15 Best Things To Do In Mildura, Australia

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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. Mildura Water Play Park

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

From this Saturday you can cool off and enjoy the Water Play Park for longer. Instead of opening from 10am to 5pm, the park will now operate an extra four hours per day, closing at 9pm.

Posted by Mildura Rural City Council on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Extending parallel to Hugh King Drive, on the southern banks of Murray River, Mildura Water Play Park is the ideal spot to take your kids if you need to find some respite from the merciless Australian sun. The park is completely free and features many water fountains, an artificial shallow stream, a playground area, showers, toilets, and picnic tables. Since the facility is unsupervised, don’t lose sight of your little ones.

Mildura Water Play Park

Address: Hugh King Dr, Mildura VIC 3500, Australia

Website: Mildura Water Play Park

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

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2. RAAF Memorial and Museum

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Celebrating the heroic deeds of the Australian pilots during World War II, RAAF Memorial and Museum is housed in the original headquarters of the Number 2 Operational Training Unit or 2OTU. The aerial warfare training platform prepared over 1000 pilots - men and women - who then went on to serve during the Second World War. The museum not only serves as a memorial of those who lost their lives during training or battle but also hosts a vast collection of pictures and objects that help retain the collective memory of Australian history for future generations.

RAAF Memorial and Museum

Address: 31 Alan Mathews Dr, Mildura VIC 3500, Australia

Website: RAAF Memorial and Museum

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3. Stefano’s Restaurant

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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.

Stefano’s Restaurant

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

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4. Brass Monkey

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Posted by Brass Monkey Restaurant + Bar on Monday, 22 August 2016

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.

Brass Monkey

Address: 149 Eighth Street, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia

Opening Hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm

Contact: +61 350214769

Website: Brass Monkey

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5. Black Stump

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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.

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

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6. Old Psyche Bend Pump Station

Mildura. The Psyche Pump House taking water from the Murray River for irrigation.
Source: Photo by user denisbin used under CC BY-ND 2.0

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

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7. Rio Vista Mildura Arts Center

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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

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8. 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

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9. Mildura Brewery

Posted by Mildura Brewery on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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.

Mildura Brewery

Address: 20 Langtree Ave, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia

Opening Hours: Open Daily: 10am - 1am

Contact: +61 350222988

Website: Mildura Brewery

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10. Sandbar

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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

Website: Sandbar

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11. Chateau Mildura

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Chateau Mildura Winery on Sunday, May 7, 2017

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.

Chateau Mildura

Address: 191 Belar Ave, Irymple, VIC 3498, Australia

Opening Hours: Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Contact: +61 350245901

Facebook: Chateau Mildura

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12. Paddleboat Tours

Swan Hill. The Gem paddle steamer with reflections in a dock near the River Murray.
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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.

Paddleboats Mildura

Address: Hugh King Dr, Mildura, VIC 3500, Australia

Opening Hours: Open Daily 8am - 12am

Contact: +61 350232200

Website: Paddleboats Mildura

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13. Murraytrek 4WD Adventures

Posted by Murraytrek Tours on Friday, 18 September 2015

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

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14. Hot air ballooning in Mildura

Balloons Over Mildura is underway this morning. The pilots are expected to fly over the township this morning under...

Posted by ABC Mildura Swan Hill on Sunday, 6 July 2014

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

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15. Cider Tree Mildura

Editor’s Note: This establishment is permanently closed [UPDATED 2021]

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

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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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