Djuirite – Mount Arapiles

With respect to Elders past and present we acknowledge the Djuirite Balug and Wotjobalak people 

arapiles rock - 14 hours drive from Melbourne’s CBD, In Victoria’s Wimmera region, is awe-inspiring Djurite, also known as Mount Arapiles.

arapiles sign - 1The Djurid Balud Aboriginal clan inhabited the nearby area for thousands of years prior to the European colonisation of Australia. Today Djuirite is a site of cultural significance to Wotjobalak people. arapiles pano - 1Djuirite is widely regarded as the top rock climbing area in Australia and is world renown.arapiles sideview - 1For non-serious climbers there is easy rock scrambling fun to be had to reach the summit from a nearby car park.Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 3.53.36 PMAnd when you reach the summit you are sure to enjoy the views over the Wimmera plains.arapiles wimmera plains - 1Or you might like to rest in a little cave.arapiles window - 1Look up for Peregrine Falcons then look down and watch your step as you descend!arapiles downview - 1Campers can set up in serene Centenary Park camp ground on the east side of the mount. arapiles campground - 1A scenic spot to sleep.arapiles wild - 1 There are no powered sites, but there is a toilet block with flush toilets, and campfires are permitted, but only between May and October. Book a camp site here.arapiles walkingAccess to the camp ground is from Centenary Park Road. For the summit scramble, take the other road. arapiles street sign - 1Find more information on things to do and see at Djurite (Mount Arapiles) here

 

 

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