Total distance: 27.9 kilometres
Driving time: 30 minutes
The Black Spur Drive cuts through the lush forest landscapes of the Yarra Ranges, linking the Yarra Valley with the mountain areas around Marysville. Famous for its towering trees and spectacular valley views, the Black Spur connects Healesville with Narbethong on the Maroondah Highway as it winds its way up the Great Dividing Range.
Lower the windows and savour the fragrance of the Australian bush as you pass through the forest. Gaze up at the immense mountain ash trees, which scatter the sunlight on the cool understorey of green ferns below. At the base of the Black Spur you will find Fernshaw picnic area with rest facilities. You can also make use of the picnic facilities at Dom Dom in Marysville State Forest.
Plan and book ahead for a smooth trip. Check open times and conditions before you go.
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