The Mildura region is renowned for its big skies, rich earth and welcoming locals. Experience respected wine and bountiful local produce that is chosen in the preparation of great food served up at quality restaurants and available at markets, eateries and cellar doors. Discover breathtaking natural beauty, Mediterranean climate and fascinating local histories, stay overnight in comfortable accommodation at apartments, resorts, houseboats, hotels/motels and historic hotels. All of this is located near the region's life source - the wide, ceaselessly flowing Murray River.
When Australia country music fans talk about the festival 'biggies' the Mildura Country Music Festival rates a mention alongside Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Gympie Muster as one of the big three. The major difference between the other two and the 27th annual Mildura Country Music Festival is Australia's biggest showcase of Independent entertainers. What that means is a seemingly unending cast of highly talented professional country music artists who aren't signed to major record label deals. The Independent factor gives Mildura a different complexion, and it's a successful formula that has worked admirably over the past 25 years. More than 100 individual artists and groups will enterain over the 10-day period and the roster comprises many award winners including Golden Guitar finalsists and Star Maker winners. For more information Click here
MIFF Travelling Film Festival (Mildura) 29 - 31 August
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of a MIFF travelling film festival, coming to Mildura the weekend of 29-31 August. The Mildura Arts Centre and Deakin Cinema Complex will host five MIFF Premiere-fund supported Australian films, including the Opening Night feature of Cut Snake, a sexy crime drama set in mid-70s suburban Australia. The other films screening are: Paper Planes, a magical new family film from writer/director Robert Connolly starring Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman and David Wenham; Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, a feature documentary about prolific 1980s Hollywood company Cannon Films; My Mistress, a love story from director Stephen Lance in which a strangely innocent affair between a young romantic and an S&M mistress becomes something more; plus The Legend Maker, a dramatic thriller from director Ian Pringle in which an aging forger needs all his cunning to survive.
Don't miss this exciting weekend of the best in Australian cinema. CLICK HERE to book now.
Great products excelling from our region
The New South Wales tourism sector raised its glass to Mildura's own Gol Gol Hotel at the 2014 Inland NSW Tourism Awards held in Griffith late July.
The Gol Gol Hotel - often referred to as "the Golly" by locals - received two honours at the awards. Not only was the Pub inducted into the Inland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after being named best tourist pub three years in a row from 2011-13 but also won the 2014 silver award for tourism restaurants and catering services as a first time entrant.
Mildura Tourism would like to congratulate Peter and his team on a fantastic achievement.
endota spa Mildura was recently awarded Best Franchise of the Year 2014
Trentham Estate Winery we're also proud to announce their 5 Star rating in the James Halliday's 2015 Australian Wine Companion.
Among Trentham's highest rated wines were the Family Reserve Heathcote Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and Estate label Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Pinot Noir and Noble Taminga.
Congratulations to winemakers Anthony Murphy, Shane Kerr and Mark Holm.
Two Hats and more...
Congratulations to Chef Jim McDougall and his team from Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellarfor recently being awarded Best Regional Restaurant in Victoria, and retaining the Restaurant's two-hat status at The Age Good Food Guide awards. The Black Stump Bistroalso features, opening the North-West Victoria section of The Age Good Food Guide 2015.
and receiving a 14/20 for our first year! For more information on all award winners click here.