The lovely thing about Victoria is that there are so many small towns to visit, perfect for getting away from the city and to enjoy a breath of fresh air.
Drive a little further into the Yarra Valley, past the wineries, and you will find the small, quaint town of Warburton.
I say quaint, because we drove past many simple houses surrounded by colourful plants and trees. We saw white petals falling to the ground and pink blossoms making the street so vibrant - and these houses were all just around the corner from a waterfall!
La La Falls: Irruka Rd, Warburton As we took the dog along to Warburton, I made sure to find out where we could visit in the forest that was suitable for a dog. I read that La La Falls was dog friendly, so this was our first stop in Warburton.
The hike is a 1-1.5 hr return, and although it is a straightforward path, it steadily goes uphill, ensuring no rest for your calves (unless you decide to stop and take photos, which is what we did).
The waterfall is not the most picturesque I have seen, but the surrounds provide a great place to sit on the bench and relax. If you're a little more adventurous, explore the rocks and plants around the falls but be careful not to slip!
The menu is fairly standard for a Modern Australian establishment, including steak sandwiches, burgers, big breakfasts, pies and more. See an example of their menu here.
However, they have some fancier entrees including a chicken, rosemary and mushroom paté and cheese boards. They also had a baked spud menu for take away and dine-in, so we ordered the last potato for the day with "the lot", which included bacon, sour cream, cheese and more.