What to See & Do In Mildura

November

Ted Hurley Memorial Classic

2nd to 3rd November

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This annual race takes place in two rivers starting in the Darling River at Wentworth passing though the Murray Darling Junction and up the Murray River to Mildura with Apex Park being the turnaround point.

Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

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November 6 to 9 The show aims to provide an alternative to the mainstream wine shows, a dedicated forum for alternative or emerging wine varieties and to encourage alternative, more cutting edge judging procedures.

Mozart The King – Melbourne Chamber Orchestra 
22 November

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Majestic, elegant and expansive, the Piano Concerto No 22 delights with its subtle beauty and Mozart’s ever-present gift for melody. To perform it with MCO, one of Australia’s best loved and most charismatic pianists, Stefan Cassomenos. 

Mildura Beerfest
30 November

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The first-ever Mildura Beerfest is shaping up to be absolutely epic! Guests can enjoy the brews, ciders, wines, food, the smooth sounds of hand-picked live performances while they relax on the lush green lawns, soaking up the beautiful summer sun Mildura has to offer. This event is sure to become a great Mildura tradition, bringing together beer lovers from far and wide.

Malibu & Axis Boats Wakeboard State of Origin – SA vs Vic

Watch South Australia and Victoria go head-to-head in this epic clash of the states. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, come on down to the Mildura Riverfront for a day of fun, entertainment and marvel at the amazing talent displayed by competitors of all ages. Enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and hospitality available from Mildura’s wonderful local riverfront businesses.

December

Mildura Fringe Summer Thrills Laneway Festival
7 December

A summer laneway music festival. Long summer days call for long summer nights and Summer Thrills has you covered. This year, we return to Tschirpig Lane in support and celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community. Expect an all inclusive music, art, creative chaos + good vibes festival. Anybody who enjoys a good boogie, spontaneous art experiences, and excellent summer times should attend.

Fossey’s Fabulous Summer Festivale
14 December 

Celebrate the end of the year with music from Jauntybelle Trio, Dolly Diamond, River King Rising and The Drowning Sorrows. Entertainment by Dubrazil Entertainment and Jessi and Co Aerial Performers. Dinner included with awesome food – Seoul Chicken & Slaw, Paella with Robbo, Cheffries Eats & Meats Burgers.

Willowfest Australian Cricket Championships
27 – 30 December

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Cricket teams from all over Australia and around the world come to the vibrant holiday mecca of Mildura and Wentworth to enjoy the summer weather, play cricket on first class facilities and vie for the largest prize money purse offered for a Carnival of this type in Australia.

Mildura New Year’s Eve Celebrations
31 December 

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From live music acts and performances for children through to two spectacular fireworks displays, the New Year’s Eve celebrations offer something for all ages to help bring in the New Year. Based at Nowingi Place, the free event kicks off at 7pm with a packed program of entertainment.

January

2020 Tennis Victoria Inter-regional Country Championships
3 – 5 January

The Tennis Victoria Inter-regional Country Championships are an annual teams and individual tournament played in early January over three days at a regional venue in Victoria. Approximately 250 players from the 11 Victorian country regions compete at the three-day event that gives players a unique opportunity to play against some of the best country players from all over Victoria.

Mildura Summer Music Festival

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The Festival is one of Australia’s leading regional arts festivals. The festival offers a rich and vibrant program of visual and performing arts, workshops, theatre, Big Screen outdoor cinema, music, exhibitions and comedy.

2020 Mildura MS 24 Hour Mega Swim
18 – 19 January

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The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours and compete for laps swum and money raised, in support for people living with multiple sclerosis. It is one of Australia’s most popular and fastest-growing fundraising events, bringing communities together.

Australia Day Celebrations
Enjoy the community spirit at one of the many Australia Day celebrations across the Mildura region. Celebrate our national day with a barbeque breakfast, a glass of fresh orange juice and the company of fellow Aussies, sharing in the spirit of the day.

