About Warburton Digs
The name “Digs” means lodgings and it is our vision to specialize in lodgings for groups and families. It is our aim to make your stay at Warburton Digs as comfortable and memorable as possible.
Warburton Digs house is fully self-contained and is just 1.1km from the heart of Warburton and just 400m to the beautiful Yarra River, which is a great place to cool down in summer. Bring your tube and float downriver.
Warburton Digs is located at 6 Ferntree Ave, Warburton, Victoria and has recently undergone a generous renovation and is light and spacious with 4 bedrooms that sleeps 10 comfortably.
A huge kitchen and living area which opens onto the deck with awesome views of the Yarra Ranges provide excellent entertainment value for guests. Magnificent views of Mount Donna Buang and the local bird life.
If you enjoy bush walks, the choices are many. Check out this link for starters https://www.visitwarburton.com.au/seven-walks-at-warburton
For the road cyclists, trail bike & mountain bike rider’s there is no better place. From our front yard, hit the tarmac and head up Mount Donna Buang for a climbing challenge or try the many kilometers of tracks and trails throughout the Yarra Valley. For the bike riders we have a secure bike shed, bike tools and bike wash. Make this your training base for road or mountain bike riding.
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Warburton Digs self-contained accommodation has all the facilities and homely comforts to make your stay a very comfortable one. Being just a short walk away from the centre of town is a real bonus.
The house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10 comfortably.
All bedrooms have heating and blankets
- Main bedroom: A Queen bed with en-suite, robe, fan and heating
- Bedroom 2: Double bed lower bunk and single bed upper bunk and a trundle bed that can be made up upon request
- Bedroom 3: 2 single beds with robe
- Bedroom 4: 2 single beds or 1 queen bed with robe
- Two bathrooms with:
- Continuous gas hot water
- Heating lamp
- 3 Separate toilets
- WIFI is available
- Linen and towels are provided
- A fully equipped kitchen with every appliance required and a huge amount of bench space
- The dining area with hand crafted table seats 10
- Complimentary pod coffee machine
- Log wood fire heater with plenty of fire starters and wood on site. There is a wood shed which is stocked with wood.
- Split system AC or heating in the living area
- Large flat screen TV and DVD player
- Two large decks and outdoor setting
- Laundry with washer, dryer, and iron
- A variety of games are available
- A porta-cot can be made up for bubs upon request
- Bike wash bay, storage, and repair shed
- Bike stand, tools, pump, de-greaser, rags and brushes provided
Warburton Digs has a generous garden with stunning views
- On-site secure parking for up to 4 cars
Warburton Mountain Bike Trails and Shuttles
About the project
Work is currently underway to plan and build a world class mountain biking hub in and near Warburton. Stage one involves the development of 100+ kilometres of new mountain bike trails and connections.
Combining Warburton’s scenic natural environment and village atmosphere, with the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination would promote a healthy community and put Warburton on the national and international tourism radar.
The project would be delivered in multiple stages, and would include 160 kilometres of trails when complete.
For more details and trail maps https://www.rideyarraranges.com.au/warburton-mtb-destination/
Rates at Warburton Digs
Please click on the Check Availability button to review the rates. The nightly rate includes the first 3 guests with a small additional fee for guests 4 to 10.
Book now for the upcoming Spring and Summer
- Please provide notice of cancellation or changes to your booking in writing via email to email@example.com
- Guests may cancel a booking up to 60 days prior to the booking and receive a refund less any booking/credit card fees incurred by us.
- Guests will be charged 60% of the booking fee if cancellation is within 60 days of arrival.
- No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of arrival or a no-show. The reservation may be rescheduled to another equivalent period subject to availability. Guests are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cater for any unforeseen circumstances.
Warburton Digs Rules
Please leave Warburton Digs in the same condition you found it.
- Maximum number of guests is 10
- The number of guests occupying Warburton Digs must not exceed the number specified in the booking
- The person (guest) nominated on the booking form must occupy Warburton Digs
- Warburton Digs is not a party house. Please respect the neighbours.
- No Pets, sorry
- No undue noise and No drugs
- Absolutely no smoking, please
- Please don’t bring your bike shoes and bikes into the house
With the approval of over $11 million in funding, Warburton is set to become a Mountain biking wonderland. With over 160km of trails including a trail descending Mount Donna Buang, it is going to be Epic. Digs Lodgings property in Derby, Derby Digs was host to Yarra Ranges MTB development team during their research phase. Read more about Warburton as an MTB distination.
Stage one will include over 100km of trails. Digs Lodgings and Warburton Digs is proud to be part of this growing outdoor road cycling and mountain biking community.
Mount Donna Buang
Mt Donna Buang is located in the Yarra Valley, overlooking Warburton in Victoria. This majestic climb is a favorite for road cyclists and tourists alike.
