Update October 4, 2018: If you were too busy mourning (or celebrating) Collingwood's loss last weekend and missed heading out to Yarra Valley's stunning cherry blossom festival, you're in luck: it has been extended for one more weekend. The blooming orchard will again open its gates on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7 — and there'll be a heap of live music, cherry-flavoured food and drinks, and giant garden games, too. You can snag tickets here.
Get ready for your Instagram feed to explode with cherry blossoms because these highly photogenic trees are nearly in bloom. If you're looking for the best of the bunch, head to the Yarra Valley for the annual Blossom Festival at Cherryhill Orchards.
The festival will run from September 26 through October 2, 10am–5pm daily. Apart from the blossoms — which you'll most likely spend the entire day taking selfies with — there'll be live music and giant lawn games to keep you entertained. Plus, you can book into workshops like bee-keeping and beeswax cling-wrap making (a popular plastic-alternative).
If you forgot to pack a picnic (or were too lazy to do so), there'll be plenty of food options from the onsite cafe, which offers up farm-fresh eats. Visiting food trucks will also be onsite and you can expect plenty of cherry-flavoured goods, too — think ice cream, pie, cider and spritzers.
Tickets will cost a tenner, and you can bring the kids along for five bucks each, but sadly your fur baby will have to stay behind as this is not a dog-friendly festival.