Travellers call Black Spur Drive in the Yarra Valley one of the best road trips in the world


Road-trippers are flocking to this ‘magical’ highway that winds through a breathtaking enchanting forest: ‘It’s heaven on earth’

  • Travellers have discovered an epic road-trip through an enchanting forest
  • Black Spur Drive runs through the Yarra Valley, just 90 minutes from Melbourne
  • It winds through a lush forest of green ferns and towering Mountain Ash trees
  • Adventurers have called Black Spur Road one of the best drives in the world

Keen road-trippers are raving about a stunningly scenic car journey through the forest one has dubbed the best drive in the world. 

The Black Spur Drive is just an hour and a half north-east of Melbourne and a 30-kilometre section of the Maroondah Highway that connects the towns of Healesville and Narbethong. 

The must-see road weaves through the Yarra Ranges’ enchanting and dramatic forest filled with towering mountain ash trees and lush ferns. 

Adventurers have dubbed the enchanting Black Spur Drive as one of the best road trips in the world as it winds through the magical forest of Victoria’s Yarra Valley

The Black Spur Drive is just an hour and a half north-east of Melbourne and a 30-kilometre section of the Maroondah Highway that connects the towns of Healesville and Narbethong

The Black Spur Drive is just an hour and a half north-east of Melbourne and a 30-kilometre section of the Maroondah Highway that connects the towns of Healesville and Narbethong

The must-see road weaves through the Yarra Ranges' enchanting and dramatic forest filled with towering mountain ash trees and lush ferns

The must-see road weaves through the Yarra Ranges’ enchanting and dramatic forest filled with towering mountain ash trees and lush ferns

Visitors don’t have to brave the winter chill and can enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery from the comfort of their cars. 

On a clear day, sunlight and blue skies peak through the dense canopy above and misty weather adds to the majestic forest’s mystical ambiance. 

The Yarra Valley’s local wildlife inhabit the stunning bushland’s and adventurers may be lucky enough to spot the local wallabies and lyre birds. 

Sightseers are leaving five-star reviews online after experiencing the spectacular drive with one calling it ‘heaven on earth’. 

‘Definitely one of the best places I have visited. It’s a small piece of heaven on earth that I absolutely fell in love with,’ they wrote. 

Visitors don't have to brave the winter chill and can enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery from the comfort of their cars

Visitors don’t have to brave the winter chill and can enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery from the comfort of their cars

On a clear day, sunlight and blue skies peak through the dense canopy above and misty weather adds to the majestic forest's mystical ambiance

The Yarra Valley's local wildlife inhabit the stunning bushland's and adventurers may be lucky enough to spot the local wallabies and lyre birds

On a clear day, sunlight and blue skies peak through the dense canopy above and misty weather adds to the majestic forest’s mystical ambiance

Sightseers are leaving five-star reviews online after experiencing the spectacular drive with one calling it 'heaven on earth'

Sightseers are leaving five-star reviews online after experiencing the spectacular drive with one calling it ‘heaven on earth’

‘One of the best drives in the world. Best times to drive it are between 10am and 3pm as there is less traffic. Plenty of places to pull over and let others past, watch out for Wallabies grazing on the side of the road and lyrebirds are often spotted,’ said another. 

There are a small number of parking bays to stop along the way and capture incredible images of the breath-taking forest however people are warned to be careful of approaching cars driving along the winding road and to visit during less busy times generally between 10-3pm on weekdays. 

Travellers are advised to check Park Victoria for open times and conditions before embarking on a road trip along the Black Spur as it is sometimes closed after extreme weather. 

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