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In the heart of Victoria lies the beautiful town of Yea. It is under the jurisdiction of the local government of the Shire of Murrindindi in the Northeastern part of Australia in the State of Victoria. This is a small town, but it holds, by far, one of the most scenic landscapes in the country, and is one of the reasons why it has become a popular tourism destination despite its rather small size. Geographically, the town of Yea is situated about 68 miles northeast of the city of Melbourne and sits quite near the Melba highway and the Goulburn Valley highway.

Whatever season you wish to come throughout the year, travelers, tourists and visitors will be astounded by the view of the town and its surrounding areas. During the winter, the snow-capped mountain ranges along with the view of quaint alpine villages are quite breathtaking and such a picturesque sight indeed. In the summer, spectators will be dazzled by the vision of wildflowers growing all over like a colorful cloak over the mountainside. In the fall, the surrounding trees show off their bright-colored garb and invite you for a warm and cozy afternoon stroll.

The small town of Yea is sprightly and has a welcoming ambiance. With a population of roughly around 2,000 people, being there will feel as if you are simply part of a huge family. Yea Australia is not only a hospitable town, but also a historical one.

The earliest known settlers in this area are the native people of the Taungurong tribe. They are part of the Kulin Nations’ Alliance of Indigenous Australians. They are also sometimes referred to as the Goulburn River tribe or the Devil’s River tribe.  The Europeans rediscovered the area at around the year 1824 when they crossed the Goulburn River. This group of explorers was known to be led by two people by the names of William Hovell and Hamilton Hume. When they arrived at the location, they were impressed by the land and thought it to be a perfect place for grazing and agriculture. After canvassing and surveying the entirety of the land, they gave a positive report about how it was conducive for settlement. Thus, the beginnings of the State of Victoria were seen.

The Town of Yea is rich with cultural heritage, natural wonders and delicious cuisine. The surrounding towns and villages also stand testament to important events in Australia’s cultural timeline, such as the gold rush, the migration of the Aborigines, as well as the time of the bushrangers and cattlemen. Whether you are a backpacker, a green traveler or on Australia flights for business trips, Yea will have accommodations for you that are more than suitable for your needs.

What does green tourism in Yea Australia mean? The new way to enjoy your visit to Yea and other parts of Australia is to go green. This means making your stay as environment-friendly as possible. In essence, you can be a green traveler by reducing your energy consumption, water usage and waste production when traveling in Yea and neighboring towns. This will make a big impact in reducing your carbon footprint.

What are the best things to put in your itinerary when traveling to Yea? First of all, the best way to enjoy the fresh air and get a breathtaking panoramic view of Yea is to go walking and hiking. You can grab your friends and family so they can come along. Why not plan a picnic, perhaps, and witness the lush countryside of Yea. You can also visit the local market and enjoy fresh-grown produce and include that in your picnic basket. Another good idea is to go cycling. Not only is it good for your health, but it is better for the environment than using a car to travel.

Enrich your senses by visiting art galleries and museums around Yea, and discover the hidden artistry of the people in this wonderful town. There are also quaint specialty boutiques and novelty shops around that are fun to peek into.

Along with cozy accommodations and recreational activities, you will also find a gastronomical haven in Yea, with delicious food ranging from delicacies to fine dining. Whatever your taste in food or wine, you will surely be satisfied here. You might also want to try out something new to delight your taste buds.

There is a local saying that goes, “All roads lead to Yea”, and you may find yourself agreeing to that when you visit. Although Yea is in general a tranquil town and a great place to relax and unwind, there are also great occasions here that are festive and fun. One of these would be the Autumn Festival which happens usually in the month of March. Here, townsfolk and tourists enjoy an exciting day of food, drinks, crafts, market items and entertainment. Also happening here is the Grand Parade, where vintage and classic cars from all over Victoria are showcased.

The weather enjoyed by the residents and visitors of Yea is mostly fine, perfect for regular outdoors activities and social events. Travelers and tourists can take advantage of this by participating in sports and other recreational activities. For those who are more of the reserved type, you can head on down to the local market and take a lovely stroll down the busy aisles. There is something bound to catch your eye, be it a simple memento or a valuable artifact. You can find great deals and bargains here in Yea markets, which is perfect if you are looking to get a keepsake for your travels.

Whatever your interests are, like music, shopping, wildlife tours, arts, food, wine, or adventure, Yea has something to offer you. You simply need to take the time to look. Why not visit the Yea Visitor Information Center to get more fascinating facts about this town, or perhaps to get some tips on how you can enjoy your stay better. Guided tours are also available for those interested to take part. This is most fitted for those who want to maximize their stay by going straight to where the action is instead of slowly finding their own way around.

For those traveling with kids, the Yea Country Market event is your best bet to giving them a good time as well. This is a monthly extravaganza, held every first Saturday at the Railway on Station Street. The event runs from morning to the afternoon. Families can enjoy looking at the items on display on the many various stalls; shoppers will love the variety of things on sale; and the children will love the playground and skate park where they can play around and even meet new friends. Everywhere you turn, you will see something interesting and worthwhile.

Yea is truly one of the best places to visit in Australia. Though it may only be a small shape in the map of Australia, it holds big treasures for those who come around and appreciate what it has to offer. Explore all the different sides of Yea lifestyle and experience the unique charm it brings to the tourism in this country. Let it take you on a closer, more intimate look at one of the simpler, more organic parts of the country and you will see why tourism Australia is one of the busiest industries in the world. Open up your calendar and plan your trip to Yea so you can find out what it truly means to have a home away from home.