Yarra Ranges
Road trip along black spur

HOW TO GET TO THE YARRA VALLEY

By Road - From Melbourne City to Yarra Valley (via Eastlink Tollway) - Make your way onto the Eastern Freeway and travel towards Ringwood. The Eastern Freeway turns into the Eastlink Tollway after Springvale Road. If you have an Eastlink or Citylink pass, continue on the Eastlink Tollway and go through the Mullum Mullum tunnel - make sure to stay in the left lane as the turnoff is straight after the tunnel ends. Turn left after exiting the tunnel towards Ringwood. (If you are heading to Warrandyte, take the next left at Warrandyte Rd). Turn left onto the Maroondah Highway towards Lilydale. Once past Lilydale, you can choose where in the Yarra Valley to explore.

By Public Transport Public Transport Victoria has regular trains heading to Lilydale Station. From Lilydale Station, catch a McKenzies bus to either Yarra Glen or Healesville. For travel to Warburton, catch a Ventura bus.

Travel Times (by road)

Melbourne to Healesville (65kms) - 1 hour
Melbourne to Warburton (78kms) - 1 hour 20 minutes
Lilydale to Warburton (36kms) - 35 minutes
Coldstream to Yarra Glen (9kms) - 8 minutes
Coldstream to Healesville (18kms) - 15 minutes

HOW TO GET TO THE DANDENONG RANGES

By Road - From Melbourne

City to Dandenong Ranges (via Eastlink Tollway) – Make your way onto the Eastern Freeway and travel towards Ringwood. The Eastern Freeway turns into the Eastlink Toolway after Springvale Road. If you have an Eastlink or Citylink pass, continue on the Eastlink Tollway and go through the Mullum Mullum tunnel. Take the Canterbury Road exit, then turn left towards Montrose. Once in Montrose, take the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and follow through to the Dandenong Ranges.

By Public Transport

Public Transport Victoria has regular trains heading to Belgrave Station. From Belgrave Station, catch a Ventura bus to Olinda and Sassafras.

Travel Times (by road)

Melbourne to Olinda (49kms) – 55 minutes
Melbourne to Belgrave (46kms) – 45 minutes
Healesville to Olinda (39kms) – 40 minutes
Healesville to Belgrave (45kms) – 45 minutes