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.
Things to do in the area
How to get there
Lady Talbot Drive
When you're there
Along the 24km stretch of road, there are a number of cascades or falls. From Marysville, you'll come to Phantom Falls first followed by Keppel Falls. These are very short walks from their carparks. For a longer walk, stop at Taggerty Cascades or The Beeches Picnic Area and do the Beeches Rainforest Walk.
Download the Yarra Ranges - Lady Talbot Drive, Cambarville and Lake Mountain visitor guide before your visit.
Need to know
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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Cambarville Toilet Block ClosedCambarville Toilet Block Closed until further notice.
Little Peninsula Picnic Area (Yarra River, Yarra Ranges National Park)
Little Peninsula Bridge ClosedThe Little Peninsula Bridge is closed due to risk of collapse. Alternative access to view the tunnel is via the upper/western car park.
Big Peninsula Picnic Area (Yarra River, Yarra Ranges National Park)
Big Peninsula Stepping Stones ClosedBig Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. Follow signage onsite for alternative access to the tunnel viewing platform.
Yarra Ranges National Park
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed
The Dee Road Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safetySubsequently, the O'Shannassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Road Picnic Ground. Please plan your visit accordingly. We recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Road Picnic Ground in Millgrove and the eastern section from the Yuonga Road Picnic Ground in Warburton.Works to provide continued access to the trail are being investigated.