without a ride this is the perfect spot. A great park for the kids, close to cafes and takeaways, has a few picnic tables too so you can enjoy your lunch or dinner watching Billy hoot and toot.

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FINE DINING

Bam Bam Italian Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Bam Bam Italian

Modern Italian using beautiful local and homegrown produce, also has a great indoor play area for small kids and private dining rooms. Book a table here.

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La Voltaire French Bistro Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

La Voltaire

Perfect for a super fancy night out. Delicious French food and amazing Baguette. Learn more here.

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The Watering Hole Tavern Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

The Watering Hole

Our favourite local pub - just up the road with a great selection of all of your pub faves. They even do takeaway! Check out their menu.

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Elevation at Emerald Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Elevation

A stunning view, high on the hill overlooking our valley here at Nurture Creek. Book here.

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The Independent Gembrook Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

The Independent

Creative Argentinian dishes in an airy, modern setting. A bit of a drive but a standout! View their menu here.

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Ddley's Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Dudley's

Incredible woodfired pizzas after a very pretty drive. Check out the menu here.

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HAVE A DRINK

Emmersleigh Estate Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Emmersleigh Estate

A great local winery. The cellar door is only open Sunday but it's a beautiful spot to sit and sip the afternoon away. See their range here.

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Killik Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Killik Rum/Gin

A beautiful little boutique Gin and Rum distillery. You can do tastings and even create your own gin with their deconstructed gin Board (weekends only).

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Paternoster Wines Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Paternoster Wines

You don't need to travel to the Yarra Valley for amazing wines, this is just around the corner. Learn more here.

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If you'd like to show the kids Puffing Billy without a ride this is the perfect spot. A great park for the kids, close to cafes and takeaways, has a few picnic tables too so you can enjoy your lunch or dinner watching Billy hoot and toot.

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SHOP 'TILL YOU DROP

Olinda Collective Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Olinda Collective

A shared space with local handmade, vintage and art. Lovely to have a wander around and get inspired.

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Roasted Fox Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Roasted Fox

This is our brand of kids clothing - colourful and comfy is our thing. If you need anything check it out and we can grab it from the warehouse for you, no need to leave your room! www.roastedfox.com.au.

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Leaf Studios Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Leaf Studios

A great combination of artists with quirky talents producing amazing artworks and gifts.

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ESSENTIALS

Bills of Belgrave Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Bills of Belgrave

If we need to eat meat, then we always opt for Free Range and Bills is the best in the Hills

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Crter Bros. Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Carter Bros.

Carter Bros is a great green grocer with lots of local produce and in the middle of the berry growing fields so everything is super fresh - they often help us with a goodie box for the animals so make sure if you visit you ask if they have any scraps for the gang!

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Kallista General Store Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Kallista General Store

A great General Store with everything for a picnic lunch to a pre-packaged dinner so you don't need to cook while you're relaxing. It even has a bottle shop so you're totally covered!

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QUICK BITE

Fairy Mountain Chinese Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Fairy Mountain

5 minutes away and really good Chinese. Check out their menu.

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Mountain High Thai Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Mountain High

Great Thai food and just 5 minutes away in Monbulk. Book here.

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Bonsai Bali Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Bonsai Bali

Delicious Indonesian food with some Chinese dishes as well - you can't go past their satay. See more here.

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Saffron Cottage Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Saffron Cottage

Delicious Indian and Nepalese. Book a table here.

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Babjis Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Babaji's

Amazing Dosa and Traditional Indian Street foods. Learn more.

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Monbulk Pizza Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Monbulk Pizza

Great value pizza and super close. Order online here.

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Mad Raven Pizza Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Mad Raven Pizza

The most delicious gourmet Pizzas in the hills - you can't go past the mushroom! Get hungry here.

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Woks n Dumplings Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Wok's 'n' Dumplings

Delicious dumplings and noodles - just up the road and past a few bends. Order here.

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Monbulk Charcoal Chicken Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Charcoal Chicken

Good chook and crispy chips. Call them on 9756 7888.

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Sushi Express Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Sushi Express

Great sushi and Japanese meals. Best go in to see the menu as they're not great online but the food is delicious and worth the wait!

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The Blacksmith Belgrave Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

The Blacksmith

Delicious burgers, super impressive cake range and yummo bread - everything you need really. Check them out here.

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Captains of Emerald Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Captains

Your perfect fish and chips, nothing fancy - just good. Call them on 5968 4447.

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Pho Vietnamese Belgrave Nurture Creek Family Farm Stay Yarra Ranges Yarra Valley Melbourne Victoria Australia

Pho Vietnamese

Delicious food. Best as take away and then stop at Grants picnic ground for a dinnertime picnic in the bush. Order here.

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If you'd like to show the kids Puffing Billy without a ride this is the perfect spot. A great park for the kids, close to cafes and takeaways, has a few picnic tables too so you can enjoy your lunch or dinner watching Billy hoot and toot.

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