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Gateway to the outback but bursting with fruity goodness, Mildura- Wentworth is a true oasis, with rows of orchards and vineyards, a fascinating heritage, lush golf courses and a blue-sky Mediterranean climate, where the mighty Murray and Darling rivers converge. MUST EXPERIENCE • Explore the city's arts precincts including the new Mildura Arts Centre, The Art Vault, Gallery 25, the Wallflower Gallery or Wentworth's Artback Australia Gallery & Café. • Dine in style along Mildura's 'Feast Street' or Deakin Avenue dining precincts. • Explore the Mildura wine region including award winning wineries such as Lindeman's, Zilzie, Trentham Estate, and Chateau Mildura, to name a few, or visit the Sunraysia Cellar Door, which stocks more than 250 regional wines. • Take the chance to captain your own Houseboat along the mighty Murray River with a range from budget to 5 Star luxury. • Cruise the Murray on a historic paddlesteamer or the Wentworth River cruise. Alternatively get more active and hire a pontoon boat, kayak, canoe or try your hand at Stand up paddle boarding on the Murray River. • A visit to Mildura is not complete without a visit to the World Heritage Listed Mungo National Park, where evidence of human habitation dates back some 40,000 years. • Mildura is surrounded by amazingly contrasting National Parks to explore. Enjoy the wildlife at Kings Billabong or Hattah National Park, take in the spectacular sunset over the salt pans in Murray Sunset National Park or sandboard on the red dunes at Perry Sandhills. • Delve into the fascinating history of Mildura along the Chaffey trail, including a visit to the superb Historic Rio Vista House and the Old Mildura Homestead. Most of the towns in the Murray region can boast river frontage, but not many can claim the riches of lakes and wetlands found in Gannawarra Shire. Encompassing Murray Valley Hwy towns Kerang and Cohuna, the twin river towns of Koondrook-Barham, a mini patchwork of lakes and the superb red gum forests of Gunbower Island National Park, this is riverine nature at its best. MUST EXPERIENCE • Find a beach campsite at beautiful Gunbower Island. • Canoe around submerged trees on sublime Safe's Lagoon. • Explore the newly opened Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk on Gunbower Island. • Play a round of golf at the home of beloved Aussie pro Stuart Appleby at the Cohuna Golf Club. • Browse for local produce at the Koondrook-Barham Farmers market. • Spot thousands of Ibises and other waterbirds on the wetlands of the magnificent Kerang lakes. • Waterski at some of Victoria's best recreational lakes, Kangaroo Lake and Lake Charm. • Find a prime lakeside position at the Victorian and national water skiing titles at lovely Lake Charm. Basking on the banks of the Murray River, the Swan Hill region is a vibrant location with a few legends of its own. This languid and friendly riverside town is at the heart of a bountiful region of stone-fruit orchards, wineries, cool riverside camping spots, top-notch fishing – for Murray cod, of course – and one of the best golf courses on the Murray. MUST EXPERIENCE • Take the family to the Pioneer Settlement and experience the old world charm of this historic village. • Cruise along the Murray River aboard the restored 1896 paddlesteamer Pyap. • Shop for fresh local produce, craft items and other treasures at one of the many markets in the region. • Play a round at the Murray Downs Golf & Country Club, one of the Murray's top-rated resort golf courses. • Ponder the eclectic collection at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. • Take the car across the Speewa Punt, 15km north of Swan Hill, where you drive onto the punt and float across the river to the NSW side. • Pick up a copy of the Discovery Drive CD from the visitor centre and listen to stories of local culture and history as you drive through the region. • Visit the Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival annually on March long weekend and take a regional food and wine journey to remember. SWAN HILL REGION GANNAWARRA SHIRE MILDURA WENTWORTH

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