THE ACHERON WAY DRIVE (St Fillans, Narbethong, to Warburton)

Wonderful views can be found all along the Acheron Way, which cuts through dense forest and gently follows the route of the Acheron River.

Look for the peaks of Mt Victoria, Ben Cairn and Mt Donna Buang, where this road concludes at the Rainforest Gallery.

To access the Acheron Way turn off the Maroondah Highway (3km before Narbethong) onto C507. The turn is well signed. 

In winter some, sections can be snow covered. It is advisable to check weather conditions, especially in summer if there are bushfire notifications.

The Acheron Way is a true ‘getting away from it all drive’ with several pull over areas to stop and stretch the legs and mind. This is natural habitat for many forms of native wildlife, so keep an eye out at both ground level and in the forest canopy for animals and birds.

This road can also be travelled in reverse, starting at the Warburton end, simply access the Acheron Way via Mt Donna Buang Rd.

The world famous cycling event Giro Della Donna is held on the Acheron Way every November.

Stops along the way at: Rainforest Gallery at Warburton 

Distance: 36 km one way from St Fillans near Narbethong to Warburton (via C 507) 

Time: around 40 mins one way

Terrain: mostly unsealed road (sections at start and end are sealed), winding in places, may require 4WD in wet weather

Note: Mobile phone reception may be intermittent

Photos: greatforestnationalpark.com.au