The Yarra Ranges Roads
Through the wooded Parkland and mountain Village and Town
by Francis Duggan
The narrow roads of the Yarra Ranges they wind up and down
By gum trees well over sixty metres tall
These giants of the forest make others seem small.
Through famed scenic places the roadway does pass
Kalorama, Mt Dandy, Olinda and through Sassafras,
Ferny Creek to Kallista and on to Belgrave
To drive fast on such roads more foolhardy than brave.
Selby to Menzies Creek and through Emerald and on to Cockatoo
Off of the narrow high road many a scenic view
And a visit to Monbulk and Gembrook though a bit out of the way
For the lovers of beauty are trips sure to pay.
On the high and narrow roads of Yarra Ranges people who once drove too fast
Are remembered by those who knew them when they recall the past
Had they driven much slower it would be fair to say
That they would be amongst the living today.