Love Melbourne, love Moomba.
In 1951, Australia celebrated fifty years of Partnership with a parade and the performance of the auditorium creation “An Original Moomba: Out of the Dark”. It was in 1954 that Queen Elizabeth II visited the city for the first time as an administering queen, and the leaders in charge of the development and the Melbourne City Board projected an autumn centenary to be identified as “Moomba”.
Traditional events include the Moomba parade, crowning of Moomba monarchs, fireworks displays, carnivals in the gardens along the river, river activities including watersports, water floats and the birdman rally, as well as live music and bands.
This iconic Melbourne festival explains and expresses the different and distinctive nature of their culture. It’s an interactive event in which many of the people participate and enjoy. Our ELICOS students enjoyed the excursion accompanied by their trainers Ella and Mark. They watched women’s slalom on Yarra River. It was a shame that the rides and food trucks weren’t ready. However, they had a lovely time enjoying the beautiful weather and festive atmosphere.