Yarra Junction - AKA 'Junction' - Warburton Highway - Victoria

The business centre of the Upper Yarra Valley, Yarra Junction lies 55km east of Melbourne's central business district near the convergence of the Yarra and the Little Yarra Rivers, offering beautiful views of Mount Toolebewong, Ben Cairn and Mount Victoria to the north, and Mount Tugwell to the east.

  • Gateway to hidden delights over 100 km of walking tracks through magnificent stands of eucalypt forests, passing relics of early sawmilling and spectacular mountains and valleys
  • Warby rail trail ---Yarra Junction station the only remaining station, the 38 km trail is one of Australia's iconic rail trails it follows the historical line established in 1901, the last train ran in 1965
  • From the early 1880s Upper Yarra attracted visitors wishing to escape from the hussle and bustle of city life and discovered peaceful retreats in the guest houses

With a population of about 2500, 'Junction' offers a wide range of shops, a modern supermarket, a hotel and diverse supporting services. There are also a number of accommodation options nearby, including holiday camps, B & Bs and camping parks.

At one stage the second-busiest timber railway siding in the world, the former Yarra Junction station is now home to the Upper Yarra Museum, which has a comprehensive display of local memorabilia and historical tools and machinery.

Yarra Junction's location on the fringes of the Great Dividing Range provides a strategic link between Mount Baw Baw and Gippsland to the south-east and Healesvill and the Hume Highway to the north-west.

Yarra Junction is the perfect place for a picnic stop, an overnight break or a relaxing holiday. You can also visit the Upper Yarra Museum on Wednesdays and Sundays from 11am - 4pm.