Towns in our Region

Buronga/Mourquong
Cross the Murray River to New South Wales, only 5 minutes away is Mourquong, home of the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens - the first semi-arid botanic gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. The gardens feature a stunning display of plants set on 167 hectares, of which 48 are landscaped. Also included are nature trails, rose gardens, a spectacular bush chapel, shearing shed and gift shop. Visitors to the nearby Orange World can learn about growing citrus and tour the orchards. In Buronga, visitors can explore the Buronga wetlands area and should also look out for the Varapodio Estate cellar door and café, where you can sample and purchase locally made, award winning olive oil varieties along with other boutique food and cosmetic products.

Gol Gol
Also in New South Wales, only a 10 minute drive from Mildura is the gorgeous township of Gol Gol, home to the peace and tranquility of a wide stretch of river and one of the region’s best pubs with spectacular Murray River views - the Gol Gol Hotel. You can pull up your houseboat at the hotel and wander up for dinner and drinks. Nearby James King Park is a great spot for a picnic complete with playground and is a popular setting out point for water skiers because of its boat ramp. Explore nature’s best, book a kayak tour of the surrounding billabongs and creeks to be inspired by the wide variety of bird life each adventure encounters.

Trentham Cliffs
Just 15 minutes from Mildura, Trentham Cliffs is home to Trentham Estate, a boutique family-owned winery and restaurant beautifully situated on the banks of the Murray River. Trentham is recognised internationally and throughout Australia as producers of premium award winning wines. With its own mooring, you can arrive at Trentham Estate in style aboard your houseboat for a leisurely lunch or catch the PV Rothbury on Thursdays for a BBQ lunch, wine tasting and winery tour.

Dareton & Coomealla
Another short drive from Mildura are Dareton and Coomealla. These tight knit communities boast one of the region’s best championship golf courses. Coomealla Golf Club, overlooking the Murray River.Located only 25 kms from Mildura, Dareton is also home to the Coomealla Club which always ensures a good time with great meals and a wide variety of cabaret entertainment.

Wentworth
To the north-west of Mildura, just a 30 minute drive is the township of Wentworth, home to the spectacular junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers and a charming village brimming with history, attractions and a quirky arts scene. Wentworth is also home to the breathtaking Perry Sandhills, in places up to 12 metres high and spanning 400 acres, a great day’s free entertainment for the family. You can step back in time when visiting historic buildings such as the Old Wentworth Gaol, the Courthouse, the Convent and the Customs House, and don’t forget to stop at PS Ruby which has been lovingly restored. The Crown Hotel and Artback Australia Gallery & Cafe are great places to dine or have a refreshing ale. Families will also enjoy Pioneer World Museum with its mega fauna and Murray Cod display and Riverboat Rod's Model Paddle Steamer Display.

Merbein
Back in Victoria, within 10 minutes’ drive from Mildura is Merbein, home to the famous Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph. Well worth a visit, this charming irrigation village’s main street has several quaint bric-a-brac shops and is home to a colourful country market, held on the third Sunday of each month. Visitors can spend a day at Merbein Common, popular with swimmers, boaters, anglers and picnickers. Or why not take in the gorgeous views of the Murray River via the Blandowski Walk from the Merbein Lookout.

Irymple/Nichols Point
Follow Fifteenth Street from Mildura just a few minutes along the Calder Highway to the outlying township of Irymple, where some food and wine treasures await you. Historic Chateau Mildura has a rustic cellar door offering award winning wines. Chateau Mildura is the birthplace of the region’s wine industry, complete with a fascinating museum relating to both the district and Australia’s wine history. Around the corner are Kings Billabong Lookout and Psyche Pumps, where you can see how the Mildura irrigation settlement began. There’s shopping and fun to be had nearby at Woodsies Gem Shop which also features a crazy maze and cave for the kids. For golfers the scenic course at Riverside Golf Club is not be missed.

Red Cliffs
Just 15 kms south of Mildura is relaxed Red Cliffs  which has lost none of its old country-town character. Red Cliffs pays homage to its horticultural history through the proudly displayed ‘Big Lizzie’, a 45 tonne machine that was once used to clear the Mallee scrub; The Red Cliffs Military Museum; the photographic displays in the Historical Society Courthouse and the Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway, an established family favourite. Red Cliffs also has a popular street market on the first Sunday of each month. Carringbush Glass GalleryNursery Ridge Estate Winery and Cappa Stone Wines are also worth a look and are perfect for souvenirs. 












Ouyen
Located 100 kms south of Mildura, Ouyen is a dry-land farming town in the heart of the Mallee, surrounded by a beautiful array of national parks including Wyperfeld, Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray-Sunset National Parks. Visitors can also see the largest Mallee stump in Australia, which is located beside the Calder Highway in the heart of town.

Murrayville
Located on the Mallee Highway, 220 kms south-west of Mildura is Murrayville a quaint rural town where the influx of four-wheel-drivers, naturalists and visitors makes this town of 550 busy. To the north of the town is the Murray-Sunset National Park and to the south, the Big Desert State Park. This part of the Mallee has so much to offer, including unique wildflowers (spring) and wildlife. A short drive along the Mallee Highway and you can visit Kow Plains Homestead in Cowangie.

Cullulleraine
Cullulleraine is part of the Millewa region, which is a large agricultural area that contains a profusion of seasonal wildflowers and a unique history indicative of farming communities throughout the Victorian Mallee. Lake Cullulleraine, bordered by the Murray- Sunset National Park, the Murray River, Mildura and the South Australian border, offers great boating, fishing and recreational activities.From Cullulleraine you can drive to Werrimull and stop at the pub for lunch or dinner, visit the Werrimull Catholic Church then drive on to Meringur which features historical reminders including the Millewa Pioneer Park.

For further details of the vast selection of all tourism operators, products, experiences and offerings available throughout the region contact our accredited Visitor Information Centres in Mildura or Wentworth.

How to
contact us

Mildura Visitor Information
and Booking Centre

Ph: +61 3 5018 8380 or
Freecall 1800 039 043 (within Australia)
E: tourism@mildura.vic.gov.au
www.mildura.vic.gov.au

Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Ph: +61 3 5027 5080
E:tourism@wentworth.nsw.gov.au
www.visitwentworth.com.au