Perched on the edge of the wild Australian outback, Mildura is an oasis on the Murray River boasting Mediterranean-style sunshine and a laid-back outdoor lifestyle. Hit the water on a paddleboat or sample the region's famous food and wine. Explore the vibrant local culture around the lands of the first peoples of Millewa-Mallee, being Latji Latji and Ngintait traditional owners, or venture out into the ancient landscapes of Mungo National Park.
Head down to Langtree Avenue, nicknamed 'Feast Street', one of Victoria's renowned dining strips. Sample a brew at the famous Mildura Brewery or fill up on Thai, Italian, Spanish or Modern Australian.
Visit the Chateau Mildura winery, taste varietals from across the region at the Sunraysia Cellar Door, or pop into nearby Trentham Estate for a relaxing lunch by the water.
Mildura is also the home of chef Stefano de Pieri, whose cookbooks and television programs made Mildura's culinary reputation. With a chef's hat from the Good Food Guide 2018, a visit to de the iconic Stefano's is a must.
Celebrate Mildura's rich cultural identity at the Mildura Arts Centre and kick up your heels at festivals throughout the year. The Mildura Country Music Festival offers the chance for music lovers to come together while the Mildura Writers Festival, the Mildura Summer Music Festival and Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival showcase creative talent from across the country.
See changing exhibitions at independent galleries across town, including Art Vault, Gallery 25 (at Stefano's) and the Wallflower Photomedia Gallery.
Take off on a nineteenth century paddle steamer cruise or captain your own houseboat, making the occasional stop on sandy river beaches to experience the bliss of river life.
The Mildura 100 is an exciting pro waterskiing event that draws thousands to the region each year. Watch the pros, and then try it yourself at one of the local outlets.
Hit the local walking trails to explore this unique part of the world. Witness the lush countryside stretch into the vast Australian outback and explore the sand hills of Mungo National Park, an ancient environment boasting some of Australia's most significant Indigenous sites. Watch the evening sky change colour over the Perry Sandhills or cut across to the Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray-Sunset national parks where striking sunsets await.