Linking the Yarra Valley with the mountain areas around Marysville in Victoria is the road known as the Black Spur Drive / The road winds through immensely tall Mountain Ash trees, with a cool, lush understorey of green ferns, up to the Great Dividing Range.

Black Spur Drive in Victoria / Australia (by Kellie Metcalf). This is one of the most stunning drives in Victoria. This stretch of road is between between Healesville and Marysville, about an east of Melbourne.

The Black Spur Drive - Victoria, Australia. Home to the world’s tallest flowering trees – the eucalyptus regnans, or Mountain Ash.

A leisurely trip through Victoria’s Black Spur Drive will have you seeing the world’s tallest flowering trees – The Eucalyptus Regnans. :: The Black Spur is a road between the towns of Healesville and Marysville in Victoria, Australia.

John Paul II feeding kangaroos at the Healesville sanctuary, during a 1973 visit to Australia.

pope John Paul II feeding kangaroos at the Healesville sanctuary, during a 1973 visit to Australia.

Badger Creek, a rural and urban settlement, is 53 km. north-east of Melbourne and 6 km south of Healesville in Victoria, Australia.  Badger Creek's picnic area is a birdwatcher and photographers paradise with the Australian King-Parrot, Crimson Rosella and Superb Lyrebird easily viewed.   A haven for plants and animals surrounded by protected water catchment, the mature forest of Moutain Ash and Manna Gum is a magnificent sight.

Badger Creek, a rural and urban settlement, is 53 km. north-east of Melbourne and 6 km south of Healesville in Victoria, Australia. Badger Creek's picnic area is a birdwatcher and photographers paradise with the Australian King-Parrot, Crimson Rosella and Superb Lyrebird easily viewed. A haven for plants and animals surrounded by protected water catchment, the mature forest of Moutain Ash and Manna Gum is a magnificent sight.

1914 Main Healesville Road first test of Horrocks Roxborough's 900 gallon tar sprayer. VicRoads Centenary 1913-2013.

1914 Main Healesville Road first test of Horrocks Roxborough's 900 gallon tar sprayer.

Blacks' Spur Hotel, Narbethong, near Healesville, 1912  Just down the road from where my mum was born in 1928 ♡

Blacks' Spur Hotel, Narbethong, near Healesville, 1912 Just down the road from where my mum was born in 1928 ♡

Blacks Spur Hotel, Narbethong  ..  Just down the road from where my mum was born in 1928 ♡

Just down the road from where my mum was born in 1928 ♡


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