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.
Altitude Hair Studio of Yarra Junction has recently achieved successful 'Salon Select' accreditation, joining the ranks of the who's who in the Australian hairdressing industry.
Find us at Shop 3/2452 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction VIC 3797
Andrew McMath Real Estate Pty Ltd was established in the Yarra Valley in 1982 by its founding Director Andrew McMath, who is still actively involved in the daily management of the business. Some 30 years later the business is now being managed by the second generation of McMaths, this being Andrew's daughter Lyndal and her husband Ashleigh Hall. The business has helped many Yarra Valley families successfully relocate within the area.
See the history of the Upper Yarra in the newly rennovated building. There is a resident 'black smith' group that meets and works on Wednesdays and Sundays. School groups are welcome.
2454 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction, VIC 3797. (Near newsagent and DVD shop on the main road in Yarra Junction) VIC 3797. General Practitioner, Medical Clinic. From August 3, also opening Saturdays 9am-midday.