My first road trip in Australia was to the city Wangaratta.
We drove to a small town, three hours from Melbourne, to the cathedral town Wangaratta. We saw a few dead kangaroos on the side of the road, they must have been hit while crossing the road. I made a mental note to share this part with Che. It was unpleasant to see, but I guess that’s another authentic Aussie thing to experience. The town was incomparable to any place I have been to before. Maybe this was an aged portrayal of Australia town, decades before it turned into a metropolis.
The main event of this trip was supposed to be the King Valley winery, unfortunately it was closed as it’s a summer holiday season in the down under. We almost couldn’t find a place that’s open for lunch and ended up waiting under the sun for a good half hour for a table at Cafe Derailleur. It was worth it though, as it’s the best pulled pork burger I have ever tasted.
Also, it didn’t matter much that we couldn’t do planned things because we really enjoyed the company.
Next stop was the Woolshed Falls. Again, it was another completely new thing for me. I have seen waterfalls before, but it’s always been dominated by greenery, like the Madakaripura waterfall in Surabaya. But this was more rocky and barren.
But it was still tempting to jump into.
If I was a local, I’d definitely hang out and blog here as it’s damn cozy.
Would I come to Wangaratta again? I glad we did, but I don’t think so since there are so many nooks and crannies in this country/continent to explore. It had the charm of an uncharted territory. To be somewhere you had no expectation nor any imagination about.
Wangaratta is a town that makes a traveler be a traveler. I remember hoping that there were going to be more road trips in the near future, that I didn’t weird our couple friends out too much and that they would still want to hang out with me.
Have you been on a road trip? Where to?