Coombe Yarra Valley – Tours

Cultural and Theme Tours

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the Yarra Valley, Coombe Yarra Valley holds a rich history as the former residence of the renowned soprano Dame Nellie Melba. Today, it remains under the ownership and stewardship of her direct descendants, the Vestey family.

Melba’s Garden Tour: Embark on a guided walking tour through the breathtaking gardens surrounding Coombe Cottage, a journey that typically lasts about an hour. These meticulously maintained grounds provide a serene backdrop to the legacy of Dame Nellie Melba.

Coombe Cottage Tour: Experience the opulent lifestyle of Dame Nellie Melba with a tour of Coombe Cottage. Step into a world of luxury and glamour as you journey through her home, starting in the grand Entrance Hall. Explore the Dining Room set for a private dinner party and marvel at Melba’s priceless personal belongings. Admire the timeless elegance of her bedroom before entering the grand music room, where the legendary soprano performed her favourite arias and played her beloved piano.


From $18 to $75

Seven acres of stunning gardens, landscaped over one hundred years ago, provide an evocative and romantic setting for weddings, photographs and private events.

Behind the six hundred metres of cypress hedge lie a succession of terraced lawns, native, Italian and vegetable gardens, a croquet lawn, an old tennis court, a newly established rose arbour and the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.

The gardens contain rare plants and beautiful old world trees, including an English oak rumoured to be over 180 years old.

When attending Melba’s Garden Walk please note; the walk is a guided walking tour of Dame Nellie Melba’s garden. The tour takes approximately one hour. The walking route follows an unsealed and sometimes uneven pathway. It is not undercover and there are no toilets along the route.

Melba’s Garden is only able to be accessed via a guided tour only. Bookings are essential. Melba’s Garden is closed on all Public Holidays.

Disabled Access


From $75 to $130

Coombe The Melba Estate is situated behind the hedge of Melba’s Coombe Cottage property in Coldstream. The newly restored historic motor house and stable block houses the cellar door as well as a 150 seat restaurant and a gallery where you can learn more about the legend of Dame Nellie Melba.

Bookings are essential.

Disabled Access


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