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.
Hattah Desert Race is the largest national junior and senior motorbike desert race in Australia, arguably tougher than the Finke Desert Race. Hattah has the reputation as being the most challenging off-road race in the country. Click here for more information.
Beginning in 1994 in Stefano de Pieri's cellar restaurant, this event has evolved to be acclaimed as among the finest literary festivals in the country. A reputation earnt because of its literary qualities, the calibre of talent it attracts and the atmosphere of conviviality presented during the provincial Victorian winter. Late night discussions around wood fires, showcase the local and regional gourmet food and wine. Click here for further details.
Weir & Lock Works
River users in Mildura are reminded that Lock 11 will close and the Mildura weir pool will start to be lowered from Wednesday 20 May, to allow for essential maintenance works.
The weir pool will be gradually lowered over a seven to nine-day period to about 3.6 metres below full supply level, depending on river flows, and is expected to return to full supply level by late July. Lock 11 will be closed for three to four months while the lock chamber is refurbished. Click here for more information.
Blandowski Walk Merbein - Officially Reopened
The Blandowski Board Walk in Merbein featuring brand new staircase, has now been officially reopened to the public. A fantastic spot to go for a stroll or a picnic as you take in amazing views of the river in its natural environment. The walk is named after William Blandowski, Victoria's first Curator. For further information, click here.