What you'll do
We will meet at Lilydale train station travel by bus one hour east of Melbourne to the tiny mountain village of Warburton. There we will discover what makes this area so special and unique. Will it be the magnificent tall trees - tallest in Australia, the glorious tree ferns, the wallabies and wildlife, the fabulous views, the quaint cafes and local colour, the artists and vibrant community. We will go up to the top of Mt Donna Buang and climb the tower for magnificent views over the Yarra Valley. We will walk 2 km through the lovely forest of tall trees to a natural spring where you can fill your water bottle. We will enter the 'Rainforest Gallery' a divine patch of ancient rainforest where a steel walkway takes us through the treetops, before emerging for morning tea. The world famous Boinga Bob's place awaits - unique in the world and learn about the forest at the water wheel discovery centre then obtain local hand crafted items to remember this very special and inspiring place. Head back to Melbourne feeling inspired and refreshed having had a wonderful day in the glorious and surprising mountains just east of Melbourne.
I'm an experienced tour guide, travel writer and long-time local of the glorious mountains of the Yarra Valley. I have guided people in nature all over Australia and love that people so enjoy it and get so much from it. The best place in the world I believe is here in Warburton, a unique village with tall forests, rainforests, rivers, mountains and more. I am excited to show you around and let you discover a very different world.
Car/s will be provided upon arrival in Warburton
Where you'll be
From Lilydale train station (runs direct from Melbourne CBD) we take a 50 minute bus ride to Warburton. Vehicle(s) will meet us to take us to the summit of Mt Donna Buang for impressive tall trees and ferns, a walk through the Rainforest Gallery on treetop cable walkways, a visit to world-famous Bob's place and the forest discovery centre. Meet the locals, be inspired and return by bus to Lilydale train stn, refreshed and invigorated.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. You need to be mobile. There is no access for wheelchairs.
Bring coat in case weather turns. Bring water bottle. If it's sunny, please be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat. BYO picnic lunch or you can buy lunch at a cafe.
Discover Ancient Rainforest with a local
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