Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Yarrawonga 10 – 12 November 2013

After a Sunday lie-in, we decided to head up to Yarrawonga for the last day of a rod/classic car show. It was last held in Bright, but after getting feed up with the increasing cost of running the event, the organisers moved it to Yarrawonga, on the Murray River, next to the NSW border. It was a beautiful day and about 900 cars were on show. With their bright colours and mind blowing shapes, many of them were works of sculpture (as well as being a lot of fun) and could have graced the halls of an art gallery, but alas because it is considered a ‘bogan’ interest, will never be recognised for the creative input that goes into their making. At night we drove along the Murray, til we found a magnificent camp spot on the banks of the river. We were entertained by thousands of white cockatoos as they reeled and squawked across the evening sky, before settling down amongst the red gums.
Although it was cold and wet on Monday we hopped in the car and went for a drive to Mulwala, across the Murray. Peter couldn’t remember going there before, but Heather said that we had, so that was that. Mulwala isn’t much of a town, with a few modern shops strung out along the highway and some houses hidden in the bush. The only claim to fame is the lovely Lake Mulwala it fronts, which has spawned a series of caravan parks and fishing haunts along the riverside. Yarrawonga however is obviously the major town for the region and had a good range of shops and facilities.
By the time we got back, the sun had struggled out between the clouds and we went for a walk along the river. Had a beautiful stroll and saw (and heard) an amazing variety of birds, including a kookaburra with a nest in a hollow of a tree.


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