We stayed for two nights in Mildura. The first morning we drove to the Tourist Information Kiosk. They did not really tell me anything I did not know already from guides and maps so we drove to King's Billabong about ten kilometres away.
We wanted to do the short work, 3.2 kilometres return, to a bird hide. None of anything was well signposted and the map did not match reality well. We eventually found the car park and set off on the walk. A very cold wind was blowing. We walked through open forest a bit inland and the trail returned along the edge of the billabong.
At the hide, due to the strong cold wind blowing, not a bird was to be seen. This was taken from inside.
This we came across on the way back to the car. It is one of a few disused pump houses used to pump irrigation water around . They used to be fuelled by firewood and it is a wonder there are any trees left.
I took this from the billabong embankment that gives access and holds the water back. Really, I would call it more a dam or lake. I am not sure how it gets its water but there is a dry floodway in the bush where you can see the water would arrive if the Murray River flooded. The water level on the other side of the embankment was a couple of metres lower.
It was a nice walk but I had hoped to see a critter or two. Zilch.