- Warburton, Victoria
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Warburton
state = vic
caption = Main Street, Warburton
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3799
pop = 2288 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26929 | name = Warburton (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
stategov = Gembrook
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 74
dist2 = 35
near-nw = Millgrove
near-n = Don Valley
near-ne = East Warburton
near-w = Wesburn
near-e = McMahons Creek
near-sw = Gladysdale
near-s = Hoddles Creek
near-se = Noojee
The Post Office opened around 1884 though two earlier offices named Warburton were renamed as Launching Place and Hoddle's Creek.Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11 ]
Warburton area is a tourist destination, with picturesque mountain views of the surrounding hills. The Yarra river meanders through the township and is lined with walking tracks and beautiful picnic spots. The township is 20 minutes drive from
Mount Donna Buangwhich is snow covered in the winter. Restaurants and cafés, river walks, snow-play, and wineries make up the local attractions.
Warburton was connected by a branch railway to Lilydale which closed in 1965 [Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, March, 1966 pp49-54 ] . The railway path is now used for the
Warburton Trail, a rail trailused by pedestrians, cyclists, and horse-riders.
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.
Together with its neighbouring township Millgrove Warburton has an
Australian Rulesfootball team (Warburton Millgrove) competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.Citation | last = Full Points Footy | title = Warburton_Millgrove| url = http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/Warburton_Millgrove.htm | accessdate = 2008-07-25 ]
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