As many of our guests travel to Mildura from around Australia and overseas to join our Outback Air Tours, we thought it would be useful to provide an overview of some of the local attractions.
Here you will find brief details on things to do in Mildura. If you have ideas that you think should be included please send us details via our contact us page.
Many of Mildura’s attractions are found along the river, probably not surprising as Mildura was established as an irrigation colony in 1887. You can explore the history of Australia’s first irrigation colony along the Chaffey Trail. This self-guided tour includes Rio Vista Historic House, (open daily from 10am to 5pm) Lock Island and Psyche Pumps / King’s Billabong. Psyche Bend Pump Station was built in 1891 by the Chaffey brothers, the original triple-expansion steam engine pumps can be seen here. (Open Tuesday & Thursday from 1pm to 4pm and Sundays 10:30am to 12pm.)
No trip to the Murray would be complete without a river cruise. Mildura Paddle Steamers operate three boats including the PS Melbourne which is still driven by her original steam engine.
Perfect for a leisurely stroll along the river, from the Marina Dockside Cafe to Lock Island is about 2.5 km each way. Enjoy fantastic river views as you walk along the river bank, Nowingi Place, the Wharf, Badger Bates Mosaic and Rock Sculpture, Charles Sturt Marker, Jaycee Park, the Weir and Lock 11.
Not surprisingly with our wonderful climate Mildura has several top golf courses, including Riverside Golf Club, Mildura Golf Resort and The House of Golf Sunraysia Golf Range. Also located nearby are Merbein, Coomealla, Red Cliffs and Wentworth Golf Clubs.
Australian Inland Botanical Gardens
Just across the river about 5kms from Buronga the gardens are open to the public every day from 10.00am – 4.30pm. It is also is home to a wide range of bird-life, including rare species not found anywhere else.
The Mildura region produces more than one fifth of Australia’s wine grape harvest, wine has been produced here since the 1800’s. Local Wineries with Cellar Doors include; Cappa Stone Wines, Chateau Mildura, Nursery Ridge Estate Wines, Oak Valley Estate, Sunraysia Cellar Door and Trentham Estate.
About 30 minute drive from Mildura is the town of Wentworth; here the Murray and Darling Rivers meet. Along the river front at Wentworth there is a lookout tower, picnic areas and children’s play park. Other attractions at Wentworth include Perry Sand Hills and the Wentworth Gaol.