About Me, And This Website

Hello, and welcome along to my little corner of the internet. I hope that you manage to find something useful here... if I can help in any small way to make your holiday in Mildura more enjoyable, then I will have succeeded with the site.

Enjoying a cold beer in Denerau, Fiji (2019)

While I design and overhaul websites for a living, this one is a personal project to show visitors to the area some of the things on offer in and around Mildura. You can always get address and contact details for motels or attractions on any travel site, but I'm hoping to go a little further than that with this site.

I will try to dig a bit deeper into the history of the region (if you like a bit of history, perhaps read the sad stories of the people buried in the Mildura Station Graveyard), and explore some of the tales behind the locations and names.

Mildura is far more than just a river town, and I want to share that with you.

And I will try to answer the important questions, such as who does the best takeaways in Mildura? Because of course, we all know happiness is a cold beer and hot chips (with tomato sauce NOT gravy).

We have lived in Mildura for about 7 years now... while I am a Kiwi (which explains my insistence on having chips with tomatoe sauce, and pronouncing the word correctly rather than "cheeeeps"), my wife is from this area and was keen to return, so I was eventually worn down and we packed up from NZ and moved here.

I'm so glad we did. While I love NZ dearly, I confess to not enjoying the winter months over there. Come to think of it, the summer months weren't that great either. If we got 2 consecutive days of 30c over the summer we considered ourselves in the midst of a heatwave.

Anyway, thanks very much for reading, and I hope you find the website to be useful to you. If so, please do pass it onto your friends, and give me a facebook like. It would be much appreciated. Cheers.

About This Website

Most websites that you see will be built using Wordpress or some other Content Management System. (CMS). Call me old fashioned, but I like to create my own designs using HTML. Don't get me wrong, I like WP and use it on other websites, just not for this one.

Why? Because a well constructed HTML based site should always be quicker to load than an equivalent WP one... far less "code bloat". Hopefully you will have noticed that the pages load nice and quickly, especially on a mobile device? If so, then you know why it is built with HTML. It's all about giving the best possible viewing experience.

If you find any display issues, or indeed any other problems with the website, you can contact me about them. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

What You Will Find On This Website

I have always had a passion for travel websites. In fact one of my more sucessful sites was in a very competitive travel niche, Fiji. You can see a screenshot of how it used to look when I owned it.

Screenshot of my old Fiji travel website
My old Fiji travel website

And like that site, the aim is twofold... to give readers the best, most accurate information that I can, and to showcase not only the well established local businesses, but the smaller, lesser known ones. Those ones that you only find out about when you get home, and say "oh, I wish we had of found out about that before we left".

That is always going to be a win-win situation. The site visitor wins of course, because they are in a better position to plan an amazing holiday. And local Midura tourism related businesses win, if they get a few customers that they might not have otherwise had.

And naturally, I win as well. Maybe not in a financial sense (there is minimal advertising and no sponsorship on this site), but with the satisfaction of knowing I have helped people. So enjoy the website, have fun reading it, and I hope you enjoy your trip to Mildura! It's truly an amazing place.

Do you own or manage a local Mildura regional business that caters to visitors to our area? Then we want to write about you. Just let us know.

This article was printed from ExploreMildura.com

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