Warburton Information

Yarra Valley Victoria Australia Accommodation and Information

Location  Warburton, Victoria 3799

Accommodation
 
Population: approximately 2,000

77 kilometres east of Melbourne

The former gold rush town of Warburton is one of the most picturesque places in the Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and the Ranges region. Surrounded by lush, tall forests of mountain ash, the township has a variety of accommodation and is in close proximity to the fine produce and wine of the Yarra Valley. Located on the upper reaches of the Yarra River, Warburton has made a name for itself as a place of well being ? offering alternative medicines and therapies or an escape from the bustle of life.
 
THINGS TO DO :

~ Cycle or walk the wonderfully scenic Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. The 38 kilometre trail follows an old railway line built in 1901 to transport local produce and timber to Melbourne

~ Experience one of the many outstanding forest walks which radiate outwards from the town into the forests of Mountain Ash ? such as the walk to LaLa Falls

~ Stroll through myrtle beech rainforest to the Ada Tree ? at over 300 years old this mountain ash is thought to be one of the largest known flowering trees in the world

~ Stride out into the canopies of giant eucalyptus trees along the treetop skywalk at Mt Donna Buang Rainforest Gallery ? a great way to see beautiful heritage rainforest

~ Play in the snow during the winter months at Mt Donna Buang

~ Swim and fish in local rivers, explore the area on foot, or watch for local and rare birds in summer

~ Browse the work of local woodworkers and craftspeople at the Yarra Valley Showcase or Brittania Creek Glass

~ View wildlife on a night tour in the Upper Yarra Reservoir Park.

MAJOR EVENTS :

Warburton Film Festival  June

Warburton Winterfest   June

Directions: Warburton is approximately 1.5 hours from Melbourne. Travel north-east along the Eastern Freeway, then the Maroondah Highway and turn right at Lilydale onto the Warburton Highway