By Phoebe Phillips posted 9th November, 2017
The Return to Country of Mungo Man in November 2017 represents a one-time opportunity for a long overdue and powerful acknowledgment of Aboriginal Australians as the oldest living culture on Earth. This long-awaited moment offers space for truth-telling and healing for all Australians, commemorating the oldest modern humans known outside of Africa and one of the first expressions of spiritual consciousness in the entire human journey.
Mungo Man was first discovered in 1974 by Geologist Jim Bowler working on the shoreline of an ancient lake in Western NSW. This discovery and the earlier one of Mungo Lady (1969) forever changed our understanding of the antiquity of human occupation of Australia setting it back beyond 40,000 years. The discovery of these ancient ancestors led to the 1981 UNESCO listing of Lake Mungo and adjacent lakes as the globally-significant Willandra Lakes World Heritage area. Mungo Lady and Mungo Man remain to-date the oldest human remains ever found in Australia and are the oldest modern humans found outside of Africa.
All are invited to join in the celebration of the repatriation of the 42,000 year old remains of Mungo Man and the Willandra Collection, back to Willandra Lakes, the world heritage area, on November 17.
Held at Nowingi Place the following day and featuring artists Archie Roach, Isaiah Firebrace, Kutcha Edwards plus many more, this event is Free for the whole community.
Traditional Owners, as well as other Indigenous Leaders will be present at what will be a very important step in a journey of national significance, as Mungo Man leads us in 'Return to Country'.
By Karen Billett, posted 5th October, 2017
We are right in the midst of the annual Country Music Festival here in Mildura and there is a great party atmosphere as always! We have back with us again our Country Music regulars who travel from far and wide each year to be with us and enjoy this wonderful festival. There is plenty of action to be had in and around Sunraysia at this time of year and with all the nesting birds and new growth on the trees it couldn't be more beautiful. Book your holiday today!!
By Phoebe Phillips, Posted 4th September, 2017
The beautiful blossoms of Mildura our out in full force again this Spring. The skies are blue and the birds are nesting. Now is the perfect time to start planning your September school holidays and what better place than relaxing by the Mighty Murray River.
By Phoebe Phillips, Posted June 7th, 2017
Winter is here again, and with it brings the frosty mornings of the desert climate. We all have a chance to get the fires burning and rug up and enjoy the few months of the year when the Mildura heat is not bearing down upon us! It is a wonderful time of year to visit Mildura and surrounds. We are ready and waiting to take care of your every need here at the 7th Street Motel, so what are you waiting for, get in touch today!
By Phoebe Phillips Posted May 11th, 2017
Autumn is a beautiful time in Mildura. The Chinese Pistachio trees show off their magnificent brilliant yellow, orange and scarlet foliage in autumn and the Claret Ash trees turn their glossy green foliage into claret and deep purple. The Mildura weather is fantastic; the sun is warm on your back during the day though the nights are cool so snuggling under your favourite blanket is a real treat after the extremely hot summer Mildura has just endured!. The Murray River takes on a whole other feeling during Autumn, patches of fog can be seen sitting above the water as the pelicans enjoy their morning swim. It really is a wonderful time of year to visit the Sunraysia region and get out and explore what Mildura has to offer without melting :)
By Karen Billett posted March 3rd, 2017
As part of the Australian Pro Tour, young tennis players from all over the world come to Mildura to compete so that they can gain rankings. As one of the club sponsors, we have quite a few players staying with us this year. Wayne and I are looking forward to attending the sponsors luncheon at the weekend which is held courtside where we are able to watch some of the finals.
By Karen Billett, posted December 19, 2016
I have just checked the weather forecast for the next 7 days and it's going to be hot. They say it should be 37 degrees by xmas eve. Our guests will be able to relax and enjoy our lovely swimming pool to keep cool. The new Water Play Park down by the river is also now open and only a 5 minute walk from 7th Street Motel.
By Phoebe Phillips, posted December 6, 2016
After an unseasonably mild spring, Summer has finally arrived! The weather is definitely on the rise and Mildura is ready to host all your holiday fun! The Murray River has been in flood, affording some fabulous pictures but unfortunately not making for the best activity hub, however it is now receding and we are all getting ready for a wonderful Christmas period. So if you haven't booked your Christmas Holidays yet, get in now before it's too late!!
By Karen Billett posted November 7, 2016
The new access to the Murray River from 7th Street is now open and looks fantastic. Just a short stroll from the motel and you are able to wander down to the river while enjoying the views and landscaped gardens that have been put in. The Rowing Club is also underway for a transformation and is progressing fast. Top level is going to be a restaurant overlooking the river.
By Phoebe Phillips posted October 19, 2016
By Phoebe Phillips posted August 19, 2016
The weather has been beautiful this week, reminding us all that spring is well and truly on its way! We here at the 7th Street Motel are gearing up for yet another busy Springtime Season with the Mildura Country Music Festival fast approaching and the annual Jazz, Food & Wine Fair not too far behind so if you haven't already then book your holiday to Mildura to take advantage of all that our beautifully diverse region has to offer!
By Phoebe Phillips posted August 12, 2016
By Phoebe Phillips posted July 15, 2016
By Phoebe Phillips posted May 25, 2016
Winter is but a week away and already the woolies are out in full force! So here's a poem to help you through the coming frosts:
'Like Applique on nothingness
like adjectives in hype
fallen bracts of bougain-
eddy round the lee verandah
like flowers still partying
when their dress has gone home.'