February/March


Mildura Grand Tennis International
Mildura Grand Tennis International features Australia’s prominent and emerging tennis tadlent; a tournament not to be missed

April


Mildura Easter Power Sports

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Easter Power Sports comprises of four sporting clubs who run major sporting competitions over the long weekend. These clubs include: Mildura Ski ClubSunraysia Drag Racing AssociationTimmis Speedway and Mildura Motorcycle Club. The Easter Power Sports Show & Shine and the Mildura 100 Ski Race attract thousands every year.  

Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival 

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Victoria’s most popular racing carnival and no doubt one of the best harness racing carnivals in Australia, this event is recognised nationwide.

Cullulleraine Music Festival

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Set alongside the beautiful Lake Cullulleraine, this festival aims to bring tourists and residents from the broader municipality together to showcase the Millewa region and its great rural lifestyle. The event is held over a weekend and involves music, sport, children’s activities, displays, demonstrations, food along with art, environment and musical workshops.

May

Mildura Field Days

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Where agriculture and community unite – the Mildura Field Days is an opportunity to promote all of our regions agricultural industries, and assists our farmers through exposure to new information, technology, advances, improved farming systems, and a national stage where excellence can be awarded.

June

Mildura Eisteddfod 

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For three and a half decades, the Mildura Eisteddfod has provided a chance to showcase and celebrate our region’s most talented singers, musicians, dancers and performers. Of course, the event now attracts accomplished and new and exciting performers from across Victoria, as well as interstate.

Sunraysia Multicultural Festival

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The main objective of the festival is to showcase the cultural and ethnic diversity of our region, through a vibrant event which encouraged the participation and engagement of the whole community.

July

Mildura Writers Festival 

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The Mildura Writers’ Festival brings together some of Australia’s best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion forums.

Hattah Desert Race

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The largest national junior and senior motorbike desert race in Australia, arguably tougher than the Finke Desert Race. Hattah has the reputation as being the most challenging off road race in the country.

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup

Mildura’s horse racing cup carnival includes marquees, fashions on the field and kids entertainment.

Sunraysia Gang Show

Sunraysia Gang Show is the largest and longest running youth theatre production in the Sunraysia Region, the very north-west tip of Victoria, Australia.

August

Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph

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Bakers from around the country will converge on Mildura to find out who bakes the ultimate vanilla slice. With live entertainment, kids activities, cooking demonstrations and a Vanilla Slice Market Hall for you to buy and try!

Wentworth Show 

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The Wentworth Show is one of the nation’s few remaining authentic country shows and as such, the organisers pride themselves on an event that manages to retain its rustic, rural flavour while catering to an increasingly wide variety of tastes.

September

Mildura Country Music Festival

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Mildura Country Music Festival rates a mention alongside Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Gympie Music Muster as one of the big three. The major point of difference being that the Mildura Country Music Festival is Australia’s biggest showcase of Independent entertainers.  (Sept-Oct)

Pooncarie Cup

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Enjoy a great day out at an outback race meet. Hot and cold food available, as well as bar facilities. Jumping Castle and pony rides for the children. A great social day out for families. In the evening, enjoy live entertainment on stage outside the Pooncarie Hotel.

October

Merbein Rodeo

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Come and see the action with the horses, the bulls, the cowboys and cowgirls and the funny clown in the ring. Enjoy some of Australia’s top riders and enjoy all the entertainment that is on offer.

Patchewollock Music Festival
One of the very few free festivals on the calendar, audiences can expect a fun-filled program of music, dance, comedy, yarn-spinning, bush tucker and, just to be different, sheep racing.

Goanna Run
The annual “Goanna Run” is held in late October, one of the best times to visit Mildura. The Goanna Run attracts Hot Rodders and their cars from all over Australia and even as far as New Zealand and the USA.

