Warburton is a beautiful town in Victoria and one of our favourite places to visit. It is 72 kilometres east of Melbourne and part of Yarra Ranges. We started off with the three-kilometre Yarra River Walk, which rolls right through the town centre, past a number of river crossings including the famous swing bridge at Story Reserve. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash. It is such a beautiful easy walk under the canopy of the Rain forest, with the sound of flowing river.
The Yarra river flows through Melbourne after a scenic 242 kilometre journey. Most Melbournians would be unwilling to swim in the lower half of the river because of pollution, as well as its muddy nature. The Yarra River has lot of sediment and is almost never crystal-clear to look at. But here up in Warburton it is tea colour and water clarity is pretty good to paddle or dip your feet in. The locals call this town hub for nature lovers, artists and musicians, Warburton’s historic township is full of unique shops and cafes, B&Bs nestled amongst the hills.
A wonderful experience as a couple, family or alone. You can walk or drive along the many scenic tourist routes around Warburton, through tall timbered forests and rainforest gullies stopping at historical spots and waterfalls along the way. Warburton has plenty to offer for cyclists, walkers and runners. You will be spoilt for choice with the many trails available. Whatever your passion Warburton has the experience for you. After the Wal we drove up to peak of Mount Donna Buang. The skywalk at the peak of Mount Donna Buang is an experience that you shouldn’t miss.