What to taste
Visit tucked away cellar doors, many of which are located in and
around Seville, and the many old country pubs dotted along the
way. Detouring from the beaten track is definitely encouraged
where you’ll find wineries and wines you may never have heard of but ones
that you’ll always remember and return to.
What to eat
Cherry, peach and pear orchards line the highway intercepted
by strawberries, raspberries, lavender fields, flower and herb
farms. The abundance of produce available to purchase at
farm gates and roadside stalls, especially during the summer,
will take your breath away. To dine out along the Warburton
Highway, you can choose from winery restaurants, unique
cafes and friendly, traditional country hotels or find a secluded
picnic spot on the banks of the Yarra River.
What to see
The Warburton Trail is a must for anyone keen to cycle, walk,
jog or even ride a horse through tall forests, open paddocks
and bushland. It stretches for nearly 40 km from Lilydale
to Warburton. The scenery continues as you pass through
Warburton on to Mc Mahon’s Creek, Reefton and into the
impressive Yarra Ranges National Park. This trip will take you all
the way through to Marysville and then onto Healesville.
Warburton is a village located at the foot of Victoria’s alpine
region. In the early 1900s it was a favourite mountain escape
for Melburnians and today that legacy continues. Warburton
is a delightful combination of a thriving artistic, alternative
culture together with a little bit of “land that time forgot”. The
winding main street, running parallel to the Yarra River is a
delight to explore with quirky shops, funky cafes and secondhand
treasures many of which are housed in buildings dating
back to the town’s beginning.