Wandin East lies approximately 55 km from Melbourne in the Yarra Valley. The terrain is mountainous. Wandin Yallock Creek and Boggy Creek flow through the town. The area is set on fertile red soil (terra rossa) and there are many fruit orchards in the town. Major crops include cherries, strawberries, raspberries, apples and more recently wine grapes.
Wandin is a great place to live and bring up a family. The Sawicki strawberry farm and the company Fresh and Fruity are located in Wandin.
Wandin East is the home to the ‘Five Oaks’ vineyard.
The area was first surveyed as the township of Wandin Yallock in 1866, however the town centre moved north (now known as Wandin North) when the Lilydale to Warburton railway opened. Wandin East itself does not have any shopping centre, but has a town hall, cricket oval, tennis and badminton club. Wandin East Reserve is home to the annual Wandin-Silvan Field Days (a major agricultural fair).