Warburton township abounds with quaint shops and excellent cafes and restaurants. There are several second hand stores and funky clothes shops. Retro is alive and well with plenty of local attractions in Warburton.
Take a walk along the Yarra River, as it gurgles past the shops, fish for trout and freshwater crayfish, or take a swim or tube ride.
There are numerous cycling opportunities in the area ranging from the gentle Warburton trail to the much more challenging Mt Donna Buang, the Acheron Way and Lake Mountain. Create@Warburton is a great base camp for bike riders training for the 3 Peaks Challenge, the Alpine Classic, the Great Ocean and Otway Classic. There is also a plethora of mountain biking trails in the immediate area.
Lala falls (just behind the house)
O’Shanassy Aqueduct trail and many others.
A full list of the walks available from the visitors centre or www.parks.vic.gov.au
- Every Saturday
Organic Farmers' Market - River Carpark, Healesville
- 1st Sunday of month
Warby Market - Mechanics' Hall 11am - 3pm
- 2nd Saturday of month
Warburton Community Market - St Mary's Church Hall
- 3rd Saturday of month
Little Yarra Market - Steiner School, Yarra Junction
Warburton Wellbeing is in the main street of town. A range of treatments including divine massage and the beautiful range of Warbotanical products are available here. It is wise to book your treatments prior to your visit to Warburton to make sure there is a space for you.
Many excellent wineries are also dotted around the Yarra Valley. www.wineyarravalley.com.au
Stone fruit, cherry, strawberry and other orchards are close by and are not to be missed when fruit is in season.
The Pea Green Boat at 3375 Warburton Hwy Warburton (next to the Candy Emporium in the main street) is a tiny shop packed full of goodness. There are many divine handmade items for sale as well as handmade felt, handspan and dyed yarn and lots of other goodies. This delightful shop is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am-4pm.
The Pea Green Boat also hosts intimate crafting workshops with super afternoon tea that are worth watching out for.
The Yarra Valley Choclaterie and ice creamery in Yarra Glen is a great experience. www.yvci.com.au
The Millgrove Outdoor Education Centre
For the adventurous among you, this great outdoor adventure provider has acitivities ranging from canoeing to abseiling and a high ropes course.
More information on attractions close to Create@Warbuton are available at the retreat or at the Water Wheel Visitors Centre in the Main Street.