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The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is a recreational facility used by walkers, cyclists and horseriders. It is 40 kilometres long and follows the alignment of the old Lilydale to Warburton broad gauge railway which closed in 1965. Former station houses, platforms and track remnants may be seen along its length. The Trail has great social and historical significance to Victoria. It is surrounded by beautiful mountain and river scenery as it makes it way past vineyards, forest and farmland, crosses several bridges and passes along the edges of the Upper Yarra Valley's small towns. There are also links to the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. For more information contact The Waterwheel. ‪#‎warburton‬ ‪#‎warburtonvalley‬

Richards Tramline is one of the many tramway lines built during the early logging industry, mills and settlements. It is located around Big Pat's Creek. The walk begins along the Mississippi Track. It can be a tough walk and it takes approximately 5 hours round trip to cover the approximately 11 kilometres. For more information and directions to get to Richards Tramline please contact The Waterwheel. ‪#‎warburton‬ ‪#‎warburtonvalley‬

Richards Tramline is one of the many tramway lines built during the early logging industry, mills and settlements. It is located around Big Pat's Creek. The walk begins along the Mississippi Track. It can be a tough walk and it takes approximately 5 hours round trip to cover the approximately 11 kilometres. For more information and directions to get to Richards Tramline please contact The Waterwheel. ‪#‎warburton‬ ‪#‎warburtonvalley‬

A great activity for children, especially during the holidays is to take on the "Wild Creatures Nature Trail". 30 plaques which depict wildlife creatures were designed by local high school and primary school students in 2003 and set in the footpath, or in tree stumps along the Main street and Thomas Avenue. A water wise message is embedded in the trail, one word per plaque that you visit in order, and a brief insight into each creature's characteristics or habitat is provided. The Trail starts in front of the Post Office. Activity sheets for the Trail are available at The Waterwheel! ‪#‎warburton‬ ‪#‎warburtonvalley‬

"Warburton Habitat Tree" Environment Education & Eco Tours is housed in The Waterwheel. Tour operator Kim Robinson runs tours and programs for groups and schools and has been operating from The Waterwheel for 3 years. They offer unique Eco tours that are guided by passionate and experienced educators. The guides can take you on an exploration into pristine and historical locations within the Yarra Ranges National Park and Yarra State Forest and can tailor a tour to suit your tastes. If you are up for an adventure, please contact Kim on 0409 493 721.

Toorongo Falls Reserve is about 100kms east of Melbourne and can be accessed along the Yarra Junction-Noojee Road for a more scenic trip, and is about 4kms east of Noojee. The area was originally the border region between two Aboriginal tribes; The Wurundjeri to the west who were part of the Kulin Nation and the Brayakoloong to the east who mainly lived on the river flats of the Latrobe Valley and were part of the Kurnai Nation. Aboriginal occupation can still be found today throughout the area with the recording of many cultural heritage sites.
Picnic tables and toilet facilities are available at the Toorongo Falls Day Visitor Area. The Toorongo Falls Camping area provides bush camping sites near the Toorongo River.
The Reserve is managed primarily for the protection of the environment and provision of recreation.
Source: State DSE.
For more information contact The Waterwheel ‪#‎warburton‬ ‪#‎warburtonvalley‬

The Upper Yarra Historical Society and Museum is based at what was the Yarra Junction train station. It was originally built at Lilydale in 1882. When the new Lilydale station was completed in 1914, Yarra Junction was chosen as a suitable location for the old building, because of the increase in traffic through the station when the Powelltown tramway was opened. The Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society took over the station in 1969, and after restoring it, it was opened in 1972. It comprised only of what was the Memorabilia Room and the Victorian Drawing Room. Materials from the old Millgrove Hall were used to build the meeting room. The bedroom was completed in 1975, followed by the kitchen and finally the radio room. Development and restoration is ongoing and undertaken by the members. For more information contact The Waterwheel. ‪#‎warburton‬ ‪#‎warburtonvalley‬

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