Mildura Show

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Held over three days the local community show includes something for everyone. Pat baby animals, be delighted with the horses in jump, dressage and novelty events, local talent in the ever popular exhibitions, feast on all your gourmet and fast food favourites and get into the hurly burly of the show rides.

Official Visitor Guide

Click on link below to see all the attractions

https://www.visitmildura.com.au/VisitorsGuide/index.html#milduravisitorsguide_web/page/1

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November Dates Below:

https://www.visitmildura.com.au/VisitMildura/media/PDFDocuments/Whats%20On%20in%20Mildura/What-s-On-Mildura-November-2019.pdf

Or check out the Visit Mildura website below for more:

https://www.visitmildura.com.au/attractions/Along-the-Murray-River.aspx

Markets Coming Up

Do your shopping outdoors at a colourful community market. Stock up on fresh locally-grown produce and gourmet foods, meet the producer and enjoy the social occasion of one of the regular markets held in and around Mildura.

Sunraysia Farmers’ Market

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The Sunraysia Farmers Market provides the platform that links good food direct from the regions genuine producers with community. Indulge the senses, taste, wander and unwind as you discover a range of superb fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs; freshly brewed coffee, wine, olive oil, preserves and condiments; eggs, honey, grains and nuts; freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes plus meat and smallgoods and so much more.

Take the time to enjoy breakfast made from the market’s produce under the giant river gums beside the Murray River. There’s plenty of parking, pathways and flat ground and with the playgrounds nearby, it’s perfect for families.

Open 8am-12pm, first and third Saturday of each month.
Jaycee Park, Cureton Avenue, Mildura

Red Cliffs Country Market
Held on the first Sunday of every month from 9am – 1pm on the footpaths of Ilex Street and Indi Avenue in Red Cliffs and offers a fantastic carnival experience to all visitors. Many of the local businesses are open as well as over 100 market stalls to browse through. There is local entertainment (varies each month) and kids activities and entertainment. The markets spill into the luscious and shady Barclay Square; a great place to rest for any weary shopper.


Australian Inland Botanic Gardens

Big Brekkie & Market
Held on the 4th Saturday of the Month : 8.30am – 12noon What better way to start your week-end than relaxing with a delicious cooked gourmet Brekkie in the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens.  Come and taste the wonderful food and enjoy

Mildura City Market

Pick up homemade jams and pickles, craft, clothing and produce at the market in the city centre. Open 8am-1pm on the second and fourth Sunday of each month and for special events.

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Merbein Street Market
Every 3rd Sunday of the month with over 100 stalls. Open 8am-1pm at Commercial Street and Elders Forecourt, Merbein.

What’s on Mildura

November ‘What’s On’ newsletter
(produced by Mildura Information & Booking Centre)

Mildura Visitor Information & Booking Centre
Ph: +61 3 5018 8380 or
Freecall 1800 039 043 (within Australia)
E: tourism@mildura.vic.gov.au
A: 180-190 Deakin Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500

Opening hours:
9:00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm weekends & public holidays
Closed Christmas Day

What’s on Wentworth

November ‘What’s On’ newsletter
(produced by Wentworth Visitor Information Centre)

Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Ph: +61 3 5027 5080
E: tourism@wentworth.nsw.gov.au
A: 66 Darling Street, Wentworth NSW 2648

Opening hours:
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
9:00am – 1:00pm weekends & public holidays

