Ride Yarra Ranges

An accessible and sustainable world class trail destination that immerses you in the natural beauty of the Yarra Ranges

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Yarra Valley Trail

The proposed Yarra Valley Trail has been described as a game changer for tourism in the Yarra Valley. The 40+ kilometre long trail would link Lilydale, Yarra Glen, Healesville and join into the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

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Project highlights

Economy boost

120 new jobs, 2.19 benefit cost ratio, $16 million in economic spend.

Connected communities

40+ km of trail linking Lilydale, Yarra Glen Healesville and joining into the Lilydale Warburton Rail Trail.

Community health

The trail network will provide an enjoyable and easy way for residents and visitors to stay healthy and active.

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination

Work is currently underway to plan and build a world class mountain biking hub in and near Warburton. The proposed network would see 100+ kilometres of new mountain biking trails completed.

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Project highlights

Drop a K

36 km of epic wilderness riding starting at Mt. Donna Buang with a 1000 m vertical descent to Warburton.

IMBA gold status

Trails built to the highest IMBA standards for riders of all levels that can be ridden all year!

Economy boost

122 new jobs, 2.5% benefit cost ratio, $20 million in economic spend.


Yarra Ranges Council has applied for the following funding to support the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project and Yarra Valley Trail Project.

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination

Stage 1 – Total cost $9m

Federal Gov Building Better Regions Fund – $3m – Committed
Vic Gov – Growing Suburbs Fund – $3m – Committed
Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank – $300k – Committed

Yarra Ranges Council – $2.7m

Yarra Valley Trail

Stage 1 – Total cost $5m

Vic Gov – Growing Suburbs Fund – $2.5m – Committed
Eastern Metropolitan Partnership – $1m – Committed

Yarra Ranges Council – $2.5m

Project updates

Check out the latest updates from the Ride Yarra Ranges project. See how far the project has come along, view all our project updates.

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Warburton MTB Destination project update

Warburton MTB Destination project update Following on from community consultation and funding announcements for the project, the project team are progressing [...]

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Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140

T : 1300 368 333