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
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.
Yarra Ranges National Park
Lady Talbot Drive closed until further noticeDue to increased risk of tree fall from recent and forecast high rainfall, Lady Talbot Drive is closed including access to Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, Taggerty River Cascades and The Beeches Walk.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Cement Creek Redwood Forest (Yarra Ranges National Park)
Redwood Forest Warburton closed until further noticeIn response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, the Redwood Forest Warburton is closed until further notice. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19
Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) (Yarra Ranges National Park)
Rainforest Gallery closedThe Rainforest Gallery area of the Yarra Ranges National Park is currently closed due to tree damage caused by a weather event.