Category Archives: Riverina district of Victoria and New South Wales

Wentworth (NSW)

A short drive to the oldest port on the Murray River and the place where the Murray and Darling rivers meet. After settling on the bank of the Darling River we rode the bikes along the Thegoa Lagoon and Reserve, saw where the rivers meet, toured Old Wentworth Goal, visited the museum and climbed the dunes of the Perry Sandhills (a famous filming location). A beautiful, tranquil place to rest for the night.

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Darling River (left), Murray River (right)

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Yellow rosella

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Thegoa reserve track

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Old Wentworth Gaol

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Perry Sandhills

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Mildura (Vic)

Past two nights spent at Apex Park, Mildura by the Chaffey Bend  state forest. The caravan park was nestled among the river reds and opposite a broad, sandy beach on the banks of the Murray River.  A great bike path followed the river for miles. Well maintained and lots of wildlife.

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This goanna was a little camera shy

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Shingleback lizard

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A local kite

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A vineyard from Mildura, one of the largest wine regions in Australia

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Enjoying the sandy beach at Apex Park

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Barmah Forest (Vic)

A Ramsay site of river red gums, wetlands and flood plains. Very quiet and basic camp site in a beautiful place.

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Majestic river red gum

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Pelicans with Little Black Cormorants and Little Pied Cormorants on the Murray River

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Pelican and Little Pied Cormorant

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White necked heron

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Common eastern froglets that we found under bush litter

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Campsite with bush toilet

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Muster yard

Old cattle muster yard near camp site

Canoe tree

An Aboriginal canoe tree on the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta people