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 members. We currently represent more than 100 financial and active 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 run a business in the Warburton Valley or want to become a supporter of our group for networking purposes. Community groups are welcome. It would be great to have you on-board!
WARBURTON VALLEY CEDA COMMITTEE
THE YARRA RIVER - BIRRARUNG
Summertime on the river. There isn't a better way to enjoy the season. Along the banks of the Yarra in Thomas Ave you will find the pontoon and rock steps and swimming hole. Adjacent to all our wonderful shops and cafes.
If you want to enjoy 'on the river 'activities there are plenty of ways to float down stream. Grab and ice cream and enjoy.
Photo Credit Lindy Schneider