Restaurants / Dining

‘ A return to the old, GOOD times has seen the Black Stump come back to being a venue absolutely worth going to. Great food, and high quality food sees me there every Thursday and Saturday nights for karaoke’
Thai-Riffic ‘I love my Thai. I really love my Thai. This place was so impressive. Not just the food but the staff were so efficient and respectful. The menu had some favourites as well as some items I had not seen before. We tried them and they were great. Clever chef fusing Thai with Aussie lamb.’
‘ We make regularly visits here nearly every weekend for breakfast/lunch because the service is always friendly and the food is always top notch. There’s only a few places that do perfect poached eggs and Stefano’s Cafe/27 Deakin is definitely one of them.’
The Spanish Grill ‘Briefly passing through Mildura and needed a quick steak, but had read about their kangaroo. Glad I did because it was beautifully prepared, charred on the outside and juicy pink on the inside. Charred greens complimented it well. ‘
Sawasdee Thai Orchid ‘Been here several times already. Food is authentic and affordable. Staff are friendly and service is fast. I highly recommend tom yum, pork and chicken skewers, pad thai, and mango sticky rice.’
The Province – ‘ A seriously good Italian restaurant. Prompt, friendly service. A good wine list, we had a quite lovely modern chianti. Entrees of grilled sardines and kingfish carpaccio both nicely done with excellent produce. ‘
‘We’ve been to Andy’s Kitchen quite a few times now since moving to Mildura and we absolutely love it. We’ve been for the buffet nights which are incredibly well organised and delicious and we’ve been just for a normal dinner date night which never disappoints. No matter what we choose from the menu we know we won’t be unsatisfied, the portions are great and flavours incredible. ‘
Fasta Pasta – ‘Italian Lunch on a cool day
Visiting our Southern state after a wonderful Paddlesteamer Trip, we found a lovely Italian restaurant for a late lunch. Clean , comfy the aromas from the kitchen were enough to make you want to eat. Prices were reasonable and the dishes were substantial. Excellent food. ‘
Stefano’s Restaurant ‘How could we pass Mildura without having a meal at Stefano’s, so great have been our many experiences there. One is served five courses, one of which is dessert, and warm, crusty bread as well. The outstanding dish was the parmesan sformato, light and flavoursome. Service was wonderful, and matching wines fantastic.’
The Wirraway Bistro is part of the Mildura RSL Club, open seven days lunch and dinner, freshly made specials every day.
Mildura Brewery ‘I loved the food here. I had the steak sandwich for lunch and was amazing so went back for dinner and had a Parma. Loved it. Hubby loved both the calamari and prawn and bacon skewers. ‘
Zambrero -‘ i really like this restaurant. Each burrito is made fresh exactly the way you ask. As a huge fan of Mexican food in general and find this food to be better than most. I also love their mission that for each meal purchased, one is provided for someone who does not have means.’
Pizza Cafe Delicious food. Friendly staff. Nailed it. Very happy 😆🤜🏻🤛🏻. The fettuccine mushroom and duck was sensational. Great Italian style pizza.. I felt like I was back in Europe. Will definitely be back.
Curry and Tandoor ‘Very good service, staff friendly and welcoming. Food was great too. Excellent choice of curries that tasted delicious, generous sizes. Not fine dining, but really enjoyable. Would recommend ‘
The Corporate Moose ‘Great venue for burgers and American style food. Often has live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Check it out whether you are visiting or a local! ‘
‘Went to Bullfish with friends and we all loved our meals. The seafood was so fresh and prepared beautifully. Highly recommend the seafood entrees which are also presented really nice. A nice atmosphere and perfect place for a romantic dinner.’
Clove Organic Cafe ‘The sort of environment that takes you back to a previous time, like catching up with family in familiar surrounds. Diversity of foods is amazing, The layout reminds you of a time in our retro past of the 50’s up, the staff are warm and welcoming and the Menu will take your pallet to new places. The aromas permeating from the kitchen and the produce shelves leave you with a smile. Memorable.’
Cafe 1909 ‘Calm and relaxing with beautiful views across the Murray this cafe is a gem. The menu and rinks lists are more than adequate and the service staff know their stuff (or are prepared to find out). Lunch for two included the pasta of the day special which was delicious with chorizo, olives pepperoni etc with the pasta cooked to perfection.Barramundi (GF) was declared wonderful and the wines were lovely.’
Bistro 121 – Mildura Working Man’s Club ‘We went for dinner there on our last night in Mildura. Wished we had of gone every night. Food amazing with a help yourself salad bar with loads of choices. Also has 1/2 Serv food choices. Kids games room & playground. Definitely must try if in the region.’
The Bistro ‘We were very lucky to get a table after a no show from a previous booking. The charcuterie plate was plentiful, and combined with a squid plate, made for a lovely entree.
For mains,we enjoyed the steak, pork belly and the best barramundi dish I’ve ever had.
Service was fantastic and prompt, thoroughly recommended.’
Kkings Palace Chinese Restaurant ‘This place is fantastic in that classic 1980’s groove – sorry folks -if you want some amazing modern twist on Chinese cuisine then this place is a miss. We were a walk in at about 7.45pm and the restaurant was still about half full. We jumped straight into the menu – chicken and corn soup, spring rolls, san choi bow – all on the money. Then lemon chicken ( in chunks), Mongolian beef ( just about spicy enough but should have asked to amp it up), crispy pork and vegetables, Singapore noodles and special fried rice. It all arrived at the same time, hot, tasty, generous servings. Amazingly and a bit embarrassingly we actually finished the lot. No room for banana fritter and ice cream ( unfortunately). This place is a keeper – yup – will be back. ‘
The tucker is always good at Hogs Breath . The steak was one of the v]=best that I have had in a very long time. The service though was outstanding. Three very young but very capable and clearly well trained staff made our visit even more enjoyable.
we’ll be back!!
BEST WESTERN Chaffey Bar & Grill ‘Wow that was a fantastic meal all 3 courses, both of us very impressed, if you come to Mildura really worth a visit, the 3 girls serving us where helpful very polite couldn’t do enough for us, excellent Margret River Sav Blanc to go with ‘
Trentham Estate ‘Great arvo listening to some quality live music on the Lovely lawns had some amazing share platters to nibble on and a coupe of bottles of delish Prosecco amazing friendly staff best way to spend a Sunday afternoon on the banks of the Murray river’