By Karen Billett posted May 15, 2016
By Karen Billet posted April 25, 2016
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
By Karen Billett posted March 31, 2016
By Karen Billett posted March 5, 2016
Although we are still feeling the effects of a very hot summer, Autumn has finally arrived! We are about to be gifted the bright red foliage of the Chinese Pistachio Trees along with the Claret Ash that will be turning a wonderful maroon. The fog on the Murray will be resting above the water at dusk and dawn and its the perfect time to set out and explore our wonderful region by bike. Did I mention that we have two fabulous mountain bikes for hire? What an ideal way to immerse yourself into our diverse landscape!
By Karen Billett posted February 23, 2016
Kicking off on Friday 4th March is the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival. It starts with a River Party with live Jazz and the Sunraysia Farmers Twilight Market. Also starting on the 4th is 'The Shades of Grey' exhibition at Stefano’s Cafe. Thirteen photographers are exhibiting twenty-five black and white portraits of the ‘hidden gems’ in our community. The following weekend see the Red Cliffs Players present: William Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens.
By Phoebe Phillips posted February 4, 2016
The Mildura Grand Tennis International is coming to town on the 28th Februrary and goes until the 6th March. It promises to be an exciting event for all the family and with prize money totalling USD$50,000 it is sure to attract some talented players! We have rooms available for spectators and players alike and considering we are literally a hop, skip and a jump from the venue it's surely a no-brainer to book with the 7th Street Motel. For more information on the tournament click here.
By Phoebe Phillips posted January 20, 2016
With Australia Day approaching fast now is a good time to think about what we celebrate on our national day and why. Australia Day started life as the anniversary of a minor movement of the First Fleet from Botany Bay where they had made landfall some eight days earlier. It wasn’t the official commissioning of the colony either, which took place on 7 February. And of course, it wasn’t the arrival of people on this great land mass, an event which took place millennia before. So it turns out that in many ways the date, 26 January, is unimportant.
And yet, this 26 January Australians will get together to celebrate their good fortune and (particularly in the early days) to thank their lucky stars that they have survived another year in this great but harsh land at all. Celebrations have ebbed and flowed during that time, sometimes enjoying a great groundswell of support, at other times bearing the marks of a cultural cringe. History is rarely one straight line of smooth sailing and Australia’s history is certainly a mottled one.
Australians have always been a little uncomfortable with formalities. So it has been with our national day. The Americans may have their Fourth of July parades, and the French their Bastille Day processions, but insofar as there is a definitive way of celebrating Australia Day it’s a barbecue.
So with all this in mind, have you planned your Australia Day BBQ yet? We still have rooms available if you wish to spend it by the Mighty Murray River. Plus for all staying with us on this celebratory day you will all receive FREE HOMEMADE LAMINGTONS!! Happy Australia Day All :)
By Phoebe Phillips posted December 22, 2015
As the silly season fast approaches, we at the 7th Street Motel Mildura would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It is time to eat, drink and be merry, and most importantly of all to be surrounded by your loved ones. Let's also take time out to think of those less fortunate than us and maybe spread a little holiday cheer to bring lightness out of the dark. I would also just like to say to all those travelling on the roads this Christmas Season to take the utmost care and rememeber, Stop, Revive, Survive!
So until next year be safe, be happy and enjoy :)
By Phoebe Phillips posted December 1, 2015
So it's the first day of summer and already it feels like it's going to be a scorcher this year on the edge of the desert, thank god for the Mighty Murray River to help us all cool down!
We have a beautifully refreshing outdoor pool here at 7th Street Motel, so there's no need to travel in the heat to the rivers edge! Just rememeber that we here in Australia need to cover up as best we can to avoid the harmful effects of the ultra violet rays, so as they alway say, Slip, Slop, Slap!!
Awesome experience. Very friendly. Karen and Wayne were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean rooms and motel was central to town. Wayne will even pick you up and drop off from the airport free of change. They do a breakfast from 6.45am which was great for us. Great value added. Will stay there again .
“Good, simple, affordable”
I only stayed one night- but I appreciated the simplicity and personal touch of the stylings. Great location, wifi good & great location. The service was genuine & the milk was fresh! Definitely recommend.
“Felt like i'm home!”
I stayed 6 days. Everything was perfect. House keeping is done everyday and It's spotless. Privacy,100%. Close to station/shops, Free wifi, pool, mini bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tv -You name it, they have it. Run as a family business, Wayne and Karen felt like family. Love you guys. 7 th Street motel - Place to be!
Thank you all for making our stay enjoyable on our first visit to Mildura. Our room was comfortable and very clean. We will let anyone know who is coming to Mildura to stay here.
Thank you ladies, who clean the rooms. You do a wonderful job. I have stayed in quite a few motels and have never had one as clean as this. The exhaust fans & ceiling fans usually never get cleaned. Thanks again.
Here at 7th Street Motel we are consisently rated highly and are continuously awarded their prestigious Certificate of excellence.
We have recently been awarded with HotelsCombined Stellar Stays for 2015.
We are consistently featured in the world famous Lonely Planet travel guide.
We are proud to be associated with Mildura Tourism in being a cycle freindly business.