The Black Spur Drive (Lilydale to Marysville)

The Black Spur is a stunning drive that weaves through some of Victoria’s most stunning and ancient forest area. Often called Victoria’s most beautiful drive, the two lane road twists and turns though old growth Mountain Ash and fern gullies and consists of some hairpin turns and straight short sections.  Roll down the windows and experience fresh crisp air any time of the year.

The Black Spur is a bucket list drive for many visitors and is a true immersion in the Australian landscape. Cars and motorbikes equally enjoy this drive and weekends can be a busy time. 

The Black Spur starts on the east side of Healesville and continues through to Narbethong. A pretty destination for those travelling on is the township of Marysville.

Keep an eye out for wildlife – Lyrebirds, kangaroos and other natives who call this forest their home.

Stops along the way at: Healesville, Narbethong, Marysville

Distance: 56 km one way from Lilydale to Marysville (via B 360 and C512) – The Black Spur is a 30 km section within this route

Time: around 1 hour one way

Terrain: sealed roads, winding in places, both uphill and downhill, roadside stops, hairpin turns and some damp places in lower lying areas

Note: Mobile phone reception may be intermittent