A great base to explore Warburton, the Yarra Valley and the Yarra Ranges.

Book Direct on our website (see below)for outstanding service!

Family owned and operated where "affordable quality" is our mission.

Under new ownership from August 2017 this classic mid-century motel is springing back to life - now including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, professionally laundered crisp white linen, eco-friendly free toiletries, affordable mini-bars and more. We pride ourselves on our attention to detailed cleaning after every stay!

Just minutes’ walk from the Yarra River and the closet motel to Mount Donna Buang, Rainforest Gallery, the Redwood Forest and more, Warburton Motel offers lovely rooms with shared balconies enjoying peaceful views.

Spread over two levels, the Motel has rooms with a queen bed, rooms with a double plus single bed and a luxurious spa suite.

You can explore 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens with century old trees teaming with life and choose one of the multiple indoor and outdoor areas to relax and unwind. There is a communal guest lounge and dining area where visitors are free to relax, enjoy some extra space with friends, and if desired to bring takeaway food back from one of the great Warburton eateries to enjoy at the motel. We even supply complimentary outdoor seats to take on walks by the magnificent Yarra River!

Enjoy free WiFi in all rooms, professionally laundered crisp white linen, eco-friendly complimentary toiletries, affordable mini-bars and more. A flat-screen TV, refrigerator, complimentary tea and coffee and complimentary toiletries are standard in all rooms. Most are air-conditioned and this is specified in the individual room descriptions.

Warburton Motel is 5 minutes’ walk (1 minute ride) from the popular Lilydale / Warburton Rail Trail, 1 minute drive from shops and restaurants, 5 minutes’ drive from Warburton Golf Club and from 5 to 30 minutes' drive to a range of fantastic destinations including the Redwood Forest, Mt Donna Buang summit, Rainforest Gallery, LaLa Falls, Yarra Ranges National Park and MUCH more.

* The Motel is not 'on' the River...The image featured is less than 2 minutes walk from our 'River Walk' boundary.   

Why book direct with us?

Like any business, dealing directly with the owners has its benefits. Primarily the fact that we are very flexible with changes and you can deal direct with the owners. With the online booking agents it's the same as going into a travel agency in your local shopping centre - once you make your booking through them, you have to try and get service from call centres to make any changes. As much as we try to help you our end (and we do), you still have to go through "your travel agent" to officially change anything.

There is no price benefit for you booking through a third party so try and support your local businesses by booking direct.

You can simply click on the button below and go to our live, fully secure, instant confirmation online booking system.    

Experience the village of Warburton in the Yarra Valley, 80 minutes from Melbourne. Explore the pristine environment of the Upper Yarra River as it flows towards Melbourne.

Guest lounge.jpg

New guest lounge now open

We have created a fantastic old school communal lounge. Enjoy some extra space, hang out with friends or meet new ones. Guests are also welcome to bring back food and drinks (alcohol allowed) where you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of the motel with utensils etc provided. 

Snow and garden.jpg

closest motel to the mountain

These photos were taken at the same time on Aug 27. Two unique landscapes only 12km / 20 minutes apart. The top photo (Credit T.Lewis) is on Mt Donna Buang and the bottom image is just one part of our beautiful 1.6 acre garden. As well as that glorious garden we are also the closest motel to the summit.


Warburton Motel would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation who have been the traditional custodians of the lands around the Yarra Valley for more than 30,000 years. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and to all indigenous people.