This scenic drive, featuring several attractions along the Taggerty River, was named after the wife of Sir Reginald Talbot, Governor of Victoria from 1903 to 1908. It is seasonally closed, so check before you visit.
To really appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the ancient rainforest, stop for a picnic along the way or take one of the scenic walks. There's a pretty good chance you'll see a lyrebird scratching in the undergrowth - or hear them micmicking the cries of other birds.
The Beeches Rainforest Walk is a loop that starts at Taggerty Cascades before meandering through Myrtle Beech and Mountain Ash woodland. Stop for lunch at the Beeches Picnic Area.
Phantom Falls and Keppel Falls are also worth stopping to see along the way. Waterfalls and lyrebirds are best seen after wet weather, so this is a great trip to undertake during or after rainy weather.
Lady Talbot Drive is closed until further notice. Check change of conditions below for details.
Things to do in the area
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Lady Talbot Drive
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Lady Talbot Drive
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Yarra Ranges National Park
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge ClosedThe Dee Rd Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safetySubsequently, the O'Shanassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Rd Picnic Ground, please plan your visit accordingly. We would recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Rd Picnic Ground (Millgrove) and the eastern section from the Yuonga Rd Picnic Ground (Warburton).Works to provide continued access to the trail are due to commence in 2022 with completion expected in 2023.
Californian Redwood Forest, East Warburton, road access closed.
- Road access to the Warburton Redwoods Forest will be closed from 17 October 2022 - December 2022, while Yarra Ranges Council complete works to rehabilitate and upgrade the connecting Cement Creek Road Bridge.
- During this time, visitors will be unable to access the Redwoods Forest by car. Visitors can still access the site via bike or on foot via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.
- For enquiries about the Cement Creek Road bridge upgrade, please contact Yarra Ranges Council.
- Information about planned facilities upgrades can be found on "Redwoods Forest set for facilities boost" or "Cement Creek Redwoods Forest facility upgrades" pages on this website