There are a few scenic drives for visitors to Prom Country which connects local townships. Here we have detailed six of them. The world has changed a lot from the days when Melbournians used Melway to get around. Since the route maps are self-explanatory, we have avoided describing the routes with its twists turns. Waze or Google Maps provide good navigation for tourist, Waze being our preferred one.
Arawata Scenic Drive
Details: Between Korumburra and Leongatha
Time Taken: 25 minutes
Drive Highlights: Majestic Views of Rolling Green Hills and Fertile farmland. Lancey’s Lookout and Mayfield Gallery
If you are coming from Melbourne turn left at Korumburra – Warragul Road. After a nearly 5km drive turn right at Fairbank Road. Continue along Fairbank Road through the township of Arawata. Then turn right into Wild Dog Valley Road. Drive along Wild Dog Valley road and then turn right at Stzelecki Highway. Drive ends when you reach Leongatha.
The Grand Ridge Road
Details: 132Km with both sealed and unsealed Road
Time taken: five to six hours
Caution: Not recommended for Caravans
The Grand Ridge Road Tourist Drive runs from Seaview, to Carrajung. The road follows ridgelines through the heavily undulating Strzelecki Ranges winding through 132km of tall mountain ash trees and steep fern gullies. Nearly half of the road is unsealed, and the rest are good quality sealed bitumen. The road is also used by logging trucks. The road is not recommended for Caravans.
The drive starts from the Warragul-Korumburra Road, about 10kms south of Warragul, with the road finishing at the rural town of Mirboo North. The Road can be accessed via Korumburra – Warragul Road at Mirboo North at Tarra Bulga National Park or at Willung South on the Hyland Hwy. The Grand Ridge Road also can be reached via Waragul, Morwell or Traralgon from the Princes Freeway, or via Yarram or Foster. The drive may take 5 to 6 hours to complete.
Korumburra to Inverloch Scenic Drive
Details: 34 km drive with views of South Gippsland Hills
Time taken: 25 minutes
This 34km drive provides views of South Gippsland hills and on clear days the coast rising up in the distance. Nearly halfway through the drive, there is a viewing platform. It takes nearly 25 minutes to complete the drive. To access the scenic drive, turn in to Radovick Street from Korumburra township and follow signage to Inverloch.
Penguins to the Prom Coastal Drive
Details: Some minor changes to include more coastal towns between Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory
Time taken: Two Hours
This scenic drive is from Penguin Parade in Phillip Island to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Begin the drive on B460, then go through Cape Paterson. From Inverloch continue along C442 to Tarwin Lower and then travel through the townships of Walkerville, Fish Creek and Yanakie before emerging at Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Port Discovery Drive
Details: A drive connecting Port Franklin, Port Welshpool and Port Albert
Time Taken: 45 Minutes
This is a drive designed to see three ports, Port Franklin, Port Welshpool and Port Albert. From Port Franklin continue along A440 , South Gippsland Hwy, continue to Port Welshpool C451,then return through the same road to A440. Take a right turn at C452 to Port Albert. This is a drive to visit three historic ports located in Victoria’s historic townships.
The Prom to Tarra Bulga Drive
Details: Drive connecting Wilson Promontory to Tarra Bulga National Park
Time Taken: 2 Hours
This Wilsons Promontory to Tarra Bulga National Park drive connects two entirely different yet beautiful landscapes. Wilsons Promontory is famous for its beaches and sand dunes while Tarra Bulga National Park has its waterfalls and tall Mountain Ash Trees. This is a two-hour drive. This scenic drive passes through the townships of Yanakie, Foster, Toora and Yarram.