Scenic drives

The Grand Ridge Road

One of the great tourist drives in Victoria! The Grand Ridge Road is one of the great tourist drives in Victoria.  It can be reached either via Warragul, Morwell or Traralgon on the Princes Freeway, or via Yarram, Foster, Korumburra or Leongatha from the South Gippsland Highway in the south.  It is about a 20-30 minute drive to the road from these towns.

The Grand Ridge Road snakes its way along the ridge of the Strzelecki Ranges, providing stunning views across green farmland to the Latrobe Valley in the north and Bass Strait in the south.

It is unsealed for most of its 123 km length, but it is well maintained in most areas. The road carries some log truck traffic and care also needs to be exercised to avoid wombats, wallabies, koalas and lyrebirds.

The road is quite passable, even in winter, but it is important not be be in a hurry. Travel slowly, cautiously applying brakes and accelerate only gradually. Allow 5-6 hours to comfortably enjoy its full length, although it can be undertaken in sorter sections.  While there are many lovely drives off the Grand Ridge Road, it is suggested that local advice be sought before undertaking them, especially during winter.

Damage to signs on the route can be a problem, so it’s always best to carry a map and follow it carefully.  The road runs through a high rainfall area and is often wet, slippery and foggy. On rare occasions you could also experience snow during winter.

Travel steadily and carefully and you will enjoy one of Victoria’s great touring experiences!

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This information is provided courtesy of Tourism Victoria.

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