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Easter Weekend Camping in Australia

For the long Easter weekend, eight of us drove out from Melbourne to the Murray River, on the border of New South Wales. Coming from a country where you are never far from the nearest town/city, it’s so weird and amazing to be out in the middle of nowhere after just a few hours driving. We set off at 6:30am and as the sun rose as we drove along the highway, we saw mobs of kangaroos (yes that is the collective noun for kangaroos! We Googled it!) just chilling in the fields by the side of the road. It was so magical!

The weekend was mainly spent by the campfire, cooking our meals on it, enjoying happy hour at all hours, and I also made my first smore as we were camping with a couple of Canadians. There were also a couple of heated games of Pictionary! After one night on the Murray River we drove to the Cathedral Ranges State Park, where we camped in a forest by the mountains. We woke up on Easter Sunday to chocolate eggs scattered around the campsite, and three kangaroos hopping around outside the tent.

On Easter Sunday we went on a hike up a very steep rock face. At times there were caves that the huge rocks had created which meant you had to wriggle through for a while (and I just kept thinking of the poor guy who had to chop his own arm off after he got stuck between two rocks, see ma terrified face up there ^). I’m terrible with heights, and not too keen on small spaces either but managed to get to the top and I’m so glad as the 360 degree view was not one to be missed…

There is so much of Australia to be explored, I’m already planning my next weekend trip! What did you get up to on the Easter weekend? X

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    Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime
    April 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I am so jealous right now! I love that area, we went camping all over the country and I would love to do it again! xx

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    Petra
    April 15, 2015 at 7:08 am

    wow. amazing pictures. nothing nearly as spectacular nearby where we live 🙂

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