Mildura Travel Guide

  • Perry Sandhills area
    Perry Sandhills area
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    Young Wollemi Pine, Botanic Gardens
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    Seed pod ceiling
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Mildura Things to Do

  • Go on a Paddlesteamer cruise

    A cruise onboard one of Mildura's iconic paddle steamers provides an ideal way to explore the Murray River. Birds often abound, particularly huge beaked pelicans, and the scenery is a mix of riverside houses with manicured lawns and native river red gums and bushland. There are 3 paddle steamers operating in Mildura - the Rothbury, the Melbourne...

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  • Visit the Australian Inland Botanic...

    The Australian Inland Botanic Gardens are located in Buronga, NSW, only a 15 minute drive from Mildura. Since the first plantings in 1991 the garden has grown to use much more of its 150 hectare site by featuring a range of rare and common plants from Australia and around the world. Plants are organized according to their continent or country of...

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  • Spend time on the Murray River

    At over 2000 kilometers in length, the mighty Murray winds its way from Victoria's high country to the sea in South Australia. Australia's longest river, it meanders through inland plains, forming a natural border between the states of Victoria and New South Wales. The Murray - Darling Basin, in which Mildura is found, is widely known as the food...

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  • Visit Mungo National Park

    Mungo is located in the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes region of southern New South Wales - approximately 110km from Mildura. The long history of Australia's aboriginal people is evident in the region with the discovery of many ancient artefacts, including Mungo Man (the world's oldest human cremation) and human footprints dating from the...

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  • Visit the Perry Sandhills

    The constantly shifting sands of the Perry Sandhills have provided a backdrop to a range of TV and film shoots, as well as being a favored place by locals for picnics and sand boarding. That said, you will often find that you have the sandhills completely to yourself. The red sand dunes were once part of the extensive ancient Willandra Lakes...

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  • Paddle Boating

    What a pleasant way to see a bit of the river than to take a paddle boat.There are lots of different rides you can do - but we chose to go onan hour ride up the Murray.Boats can be hired for functions or for day trips

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Mildura Restaurants

  • Gourmet bakery food

    Huge range of choices, from pies and quiches to sandwiches, foccacias and dessert pastries.It's such a huge operation that you need to take a number on entering, and wait in the queue. I found the service after 12 noon tended to be rather slow.....like almost 15 minutes, even with many people serving..... fortunately though my lunch was delicious!I...

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  • Restaurant of the Year 2004

    Mildura is not the place you expect to find the place voted the Best Restaurant of the Year 2004 by The Age newspaper, but it is.Part of the Grand Hotel complex run by the Carazza family, this small (60 places), intimate restaurant is found in the cellars of the building dating from the beginning of the 19th century (sadly, over redevelopment in...

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  • Bakery in Mall

    Banjos I found an interesting bakery because its coffee section included coffees with many 'shot' options of liqueur. Expensive I'm sure to drink coffee this way, but I was almost tempted, just because it was different.Besides all the usual types of breads, the bakery had a good range of pastries.What amused me about this bakery (and indeed many...

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Mildura Nightlife

  • Irish pub

    Live music some nights of the week, very attractive and Irish inside. probably no sneakers, but otherwise casual clothes should be ok

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  • Pub Music, night spot

    The Sand Bar is an Art Deco style pub which has live music on Saturday (and probably Friday too) nights. It's very central, being just at the end of the Mall.

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Mildura Transportation

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    by Kate-Me Written Apr 17, 2004

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    To get to Mildura by plane, Regional Express flies daily from Melbourne or Sydney.

    Driving:
    It's about 6 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne (550 km), 4 hours from Adelaide, (400 km) 8 hours drive from Canberra (810km), and 11 hours (1027 km) from Sydney.

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Mildura Shopping

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    Jacaranda tree in the Mall

    by Kate-Me Written Jan 7, 2004

    This is just a general shopping tip to say that Mildura's Mall is quite attractive, with a good range of boutiques, clothing stores, a couple of department stores, homewares/furnishing stores, souvenir shops and more.

    Another good point: parking nearby and no parking meters!

    What to buy: I found the mall a good place to buy souvenirs.

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Mildura Local Customs

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    by Kate-Me Written Oct 9, 2005

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    Two years ago on one of my last visits to Mildura, I noticed there was a growing turkish population (by the Turkish Social Club rooms in town and also the many souvlaki shops) but apart from that, I felt it was lacking in multiculturalism and was more just a typically
    'aussie' town, as many places this far off the beaten track are.... this trip I was really surprised, to notice African people in the street and several other nationalities, and I noticed the city had a Vietnamese restaurant for the first time.
    I paid a visit to the Mildura Library and visitor centre, and came across a huge flag display, one flag for each country now represented by the people living in Mildura... at least 30 different countries, as diversely different as Turkey, Samoa, Africa, Iran, Vietnam and more.

    For Mildura's ethnic diversity to have increased so much so rapidly, I believe they must successfully be taking part in the government's Regional Migration scheme (where it is made slightly easier for internationals to relocate to a regional area of Australia where there are skill shortages, if those internationals agree to work in that rural area for at least 2-3 years, after which time they have a greater chance of receiving a permanent residency visa.... I don't understand the whole scheme, but if you're interested, have a look on the Australian DIMIA (Department of Immigration) website.

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Mildura Warnings and Dangers

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    Sign announcing the quarantine zone

    by Kathrin_E Written Apr 25, 2009

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    The Murray Basin around Mildura is a wine and fruit growing region. So far, it is considered free of fruit-flies and farmers want it to stay free of fruit-flies.

    Entering this region, the same quarantine restrictions apply as on the interstate borders. Fruit and vegetables cannot be taken into the Murray Basin. Cars entering have to stop at checkpoints along the roads and will be controlled. So finish off all food and veggies you might be carrying before entering the prohibited zone.

    I liked the sign with the drawing... LOL, Germans will imediately recall Loriot's Bernhard Grzimek parody about the stone lice (Steinlaus)...

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Mildura Tourist Traps

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    by didgeridorien Written Feb 13, 2006

    Sometimes the bosses try to keep money from you, keep an eye on it!

    Unique Suggestions: Make sure you know how much you've worked, what your rate is and how much taxes you have to pay. Threaten them if you don't get your money right away, it works the best. Another thing is, you can be without work from one day on to the other when all the fruit has been picked.

    Fun Alternatives: Well, fruit picking is full of risks, that's what makes it a lot of fun!

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Mildura Off The Beaten Path

  • Desert creatures at Mungo

    Most of the several lizards we saw on the 100 km trip into Mungo National Park were just by the side of the gravel roadway.

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  • Mungo National Park at Sunset

    Not to be missed! Sunset at Mungo was one of my best memories of the park, with the changing light and shadows over the lunettes.

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  • Mungo National Park

    Mungo National Park is 100 km north east of Mildura, but seems less off the beaten path these days than the last time we visited (several years ago) where the gravel road into the park was in much worse condition and the maximum speed a car or mini 4x4 could expect to go was about 50 km hr....this time, we had no trouble travelling most of the way...

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Mildura Sports & Outdoors

  • Fun Park

    The fun park has a giant water slide, and across the road, there's a Part 2 of it, with dodgem cars, mini golf and some other entertainments.

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  • Hot Air Ballooning

    Between June 26 and July 3, 2004, Mildura will host the 16th World Hot Air Balloon Championship. There are 101 teams from 38 countries competing, with 140 balloons, so it should be quite a sight!I believe it's the first time it will ever be held in the Southern Hemisphere. There are other events connected with it, besides the competition, including...

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  • Picnic by the river

    There are plenty of nice places along the river in Mildura which are ideal for picnics or BBQs. Even in the heat of summer, the Murray's irrigation water means that the sloping banks along the river in town are green and grassy. One of the places I most enjoyed was the park at Lock 11, where you could sit and watch the ferry and houseboats come and...

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  • Church with turrets

    Fond as I am of castles, and Australia not being the land for Castles at all, this interesting church caught my attention.

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  • House with Jacarandas

    This is another of my favourite memories of Mildura, walking past this house in the street and looking down their driveway, which was just a carpet of purple petals of Jacarandas.

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