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Mildura - Cities, Towns and Localities


"Sunraysia"

Mildura is the capital of the Mildura Murray Outback Region, an extraordinary mix of agricultural abundance and stunning vast spaces. It's climate, often described as Mediterranean, is perfect for all pastimes. This vibrant and growing city draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to its resort like facilities, golf courses, water activities, festivals, and many other attractions all year round.

The original inhabitants of the area were thought to be the Keramin tribe. The first European to travel through the area was in 1830 when Charles Sturt travelled the length of the Murray River. Around 1847 the first white settlers began to carve up the rich pasture lands. It was also at this time that the first grape vines went in on a property called ‘Yerre Yerre’. This property located where Mildura now stands was renamed to Mildura in 1858. Mildura meaning ‘Red Earth’ in the Keramin tribes language.

William and George Chaffey hailing from California migrated to Australia in the 1880's, they bought large tracts of land in Mildura and Renmark and with the help of the Alfred Deakin government proceeded with a plan to irrigate vast areas of this rich Mallee country to provide an economic base for settlers to come into the region.

Shiralee Paddleboat

During its early years the region prospered and then stumbled due to the depression, rabbit plagues, droughts, insolvencies and other problems. Overall the town prospered and has become famous for its luscious fruits and the slogan ‘Sun Raised’. The town became a city in 1934, also famous for its many wide boulevard's originally designed to accommodate trams, and the wonderful variety of Australian native trees planted in neat rows along these boulevards. In fact Mildura has the longest avenue in Australia Deakin Avenue at 12.1 km in length.

National Parks abound in the area with Mungo NP being the most famous preserving a rich aboriginal heritage dating back some 50,000 years. Other parks include the Mallee Cliffs, Murray Sunset, Hattah-Kulkyne and Wyperfeld. Overall a fascinatingly rich and diverse region of Australia.

Check out our range of Mildura accommodation and Murray River accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Mildura Visitor Information and Booking Centre
180-190 Deakin Avenue
Free call: 1800 039 043
Ph: 03 5018 8380
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Mildura Distance

Distance to Mildura
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Mildura:
  Km
• Balranald, NSW 162
• Cabarita 9
• Deniliquin 412
• Echuca 376
  Km
• Hay, NSW 294
• Kerang 281
• Renmark, SA 141
• Swan Hill 222
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Mildura Maps
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Mildura Tours

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Australian Inland Botanical Gardens Tours
• Homestead to Botanic Gardens • Ph: 03 5022 0906 • Email
• Held on the first Sunday of every month, there is a tour of The Australian Inland Botanic Gardens. The tour departs from the Old Mildura Homestead at 11:30 am and includes commentary. A light lunch is available from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.
Mildura Ballooning • Cameron Balloon Flights
• MILDURA • Ph: 03 5024 6848 • Mobile: 0428 246 901 • Fax: 035024 6741 • Email
• Started as Cameron Balloon Flights we have been conducting Hot Air Balloon flights since 1988. Flights daily at dawn, weather conditions permitting and subject to passenger bookings. Mildura with it's vineyards, orchards, lakes and rivers, combined with stable weather patterns, makes it an excellent location to enjoy the oldest form of free flight.
 
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