Mildura is located on the Murray river in the far west corner of Victoria about 550 km form Melbourne. It is often the hottest location in Victoria and is surrounded by a vast arid landscape.
However, Mildura is a large, thriving city with agriculture being it's main source of industry. Endless rows of vines, orchards and olive groves can be found in this area. Mildura is planned on an American grid system and pumps were first used in 1885 to pump water from the Murray and started the irrigation system in the area.
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
A display of plants laid out according to region. The rose garden and 19th Century Outback Pioneering buidlings are of interest. River Road, Buronga. (03 5023 3612)
Golden River Zoo
This zoo is great for younger children and families as it has hands on feeding and petting of the wildlife and is located 4km from Mildura. Flora Avenue (03 5023 5540).
At the river end of Etiwanda Avenue with ponds, native plants and simple walkign trails.
Hattah-Kulkybe National Park
An hour south east of Mildura on the Murray River.
Hot Air Balloons
A very popular treat in Mildura is hot air ballooning. Cameron Balloons fly at dawn and provide a magnificent views of the arid landscape. (03 5021 2876).
Kings Billabong Park
On the Murray River and home ot large Red Gums and a good place for bird watching and bush walking.
Langtree Hall Museum
Mildura's first public hall built in 1889 and now houses a museum of local history. 79 Walnut Avenue, Mildura (03 5021 3090).
Mildura Arts Centre
Located at the site of Rio Vista an historic homestead, this centre is made up of an art gallery and theatre. Cureton Avenue (03 5023 3733).
Old Mildura Homestead
This was the first home of the Chaffeys, the town founders, it is surrounded by a heritage park.
This working orchard takes you on a tractor cart ride through the farm and showing how the orchard is run. Buronga (03 5023 5197).
One of the most enjoyable attractions of Mildura is a river cruise up the Murray. There are many boats operating with the paddle steamers giving the journey an old world feeling. You can cruise for an hour, or all day, some have meals and evening entertainment as well. The Melbourne, Rothbury and Avoca all operate from the Mildura Wharf in Deakin Avenue.