Lilydale and surrounds

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Considered the gateway to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region, Lilydale and it’s surrounds are easily accessible via train from Melbourne and just under an hour’s drive from the city.

Weekend visitors and locals alike come to jump on the iconic Lilydale - Warburton rail trail that journeys through the Yarra Valley between the Dandenong Ranges and the Great Dividing Ranges. The 38km recreation trail is a favourite of walkers, cyclists and horse riders who follow the path of the historical railway line established to service the agriculture industry in the 1900's.

It’s also an ideal spot to enjoy some of the new urban cafes and restaurants and indulging in a bit of retail therapy.

Here you’ll also find the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum that boosts stunning architectural design set in tranquil surrounds, and featuring exhibition spaces, programs for all ages and abilities, a resource library, museum shop and cafe.

The Lilydale Lake provides families with a fully accessible playground with bbq facilities and walking track access.

It’s perfect for that weekend escape or cheeky mid-week getaway. Visit our Accommodation page to find accommodation that suits your needs.