Mount Donna Buang to Warburton via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail
Oscars on the Yarra, 3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC
Approx. 4 hours
Maximum group of 10. Larger groups by enquiry.
Your mountain bike descent starts from the summit and is a 36 km downhill ride through stunning Mountain Ash forest with the occasional panoramic view out over the valley below. Majority of the ride is along quiet gravel and bitumen roads. After a short but steep climb the final 10 km stretch of riding is along the iconic O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, a now disused open-water aqueduct that once supplied Melbourne with all its water needs. At Dee Road picnic area you’ll cruise the final downhill section joining the Warburton to Lilydale Rail Trail for a short ride back to Oscars on the Yarra.
At the start of the tour your guide will run you through a safety briefing and kit you out with a helmet, gloves and mountain bike. Your guide will be on hand throughout the activity guiding and assisting you through the adventure.
If you can’t see the time and date that you’d like please give us a call and we’ll help you out.
Booking & cancellation. All payments and paperwork must be completed & received prior to participation.
Above 10 people? No worries, get in touch to discuss your options.
“We had a beautiful, fun and memorable adventure, felt safe the whole time and had plenty of laughs along the way. We will definitely book another tour next time we’re in Warburton.”
Enhance your adventure experience with a little added luxury, or add-on Warburton Adventure Co. branded essential items to help make the most of your time in nature. Plus, you’ll have a useful, quality momento of your wild adventure! Choose your add-ons at checkout when booking.
Pre-order specially curated Silva coffee and tea selection.
Includes: Three locally roasted specialty coffees and a selection of three delightful tea blends freshly brewed for you.
Pre-order specially curated champagne and artisan cheese.
Includes: One bottle of champagne from the Yarra Valley wine region and a selection of 3 locally made artisan cheeses (100gm per person).
Pre-order specially curated Oscars on the Yarra picnic box.
Includes: Cured meats, smoked trout, grilled and marinated vegetables, olives, pickled vegetables, dip and sliced baguette.
Includes: Ham and cheese baguette, carrot and celery sticks, hummus and crackers, fruit skewer.Vegetarian option available on request.
Men’s and Women’s premium custom branded marle-grey crew t-shirt. Available sizes S/M/L/XL. Product collected on tour.
Black retro trucker cap custom branded with Warburton Adventure Co. logo. One size fits all. Product collected on tour.
Bike mudguard custom branded with Warburton Adventure Co. logo. Product collected on tour.
In our guided adventures you’ll have the safety and assurance of a professional adventure guide with you every step of the way. All our guides are trained and accredited outdoor adventure specialists with current Working with Children Check and First Aid Training. On a self-guided adventure we’ll provide transfers and adventure equipment, but you’ll have the freedom to enjoy the activity at your own pace.
If it’s a little light drizzle then we’ll continue with the adventure as planned. However, if the weather turns quickly then we’ll make a judgement call based on how quickly the shower will pass, how strong the rain is, if there is lightning, thunder and strong winds. While some inclement weather is to be expected in nature based adventures, we take your comfort and safety in the outdoors very seriously.
We currently provide a unique Silva Coffee Roasters tasting experience available on selected tours. Partnering with Oscars on the Yarra we are now providing a special picnic experience that can be enjoyed at the conclusion of your adventure tour in a lush tranquil setting by the Yarra River. You can choose from a selection of sandwiches, an antipasto platter or 3 cheese picnic boxes. Pair with a bottle of wine or champagne bought separately.
Yes, most of our adventure activities are suitable for children aged 6 and above. However, please check our age guide listed on our individual adventure products. If you’re unsure which activity is suitable for your child please contact us to discuss your options.
If it’s a little light drizzle we’ll continue with the adventure as planned. However, if it turns to torrential rain with high winds then we’ll work with you to reschedule your tour for another date. While some inclement weather is to be expected in nature based adventures, we take your comfort and safety in the outdoors very seriously.