Positioned on the banks of the famous Murray River, the life-giving waters that flow through the town of Mildura are in themselves an attraction. It’s no surprise that watersports on the river are one of Mildura’s most popular attractions. Visitors love to spend their days swimming, canoeing and waterskiing the waters. Houseboats are also a popular way to stay in Mildura, with the historic paddle steamers that cruise up and down the river a favourite among visitors to the region.
However there’s much more to Mildura than just the river. In fact, the town is situated at the edge of the Australian outback and offers some breathtaking natural attractions. Boasting a Mediterranean climate, Mildura is renowned for its endless sunshine and is an oasis of lush green riverbanks and countryside that gives way to vast outback landscapes. The natural attractions of the Mungo National Park and Mallee are renowned as some of the more breathtaking and unique Mildura attractions. Home to some of the most important Indigenous sites in Australia, Mungo National Park also boasts an ancient environment of sand hills. The nearby Mallee also offers its own range of natural attractions such as rugged landscapes, an abundance of wildlife and the striking national parks of Murray-Sunset and Hattah-Kulkyne.
Surrounded by scenic citrus groves and vineyards, food and wine are also popular Mildura attractions. Renowned for its fabulous food and wine, Mildura offers fantastic fresh local produce and a number of respected wines. Putting all of this to good use is celebrity restaurateur, Stefano de Pieri who established a reputation for offering excellent food that showcases the quality and diversity of produce found in Mildura. Stefano’s Gondola on Murray is a popular attraction and thanks to his range of cookbooks, television program Stefano’s Cooking Paradiso and recent appearances on Masterchef, have helped to put Stefano’s career and the town of Mildura on the map.