Mildura has three historic paddle steamers cruising the Murray River, the earliest one being built in 1881. The Melbourne, Rothbury and Mundoo. Whether you are after a short 2 hour cruise, or a romantic evening dinner cruise there are many options for you to choose. The Melbourne leaves twice daily (on the weekend the Rothbury cruises in her place), and is a 2 hour cruise along the Murray River through lock 11.
Discover the ancient past of Austalia at Mungo National Park
Mungo National Park was added to the World Heritage list in 1981.
It is filled with Aboriginal heritage and evidence dating back nearly 50,000 years ago. There are treasure troves of fossils supporting
giant kangaroos, wombats and other animals including the Tasmanian tigers and devils.
Take a self-guided tour and explore the wall of china,
and learn about the archaeological and cultural history. Make sure you browse through the museum which is open every day, as this explains the story and history of the very ancient aboriginal skeletal remains known as the Mungo woman and Mungo man.
Treat your taste buds to some of the regions award winning wines.
Mildura is part of the Murray Valley region which accounts for more than 20% of Australia’s wine grape harvest. There are over 40 wineries which range from boutique to large facilities which are known to some of the best wine companies in the country. If you are visiting Mildura and looking to taste some of the regions finest wines,
The Sunraysia Cellar Door should be your first stop. The cellar door located in town, showcases 250 of the region’s best wines. They operate with a unique take on sampling wine, “Monday to Sunday” style tasting where they walk you through the start of the week to the weekend, all while enjoying a platter created by yourself from the selection of cheese and meats. This is definitely a must for any wine lovers visiting Mildura.
Take a stroll down feast street and take your pick from fine dining, international cuisine or pub counter meals.
There is no shortage of good food when you visit Mildura, so eating and drinking is a must. If you head into town you will find an array of nice restaurants, bars and cafes.
Stefano de Pieri, celebrity cook and author is the region's Tourism Ambassador for food and wine. He is well known for his TV series Gondola on the Murray, and his many cookbooks. Stefano’s is located in the cellars of the Grand Hotel, where the menu is based on local and wild Murray produce. You can also sample Stefano's food at the Mildura Brewery Pub.
Some other great dining that we recommend is The Province By Matt De Angelo, traditional Italian dining with a modern twist, highlighting the finest of our local produce on a seasonal menu. Thai-riffic is the first authentic thai restaurant to open in Mildura, with a dish to suit all ages. This is a place that will meet your thai food expectations and have you wanting more. If you like the sound of wine, platters and live music then The Office Wine Bar is a place you need to visit. The sophisticated lounge is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.
The best place to try some of the local produce is at the farmer’s markets.
If you are looking to try some of the local produce, then the markets should be on your to do list. The Sunraysia Farmers Markets are held on the first and third Saturday of each month. Set up by the river, indulge in some of the regions produce such as fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly brewed coffee, wine, olive oil, freshly baked bread, meats and more.
Other markets include the Red Cliffs Country Markets which are held on the first Sunday of each month. The Langtree Mall markets are held on the second and forth Sunday, and the Merbein street markets are held on the third Sunday.
Spend some time out on the river, hire a stand up paddle board, kayak or even a pontoon boat.
Mildura is located on the banks of the Murray River. Enjoy the serenity of being out on the water by hiring a stand up paddle board or peddle boat from the dockside café. There are also pontoon boats available for half or full day hire, pack a picnic lunch and go for a cruise downstream. If you’re a keen fisherman, there are also tinnies for hire. Make sure you ask some locals where the best fishing spots are.
Swim, splash, bounce and explore. There are so many fun activities for families in Mildura.
You won’t run out of things to do as a family in Mildura. Head to Woodsies gem shop at Nichols point, they have a one-acre garden maze if you’re brave enough to enter. Take a ride on the tractor train and learn everything there is to know about citrus at Orange World. House of Bounce has opened up in town and proving to be a hit with the kids, watch them bounce around flip into foam pits. Inflatable world is one massive indoor playground which is fun for the whole family.
Buronga splash park which has recently opened these summer holidays, it’s the place to be on a hot day. If that’s not enough, Go-karts, rollerama, ten-pin bowling, laser force and putt putt are also among the family attractions of Mildura.