Best known as the place where Australia’s most famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba lived, Coldstream is also the gateway to the Yarra Valley wine region.

Learn about Dame Nellie’s life and connection to the area in a fascinating exhibition at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, and see her Coombe Cottage residence where it stands on the juncture of the Maroondah and Melba highways.

Coldstream is the natural starting point for a Yarra Valley wine tour, with some of the region’s most well-known wineries based around the town. Start at Domaine Chandon and taste your way through Coldstream Hills, Rochford Wines and Oakridge, or sample local beers and ciders at Coldstream Brewery.

Explore the surrounding country on two wheels – cycle the Warburton Rail Trail that extends 38 kilometres from Lilydale through grazing land and spring wattle to Warburton. Earn your wings at the Coldstream Airfield where the Royal Victorian Aero Club operates a Flight School.

Coldstream is located 50 kilometres east of Melbourne. Travel along the Eastern Freeway, the Eastlink tollway, and Maroondah Highway.

Quick Facts

Coldstream is a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria. It is located approximately 38kms from the capital Melbourne covering an area of 55.614 square kilometres. Coldstream has a recorded population of 2164 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Melbourne.

If you are planning a visit to Coldstream we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Coldstream and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.