Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail


Tucked away in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley, the Lilydale to Warburton 39km rail trail offering suprb 'European style gourmet experiences', leads through some of the state’s finest cool climate wineries, fresh fruit and produce growers.
It is rich with welcoming gastro pubs, great cafes, a great range of tourist attractions, hepas of accommodation and unforgettable “Sound of Music’ alpine views.

A return ride option from Warburton along the newly opened O’Shannassy Aqueduct trail provides a 2wheel perspective of the Valley rarely seen before. See maps 31A and 31B for more information.

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The following selected destinations are in Alphabetical A-Z order by town name, come highly recommended.


Amarant Yarra Valley

telephone: 03 5967 3416

1475 Don Rd

Don Valley

Don Valley, Victoria

This is a premium bushland escape north of Yarra Junction which is ideal for couples or families as well as groups. The have innovative gastro cycle touring and bike hire packages, on site pampering and much more.

Giant Steps - Innocent Bystander

telephone: 03 5962 6111

336 Maroondah Hwy


Healesville, Victoria

Part of the Giant Steps and Innocent Bystander winery, this cafe serves house-roasted coffee, boutique beers, has small a bakery, a pizzeria and a cheese room as well. There is a wide choice on the menus from short breakfasts through to lazy lunches.

Healesville Harvest Cafe

telephone: 03 5962 4002

Healesville Hotel, 256 Maroondah Hwy


Healesville, Victoria

With just five items on their menu, these guys are ‘focused’ and does it show. Be prepared for magnificent thick cut French Toast, yummy bacon and eggs, so fresh that must have been laid that morning!

Perkins & Grey

telephone: 0438 010 334

27 Grey St


Jamieson, Victoria

Set in tranquil Jamieson’s Island, take the time to enjoy a lazy breakfast when the weather is right with a freshly made coffee while reading the morning papers or a hearty long lunch.

Home Hotel

telephone: 03 5967 3303

2170 Warburton Hwy

Launching Place

Launching Place, Victoria

The trail runs past the rear of Peter and Denise Carter's award winning '08 Country Pub of the Year, around meal times its impossible to ignore the tantalizing wafts of crispy skin Red Emperor being lightly grilled as you glide by. Park you bike then enjoy a refreshing ale in the beer garden and place an order for their famous under $30 two course light lunch which includes a glass of local wine!

Launch Bakery

telephone: 03 5964 7733

Warburton Hwy & Alpine Blvd

Launching Place


This award winning bakery is a short detour off the path and is ideal for a cool drink and a freshly baked country pie-n-sauce treat to put some more lead in your legs.

Yarra Coffee & Co

telephone: 03 9739 5486

4/182 Main St



Across the Highway from the train station, this serious coffee roaster serves a mean espresso that will delight the most discerning pallete and they supply many top hospitality establishments through the Valley.

Yarra Valley Cycles

telephone: 03 9735 1483

108 Main St

Lillydale, Victoria

If you make your start from Lillydale, pop in as they are open 7 days to check your maps and get directions to the start of the trail around up the highway. They hire bikes, will last minute adjustments and carry afull range of touring gear and new bikes.

Café Alex

telephone: 03 5772 1155

109 Grant St

Alexander, Victoria

Offers alfresco seating and is famous for owners Cinnamon and David’s free range ‘all day’ brekkie’ as well as mouthwatering butter milk pancakes.

Cafe Alex

telephone: 03 5772 1155

109 Grant St


Offers alfresco seating and is famous for owners Cinnamon and David’s free range ‘all day’ brekkie’ as well as mouthwatering butter milk pancakes.

Mansfield Info Centre

telephone: 1800 039 049

175 High St

Mansfield, Victoria

If you begin your Great Victorian Rail Trail experience here call in for an update of the track ahead, a copy of the Bike Paths & Rail Trail guide and all the latest news of what's on etc.

Mansfield Regional Produce Store

telephone: 03 5779 1404

68 High St


Mansfield, Victoria

Set in an old historic produce store with high timber lined ceilings and skylights, its shelves are loaded with local produce, eclectic art works. This place buzzes at breakfast and lunch and has the best coffee in town!

Morrison on the Park Cafe

telephone: 03 9737 1294

50 Wray Crescent

Mt Evelyn

Mt Evelyn, Victoria

Situated next to the historic Mt Evelyn Station, its alfresco deck overlooks the trail and it is a great  sunny spot to start your trip with a steaming coffee, whilst you contemplate the ride. Perhaps their Big Park Brekky with bacon, eggs most ways, toast and choice of sides such as mushrooms, hash browns, sausage or tomato will make your day.

Carriage Cafe

telephone: 03 5964 2773 and 0408 348 122

35 Seymour St


Seville, Victoria

This exciting new ‘gourmet' cafe situated right on the Trail is set in an authentic 100 year old second class carriage on rails. It formerly ran on the Seymour to Albury line and its Age Good Food guide rated chef Melanie and her team specialize in cooking memorable breakfasts, soups and light meals using local produce, ice creams and of course passionately crafted espressos. They can tell you about the local vineyards at the end of the short 5 minute ride into Seville, also about its  friendly fruit shop which stocks local berries, peaches and cherries in season.

Killara Estate

telephone: 03 5961 5877

Sunnyside Rd

Seville East


In 1987 the Palazzo family bought the 1200 acres Killara Estate, right on the banks of the Yarra River, and they specialise producing cool climate whites and reds. Their cafe surely has one of the best views across the valley!

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