Healesville – Marysville
The road over the Black Spur is one of the most beautiful in Victoria winding its way over the Great Dividing Range through a forest of mountain ash.
Panton’s Gap – Mt Donna Buang – Warburton
Take the quiet ridge road through the National Park to Donna Buang and soak up the sounds and smells of the forest. Drop down into Warburton for a coffee and stroll along the river and return along the Don Valley.
Old Healesville Rd – Yarra Glen
Take the Healesville to Yarra Glen Road and turn right just past Mount Rael into the Old Healesville Road to discover the rolling hills of Long Gully. There are several cellar doors along the road, sweeping valley views and open pasture. Turn left at the Melba Highway into Yarra Glen and discover the antique shops and cafes.
Healesville – Gruyere – Coldstream
Turn off the Maroondah Highway down Maddens Lane to discover a cluster of wineries set off the highway. Continue on Medhurst Road past peach and apple orchards with farm gate sales in season. Turn right at Killara road and rejoin the Maroondah Highway at Coldstream. Why not stop in and try the boutique ales at Coldstream Brewery?
Warburton to Marysville via Woods Point return to Healesville
Drive from Healesville to Warburton on Don Road (C506). Go through Warburton to continue on the Woods Point Road to Reefton and on to Cambarville. Stop at the Cumberland Scenic Reserve to see some giant mountain ash. Continue to Marysville and return to Healesville via Maroondah Highway and the Black Spur.