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.
Yarra Ranges National Park
Part of O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail closed due to storm damageYarra Ranges National Park was heavily impacted by severe storms on 9 June 2021 and the following areas will be closed until further notice:- O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail between Mt Donna Buang Road and Cement Creek RoadAssessments are ongoing, with some areas opening in the coming weeks. Areas where there is extensive damage may be closed for some time. We recommend you check this page for updates on closures.Please note, it is dangerous and illegal to enter closed areas and there is still high risk of further trees and branches falling.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2021
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. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.
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.