Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Favourite Place #2 - Eulo
How could anyone pass up the opportunity to see the site of the famous lizard races? Sadly, the races that used to draw thousands of visitors to the town are no longer operating, killed off by restrictions imposed by animal rights and insurance companies. But who knows? Maybe one day ... in the meantime the race track, complete with large lizard, is just across the road from the campground behind the 'Eulo Queen' hotel.
The hotel itself was named in 'honour' of a notorious opal-dealing previous owner - her story is told in the eponymous book I purchased from the 'Bilby's burrow', where we also had our first look at the opal for which the region is known.