Warburton is where it all begins… 

Just over an one hour from Melbourne, the Warburton Valley is life at nature’s pace.

Always green, Warburton is where the Yarra River runs clear.   

Relax by the river in summer, celebrate the beauty and abundance of harvest in autumn, enjoy an easy day of snow play on Mt Donna Buang in winter and reconnect with nature on one of our many forest walks in spring. 

Lined with gorgeous trees and numerous parks, the Warburton section of the Yarra Valley is a great destination for families and couples alike.

With the 3 km Yarra River Walk meandering through the town itself before swinging past a number of river crossings such as Story Reserve’s famous swing bridge, the region has much to offer any visitor.

For those who are interested in a longer walk or ride, Warburton is at one end of the well-known Lilydale-Warburton trail, a 38 km track modelled closely on the old railway line.

Take this opportunity to see some of Victoria’s most picturesque countryside whether it be via bike, horse or even on foot.

There are car park, picnic and even horse facilities located along the trail to ensure that the adventurous types are able to stop and enjoy the scenery.

Other scenic options for visitors include La La Falls and Mt Donna Buang, with both locations providing visitors with stunning views in the midst of lush forest.

Read more for a short history of Warburton.