Ever just had a short time at a place and for the life of you, do not know what to do or where to visit that will be worth your while? Or another scenario, ever had a lot of time on your hands when visiting a place but don’t quite know what to do with your time? Well, if you ever find yourself in Mildura, there are a lot of things you can do, whether you have a short stay there or if you find yourself with time to kill. Below are the best things to do in Mildura, Australia.
1. Stefano’s Restaurant
With quite a historical background, Stefano’s Restaurant was setup in 1991 at the original cellars of Mildura’s Grand Hotel and with a very humble start. Today, this restaurant has three rooms namely The Cool Room, The Venetian Room and The Corridor, which all have different ambiences to them. Make your booking for an experience of the palate, as you enjoy topnotch hospitality, good food and even better wine.
Address: Grand Hotel, 20 Langtree Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Contact: +61 350220881
Website: Stefano’s Restaurant
2. Brass Monkey
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This restaurant has quite the lively eating experience for its patrons. They have combined many different food cultures to come up with an unrivaled menu that sources its foods from the local markets. With food ideas from Australia, America, Asia, Middle East and Korean barbeque styles, it is no wonder they are always full.
Address: 32 Carter Ln, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Contact: +61 350214769
Website: Brass Monkey
3. Black Stump
Set up in The Settlers Club, this restaurant has a bar, function room, beer garden that is fully air-conditioned and a bistro and they all have different menus to suit the space. The beer garden serves up burgers. It also hosts events and has both live music and a host of DJs and performers entertain there too. The Bistro’s menu is made of food made from local produce and has a wine list that comprises of local and international wines. For some good food and entertainment, visit The Black Stump.
Address: 110/114 Eighth St, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Contact: +61 350230474
Website: Black Stump
4. Old Psyche Bend Pump Station
This site has a lot of history tied to it, as it is the station William Chaffey, who founded Mildura, put up a system that was going to supply Mildura with drainage and irrigation. At this site, you can have a look at the old centrifugal pumps and also check out his triple-expansion steam engine pump, which has now been replaced with a more modern electric pump.
Old Psyche Bend Station
Address: Kings Billabong, Mildura, Australia
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm and Sunday 10.30am - 12.30pm
Contact: +61 350245637
Website: Old Psyche Bend Station
5. Rio Vista Mildura Arts Center
Formerly occupied by the Chaffey family, it was bought and converted into an arts gallery which saved it from getting demolished. Quite recently, Rio Vista Arts Center has put its efforts into learning more about the history of the Chaffey family and restoring the grandeur that was Rio Vista Historic House. It is about time, as it is a historical place visited by students, tourists and locals.
Rio Vista Mildura Arts Center
Address: 199 Cureton Ave, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: Open Daily: 10am - 5pm
Contact: +61 350188330
Website: Rio Vista Mildura Arts Center
6. Old Mildura Homestead
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This homestead is in close proximity to Mildura Arts Center and Rio Vista and it was the first residence of William B Chaffey. It can be spotted with a few other log buildings that have historic importance in Mildura. Visitors are afforded space for picnics and barbecues.
Old Mildura Homestead
Address: 278A Cureton Ave, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: Open Daily: 10am - 5pm
Contact: +61 350188330
Website: Old Mildura Homestead
7. Mildura Brewery
Owned by world-class restaurateurs in Mildura who also run Stefano’s Restaurant, Stefano De Pieri and his wife Donata Carrazza, Mildura Brewery has six natural beers to its name on a permanent basis and also brews seasonal beers.
Address: 20 Langtree Ave, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: Open Daily: 10am - 1am
Contact: +61 350222988
Website: Mildura Brewery
8. Cider Tree Mildura
This establishment has quite the following in the Sunraysia area as its menu includes foods made from the local produce and its taps are ever flowing with 18 different beers and ciders, ready to quench your thirst.
Cider Tree Mildura
Address: 46 Deakin Ave, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed. Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm – 11pm. Friday: 11am – 2am. Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Contact: +61 350235005
Website: Cider Tree Mildura
Famously known for its live music scene in Mildura and its very big beer garden, Sandbar has to be a stop for anyone visiting the town. The building that houses Sandbar was built in the 1920s and was once a bank. Renovations were done in 2008 to have the emergence of what one sees now.
Address: 45 Langtree Ave, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday: 12pm – 11pm. Wednesday and Thursday: 12pm – 12am. Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 3am. Sunday: 12pm – 12am.
Contact: +61 350212181
10. Chateau Mildura
Chateau Mildura came to be in 1888 thanks to the Chaffey family planting wine grapes in 150 acres (60 hectares) of their land in Belar Avenue, Irymple. They watered the vineyard via irrigation. Come and learn a lot about the winemaking business and some amazing historical measures taken in producing the Chateau Mildura wines. While learning, taste the wines in their collection. They offer a variety of activities and tours on their grounds.
Address: 191 Belar Ave, Irymple, VIC 3498, Australia
Opening Hours: Open Daily: 10am - 4pm
Contact: +61 350245901
Facebook: Chateau Mildura
11. Paddleboat Tours
One cannot mention Mildura and not talk about paddle-boating. Mildura has a lot of historical paddle boats that offer dinners, river cruises and transportation to the many sites in the area. Below are some of the boats that have quite some history and that can give you a tour of a lifetime: P.V. Rothbury: this paddleboat was built in 1881 and do not let its age fool you, it is known to be one of the fastest boats. Book either lunch or dinner cruises for an amazing time on the river. If you want, you can also have winery cruises. P.S. Melbourne: as one of the few steam vessels, it was built in 1912 and restored in 1965 and carries people up and down Murray River, giving them a commentary on the different sites on the river. P.S. Ruby: recently had her 100th birthday by having a restoration done. P.V. Mundoo: this boat hosts functions and events and can carry about 180 people. It was modeled on the original Mundoo, which was built in 1875.
Address: Hugh King Dr, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia
Opening Hours: Open Daily 8am - 12am
Contact: +61 350232200
Website: Paddleboats Mildura
12. Murraytrek 4WD Adventures
For a fun 4WD experience, book a drive with Murraytrek, who endeavor to give you a 4WD of your life to Mungo National Park. The drive is a fully catered one and the tour willingly stops for pictures. There will be heritage chats and some history on Mungo National Park, which is listed as a heritage site.
Murraytrek 4WD Adventures
Opening Hours: Day Tours & Sunset Tours
Contact: +61 1800797530
Website: Murraytrek 4WD Adventures
13. Hot air ballooning in Mildura
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If you would like to experience Mildura in a one of a kind way, then book a hot air ballooning session, which will have you soaring high above the town enjoying the view of the town from above. For scenic, memorable and exciting hot air tours, you can make an appointment with Hot Air Balloon Flights, who will take you on an experience you will not be forgetting anytime soon. You can take sunrise or sunset rides, which will result in some very awesome photos that you will get to cherish and show your family for generations to come. Apart from the ballooning experience, the tours also offer breakfast, lunch and dinner which is inclusive in the cost.
Hot Air Ballooning Mildura
Website: Hot Air Ballooning Mildura
Experience life in Mildura
Live music, great treks for 4WD, great restaurants with the best food, hot air balloon and paddleboat rides; Mildura is in no short supply of great activities. Sail down the Murray River with great company and learn the history of Mildura and see some historic landmarks. There is a lot to experience in Mildura and it is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
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