Pristine riverscapes, foodie experiences and aquatic adventures await in the sun-kissed 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.
Surrounded by a tapestry of citrus groves and vineyards, Mildura is renowned for its food and wine. Follow the Crafted by Mildura Taste Trail to source locally-made produce, such as olive oil and oranges, or browse the Sunraysia Farmers Markets for fresh fruit, vegetables, preserves and condiments.
Mildura is in the heart of the Murray Darling wine region. 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. Head to Langtree Avenue, also known as Feast Street, for charming wine bars, lively pubs and acclaimed restaurants.
A river houseboat holiday is a true bucket list 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.
Mildura’s vibrant and diverse events calendar provides plenty of reasons to visit. The 10-day Mildura Country Music Festival is a wonderful Spring event, attracting more than 80 performers and thousands of fans. Other popular annual events include the Mildura Summer Music Festival and Mildura Writers Festival.
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.