Things to do in Warburton

Charnwood Cottages in Warburton are only 70 kilometres east of Melbourne, reached via a beautiful drive through the villages of the Upper Yarra Valley. Warburton is an historic gold-mining town which experienced its gold rush from the 1860s to the turn of the century. In the early 1900s, Warburton became a much loved mountain retreat for Melburnians at the weekend. Many of its buildings date back to that era and the town’s Visitor Information Centre is housed next to the replica water wheel on the banks of the pristine Yarra River.


Entertainment at WarburtonCafes and restaurants galore await you during your stay in Warburton, and how nice to be able to leave the car at home and enjoy the short stroll from your cottage. Have dinner in one of Warburton’s restaurants, or order a platter from the Warburton Pantry to share back at your cottage. We have provided literature on a variety of dining options for you in your cottage and are happy to assist you with bookings prior to your arrival.
If you’re a theatregoer you’ll love the Upper Yarra Arts Centre with its diverse program of stage productions, art exhibitions, movies, recitals, workshops and festivals.
From Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow performances to Jazz quartets, a full school holiday program for kids to the latest blockbuster movies, the Upper Yarra Arts Centre has a full and varied program, just a short walk from your cottage.