Lilydale to Warburton via the Warburton Rail Trail

17 h 30 min to 1.25 day
7 h to 14 h

39.1 km
oneway

↑ 438 m
↓ -378 m

Moderate track
This lengthy trail takes you to Warburton via the Warburton Rail Trail from the car park near the end of Chapel St, Lilydale. The 38km trail follows the path of the historic railway line, meandering through the Yarra Valley, passing by many towns in an increasingly rural landscape with a mountainous backdrop. The trail ends in Warburton, a quiet town nestled in the mountains. The track is mostly well signed, with a flat gravel surface suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It's a very long trail, but it should be relatively easy for fit walkers. You'll have heaps of opportunities to stop along the track, from cafes to picnic spots. Make sure you take enough water though, for the distances between the said spots. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.7547073,145.3510651)
Mode Bus Car Train
DirectionsFrom Ringwood Bypass Onramp, Ringwood.
  • Turn on to Ringwood Bypass, 62 then drive for 870 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 13.1 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Castella Street and drive for another 255 m
  • Turn left onto Chapel Street and drive for another 260 m
Finish (-37.7541284,145.6891521)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   Train  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Chapel Street, head towards the white metal gate along the dirt/gravel path. Head over/under the said gate and pass over the creek using the wooden bridge. Shortly after, turn right at the 3-way intersection to continue along Lilydale to Warburton via the Warburton Rail Trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Melba Park at the start.
Find the car park at the start.
After 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 6 m turn right.
After another 115 m turn right, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 8 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
Keep left.
After another 190 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 8 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 35 m pass the water tap (4 m on your right).
After another 3 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Beresford Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Beresford Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 9 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Yarra Valley Trail) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 160 m pass the "Warburton Trail" (10 m on your right).
After another 5 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 100 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 260 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & former Warburton line) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Anderson Street) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Anderson Street) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 85 m turn right, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 790 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 130 m cross the bridge (about 95 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 185 m pass the playground (50 m on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 320 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Old Gippsland Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m pass the playground (45 m on your right).
After another 315 m head through the tunnel (about 40 m long)
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 480 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 670 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 7 m pass the playground (25 m on your left).
At the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Birmingham Road continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m pass a seat (20 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass a seat (15 m on your right).
After another 6 m pass the picnic table (35 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 9 m pass the "Passchendaele Cafe" (65 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 55 m pass the playground (35 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the shelter (10 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 10 m pass the BBQ (10 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the water tap (10 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 65 m pass the "Billy Goat Hill Brasserie" (45 m on your right).
Then pass the "Heart & Soul Coffee Lounge" (45 m on your right).
After another 105 m pass the car park (7 m on your right).
Turn left, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & York Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & York Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 115 m pass the "The Storehouse Mount Evelyn" (60 m on your left).
Then pass the "Romo Thai" (65 m on your left).
After another 260 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 210 m turn left, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Monbulk Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Monbulk Road Service Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 8 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m pass the "The Trail Cafe" (8 m on your left).
After another 35 m pass the playground (15 m on your left).
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 270 m pass the car park (25 m on your right).
After another 510 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 240 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 600 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 335 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 100 m cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
After another 740 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Wellington Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 480 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Warburton Highway) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m pass the water tap (on your left).
Then pass the sign (5 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the picnic table (25 m on your left).
After another 9 m pass a seat (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the car park (8 m on your left).
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Sebire Avenue) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 970 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Burgi Hill Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Haag Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 390 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 430 m pass the "Carriage Café" (55 m on your right).
W:www.carriagecafe.com.au T:+61 3 5964 2773
Tu 09:00-15:00
Th-Fr 09:00-15:00
Sa-Su 08:00-17:30
After another 3 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 105 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Victoria Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 65 m pass the car park (15 m on your right).
After another 50 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 15 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 25 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
After another 1.8 km (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Chandler Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Killara Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 140 m pass the car park (20 m on your right).
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
After another 390 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 1.1 km pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 95 m pass a "Dismount platform" (on your left).
Then cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 290 m cross the bridge (about 250 m long)
After another 15 m pass a "Dismount platform" (on your right).
After another 540 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 640 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 65 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 165 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 270 m pass a seat (10 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the picnic table (5 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (5 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
Then pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (8 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the "Drink bottle refilling station" (5 m on your right).
After another 45 m pass the car park (9 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (10 m on your left).
After another 9 m pass the toilet (55 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible., female.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Haggards Lane) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 205 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 185 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Healesville - Koo Wee Rup Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 360 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 305 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 790 m pass a seat (7 m on your left).
After another 480 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Cairncroft Avenue) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 800 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 295 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 770 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Warburton Highway) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 280 m pass the water tap (20 m on your left).
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Barak Drive) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 1.1 km turn left, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m ( Platform) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Corduroy Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 285 m pass the car park (15 m on your right).
After another 265 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 35 m pass the playground (15 m on your left).
After another 6 m pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m pass the "Mary Rose" (75 m on your right).
After another 55 m pass the car park (on your left).
At the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Park Road continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 30 m pass the car park (25 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the "Indian Tandoori" (80 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the "Nancy’s Of The Valley" (75 m on your right).
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 40 m pass the "Red Relish" (50 m on your right).
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Lowes Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 100 m cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
After another 80 m cross the bridge (about 125 m long)
Continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Settlement Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 1.8 km cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Station Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 1.1 km continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 520 m pass the cafe (40 m on your left).
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Warburton Highway) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 90 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 20 m pass the toilet (5 m on your left).
After another 55 m pass the car park (5 m on your left).
After another 720 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 500 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 60 m pass the park (5 m on your right).
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Hooks Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 950 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 50 m pass the toilet (40 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Then cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 20 m pass the "Symphony36" (60 m on your left).
After another 295 m continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 245 m pass the BBQ (65 m on your left).
Then pass the "Story Restaurant" (60 m on your left).
After another 85 m pass the "The River View Cafe & Wine Bar" (75 m on your left).
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Warburton Rail Trail & Station Road) continue straight, to head along Warburton Rail Trail.
After another 80 m pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the water tap (on your right).
Then pass the "Three Sugars Cafe" (80 m on your left).

