Driving Melba’s Yarra Valley
Lilydale’s most famous resident Dame Nellie Melba is the focus of Lilydale & surrounding area.
One of our guides can hop on your bus or join you in your own cars on this tour.
Places stopped at include:
The Athenaeum Theatre was the scene of many triumphant Melba concerts.
Former Shire of Lillydale Council offices now Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.
Melba Park was named in Melba’s honour.
Lilydale Main Street the scene of Melba’s triumphant return to Lilydale in 1902.
Cave Hill Quarry, established by Melba’s father David Mitchell in the 1870’s, led to Melba’s lifelong love of the Yarra Valley.
Coombe Cottage, often referred to as the home behind the hedge was Melba’s country home.
Coombe Farm Vineyard formerly Coombe Farm was purchased by Melba in 1912 and taste some of its magnificent wine.
Lilydale Cemetery is Melba’s final resting place and that of her father, mother and some siblings.
This is an ideal tour for car clubs.
All tours start and finish at the Old Lilydale Court House, 61 Castella Street, Lilydale
The cost is $5 per person and includes morning or afternoon tea and a tour book.
Please note we will not be going into Coombe Cottage.