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It happens to the best of us: You heard Mildura means red earth, so you promptly told everyone back home that you off to become a seasoned outback explorer. But as J.K. Rowling, prolific writer and wizard authority once said, “The best of us must sometimes eat our words.”
With the mighty Murray River flowing nearby and a local thoroughfare so full of eateries it’s nicknamed “Feast Street”, you won’t be going off the grid in Mildura. At least, not if you don’t want to. You can always rent a Mildura car hire and take off into the nearby hinterland and outback for a secluded adventure.
Begin your morning with a cuppa at one of the best Mildura hotels and then head straight for the northern boundary of the city. It’s here that the Murray River carves its way through the landscape, creating chances for you to swim, canoe and climb aboard a paddle-steamer cruise.
We’re not saying you have to break out your new one-piece swim suit, but we’re saying it’s all blue skies ahead and no one is stopping you.
And hey, why not take advantage of the nice weather? After a morning at the river, hop into your Mildura car rental and drive about 10km to the Chateau Mildura Winery. A perfectly aerated glass of red or white awaits.
When you rent a car in Mildura, the surrounding area beckons you to pay it a visit. Go 20km to the southeast, and you’ll find yourself on the edges of the Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve. The renowned conservation area is a bird-watcher fan favourite, but you don’t have to be an avid twitcher (yeah, we know birding lingo) to enjoy the reserve. It’s also a fine place to go kayaking or snap photos at the Kings Billabong Lookout.
Book Mildura holiday packages from Wotif today, and you’ll be floating down the river in no time!