Lilydale

Lilydale is the gateway to both the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley. With a busy train line from Melbourne operating early until late it’s an ultimately very accessible entrance to the region. 

It’s the start of the iconic Lilydale – Warburton rail trail that journeys through the Yarra Valley between the Dandenong Ranges and the Great Dividing Ranges. The 38km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders follows the path of the historical railway line which was established in the 1900’s to service the agricultural industry of the time

Lilydale is also home to the local Yarra Ranges Regional Museum that boosts stunning architectural design set in tranquil surrounds, and features exhibition spaces, programs for all ages and abilities, a resource library, museum shop and café.

The Lilydale Lake provides a top class fully accessible playground with bbq facilities and walking tracks.

With a mix of new urban cafes and restaurants providing quality coffee, lunch and dinner experiences the foodies are well catered for from the very start of their visit.  

Perfect for that weekend escape, why not stay in Lilydale and enjoy all that it has to offer.  Visit our Dandenong Ranges Accommodation page to find accommodation that suits your need.

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