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Murray River, History, Heritage and Wildlife Tour - Meringur and Neds Corner

cnr 10thst and Deakin Av, Mildura, Victoria, 3500

Pick up and return from accommodation in Mildura. Journey west of Mildura into the Millewa-Mallee region. Travel back in time learning about the changing landscapes, indigenous history, and early farming settlement. Enjoy home cooked morning tea while strolling through treasures of the past at the Millewa pioneer settlement at the small township of Meringur.

Return to Mildura via the Murray River and the vastness of semi-arid landscapes. Visit the old Ned’s Corner station – once the largest working station in Victoria, now the largest privately run conservation property in the state.

Learn about the Murray River, its floodplain and flora and fauna. Understand how the lock Chambers and their regulators, fish ladders and other infrastructure help manage our waterways. Meander through shady red gum and black box forests scattered along the magnificent Murray river.

Enjoy lunch under massive ancient red gums on the banks of the Australia’s longest river.

Experience areas of Aboriginal significance as we pass through landscapes dotted with scar trees, shell middens and old campsites. Observe kangaroos, emus and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

The tour can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult $180.00
Child

Children under 16 half price

$90.00

Inclusions

Price includes, bottled water, morning tea and lunch on river bank and or lake side settings and a good time!!

Tour highlights:
  • Heritage in a quiet place
    The diversity of history is a stand out on this tour. From ancient indigenous heritage to early pioneer settlers. If you want to learn about early history of a mallee farming community then this is a must. Visiting the pioneer settlement in it's rustic authentic setting provides access to some of the best heritage you would hope to find of days gone by - photos, stories and any number of old pieces of equipment.
  • Largest Freehold property in Victoria and mananged for conservation
    Neds Corner Station nestled on the banks of the Murray River and resting between Mulcra & Lindsay Islands of Murray Sunset National Park
  • Lock 9 and the Lock 9 steam pump station.
    Take in Lock 9 to see how the Murray River is regulated over the past 100 years, then just upstream a touch you can take in the heritage of the area with a steam pumping station established in 1921 and fully operational

Walk through a landscape that echoes with the sounds of footsteps long since gone, where the horizon is endless and the sky vast in its daytime blue and starry night. Create memories that link you to an ancient place, renowned for its extraordinary indigenous culture.

Discover our region’s rich history and explore a land of contrast, where wetlands meet dunes and semi-arid plains, linked by Australia’s longest river, the Murray. The bush comes alive with your every step: see emus racing, kangaroos bounding and hear the call of birds from the trees overhead. Dine next to an open fire on a sandbank by the river, beside a remote pink salt lake or experience the “food-bowl” of Australia at a local winery or brewery.

Join us and experience the outback without leaving Victoria. Based in Mildura, a six hour drive from Melbourne, or a one hour flight.
Delivering year-round access to these unique locations, we offer small personalised tours. Murray Offroad Adventures is the only tour operator offering 4wd bus tours in this north west region of Victoria. Travel in comfort and safety with an incredibly knowledgeable local guide.

This wild, beautiful country is only fully appreciated with guides who know its secrets.

Membership:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
cnr 10thst and Deakin Av, Mildura, Victoria, 3500

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