We left Wilpena Pound early and headed to Mildura for a stopover to break the long journey.
South Australia takes less of a nanny state attitude towards driving. Speed limit is generally 110kph on the open road, with lots of passing lanes….and amusing reminders like this one, to drive carefully….
Scenes from Orrorroo, where we saw some colourful birds in a 500 year old gum tree next to a resting spot where we stopped for breakfast.
The road to Orroroo travels through stunning scenery. Sheep farms and a large windfarm gracing the hills adjacent to a fertile valley.
We arrived in Mildura at sunset, drove through the city to the edge of the Murray, saw a caravan park on the undeveloped NSW side with cabins on the waterside, scrapped our idea of sleeping in a motel, drove across to NSW and managed to get a lovely cabin by the waterside (only one available) for the evening.
The bird life was spectacular, shags, pelicans, kookaburras, ducks, you name it. Even a naughty little Indian Minah which was admiring itself and pecking at my car's rearview mirror.
What a lovely place to spend the last night of our holiday.
The next morning we were up before sunrise, to see a mist descend over the Murray river, which persisted most of the way home to Melbourne.