Launching Place - AKA 'Launch' - Warburton Hwy - Victoria
Launching Place was settled in the 1840s and was so named because flat bottomed timber punts were launched here on the Little Yarra to transport goods upstream.
The area lies along the fertile flood plains of the Little Yarra and Yarra Rivers and was originally settled as a rich farming area before gold was discovered at Hoddles Creek.
The Yarra and Little Yarra provide great fishing for trout and blackfish and are bordered by the Warburton Trail, a popular track for cycling and walking. The rich rural area reaches up into Don Valley, which provides wonderful scenery, being surrounded by mountainous scrubby country and heavy timber.
Launching Place, Hoddles Creek and Don Valley are sprinkled with residential blocks but are principally farming areas with dairy, beef, orchards and market gardens.
Bed and breakfasts are increasing in this area as well.