Create@Warburton – Sewing and Craft Retreat

Create@Warburton is only 75km from the Melbourne CBD but feels much further afield. Set on a large block, this sewing and craft retreat is nestled above the gorgeous township of Warburton and backs onto the Yarra Ranges National Park.

Deer can sometimes be seen in the yard and King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas feed from the elevated back deck.

Nearly all of the rooms have uninterrupted views of Mt Victoria (this sometimes is snow-capped in winter).

A combustion heater, an open fireplace, and two split systems keep the retreat at the right temperature throughout the year. A Bluetooth speaker is provided for your use. Create@Warburton is a pet free retreat due to the abundance of wildlife in the area.

We have chosen not to have television reception to promote peace, creativity, and relaxation. A television screen is provided for DVD viewing only.

Create@Warburton is non-smoking venue.

The Warburton Craft Retreat consists of:

  • 4.3 x 2.2m Huge craft table with inbuilt power points
  • Lightbox
  • 2 x design boards
  • Height adjustable cutting table
  • 2 ironing boards and irons
  • A large, well-equipped kitchen
  • 2 separate living areas plus several nooks and crannies, and window seats to curl up and relax
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bedroom 1 – two sets of bunks (4 single beds) and one single bed
  • Bedroom 2 – queen sized bed
  • Bedroom 3 – two single beds
  • Bedroom 4 – one double bed and one single bed
  • Landing – 1 single bed
  • Expansive deck overlooking the garden and Mt Victoria
  • Large laundry
  • Shed for bikes

Craft enthusiasts are especially well catered for at
the Warburton Craft Retreat

Local Attractions

Warburton Township

Warburton township abounds with quaint shops and excellent cafes and restaurants. There are several second-hand stores and funky clothing shops. Retro is alive and well with plenty of local attractions in Warburton. Take a walk along the Yarra River, as it gurgles past the shops, fish for trout and freshwater crayfish, or take a swim or tube ride.  Close to Warburton, is the Redwood Forest offering the opportunity to relax on the lawns with a picnic and wander through the towering Californian Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest.      


Stone fruit, cherry, strawberry, and other orchards are close by and are not to be missed when fruit is in season.

Sewing and craft retreat

Walkers & Cyclists

  • Warburton trail
  • Lala falls (just behind the house)
  • O’Shanassy Aqueduct trail and many others.
  • A full list of the walks available from the visitor’s centre or


Many excellent wineries are also dotted around the Yarra Valley.


Warburton Wellbeing is in the main street of town. A range of treatments including divine massage and the beautiful range of Warbotanical products are available here. It is wise to book your treatments prior to your visit to Warburton to make sure there is a space for you.


The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and ice creamery in Yarra Glen is a great experience. If you are after outdoor adventure along the lines of abseiling, river tubing, mountain biking, caving or bushwalking then contact Warburton Adventure Co.

More information on attractions close to Create@Warbuton are available at the retreat or at the Water Wheel Visitors Centre in the Main Street.


  • Every Saturday

Organic Farmers’ Market – River Carpark, Healesville

  • 1st Sunday of month

Warby Market – Mechanics’ Hall 11am – 3pm

  • 2nd Saturday of month

Warburton Community Market – St Mary’s Church Hall

  • 3rd Saturday of month

Little Yarra Market – Steiner School, Yarra Junction

Book your stay at Warburton Craft Retreat

Tariffs for 2024

Weekend (check in 9am Friday and checkout Sunday 4pm) – $1260
Weekday – Sunday to Thursday with a minimum stay of two nights – $330 per night
Stay for a WEEK- seven nights and 8 days starting on a Mon, Tues or Wed $2400

A non refundable deposit of $300 is required when your booking is confirmed. The deposit will roll over into a bond at the time of your stay. The balance is required two
weeks before your visit. The bond can be used as a deposit for your next visit or will be returned within 2 weeks when the retreat is left in a good condition.

Please note: that doonas, pillows, hand towels, tea-towels, and bathmats are provided within this tariff. Guests will need to bring bath towels, two sheets and pillow cases for each bed. Bed linen and towels are available for an extra $30 per head per stay.

Booking form Warburton:

Please click all the nights you are wanting to stay (do not include the day of departure) at Create@Warburton and then fill in your details below.

You will receive an email to say your booking is pending if the process has been completed successfully.

Check in/Check out

We endeavour to make check in and check out times as generous as possible. For weekend stays, check in is 9 am and check out 4pm. Weekday stays are generally 2pm check in and 10am check out but we will vary this where we can.

You will receive an email with payment details.

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