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DAY 2: Echuca – Mildura

6 am: waking up for the first time in a tent listening to my kids chatting about their night and dreams. There is already some light. I haven’t slept greatly as my little Mr. Copycat was in the sleeping bag with me and didn’t stay very still and quiet during the night. I get out of the tent and enjoy the morning light and fresh air. The kids have a go at the jumping pillow while we close the tent and pack everything away.

We leave the camp site just after 8am heading to Mildura.

Long straight road in the countryside, not that exciting. We even have to leave all the fruit we have at a FRUIT FREE ZONE to avoid contamination as we are entering an agricultural area.

We stop in Swan Hill where there is a Pioneer Settlement (see here), an historic village rebuilt; it looks like a ‘900 village.  It has been done extremely well, both the kids and us enjoyed the olden days shops, the horse ride and exploring every bit of this magical place.

This is a kaiser stereoscopic theatre. There are only two in the world, one here and one in Warsaw (Poland).

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On the way to Mildura we see lots of orange trees and we stop in front of a house which sells a big pack of oranges for only 2$!!!! I’m as happy as a kid with a new toy 🙂 They smell delicious!

On the road we see Emus, a few snakes and some kind of lizards.


We arrive at the camp site near Mildura at 4.30pm, we put up the tent quickly, a bit quicker than yesterday and enjoy the view on the Murray river while the kids have fun on the jumping pillow.