Since 1970 the Warburton Motel has been the launching place for nature adventures and whilst the motel has changed, the wilderness remains timeless.

Start off with the three-kilometre Yarra River Walk, which rolls right through the town centre, past a number of river crossings including the famous swing bridge at Story Reserve.

Get on your bike through farmland and bush from Warburton to Lilydale along the 38-kilometre Centenary Trail, which follows an old railway line built in 1901 to transport local produce and timber to Melbourne.

Pick one of the walks radiating outwards from Warburton into the forests of mountain ash, like the hike to LaLa Falls. Stroll through myrtle beech rainforest to the Ada Tree mountain ash, over 300 years old and one of the world’s largest known flowering trees.
— Visit Victoria

benefits of our location

  • Adventure in every direction.
  • We are the closest motel to Mt Donna Buang - Melbourne's closest snow playground.
  • You can leave your car and walk to Warburton Village whilst still feeling 'away from it'. 
  • You can walk to the Yarra River within minutes.
  • Only 80 miniutes drive from Melbourne CBD. 
  • Multiple wineries within a short drive.
  • Very easy to find by following the signs to Mt Donna Buang. 
  • Close to the Warburton Caravan Park if travelling with friends.
  • Close to public transport (bus stop linking to train station).