Ridges and Rivers is a celebration of all that makes the Yarra Ranges Victoria’s most iconic and popular destinations – its abundant natural environment, rich experiences, unique townships and vibrant, connected communities.
Consisting of three signature outdoor attractions – the Yarra Valley Trail, Ngurrak barring (RidgeWalk) and Warburton Mountain Bike Destination, – Ridges and Rivers takes locals and visitors alike from the forested ridges of the Dandenongs and Yarra Ranges, through to the lush pastures and alpine fresh rivers of the Yarra Valley.
Ridges and Rivers is a significant $30 million investment in the region and is funded by a partnership between the Federal Government, State Government, Yarra Ranges Council and Bendigo Bank (Warburton & Yarra Junction).
Through an increased network of improved trails and walking tracks, Ridges and Rivers will help to connect local townships and provide convenient, easy access to walking, cycling and mountain biking opportunities, delivering significant health and wellbeing benefits for Yarra Ranges communities.
Ridges and Rivers will also provide a much-needed economic boost to the region which has been particularly impacted by the pandemic and the June 9 storms. Economic studies show the initiative will generate more than 500 local jobs and deliver $80 million into the local economy annually.