Welcome to WHYLD Country

The WHYLD district is located in the Upper Yarra Valley within the Shire of Yarra Ranges in a rural and bushland environment on the eastern fringe of Melbourne. The Warburton Highway, Yarra River and Warburton Trail all traverse the WHYLD community in an east-west direction. The largest town on the highway from Melbourne is Woori Yallock with a range of shops, businesses, Community Bank and Post Office. Further shops and businesses are dotted along the highway through Launching Place. South of the highway on the Healesville Koo-Wee Rup Road lies Yellingbo with a General Store. Primary Schools form the central hub for the towns of Hoddles Creek and Don Valley, lying south and north of the highway respectively.

CFA buildings are situated in Hoddles Creek and Yellingbo with a shared facility for the other three towns at Hillcrest in Woori Yallock. The river and creek flats and undulating hills of the WHYLD district make it a prime agricultural area with vineyards, orchards, berries, market gardens, flowers and pasture. Nearby forests such as Kurth Kiln Regional Park and Yellingbo Conservation Reserve provide opportunities for bushwalking, bird-watching and camping. The Yarra River and smaller waterways provide access for recreational fishing.

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The Butcher's BBQ today was for Kids In Need and we have an additional $185.20 to distribute to the four schools in the WHYLD area. Thank you to the helpers and Rod Brooke for the sausages and also to the Woori Bakery for donating some of the bread. ... See MoreSee Less

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Despite the wind this morning, our Butcher's BBQ was quite a success with exactly $200 being taken. This BBQ was in aid of the Yellingbo Rural Fire Brigade and thank you to the helpers from Yellingbo who assisted. As we always like to mention, Rod Brookes from Woori Yallock Butcher Shop donates all the sausages and the gas for the BBQ. Thank you Rod.
Our next BBQ will be on Saturday the 13th of July from 9:00am until 12:30pm and will be in aid of Kids In Need at our four local primary schools.
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Grey skies and a chill in the air didn't dampen the spirits of the hundreds who came down to Wickhams Reserve yesterday to celebrate winter solstice at our annual Winter Warming. Chris James from The Dreaming Space continues to pull out new tricks... Many thanks to Hillcrest CFA, Upper Yarra SES and Hoddles Creek Red Cross who strongly support this event. ... See MoreSee Less

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