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Warburton

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Forests · Wildlife Areas · Outdoor Activities
Warburton is a town in Victoria, Australia, 72 kilometres east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the, Warburton had a population of 2,171.The name "Warburton" has been shared between two townships over the years. The mining town of "Yankee Jim's Creek" was located on the gold-bearing slopes of Mount Little Joe. Hostile terrain, fire, drought, flood, steep slopes, unsustainable roads, crime and easier pickings for miners further upstream put an end to "Old Warburton". Land was surveyed and sold in the valley below in 1884 (1884 Selections (on the Upper Yarra), Woori-Yallock and Warburton, County of Evelyn lithographed at the Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne by W. J. Folwarczny, 2.4.1884.Melbourne:Dept. of Lands and Survey, State Library of Victoria)The Post Office opened around 1884. Two earlier offices named Warburton were renamed as Launching Place and Hoddle's Creek.Warburton was connected to Lilydale by a Victorian Railways branch line, which was closed in 1965. The railway path is now used for the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, a rail trail used by pedestrians, cyclists, and horse-riders.
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Redwood Forest ©
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Redwood Forest
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Duration: 2 hours
Warburton Rainforest Gallery ©
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Warburton Rainforest Gallery
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Mount Donna Buang ©
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Mount Donna Buang
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O'Shannassy Trail
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O'Shannassy Trail
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Side trips from Warburton

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Gumbuya World Tynong
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Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Marysville
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Tarra Bulga National Park ©
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Hidden gems in Warburton

Upper Yarra Arts Centre ©
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Upper Yarra Arts Centre
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Duration: 2 hours
Buddha Bodhivana Monastery ©
Religious Site
Buddha Bodhivana Monastery
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Warburton Waterwheel ©
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Warburton Waterwheel
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Habitat Nursery and Orchards ©
Garden
Habitat Nursery and Orchards
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Warburton

La La Falls
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La La Falls
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Duration: 2 hours
Yarra Ranges National Park
Geologic Formation
Yarra Ranges National Park
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Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Warburton

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park ©
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Upper Yarra Reservoir Park
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Duration: 2 hours

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