Warburton Rail Trail: Wandin North to Yarra Junction


NB. The following information was current at the time of the event

Distance:  19 Km   |  Duration:  5 Hrs   |  Grade:  Grade 3   |  Rating:    |  Style:  One Way   |  Map

About the Walk


The Warburton railway line was opened in 1901 to ferry farm produce from the Yarra Valley to Melbourne and closed in 1965. The Rail Trail follows the historical railway line through the Yarra Valley with its mountain scenery, bushland, open river flats, farmlands and forests. The trail crosses restored bridges and passes remnants of the former station platforms. The walk ends at the original 1882 railway station which houses the Upper Yarra Museum.

The Walk in Detail

Commencing at the Wandin Station the walk follows these well signposted stages: Wandin – Seville 4.1km; Seville – Killara 3.6 km (bushland down onto open pastures to Killara Station); Killara – Woori Yallock 4.4km (descends into the Yarra River flood plains with views of the Central Highlands to the northeast, as you pass through grazing land and across the 175m Woori Yallock Creek bridge); Woori Yallock – Launching Place 6.8km (pass timbered grazing land on the banks of the Yarra River before crossing the highway to enter Launching Place); Launching Place – Yarra Junction 2.4km. (follow the Warburton Highway up into Yarra Junction to the finish at the original 1882 railway station).

Getting There

From the Warburton Visitor Centre drive west on the Warburton Highway (B380) for approx. 11 minutes to Yarra Junction. Leave the cars at the Yarra Junction Recreation Reserve (near Yarra Centre and the playground). The bus to Wandin North leaves from opposite the car park. Catch the bus to Wandin Station in Wandin North and the start of the walk. The Myki credit required is $3.20 full fare. $1..60 concession. Total travel time is 30 minutes.

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