Things To Do

Have a Look Around

You don't need to look far to find things to do in and around Warburton. The Redwood Forest is a beautiful spot to take walk at the feet of towering giants, as is the elevated Rainforest Gallery Walk which takes you through a 200 year old growth rainforest at the foot of Mt Donna Buang.  The summit of Mt Donna Buang sits at 1250 meters and with a look out tower at the top affords glorious views of the surrounding mountain ranges.  The Yarra River Walk is a must and is the perfect stroll to combine with a coffee or lunch in the Village. If it's warm, jump in for a swim in the beautiful clean water of the upper Yarra, or grab a floaty and go river tubing. 

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination

Warburton is in the process of building a world class mountain bike destination.  The trail network of over 160kms is the culmination of more than ten years of meticulous planning, curation and environmental impact studies.  So if you're a mountain biker, get ready to shreddy! If you're not, the Warburton to Lilydale rail trail is a much more relaxing option. Bring your own bike or hire one from Ride Time Yarra Valley - it's open 7 days and has everything from cruisers to full suspension bikes available as well as a repair and service shop. The house has bike washing and storing facilities.

Eat and drink yourself stupid

There's heap of options in Warburton to eat and drink, if you don't feel like cooking up a storm in Wally Jane's gourmet chef's kitchen. The coffee at Silva's is next level good for caffeine snobs, and sipping on a craft beer in the beer-garden at the Alpine Hotel is a great way to while away an afternoon.

The nearby Warburton Hotel at Wesburn (6min Drive) does great pub meals, or the historic Home Hotel at Launching Place has an amazing selection of locally sourced Yarra Valley wines and food (12min drive and you’ll need to book before you go). Other options include the Thai Dinner Truck and the Wood Fired Pizza Truck. And oh yeah, try getting through your visit without going the Rainbow Ice Cream Shop!

Wally Jane's top ten things to do around Warburton

1. Go for a walk in the towering Redwood Forest.

2. Shred the Warburton Mountain Bike Trails or ride the Rail Trail

3. Drive up to the Mt Donna Buang look-out and do the Rain Forest Gallery walk on the way

4. Swim in the Yarra River, go river tubing or walk along the riverbank trails

5. Have a coffee at Silva's

6. Hike up Mt Donna Buang, along the Aqueduct Trail, out to the Ada Tree or up to LaLa Falls

7. Beers and dinner at the Alpine Hotel

8. Lunch or breakky at BT Dubs cafe

9. Golf at the Warburton Golf Course at the end of the street

10. Check out the home-wares shops in the main street (special mention Blue Scooter and Bowery Room)