The Visitor Information Centre in Warburton is located at the Waterwheel, on the high side of the main street. The staff were very helpful with local knowledge and ideas for our daytrip.
The wheel itself is an example of the wheels once used in the gold mines and saw mills.
The Great Steps of Warburton, 26 mosaic steps at the entrance to the Visitor Centre are a recently completed community project. The centre also houses an art gallery and there is a totem park and mural wall behind the building, depicting the history of the town.
A walk up along Highfield Road offers great views of the town and mountains in the background.
A notable building along the road is the unique temple/gallery built by Boinga Bob.
We grabbed sandwiches and pastries from the Bakery, and some very tasty Pork Banh Mi from the Vietnamese restaurant next door.
Picnic tables and grassy areas along the Yarra River are great for a picnic by the water.
Where: Main St, Warburton
When: Daily 10am - 4pm
Why: art, tourist information