Warburton Riverside Ramble


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

Distance:  11.5 Km   |  Duration:  5 Hrs   |  Grade:  Grade 2   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit   |  Map

About the Walk


A mostly flat walk along the delightful Upper Yarra River with a chance to see historic Warburton Township and have lunch there.

The Walk in Detail

Starting / finishing at Melway 290 H3, follow the riverside track west through bush then the caravan park. Continue under the highway bridge, then use the footpath to cross the river. Take the trail on the south side of the river through a stand of California redwoods, then cross Redwood Bridge and take a detour to Riverview Lookout and return (500m). Continue on the north side of the river past Bramich Bridge, Brisbane Bridge, Swing Bridge and then Mayer Bridge at the downstream end of Warburton.

Cross over Mayer Bridge to Scotchmans Creek Road and pick up the signposted track up to Dolly Grey Park. The park area is approximately 0.4 km from the highway, then continue uphill on Backstairs Track for 0.25 km to a junction and turn right to return to the highway. There are some short, steep uphills in this section. The short, steep descent can be slippery if conditions are wet. Cross the highway again at Mayer Bridge to pick up the riverside walk for 0.9 km to the public toilets. Take a pathway up to the highway and shops to the Visitor Centre and the Railway Station. Also, visit the Mural Wall.

Return via the pathway to the riverside walk, turn right and continue around the football ground to Redwood Bridge. From here the walk retraces the previous route back to the cars.

Getting There

From the Warburton Visitor Centre drive east 2.9 km for 5 minutes along the Warburton Highway (B380) to a bus stop and turnaround area opposite 175 Woods Point Road. The walk starts and ends here at Melway Ref: 290 H3.

Walk Precautions

Additional Information

Ample public toilets along the route.


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