Cosy in Warburton

What a luxury it was to begin the week in cosy, unique Warburton. Despite being only an hour from Melbourne, it genuinely felt worlds away from the big city – time slowed and gave way to the tranquillity of the lush surroundings. Six of us made our way to The Canvas Barn, where we spent two nights cooking, eating, drinking yummy wine, and playing board games. The outside area was equipped with everything we needed to prepare large communal feasts which we ate at the beautiful timber dining table under the fragrant grapevines.

A highlight was certainly spending an afternoon making pizza dough, on top of which we packed an abundance of locally-sourced produce – which even included herbs from Warburton’s thriving community garden. It was a rare pleasure to watch our pizza come to life in a beautiful outdoor oven in this warm cocoon, especially when the rain settled in and its sound on the roof soundtracked our evening.

When we weren’t keeping cosy in our little abode, we were out exploring what Warburton had to offer. We discovered beautiful local coffee shops and bakeries, vegetable and herb gardens, and Warburton’s renowned Redwood Forest. On a particularly muggy day, we even found the perfect swimming spot on the river, complete with picnic spots and a rope swing. Canvas Barn – and Warburton generally – was ideal for enjoying the company of the loved ones around me.

Things We Did

  • Food & Drink
  • Swim
  • Experience
  • Forest
Cog Bike Cafe
We popped into the quirky Cog Bike Cafe for our early morning coffee fix which seemed to be the go-to spot for the local riders....
Swimming in the Yarra Valley
The weather was warm and muggy, after we'd picked our fresh produce for dinner we decided to head to the river for a dip to cool down, located behind the shopping strip in the central part of town....
Blue Lotus Water Garden
I've always wanted to check out this place - 14 acres of water gardens filled with gorgeous lotus flowers and waterlilies. I could have spent all day in here!...
Redwood Forest
The Californian Redwoods - a place I could happily get myself lost in. A must-see if visiting Warburton! Our last day in Warburton was quite overcast and raining, making it the perfect time to visit....
Warburton Community Garden
A great spot for picking some fresh herbs and produce for our home-made pizzas!...

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