March 21, 2008 - 4.0
A bit of everything here, but overall fairly demanding. From Kangaroo ground you head north through rolling countryside. This part of the road is relatively open with fast sweepers and a couple of small towns (Panton Hill, Smiths Gully, and St Andrews). Take a little care through St Andrews as there is a market on here most Sundays with people and cars bounding across the road like kangaroos with just as little road sense. The Pub is not a bad place to stop though. At the bottome of the hill just below the pub the road T-junctions. Turn right and you start the real climb. The road continues through farmland and rolling hills at first but there are a couple of 90 degree bends so stay alert (I nearly lost a friend on one such bend). The road becomes progressively tighter and more demanding all the way to the top of the range. The road opens up just before King Lake. Not a bad coffee shop here either. Turn right and cut across to Toolangi or down to Yarra Glen, or turn left and take the Kinglake to Yea blast.