Welcome to the picturesque township of Yea

Come visit Yea, nestled in a valley surrounded by hills and streams.

Planning your visit to Yea will be a breeze, especially if you contact or drop by at the Yea Visitor Information Centre, conveniently located at the Yea Discovery Centre. Just Phone them on: (03) 5797 2663

Yea is a delightful township found in the north east of Victoria, just over 100 Kms from Melbourne and 35 minutes from the Hume Hwy. Yea is a popular tourist destination with many travelers stopping for the fine food, quality restaurants and cafes as they explore the region. The Yea Accommodation styles range from hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s and cottages. You can find out more by calling the Yea Visitor Information Center.

Yea is the perfect place to indulge in that weekend getaway, being so close to Melbourne. The many accommodation styles in yea ensure that everyone’s needs are catered for. Yea is surrounded by rivers, streams, wetlands, hills and valleys and has the longest rail trail in Victoria, passing right through the Yea Township. You can discover an entirely new experience riding your bikes through the country side of Yea either to Yarck, Alexandra, Mansfield or to Seymour. No matter what the direction the scenery and experience will impress upon your memories.

The Great Victorian Rail Trail
This Rail Trail is one of the longest Rail Trails in Victoria and is world renowned for it’s diversity and amazing scenery that attracts visitors from all over Australia and the world. The Great Victorian Rail Trail, formerly known as the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail is the longest and most scenic rail trail in Victoria with 134kms of trail to be explored and the trail that we cover most on this website due to its popularity.

The Yea Golf Club
The Yea Golf  course or ‘Royal Yea’, as the locals like to call it, is a great little 18 hole golf course less than an hour from Melbourne’s northern suburbs.Why not come on up and have a game?

Yea Barbeque and Picnic Area
Behind the Information Centre is an excellent picnic and barbeque shelter, complete with tables and seats, cooking plates, and good toilet facilities. The picnic shelter is above numbered 2, and to the left… Read More

Molesworth / Caveat Historic Railway Tunnel near Yea
The Yea and surrounding districts have had many unusual place names granted, names such as Cheviot, Killingworth, Caveat, Ghin Ghin. At Cheviot, a location about 5 kms from Yea, there is a magnificently built.. Read More

Scenic Drives around Yea
To the north of Yea town is a rolling granite plateau which rises to an elevation of 600 m. The acscent is along a narrow dirt road with a sheer drop to the left. However, it is a truly scenic trip through some.. Read More

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Yea Motel welcomes visitors to our picturesque garden setting with heated pool and BBQ under the aged shady trees. The nine units are bright, clean and comfortable with 3 family rooms sleeping 4 in each. Twin share units are also available. All have queen beds and en suites. Yea motel is an ideal location to stay while you are on vacation and ideal accommodation in Yea whilst exploring the Great Victorian Rail Trail. Please call at (03) 5797 2660 to make your accommodation reservations.

Yea Motel
Yea Wetlands

The Enchanting Flowerdale Estate

Flowerdale Estate is an enchanting, beautiful, historic venue for conferences, weddings, weekends away, dinner or high tea. Nestled between the Yarra Valley and Seymour in central Victoria, it’s just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and 40 minutes from the Yarra Valley, to Flowerdale Estate, the perfect country retreat. With our food and beverages sourced from, the best of our local Kilmore, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley region, our menu is mouthwatering.

Our comprehensive range of recreational facilities and the beautiful region will ensure you make the most of your time at the Estate.
Phone 03 5784 9280 Email info@flowerdaleestate.com.au

History Snippet

The area was historically inhabited by the Taungurong people. They knew the Yea River as Caluther, and the Goulburn River as Warring. Shortly after the time of white settlement their numbers in the area were estimated at 500-600, but before this their numbers had already declined severely due to disease, and the destruction of their traditional hunting grounds by introduced stock and other European encroachment saw their numbers rapidly decrease. The first Europeans in the area were a party of explorers led by William Hovell and Hamilton Hume, who crossed the Goulburn River at a point near Molesworth in December 1824, and crossed the stream they named Muddy Creek the following day. (The Muddy Creek was renamed the Yea River in 1879.  They reported the area as very suitable for grazing, though in the hills, good soil was only to be found in the hollows, but they found the forest almost impenetrable as they left the area south-west towards King Parrot Creek.