WELCOME TO WARBURTON VALLEY!
Welcome to the land of the Wurundjeri people!
Warburton Valley CEDA (Community Economic Development Association) is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. Our purpose is to promote sustainable economic development that enriches the lives of those who live in or have a close connection to the Warburton Valley and rely on its prosperity. Read more from here.
Warburton Valley is located in Yarra Ranges in Victoria and follows the 60-kilometre journey along the Warburton Highway and Woods Point Road from Lilydale to the Upper Yarra Dam. It includes towns such as Wandin, Seville, Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Warburton and surrounds. On this website you learn more about the communities along the way and get to know Warburton Valley CEDA business and community members.
Wurundjeri People are the original custodians of this land. They take their name from the Woiwurrung language word ‘wurun’ meaning the Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) which is common along ‘Birrarung’ (Yarra River), and ‘djeri‘, the grub which is found in or near the tree. Wurundjeri are the ‘Witchetty Grub People’ and their Ancestors have lived on this land for millennia. Under the townships of our valley you can read more about the recent white settlement history of the region.
As Warburton Valley is known for its natural beauty so instead of images of our main streets you will see the Valley through the eyes of our 'in-house' photographer Graeme Edwards, who has kindly supplied us with some of his amazing photos. You can read more about Graeme here.
Please, do get in touch, if you are a local community group, run a business in the Warburton Valley or want to become a supporter of our group for networking purposes. It would be great to have you on-board!
WARBURTON VALLEY CEDA COMMITTEE
WINTER IS HERE
We've had the first dusting of snow on Mt. Donna Buang - just in time for the beginning of winter.
The road can be very icy so, please, be prepared for Alpine conditions. Mt. Donna Buang does not have dedicated staff unlike other major ski resorts and any assistance required may be some time off depending on road and traffic conditions. Check out some snow driving tips from here.
Follow our member's Mountain Tucker's facebook page for snow updates.
Warm up with a hot drink or a hot soup in one of our fine cafes and eateries during your visit and stop at the Warburton Water Wheel Information Centre for all the information on Warburton and surrounding areas.
Why not stay and enjoy the country atmosphere for longer? There are a variety of accommodation options available from motels to country pubs and luxury suites to cosy bed&breakfasts.
Photo; Graeme Edwards
DARE TO CHANGE THERAPIES
Dare to Change Therapies offers workshops that are a unique fusion of eco-inspired sound healing and nature connection. Sound Medicine Hikes – guided hiking, forest bathing, meditation & sound healing; and Mother Earth Sound Medicine – indoor sound healing, plant music & nature meditation (this workshop is also available as individual, couple or small group sessions in Warburton).