Things to do in Mildura: Secrets by the Murray

Mildura is an exquisite getaway renowned for its beautiful riverside wineries, paddle boat heritage and outback sunsets. From Gin & Whiskey Bars to chocolate factories and Balinese-styled dining, we’ve listed the best things to do in Mildura.

Mildura Pier, Mildura
Mildura Pier, Mildura

Discover the art of Gin & Whiskey Swilling at Fossey’s Distillery

Family owned Fossey’s Distillery has set a new standard in regional flavours. Located in the historic Setts building, Fossey’s Distillery offers handcrafted gin, rum, vodka and whiskey, using local produce and family experience. One of the most popular places to visit in Mildura, unwind in the distilleries gin garden or gin and whisky bar. The distillery tour is also one of the most unmissable things to do in Mildura – Make sure to ask about some of their ‘secret shelf’ tastings!

Awaken the senses at Andy’s Kitchen

Bringing together a host of passionate local chefs, Andy’s Kitchen delivers mouth-watering Asian fusion cooking with expert flair. With an active wood fire, open kitchen, and distinctive Balinese style outdoor area, Andy’s Kitchen is not to be missed. The kitchen uses local seasonal produce to create dishes bursting with flavour, from chili and lemongrass calamari to creamy curries. Andy’s Kitchen has a playground set up in the outdoor area, making it the perfect kid-friendly restaurant in Mildura

Explore shifting sand dunes near Mildura

Perry Sandhills, Mildura
Rolling red sand at the Perry Sandhills, Mildura

Located a short 30 minute drive from the Mildura CBD, the Perry Sandhills will be a hit with the entire family. Over 40,000 years old, these ever-shifting sand dunes are never the same experience twice! Visit the Perry Sandhills to see giant dunes which constantly move and shift in the wind, creating new landscapes every morning. One of the most popular things to do in Mildura for kids, the dunes are enjoyable throughout the cool and warm weather. For a fun fact for the kids, let them know that skeletons of mega-fauna kangaroos, lions and emus have been found here!

Settle in for an intimate session at The Sip

The Sip Cocktail Bar is an ambient after-hours cocktail bar with a well curated menu of seasonally inspired beverages. Located near the banks of the Murray River, the Sip is a must-visit destination year around. Sip a mulled wine in the cooler months or sample a local craft beer when it’s warm. The kitchen offers a seasonal and vegetarian friendly menu, ranging from spicy sriracha wings to vegetarian dumplings and salt and pepper tofu tacos.

Savour gourmet chocolate from the Mildura Chocolate Company

The Mildura Chocolate Company, located in the heart of Mildura’s CBD, is a local favourite that has been operating since 2009. Using local and imported ingredients, the company is known for it’s social work in the community – As well as pairing Murray River Salt with gourmet chocolate!

Explore hidden heritage on a fascinating historic trail

Discover some of Mildura’s hidden history on a self-guided riverside and heritage walk. You can start by following The Chaffey Trail, which begins at the historic Mildura Station Homestead, past the old weir and port and into town. Explore the grand Californian-styled Rio Vista House and Langtree Hall along the way, where you’ll discover fascinating local memorabilia.   

Discover some of The Murray River’s hidden delights

Mildura Paddle Steamer excursions from the Mildura wharf take passengers through the historic Murray and onto some riverside wineries. Jump on a Paddle Steamer and stop off at Trentham Estate Vineyard to enjoy the vineyards cellar doors. 

Food and drink at Trentham Estate Winery, Mildura
Food and drink at Trentham Estate Winery, Mildura

How do I get to Mildura?

Mildura is a half day drive from Melbourne, four hour drive from Adelaide, and a scenic road trip from Sydney. Mildura also has a local airport connecting to major cities, with car hire available.

Where to stay

Quality Hotel, Mildura Grand
Quality Hotel, Mildura Grand

The Quality Hotel Mildura Grand offers stylish accommodation in a historic building, opposite the beautiful Murray River. The Comfort Inn Deakin Palms is only five minutes from Mildura Airport, with free airport transfers available for hotel guests. Econo Lodge Mildura features a large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by beautiful palm trees. The property also features barbeque facilities and dining tables. 
Book your next stay with Choice Hotels.

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