The summit is 1245m and there 21 metre high lookout tower on the summit providing panoramic views of the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, and the Alps.
Picnic facilities are available. Many walks start from the Summit. Some are listed below.
During Snow Season in Victoria, Mt Donna Buang Summit does receive some snowfall periods during Winter. Check the snow reports for updated information.
More details are available here https://visityarravalley.com.au/mt-donna-buang
La La Falls
The trail to La La Falls is definitely one of the best – and most beautiful – short walks around Melbourne.
The track follows beside the gurgling Four Mile Creek, snaking its way under a thick, lush forest canopy over a vibrant under story of ferns, musk daisy bush, blanket-leaf and bootlace bush. The trail traverses the creek over several cute stone bridges to the soundtrack of bubbling water and birdsong. With luck you might even sight a lyrebird, one of the most treasured creatures in the Yarra State Forest. The Falls themselves are serene and are best visited after a rainfall when the flow down the rocky slabs is high.
The walk is named after past landowner Leila Ward, whose guesthouse – ‘La La’, which fittingly means ‘Welcome Welcome’ in the local indigenous language – was located in the area. Remarkably, the walk up to the falls has been enchanting and delighting visitors since the 1880s and it continues to do so today.
The Waterwheel on the main street of Warburton is your destination for all things Warburton Valley. More than a Visitor Information Centre, The Waterwheel is home to the gorgeous Handmade shop, a hub for local wine, an Art Gallery and eco Indoor Forest.
Art also elevates the surrounding parklands to visual experiences that nourish and inspire. Don’t miss the Great Steps of Warburton, a community art project, the historical murals on the railway siding and totem poles. The historic Waterwheel is an icon of the towns ever-evolving story and a great place to stop by.
The trails and tracks of the Warburton Valley provide a range of riding experiences from the gentle cruise to the challenge of endurance events.
Mt Donna Buang is host to the annual Everesting event each February, when a selection of athletes make the 17 kilometre ascent and descent eight times – the equivalent of climbing Mt Everest. Mt Donna Buang climb is a regular feature of many cyclists week – both for training and enjoyment.
Warburton Valley is also a popular destination for cycling club outings, and regularly hosts groups such as the Hells 500, known for their Seven Peaks ride program and many other endurance events including the Giro Del a Donna
As a cycling destination, the Warburton Valley has a growing reputation as one of the most popular places for varied rides, great scenery and a network of terrific support services – which usually begin and end with a coffee at Cog Bike Café.
Redwood Forest Warburton
Discover this amazing site of the Redwoods at Warburton!
The following is reprinted from an entry in the Victorian Heritage Database: ‘The Californian Redwood trees were planted by the Board of Works about 1930 following clearing of the original eucalypt forest. Trees planted were: Bishop Pine, Douglas Fir and Californian Redwood…
The Californian Redwood trees are significant because of the history and extent of the plantation. There are over 1476 trees ranging from 20 metres to the tallest being 55 metres. They are in good condition and as they are planted in a grid are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. They are a contribution to the landscape by the sheer number of trees as well as containing possibly the tallest and most interesting Sequoia sempervirens in Victoria.
For directions click on this link: https://www.visitwarburton.com.au/activity/redwood-forest-cement-creek
Warburton Rainforest Gallery
This beautiful site features a 40 metre long observation platform which takes you into the rainforest canopy 15 metres above the ground in the Yarra Ranges National Park near Warburton. A 350 metre long elevated walkway takes you through the Rain forest Gallery where you will see magnificent 65 metre tall old growth Mountain Ash trees, ancient Myrtle Beech trees (many of which could be up to 300 to 400 years old), ferns, mosses and other plants that make up this damp and diverse rain forest environment.
There are several viewing spots along the walkway where you can pause and enjoy the sounds of Cement Creek flowing past on its journey to the Yarra River.
For more information go to https://visityarravalley.com.au/rainforest-gallery-warburton
Carved into the mountainside above the Upper Yarra Valley, the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail makes for a wonderful ride and heading east from Warburton has some real hidden and not-so-hidden gems.
The trail follows an historic, now-disused open water race, built between 1911 and 1914 to channel fresh water from a weir on the O’Shannassy River to Silvan Dam, where it served the then burgeoning population of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Now decommissioned, the trail cuts through some the prettiest forest in the Valley.
On their way out to the waterfalls at O’Shannassy Weir, riders cruise past peaceful and tranquil forests of stoic mountain ash and walls of tree ferns, but the real surprise comes with a rare stand of California redwoods silent, symmetrical giants that have an almost mystical feel when you stand amongst them. Planted by the Board of Works as part of an experiment in 1930 they are now heritage listed.