Towns in Australia

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Warburton VIC

Warburton

Postcode: 3799

Warburton is a town 75 km east of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Warburton area is a tourist destination, with picturesque mountain views of the surrounding hills. The township is 20 minutes drive from Mount Donna Buang which is snow covered in the winter. Restaurants and caf├ęs, river walks, snow-play, and wineries make up the local attractions.

East of Warburton is a large water catchment area called Upper Yarra Dam designed to supply Melbourne with the required amount of water sourced from the Thomson catchment area.

The Acheron Way approach to Warburton opens up views of Mt Donna Buang. Just seven kilometres out of town, the mount is often capped in snow in winter and two toboggan runs operate from the summit.