Australia Road Trip To Cathedral Town Wangaratta

Wangaratta

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.

Wangaratta Waterfall
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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.

Wangaratta
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But it was still tempting to jump into.

Wangaratta
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On the way back we stopped at a gallery cum coffee shop called HUB SIXTY TWO. The gallery displayed paintings by various local artists and some traditional crafts.

HUB SIXTY TWO. Wangaratta
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If I was a local, I’d definitely hang out and blog here as it’s damn cozy.

Wangaratta
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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?

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