Mt. Arapilles is beautiful, a climbers paradise. It rises out of the Wimmera plains and there are thousands of climbing routes to choose from. Although camping facilities are basic, the campsite is well located, close to the climbs. Early in the morning, the sounds of kookabura chortle through the camp. Sometimes families of Kangaroo hop through, easily clearing the fences on the nearby farms. Wattle and other plants are out in flower, and at night the stars come out, shimmering above the rock buttresses.