WARBURTON

Warburton is encounted when traveling the east from Melbourne to Warburton. Warburton in truth is the end of the line.  To continue one will, after an hour or so encounter Marysville. This is a very pretty drive and is recommended.

The name “Warburton” has been shared between two townships over the years. The mining town of “Yankee Jims Creek” was located on the gold-bearing slopes of Mount Little Joe, and was renamed “Warburton” after the mining warden of the district, Charles Warburton Carr. Gold depletion caused a declining population in the 1880s, so the town was renamed “Old Warburton” and the town of “Upper Warburton” on the banks on the Yarra River was renamed “Warburton”.

The Post Office opened around 1884 though two earlier offices named Warburton were renamed as Launching Place and Hoddle's Creek.

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.

Warburton was once the town that housed a Sanitarium Wheet Bix factory. The town is a sort of three part town spread along the highway. The town has ramshackle and old existence, but not much heritage.

Warburton has two great and old pubs, but none the ‘downtown’ strip.

In contrast all of the congregational churches are in ‘town’.

The Info centre is the heritage base for Warburton.

The Warburton War Memorial is also in the main strip. This is a nice acknowledgement.

Warburton is a deliberate trip to visit, or an element of the Marysville to Healesville tourist 1200 metre drive. Be sure to take the drive.

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course