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.
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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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Lady Talbot Drive ClosureDue to increased risk of tree fall from recent high rainfall and forecast rainfall through Autumn, Winter and Spring, Lady Talbot Drive is closed until further notice, affecting access to Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, Taggerty River Cascades and The Beeches Walk and picnic area. Tree risk conditions will be reassessed in November 2021.
Attachments: Community Update Lady Talbot Drive 2021 (988KB)
Yarra Ranges National Park
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail: Trestle Bridge ClosedNo access to the trestle bridge on O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. Aqueduct trail terminates at this point (1.1km east of Dee Rd, Millgrove). Plan your visit accordingly.