Experience the beauty of the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail

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The historical Lilydale to Warburton Trail is a fantastic way of exploring and experiencing the beauty of the stunning Yarra Valley, starting behind the Lilydale Railway Station and finishing in the charming Warburton town ship.

The Lilydale to Warburton Trail, also known as just the Warburton Trail, is a 38km trail that runs from Lilydale to Warburton passing through the townships of Mount Evelyn, Wandin, Seville, Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Milgrove and then ending at Warburton. It was originally used as the Warburton railway line.

Today the trail is used by many people on a daily basis for fitness, expedition and to get back to nature. You can walk, cycle and horse ride while taking in its allure. The trail was established in 1996 and has continually been developed and maintained by a combination of local volunteers, the Local Council, and State and Federal governments to sustain its usability, undeniable charm and demonstrating its importance to the Yarra Valley, State and Country.

The track will keep you engaged and fascinated as you pass through its scenic bushland, open river flats and many farms. There are many wonderful and rare species of plants and animals that can be seen along the way as you breathe in the fresh air.

While the ultimate experience is to trek the whole walking trail, you have the option of starting anywhere along the route to suit the distance and areas you wish to sightsee.

Most of the original timber bridges have been restored and have handrails with a timber deck to ensure safety and usability. The trail’s compacted gravel surface between Lilydale and Milgrove ensures a comfortable journey and is pram and wheelchair friendly.

Along the trail you will be lucky enough to indulge in some creature comforts as you pass several cafes which have been conveniently placed for travellers to take a rest, have something delicious to eat and refreshing to drink, offering some of the Yarra Valleys best food and coffee.

When wanting to get far away from the hustle and bustle, the Warburton Trail is clearly the perfect choice with its impeccable and un-forgettable experience.

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