Set along one of the prettiest reaches of the Yarra River, this township has long been a popular spot for weekend activities. The river here is an ideal place for canoeing, and the picturesque paths along the river-banks are ideal for picnics, where people come to feed the ducks, ride horses, or just wander on sunny mornings. Originally a holiday destination for people from Melbourne, the area once had many boarding houses. Warrandyte has been famous for many years as the home of potteries and artists’ studios. The bush-clad slopes around the river now conceal many beautiful secluded homes.