Mount Arapiles, a huge 356-m sandstone monolith, sometimes referred to as Victoria's answer to Ayers
Rock or Uluru. It is said to be one of the most dangerous mountains in the World to climb, and
a number of climbers have lost their lives on this mountain. In the district near
Natimuk there is a husband and wife team who have both conquered Mount Everest in the
Himalayas. They run a mountaineering school for brave people who want to learn this sport.
Apart from this mountain there are many interesting areas around including the famous Grampian
Ranges (now known by the Aboriginal name of Gariwerd). This district is also referred to as The
Wimmera Region and wheat faming is one of the area's mainstays. Of the many places in
Australia this is definitely a must see area. Around the base of the mountain there is a very good
official camping area.
There is an abundance of native wild life including of course the inevitable Kangaroos hopping
around all over the place - enjoying themselves. What would we do without the Kangaroo
(it just doesn't bear thinking about) so - three cheers for Kanga. Bye the way in amongst all
this extravaganza of wild life there are a few humans too - yes it's true - we still live!