One of the best places to encounter Australian wildlife is in it's natural habitat. Find yourself having an 'up close and personal' experience with our local flora and fauna. Enjoy our backyard of adventure playgrounds and picnic spots in the bush along creeks and streams. Wander the tracks and climb the hills.

Warburton to Mt Donna Buang Mountain Summit Walk

The best vertical kilometre (1100m) training walk within 1.5 hrs drive of Melbourne. Walk from Warburton township to the summit of Mt Donna Buang. Excellent long distance of 12km. Excellent training walk for The Alps of Europe or NZ, Himalaya, Kokoda Trail, Pyrenees etc. and great alternative to the 1000 Steps walk. Passes through Mountain Ash, Myrtle Beach and Snowgum forests with Lyrebirds and Sambar dear. Average slope 19% or 1in 5.

About Trail Running in the Warburton Valley

Warburton offers runners a feast of trail runs, from long, flat compacted trails that will satisfy every budding marathoner, to the most challenging mountain climbs that will test the mettle of any hardcore trail junkie.

Dee Road Picnic Area

Located at the top of the Dee Road in Millgrove, alongside the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, is a small picnic area with a beautiful view of the valley.

Fun at Mt Donna Buang

Mt Donna Buang is the closest mountain to Melbourne (just one hours drive) for snow play in the winter and forest fun in the summer.

Healesville Sanctuary

Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley.

Kurth Kiln

Kurth Kiln is a Picnic Ground and camping ground in a quiet and peaceful bushland setting.

Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail

The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is a 38 km track following the old railway line through the towns of Wandin, Worri Yallock, Seville, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Millgrove and terminating in Warburton.

Maroondah Reservoir Park

Maroondah features gardens with stands of native and exotic trees, native animals and birds and walking tracks. Its playground, lawns and cool summer shade make it a popular picnic destination in warmer months.

Mount Donna Buang

Mount Donna Buang climb - the closest true alpine ascent to Melbourne. Best of all it is virtually traffic free.

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

The O'Shannassy Aqueduct trail is a 30 kilometre walking and bike riding trail from East Warburton to Don Valley in the Upper Yarra Valley.

Rainforest Gallery-Warburton

This beautiful site features a 40 metre long observation platform which takes you into the rainforest canopy 15 metres above the ground in the Yarra Ranges National Park near Warburton.