The Yarra Valley is an area in Victoria, Australia, that surrounds the Yarra River. The river starts about 240 kilometers east of Melbourne’s core business district and flows towards it before emptying into Port Phillip Bay.
The name Yarra Valley refers to the upper parts of the Yarra River, and does not generally include the lower reaches, such as the city and suburban districts, where the topography flattens out, or the higher reaches, which are impenetrable bushland.
The Upper Yarra Valley sub-region, which includes the municipalities of the old Shire of Upper Yarra in the catchment area upstream of and including Woori Yallock, is included in the Yarra Valley. The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, as well as a variety of natural attractions and agricultural produce, make the Yarra Valley a popular day-trip and tourist destination.