Warburton was a gold rush town and is one of the most picturesque places in the Yarra Valley. Warburton is tucked into the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and is enveloped in lush bushland and majestic stands of Mountain Ash with the Yarra River running behind Warburton's shopping village. Along the river banks there are many places to sit and relax, have a picnic or barbeque, swim or throw in a line to fish, or maybe feed the ducks. The Warburton River Walk is a very pleasant, easy wander along the upper reaches of the Yarra River. The Warburton River Walk is easily accessed from the Swing Bridge, just off Main Street. The Yarra River is at it's most beautiful in these high reaches of the Upper Yarra Valley. It changes from swirling rapid pools to meandering waterholes along the length of the walk. Top off a brisk walk or pleasant stroll along the river with a cappuccino and cake at one of the cosy little cafes just around the corner.
Mt Donna Buang
The drive up Mt Donna Buang Road from Warburton affords some great views from a number of lookout points. Visit the Rainforest Walk and walk through the rainforest learning about the diverse flora along the elevated walkway. Another popular stop along the way is at the 10 Mile Picnic Area where you can partake of the fresh water from the flowing mountain spring.
During the warmer months you also can reach Mount Donna Buang via Don Road to Healesville/Mt Donna Buang Road where you can stop off at Mt Ben Cairn rocks. Further along you can stand in awe at the view from the hang gliding ramp with views across to Phillip Island on a clear day.
While on the summit you can experience the rainforest and even walk through the tree tops at the spectacular Rainforest Gallery overlooking Cement Creek. The summit features a lookout tower which is 21 metres high and gives panoramic views of Melbourne, suburbs and the high country. In winter the summit area turns to snow play and three toboggan runs open when falls are heavier.
Presented by the Warburton Advancement League