Good Coffee

GLOW ‘ Not too many people around at 8am on a Saturday morning but this cafe is ready to serve and with a short turn around for us as we are on a deadline. Good coffee, reasonably priced, delicious, breakfast rolls packed with goodness and a one off poached egg with brown bread toast for me. Nothing too fancy or too much trouble here. ‘
It seems a lot of places in Mildura stop food services at 2pm, so finding Ziggy’s Cafe open until later was a bonus. All day breakfast, light snacks and lunch service were on offer, food was fresh and tasty and came very promptly, delivered by a sweet waitress with a friendly smile. We enjoyed berry pancakes and french toast from the breakfast menu and a huge iced coffee !
Mocha Mecca ‘We stopped for a quick coffee and snack, early afternoon on Saturday. The place was jumping; but the service was quick, the coffee great and the snack tasty and well presented.
The premises inside and out were very clean and well maintained and the service very pleasant.
An enjoyable stop in our busy day.’

Desserts

‘Do yourself a favour and stop over 48 Flavours ice cream we travel around Australia and every time we stop in Mildura we make sure we pay 48 flavours a visit , I tell you it’s the best ice cream we have eaten around the country ‘
‘After a wonderful dinner with friends in Mildura we took a walk to ‘where it was all happening’ in the cbd and found ourselves at Royal Copenhagen Mildura. Ice cream anyone? Why not? We’ll walk it off on our way back to the accommodation haha. The place was ultra busy and we waited our turn to order our sweet treat. Staff were helpful (finding the ‘Rum and Raisin’ for from out the back, the favourite of three of our group) and efficient. We sat outside on the raised tables and stools but there are tables inside for coffee and ice cream. The ice cream was delicious: I had Maple Macadamia in a container, yum! Lots of variety and obviously a favourite place for visitors and locals alike. ‘

Restaurants / Dining

Local Dining

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