What to Do & See in Mildura’s Surrounding region

Beyond Mildura

Perry Sandhills- (5 km from Wentworth). These red sandhills have provided a backdrop for many films and served as a bombing range for Australian pilots during WWII. The ancient picturesque sand dunes lie at the edge of a floodplain, and once were home to giant wombats, giant kangaroos, and many other native fauna.

They also were inhabited by Aboriginals thousands of years ago. Now they are used for the annual Music Under the Stars Festival, which is part of the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival.

Murray Sunset National Park- (50 km from Mildura). A wide variety of habitats greets the visitor to this park. The floodplains, grasslands, pine woodlands, saltbush flats, and dunes are home to a many native wildlife, including the Paucident Planigale, a rare marsupial, the Regent Parrot, the Millewa Skink, White-Browed Tree Creepers, and Mallee Dragons.

The Pink Lakes– accessible via a gravel road off the Mallee Highway, turn a striking shade of pink during the late summer as a result of carotene secreted by an algae.

Mungo National Park– (110 km from Mildura) . The Willandra Lakes World Heritage area, of which Mungo is the centerpiece, is the site of 50,000 year old burial grounds and fossils of giant kangaroos, giant wombats, Tasmanian devils and tigers, and aboriginal peoples.

It is also home to the “Walls of China”, ancient sand dunes lying where vast lakes existed tens of thousands of years ago.

As the wind has sheared away the sands, many fossils have been revealed. Mungo is currently home to red kangaroos, echidnas, bats, bearded dragons, pink cockatoos, and many other native fauna.