A village featuring a beautiful tranquil river winding through town, unique dining options, exquisite gift and art stores, galleries, a vibrant café scene and other essential services. It is a key tourist destination.
There are three distinct shopping precincts in Warrandyte township, each offering a unique experience with a different mix of businesses.
The Bridge End Shops
With good access to the picturesque Yarra River and all its charms, the Bridge End Shops overlook this scenic location and offer a diverse range of shopping options. Enjoy a coffee or breakfast at Food for All Seasons; pick up a special gift at Carrington Craft, take a sewing class at Bustle and Bows or some exquisite tastings at the boutique Hops and Vines Wine Bar. With the relaxed pace of Warrandyte life, you’ll really love The Purple Dragonfly where you can buy beautiful and ethically sourced products, receive gentle and non invasive soul healing treatments, or train as a holistic therapist. If you still have time, try some bargain hunting at the Rotary Op Shop, but if you’re feeling energetic, the Bridge End Shops have got that covered too at Rivva PT Fitness Studio and of course don’t forget to bring a book and just relax by the river.
Warrandyte has built a big reputation for being cosmopolitan with diverse options for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a spot of shopping in between. International cuisine thrives in Warrandyte with a variety of dining experiences on offer. Step up your night out fine dining at Altair which promises a feast for the senses or discover a touch of Tuscany at gorgeous Olivigna in the south. Or for a more relaxed day or evening, grab a pint and a meal at the Grand Hotel Warrandyte, a local institution since 1895.
Cafes are top-notch, such as Now and Not Yet on Yarra St for brunch with mates, or Cocoa Moon down the road for a takeaway latte or gorgeous “global” breakfasts of the world, lunches, chocolates and freshly baked muffins.
But Warrandyte isn’t just great food and shops, Yarra Street is also home to a number of essential services including the Bendigo Bank and the local library as well as personal and professional services like hairdressers, beauty parlours, accountants, real estate agents and law firms who all call Warrandyte home.
Goldfields Plaza, in a convenient location opposite bus routes and Warrandyte Reserve, comprises specialty stores and independent retailers, from a pharmacy, medical centre and the Warrandyte Veterinary Clinic, to the bakery, the post office and Quinton’s SUPA IGA.
On Friday nights you’ll find local musicians serenading dinner-goers at The Night Owl over tapas and wine, but it returns to life as The White Owl during daylight hours with a brand new outdoor courtyard area.
Ruby Tuesdays Handmade Jewellery is famous well beyond Warrandyte and presents exquisite hand-crafted and stylish individual pieces for any occasion.
Together the three unique and diverse areas of Warrandyte cater well for the locals and visitors alike. It really is a one-stop shop. The historic reputation during the gold rush is still present through the Warrandyte Gold Soundscape Trail and it maintains its cultural and artistic reputation through The Stonehouse Gallery as well as others worthy of even the most discerning art critic. Feeling like a local is easy in Warrandyte.