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Great drives – Mighty Murray River country in Mildura


AFTER leaving the quaint little village of Rainbow we head north to the stunning Sunraysia region on the banks of the mighty Murray River to Mildura. It’s a different route than normal, as most will head to Victoria’s capital city first to collect their Melbourne Campervan Rental

Mildura is a happening place and I personally believe it’s really understated. There is so much to do and it’s all really close: winery tours and wine tasting, citrus farm visits, Murray River cruises, great restaurants or even the magnificent Perry Sand Hills. Everything is close by and easily accessible.

We stayed at the All Seasons Holiday Park, which is straight across the road from a good shopping centre, so if campervanners have no need to worry about transport with the bus stop right at your door. The two main highlights of Mildura would have to be the houseboat we had for three days – it was out of this world and opens up an entirely different perspective and type of holiday.

The Perry Sand Hills are just 30 minutes out of town and it really seems like they shouldn’t be there. The landscape leading up to them is totally different to what you would expect and they look really out of place. If you love photography, then the Perry Sand Hills are definitely for you. Go late afternoon and wait until sunset for some awesome photo opportunities. Why they are there, or how they came to be, is anyone’s guess but they are definitely worth checking out.

At night, we recommend an evening at the Enjoy Wine Restaurant, a place where they only use locally grown produce for their entire menu … including the wine. To kill two birds with one stone, you can do wine tasting all the while you are enjoying a beautiful meal. The only downside for us? A massive dust storm that rolled into town as we started our drive to Renmark. It was worse than fog!

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