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6 Free Activities for Families in the Warburton Valley

See & Do Family

Getting the kids off screens, out and about doesn’t need to be expensive. The Warburton Valley has so many things to do that are free for families – and fun.

Nature is the best antidote to a world of ‘too much screentime’ or ‘too much to do’. We are blessed with many natural assets in the Warburton Valley that are easy to access and free of charge. Children are genuinely free in the Warburton Valley – free to explore, stretch their legs, and enjoy quality time out with their families.

*Nature can be unpredictable, causing the temporary closure of some locations. Check with Parks Victoria for updates on nature-based attractions.

Plan your stay, visit for a day or a week – explore the world and find yourself... in nature.

Here are our top 6 free activities

  1. Walk in the trees at the Rainforest Gallery – the elevated walk is a seriously memorable occasion that your family will talk about forever
  2. Discover the magical pathways in the Redwood Forest – take a picnic and enjoy a great day amid the tall trees. Vehicle access to the forest is temporarily closed into 2023 as bridge works are being completed. Visitors can still access the forest via Cement Creek Redwood Forest by bicycle or on foot via the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. However please note the journey is approximately a 16km round trip.
  3. Take a bike ride along with the Warburton to Lilydale Rail Trail and stop for ice cream in one of the towns along the way. Bring your own bikes (or hire from Cog Bike Hire for a small fee)
  4. Take a swim in the Yarra River, hours of fun whether you’re paddling on the edge, feeding the ducks (peas are better for them than bread, please), swimming or taking your lilo down the ‘rapids’. Have a picnic too!
  5. Walk to a waterfall – La La Falls is a beautiful walk along the forest track to the falls. What wildlife will you spot along the way?
  6. Climb a mountain – Mt Donna Buang has many walking tracks from the easy to the challenging. Don’t forget to collect your free mountain fresh spring water at the 10 Mile Carpark!

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