Places of Interest nearby

Australian Inland botanic gardens

Lindeman's winery

Nursery ridge Estate wines

Red cliffs "look out"

Trentham estate

Perry Sand hills (46 kms)

Kings Billabong(10 Kms)

Junction Park (45 kms)

Hattah-Kulkyne national park

Wyperfeld national park

Local Events in Mildura

(January)

Murray River International music festival

(Feb/march)

Mildura Wenthworth arts festival

(April)

Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival

(July)

Mildura writers festival

Hattah Dessert race

(November)

Mildura Jazz, Food & wine Festival

Tourist Information
Tourist information is available from Kulkyne Kampers and the well-restored and maintained Red Cliffs Railway Station, located on the highway. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday and all public holidays and it acts as an outlet for local craftspeople, tel: (03) 5024 2866(03) 5024 2866. On Mondays and Tuesdays you can ring (03) 5024 3455(03) 5024 3455.

Those interested in handcrafted leadlight work can visit Carringbush Leadlighting Studio at Block 147 Carey St, tel: (03) 5024 1140(03) 5024 1140.

Big Lizzie
The large piece of machinery in Barclay Square, opposite the railway station, is known as 'Big Lizzie'. It was invented by Frank Bottrill and built at Richmond in 1914-1915. 'Lizzie' was intended to cart wool from outback stations in the Broken Hill area. Hauling two wagons (each 9.1 metres in length) the machine set off from Melbourne in 1916. It served as a home for the Bottrill family and carried its own fuel and other necessary resources.

Despite scepticism concerning its capacity to navigate the Mallee's sandhills, it reached Mildura without trouble, only to be stopped by the Murray River, which was in flood, and by the unavailability of a punt of sufficient size. Consequently the machine was used at Merbein for carting wheat (one load being 899 bags).

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One kilometre south of town, on land adjacent the Calder Highway, an operational steam railway has been set up using the fully restored 1901

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