Wesburn, formerly Warburton West, stretches along several kilometres of the Highway between Yarra Junction and Millgrove, and includes the historic localities of Britannia Creek and Old Warburton. It is frequented regularly by both locals and visitors utilising the Lilydale - Warburton Rail Trail.
As scenic as it is delicious, the area offers a number of tasty spots such as Silva Yarra Valley Coffee Roasters, where you can visit the roastery door, taste incredble, locally-roasted coffee and learn to make coffee just like a barista.
Stop in at Mill Grove Dairy’s Fromagerie The Mill House where you can sample a wide selection of handmade artisan cheese and take home a collection of small goods to enjoy later. Be sure to stop by the delicious gourmet bakery and the popular The Flying Apron Patisserie next door.
Wesburn Park, one of the largest open public recreational spaces in the Upper Yarra, has a wealth of historic connections. The Upper Yarra Racing Club held picnic races there between about 1930 and 1963, and it was also used for tennis, basketball and netball. Today the park is still used for a multitude of purposes, including Australian football, cricket, school sports days, pony club events and general neighbourhood recreation.
The Lands Department subdivided residential and farm lots at the Warburton Village Settlement between Yarra Junction and Warburton in the 1890s. Later called West Warburton, the name was abbreviated to Wesburn in 1925.