Mildura – 2009 Outback Trip

After spending Christmas of 2009 in Albury with mum and dad, we headed off for 3 weeks into the outback covering Mildura, Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta Track, Ayres Rock, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Yorke Peninsula, SA Wine Region and Adelaide.

First stop (26th and 27th Dec 2009) was Mildura – a seven hour drive from Albury but along the Murray River so plenty of things to see.  We stopped at Swan Hill for lunch where they have colonial style shops along the river bank and the Thong Tree.

Thong Tree – Very Aussie

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We stayed at a camp ground on the Murray River about 10 minutes out from Mildura. It had a nice sandy beach area and gave us a chance to relax after such a long drive and swim and play in the Murray.

Swimming in the Murray

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Orange World is an educational and fun stop for the kids.  It is a working 50-acre citrus property situated just 8 minutes from Mildura.

Orange World – Mildura

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The Perry Sandhills, just out on Wentworth, are on the edge of a flood plain, are ancient and include Aboriginal cultural heritage areas.  However there is a spot where you can get out the Boogie Board and go for it!!!

Sand Dune Sledding

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Wentworth is a small town just out of Mildura. The old jail is worth a visit. Emily enjoyed dressing up and played the convict well.

Old Wentworth Jail

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Wentworth is more famous as being the town that lies at the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers – the two major rivers in Australia.

Junction of Murray and Darling Rivers

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Of course whenever we travel through Mildura lunch at Trentham Estate Winery is a must.

Trentham Estate Winery

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