Pristine riverscapes, foodie experiences and aquatic adventures await in the sunkissed town of Mildura. Found on the southern side of the Murray River, hop aboard a historic paddle-steamer, tee off on a lush golf course, embrace a vibrant cultural scene or venture into the World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park.
A houseboat holiday is an unmissable experience. Hire a vessel from Mildura Houseboats, and enjoy waking up to unobstructed views of the river. Another way to soak up the serenity of the Murray is a cruise aboard PS Melbourne. You can also hire a canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board or boat.
Wineries & restaurants
Surrounded by a tapestry of citrus groves and vineyards, Mildura is renowned for its food and wine. Drop by the cellar doors of wineries such as Oak Valley Estate and Chateau Mildura, and become an expert on local varietals like chardonnay and shiraz. Visit Sunraysia Cellar Door to sample more local wines.
The Sunraysia Farmers Markets is also home to fresh fruit, vegetables, preserves and condiments. Head to Langtree Avenue for charming wine bars and lively pubs. You also find acclaimed restaurants such as Stefano’s Italian, Asian delights at Andy’s Kitchen and international fusion at Brass Monkey.
Tours & day trips
Departing from Mildura, Mungo Guided Tours will take you on a day trip to the spectacular ancient landscapes of Mungo National Park. Other tours closer to Mildura include riding a tractor train through orchards at Orange World and a self-guided walking tour that captures the town’s historic buildings.
Getting there & where to stay
Sitting at the far west of The Murray region, Mildura is around 11 hours’ drive from Sydney, just under six hours from both Melbourne and Albury, and 4hr 20min from Adelaide. You can also fly into Mildura Airport and hire a car to explore the region. Accommodation options suit various budgets, from riverside camping to cottages, a motel and the golf resort.