Friday, 31 August 2012

YARRA VALLEY VISTAS

The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 90 kilometres east of the City of Melbourne and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The name Yarra Valley is usually used in reference to the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River and generally does not encompass the lower regions including the city and suburban areas, where the topography flattens out, or the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland.

The Yarra Valley a popular day-trip and tourist area, featuring a range of natural features and agricultural produce, as well as the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.The Yarra Valley is host to a thriving wine growing industry. The area's relatively cool climate makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine. Yarra Valley towns fall under the Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges Shire Councils. Major towns include Yarra Glen, Healesville and Warburton.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.



12 comments:

  1. Love both skies and the landscapes!
    Happy Skywatch,
    Merisi

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  2. Exactly the look each time I visited. The place seemed to have a lot of boutique fine dining lunches but none really matched the price tag attached in their menus.

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  3. What a view! That is gorgeous - I could spend much time there just looking at it!

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  4. What a gorgeous view, Nick, and such lovely, peaceful skies! I could definitely enjoy spending some time there!! Fantastic captures as always! Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I love the layers in these shots!

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  6. What a beautiful views! The vineyard and the mountains are beautiful. Lovely photos, Nick!

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  7. Gorgeous shots Nick, of yet another delightful region of Victoria. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh wide land ... what beautiful a sight !

    Please have a good new month.

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  9. Dreamy and misty! the rivers that flow , makes the soil fertile and green, giving hope.

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  10. Love that layer upon layer upon layer of blue!!

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  11. I do like the way the hills track off into the background in that second shot.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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