08:30-16:30
After another 20 m pass the "Cog Bike Cafe" (8 m on your right).
W:cogbikecafe.com.au T:+61 3 5966 2213
Th-Su 09:00-16:00
After another 40 m pass the car park (9 m on your left).
After another 115 m turn sharp left.
Then pass the water tap (4 m on your right).
After another 9 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 6 m pass the "Polish Jester" (50 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the "Pho Saigon" (75 m on your right).
After another 7 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the "Warburton Tourist Information" (20 m on your right).
This sign is wheelchair accessible.
About 65 m past the end is "Kitchenboys".
About 80 m past the end is "The Old Tea Shop".
About 80 m past the end is "Wild Thyme Cafe".
The end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Lilydale to Warburton via the Warburton Rail Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 39.1 km
Time 17 h 30 min to 1.25 day
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 4 on route, on average they are 7.8 km apart with the largest gap of 16.8 km.

Toilet: There are 5 on route, on average they are 6.5 km apart with the largest gap of 15.8 km.

Seat: There are 17 on route, on average they are 2.2 km apart with the largest gap of 14.1 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Seat
6.3 km[seat]
Seat
6.3 km[seat]
Toilet
6.3 km[toilet]
Shelter
6.4 km[shelter]
Seat
11.3 km[seat]
Seat
14.4 km[seat]
Seat
14.7 km[seat]
Seat
19.7 km[seat]
Seat
19.8 kmDismount platform
Seat
20.3 kmDismount platform
Seat
21.6 km[seat]
Shelter
22 km[shelter]
Seat
22 km[seat]
Seat
22.1 km[seat]
Seat
22.1 km[seat]
Toilet
22.1 km[toilet]
Seat
22.4 km[seat]
Seat
22.6 km[seat]
Seat
23.4 km[seat]
Seat
24.5 km[seat]
Seat
25 km[seat]
Toilet
30.6 km[toilet]
Toilet
35.6 km[toilet]
Toilet
38.1 km[toilet]
Shelter
38.9 km[shelter]
Shelter
39 km[shelter]
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