Wednesday, 17 October 2012

YARRA RIVER AT WARBURTON

Warburton is a town in Victoria, Australia, 72 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Warburton had a population of 2288.  The name “Warburton” has been shared between two townships over the years. The mining town of “Yankee Jims Creek” was located on the gold-bearing slopes of Mount Little Joe, and was renamed “Warburton” after the mining warden of the district, Charles Warburton Carr. Gold depletion caused a declining population in the 1880s, so the town was renamed “Old Warburton” and the town of “Upper Warburton” on the banks on the Yarra River was renamed “Warburton”.

The Post Office opened around 1884 though two earlier offices named Warburton were renamed as Launching Place and Hoddle's Creek. Warburton was connected to Lilydale by a Victorian Railways branch line which closed in 1965. The railway path is now used for the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, a rail trail used by pedestrians, cyclists, and horse-riders. East of Warburton is a large water catchment area called Upper Yarra Dam designed to supply Melbourne with the required amount of water sourced from the Thomson catchment area.

The Yarra River at Warburton is a glorious place to visit, relax and have a picnic lunch at. All sorts of other leisure activities are available and many tourists visit the area because of its history and its natural beauty.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.







12 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous place and one where I would love to be able to spend some time! Your captures are always the next best thing to being there, Nick!! Hope your week is going well!

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  2. What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the view.

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  3. I find water fascinating, too. It's amazing how it wanders across land and rocks.

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  4. What a great place to spend the day.

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  5. Wonderful river indeed!

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/10/the-left-side-of-pond.html

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  6. Nice relaxed pictore from Yarra river !

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  7. Aaahh . . you've revealed my favourite Victorian town, Nick. Gorgeous scenes and I do like that shot of the rocks midstream with water swirling around them. Thanks for sharing - enjoy the rest of your week.

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  8. Great place to relax - even the ducks are taking it easy!!
    My favourite capture is the close-up of the rocks with the water rushing through!!

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  9. a lovely spot ... love the ducks

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  10. This is my kind of place. Love it!

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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