Looking to go on a road trip? Check out these country drives in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges and get outside the city limits to places that are forever fresh, breathtakingly beautiful and exactly what you need to restore a nature deficit. 

With pretty villages to stop at along the way, ever-changing vistas that blend effortlessly from perfectly aligned vineyards to open pastures, from rolling hills with uninterrupted views to cathedral-like towering Mountain ash and forest ferns, these drives will show you the ‘real’ country side of Victoria and are all within an hour of Melbourne.

Be out and back in 3 hours return drive from Melbourne but be prepared for plenty of stops –  these road trips have loads to enjoy  all day!

Yarra Scenic Drive #2 to Warrandyte

The mouth of the Yarra River at Pt Gellibrand is the start of this scenic drive that traces the winding Yarra River from its Port Philip outlet up into the mountains to Warrandyte, a road trip of about 60 kilometres.