Yarra Junction gives you wonderful access to the banks of the Yarra River, stunning mountain ranges and hills that flank the Warburton - Lilydale Rail Trail in this section and a fabulous family recreation reserve. Many opportunities to picnic, paddle in the water and barbecue for the whole family.
The Aquatic Centre has an indoor pool and gymnasium that is open all year around (except Christmas Day) and tennis courts available for hire. Alongside this there is a skate park and bike area.
The Upper Yarra Museum is open from Wednesday and Sunday plus the third Saturday of the month. It's the Old Railway Station so sits right on the Rail Trail. The Museum’s greatest treasure is the restored Heritage Station built in 1888 at Lilydale and relocated to Yarra Junction in (circa)1915. It is a delight; the fresh paint glistens and the new red oxide roof, chimney pot and finials all enhance your visit. There is a working Blacksmith onsite that is open all weekend.
The Upper Yarra Community Market is on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The third Saturday of the month is the Little Yarra Market at the local Steiner School.