Mildura My Hometown

12 Jun

Greetings friends ,I want to share these few pictures of the great Murray river that my city Mildura sits on . The Murray flows through three states in Australia , South Australia,New South Wales and Victoria.

Mildura is located on the Murray River in the North West corner of Victoria. One of Australia’s fastest growing inland centres it is home to 25,000+ people in Mildura City and another 20,000+ in surrounding townships.

Mildura is an Aboriginal term meaning Red Earth. But don’t think Mildura is surrounded by bush and dirt. The countryside is a wonderful combination of wineries, orchards, flower gardens including Australia’s only inland Botanic Garden.

Mildura has a wide range of activities and attractions. There are wineries to visit, paddleboats & houseboats, museums, art galleries, fishery, gardens, local craft and antique shops and much more. Mildura is an excellent stepping off point for many National Parks and tours. Bush walks and camping are also popular.

Each year there is the Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival, Mildura International Balloon Fiesta, Mildura & Wentworth Arts Festival and the Mildura Country Music Festival.

These are a few pics I took when taking a lazy stroll and admiring the view one Sunday morning recently, hope you enjoy




Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized


18 responses to “Mildura My Hometown

  1. reocochran

    October 25, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I would enjoy Mildura’s jazz food, eine festival, too.

    • The Emu

      October 25, 2015 at 4:11 am

      It’s a great event here each year Robin, our little city is renowned for its fine wines and foods.
      We are primarily a wine growing region. Maybe you will visit one day.

  2. Androgoth

    June 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    How could anyone not enjoy looking at these
    great photographs Ian? The backdrop to them
    are so inviting… Thank you for adding this one
    as it gives us a glimpse into your world 🙂

    Be very well Ian 🙂


    • The Emu

      June 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Gets a bit lazy and boring sometimes mate so I head off into the sunset on a new adventure and walkabout

  3. Colline

    June 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Looks like a calm and restful place to stay.

    • The Emu

      June 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Its a little oasis in the outback desert here Colline , beautiful and relaxing
      Have a great weekend girl

  4. Sabina Brave

    June 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Great pictures, Ian 🙂

    • The Emu

      June 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Thanks Sabina , glad you enjoyed them

  5. Sue Dreamwalker

    June 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I can see you and your New Camera are getting aquainted nicely Emu. and doing a great job of posting pictures.. Loved these snap shots you have taken.. Looks really a lovely place.. Thank you for sharing.. 🙂 Sue

    • The Emu

      June 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Starting to experiment with the camera now Sue and think I might even be able to work it out after a while
      They are great shots of our little oasis in the middle of nowhere here.
      Have a beaut weekend Sue and catch ya when we get back from Walkabout

  6. nitzus

    June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

    my parents, brother, sister and i travelled by car through mildura from sydney to adelaide when i was 8 years old and i only have vague memories of the time there. this coming november i will definitely do the same for for my wife and kids and might spend a night in mildura. lovely photos ian.

    • The Emu

      June 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

      More than welcome to call in mate and maybe throw a snag on the barby with a beer or two

  7. magsx2

    June 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Fantastic photos. It has been many years since I have been to Mildura, but there were plenty of places to visit and things to do, a very lovely part of the Oz. 🙂

    • The Emu

      June 13, 2012 at 12:43 am

      Always lots to do around Mildura mate , its also the gateway to the outback
      We are not that far from all the major outback towns, my next stop will be Cooper Pedy
      Wishing you well

  8. kate58

    June 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Gorgeous. Would love to have a boat like the one in the 1st pic, & sai leisurely down that river…

    • The Emu

      June 13, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Hi Kate, we do have many houseboats that float up and down the river with people living on board
      Thought about it myself once.
      Wishing you well

  9. Rosemary Monteith

    June 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Looks lovely Ian. No matter where we may roam, we all have affection for where we consider Home.

    • The Emu

      June 13, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Hi Rosemary, I have travelled and lived all over Australia but always seem to end up back here
      Wishing you well


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