From White Kangaroos to White-Tailed Spiders!
Trip Start Aug 14, 2010
188Trip End Aug 05, 2011
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Mt. Arapiles-Tooan State Park
Total Distance Travelled so far… 2,765km
Today we travelled from Mundulla through Bordertown where we stopped at the Kangaroo Reserve to check out the local white kangaroos. We had a bit of a sour milk incident this morning so we had breakfast here after a stop at the supermarket for fresh milk. It was pretty amazing having breakfast by the side of the road watching the kangaroos. There are 20 white kangaroos in total here at the moment and some grey ones also.
From here we crossed the border back into Victoria. We continued on passing through Kaniva and Nhill. We then drove down through Little Dessert National Park and continued on to where we had planned to stay overnight at a road side rest area
Driving in here it looked a lot busier than the previous road side rest area. There were a lot of campers and tents so we were pretty comfortable staying here. The ground was very uneven and we could see a lot of signs of damage that the heavy rain had caused. We parked up in the best shady spot we could find (all the good spots were pretty much taken), cooked up some dinner and chilled out.
Turns out Mt. Arapiles State Park is a pretty famous area for rock climbing. So if we were avid rock climbers this place would be amazing. There are about 2000 climbs available here and the surroundings were pretty impressive. It was a pretty unique area to stay and for $2 a night we couldn’t complain (except for maybe the giant white-tail spiders in the bathrooms). As we chilled out listening to the birds and wildlife around us, we found it hard to believe we’re actually getting the opportunity to see and experience all these amazing places.