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Warburton Motel

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  1. A group of people hanging out on a patio outside the Warburton Motel.
    Photograph: Supplied | Warburton Motel
  2. An example of a room's interior at the Warburton Motel.
    Photograph: Supplied | Warburton Motel

Time Out says

“The Warby” (est. 1966) has a reputation as one of Australia’s coolest motels - complete with nostalgic furnishings, eco-friendly accoutrements and a fridge stocked with micro-brewery beers. Owners Simone and Richard took charge of Warburton Motel in 2017 and renovated with the utmost care, using the question “would we be happy to stay here?” as a yardstick for whether each room was up to scratch. The dedication to quality, ease and an undeniably hip vibe has paid off in spades.

An excellent base camp for Yarra Valley escapades, Warburton Motel has an exhaustive supply of bike and hike gear available for hire. Make use of complementary hybrid bike use for motel guests with a ride down to the Warburton Rail Trail, or rent a river tube on a balmy day and go bob down the Yarra River - it’s Mother Nature’s theme park.

All rooms in Warburton Motel feature stunning views of surrounding mountains and redwood forest, but for a truly unforgettable vista be sure to book a Tree Tops Suite. Take in panoramic views of centuries-old trees and foliage, looking beyond to Mount Donna Buang and the Victorian Alps.

After more to do in the area? Drive towards the Rainforest Gallery and wander through native forests and burbling stream.


4 Donna Buang Rd
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