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!

Motel Features

  • Free WiFi in all rooms and common areas
  • Professionally laundered crisp white linen
  • Lovely queen, twin and luxury spa rooms with shared balconies enjoying peaceful views
  • 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens
  • Communal guest lounge and dining area
  • TV, refrigerator, complimentary tea, coffee and eco-friendly toiletries, affordable mini bars - standard in all rooms
  • Reverse cycle heating and cooling (in most rooms) specified in the individual room descriptions
  • On site staff providing 24 hour service / 7 days per week

Location Highlights

  • Just minutes’ walk from the Yarra River and Warburton village
  • Closet motel to Mount Donna Buang, Rainforest Gallery, the Redwood Forest and more
  • 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 tourist destinations

* 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?

Dealing directly with the owners has its benefits. We are very flexible with changes and provide first class service. With the online booking agents it's the same as going into a travel agency - as much as we try to help you our end (and we do), you still have to go through "your travel agent" to make any changes.

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.    

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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.

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Amazing gardens to enjoy

Set on 1.6 acres the motel is often referred to as the "Warburton Garden Motel".

Guests are free to explore and enjoy all that the garden has to offer - Relax under century old trees, enjoy bird watching, wander down the historic tree lined horse and carriage driveway to the Warburton Riverwalk, relax in one of the many outdoor seating areas and enjoy evenings by an outdoor fire!

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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.