Caravan Park Orroroo SA
We stayed the night in a caravan park at Orroroo. It was a nice park and was only about $25 for the night but we just don’t like van parks much. After camping in the bush for over a week it felt really claustrophobic. We did however really appreciate the nice hot showers.
Originally we had scheduled to drive through to Peterborough and then do a long 650km trip through to a camp site on the Murray at Robinvale however since we had a day up our sleeve because we didn’t go to the Dig Tree (still spewing about that) we decided to break it up a bit and go to Orroroo, Berri then Robinvale. On the road down to Orroroo we drove past some very interesting places, a lot of turnoffs to places of interest in the Flinders Ranges. I think we might go there next year.
We stayed the night in a caravan park at Orroroo. It was a nice enough park and was only about $25 for the night but we just don’t like van parks much. After camping in the bush for over a week it just felt really claustrophobic. We did however really appreciate the nice hot showers.
We did some stocking up for the next few days in town, and Orroroo is a really nice little town. I could see myself living somewhere like it. It was the first proper little town we’d been in since leaving home. They have an IGA, a couple of pubs, a great old fashioned servo. I loved the servo. You walk inside and the joint is packed to the rafters with car parts and smells like a workshop. In fact that’s pretty much what it is. It reminded me of what servos were like when I was a kid. I guess once the older bloke who was running it retires it’ll get turned in to a Coles Express or something similar.
Anyway, after stocking up we went for a drive out to Magnetic Hill. The idea is you stop your car, whack it in neutral and release the brakes and it rolls uphill. Bugger me if it didn’t work! I know it’s just an optical illusion but hey, it sure felt like the magnet was pulling us uphill.
We ordered pizzas for dinner at the pub and they were good. Really good. Surprisingly good! While they were cooking we sat outside with Graciee and had about three beers and had a good chat with one of the locals. He’d been a truck driver delivering general goods out in the push up the Strzelecki, Oodnadatta and Birdsville tracks and further north and west all of his life based out of Orroroo. He reckoned Orroroo was a great place to live. Sounds like he’d had a really interesting life