Located beneath the forested mountains of Donna Buang, Ben Cairn and Mount Little Joe on the pristine Yarra River, Millgrove is a scenic location that’s popular with those looking to get out and enjoy a day in the fresh air.
Here you’ll find opportunities for cycling and bushwalking for visitors of all fitness levels along the former railway line, now a cycle and walking track.
A community market brings plenty of buzz to the region on the fourth Saturday of the month, where a 30+ stall market adjacent to the new CFA building features local arts and crafts, plants, homewares and fruit and vegetables.
Stop into the historic Millgrove Sawmill opposite and discover a fabulous toy shop, bustling bakery and a classic general store.
Millgrove (population about 2,000) is a lovely little township nestled at the foot of the ranges on the banks of the Yarra.
Contrary to popular belief the town was named after Millgrove in county Tipperary, Ireland, rather than for the sawmills which once operated here.
The one mill remaining in the town has recently become a salvage based operation, pioneering a new direction for the timber industry.
The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail passes through the heart of Millgrove; the former railway station is now a public park with barbeque facilities and public toilets. As the Highway winds through Millgrove you will notice large eucalypts beside the road: these represent the Avenue of Honour dedicated to those who served in the Great War.
Millgrove’s active community has adopted their section of the Yarra, spending hundreds of hours on weed removal, replanting endemic flora and improving both animal habitat and access to the river.
The suburb took its name from the local railway station, which, in turn, was named after a saw milling business.