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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

  • Black Spur Drive, Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Get in your car and cruise the vine-strung hills and rolling farmland of the Yarra Valley. Drive to the ancient forests and Alice in Wonderland streetscapes of the Dandenong Ranges.

Travelling by car from Melbourne
Yarra Valley
From Melbourne, travel along the Eastern Freeway and continue onto Eastlink tollway. Exit at Ringwood Bypass and turn left onto the Maroondah Highway and follow the road through Ringwood and Lilydale to Healesville. At Coldstream, leave the Maroondah Highway and turn onto the Melba Highway to Yarra Glen.

Alternatively, drive the scenic route from Melbourne along the Eastern Freeway until you reach the Burke Road North exit. Follow Burke Road to Upper Heidelberg Road and Metropolitan Route 44 to Eltham then follow the Main Road through Eltham to Kangaroo Ground and turn right onto the Eltham-Yarra Glen Road.

Dandenong Ranges
From Melbourne, travel along the Eastern Freeway and continue onto Eastlink tollway. Exit at Burwood Highway and follow the road to Upper Ferntree Gully, or exit at Canterbury Road and follow the road to Montrose. At Montrose, turn right at the roundabout and follow the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road through Kalorama and Mount Dandenong to Olinda.

Please note, there are no toll booths on Eastlink. Passes must be pre-purchased from breeze.com.au for Eastlink.

Public transport options
Travel by train to Hurstbridge, Lilydale or Belgrave. Various bus companies run services between towns and villages in the region. For detailed information on train timetables and costs please contact Public Transport Victoria on (in Australia only) 13 16 38 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au