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Mildura - Picnic Spots in Mildura and Surrounding District




The is a wide range of Picnic Spots in and around Mildura.

Ornamental Lakes (Hugh King Drive, Mildura)
Situated opposite the Murray River. Feed the ducks or just sit back and enjoy the river. Picnic tables, undercover BBQs and toilets are on site.

Jaycee Park (Hugh King Drive, Mildura)
Jaycee Park is a popular picnic area for locals and visitors alike. Situated on Hugh King Drive (opposite the riverfront near the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club) the park is a popular choice with the kids - let them play while you enjoy the relaxed surrounds. The park offers excellent children's play equipment, free BBQ facilities, picnic facilities and toilets.

Nowingi Place (Hugh King Drive, Mildura)
Mildura's striking outdoor entertainment centre, situated between the Ornamental Lakes and the Murray River, the lawns are dotted with outdoor furniture, shady trees and children's play equipment. An ideal spot for a picnic.

Mildura Homestead (Cureton Avenue, Mildura)
Dabble in a little bit of history on the riverfront and enjoy free BBQs (for small groups only) or just picnic by the river. Toilets available 9am to 4:30pm.

James King Park (Sturt Highway, Gol Gol)
Situated in Gol Gol, this park has one of the most picturesque views of the Murray River. An ideal spot to sit back and take a picnic on the BBQs supplied.

Apex Park (Chaffey Bend, Cureton Avenue, Mildura)
Enjoy a riverside beach picnic. Situated on a sandbank, Apex Park beach is patrolled Saturday afternoons during summer. BBQ facilities and toilet facilities available.

Gardens
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens (River Road, Buronga)
Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens (15 minutes from Mildura). A garden of international standard developed by the Sunraysia community. Stroll around its fully developed rose garden and 50 hectares of gardens including plants from Asia, Africa, Europe, America, New Zealand & Australia.

Henderson Park (Corner Deakin Avenue & Thirteenth Street, Mildura)
Henderson Park is home to the War Memorial. Surrounded by lovely gardens and has toilet facilities.

Red Cliffs
Red Cliffs Scenic Reserve (Woomera Avenue, Red Cliffs)
A 21 ha reserve which gained its name from its scenic qualities. Enjoy spectacular views of the red cliffs rising up from the river. A riverside picnic area is situated at the bottom of the stairway from the Snake Gully Car Park.

Barclay Square (Jacaranda Street, Red Cliffs)
Home to the 'Big Lizzie' heritage display, Barclay Square is located in the centre of Red Cliffs. This wonderful picnic spot has a playground, BBQs and public toilets.

Wentworth
Junction Park (Cadell Street, Wentworth)
Junction Park, located on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, has a viewing tower for brilliant views of the two rivers meeting, as well as a nature path. A great spot for a picnic lunch with BBQs supplied.

Fotherby Park (Silver City Highway, Wentworth)
Located on the banks of the Darling River and Tuckers Creek. Watch the rebuilding of the PS Ruby or listen to the story of "Possum" on voca-phone. Children's play equipment and BBQs make it an ideal spot for a picnic.

National Parks
Hattah - Kulkyne National Park (Calder Highway via Hattah - approx 70km from Mildura)
Centred on an impressive lake system, this park offers the outdoor enthusiast an abundance of wildlife, majestic River Red Gums, ancient Buloke trees amid rolling sand-plains. At Lake Hattah the Day Visitor Area has shelter, a free BBQ and toilets. Very limited amounts of drinking water are available at the Visitor Centre.

Pink Lakes, Murray Sunset National Park
Situated on the southern edge of Murray Sunset National Park, 70 km west of Ouyen and approximately 170 km from Mildura. The lakes were named due to its pink pigmentation during the summer months, due to the red pigment beta-carotene, secreted by the algae Dunaliella salina. Take part in one of the walks around the lakes. The Ring Road offers good cycling & photographic opportunities. Make sure you carry plenty of water and advise the ranger before attempting an extended walk.

Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve (Nichols Point)
Named after river boat skipper James King, comprising 2,200 hectares of native bushland, Kings Billabong is an important wetland and dryland reserve and is home to many bird species and native animals. Several picnic sites are located at Bruces and Psyche Bends. Visit Woodsies Gem Shop and the historic Chateau Mildura Winery while you are in the area.

Merbein
Kenny Park (Box Street, Merbein)
Situated on the outskirts of Merbein, Kenny Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic. This shady park boasts a swimming pool, playground, playing fields, bowling green, public toilets and much more.

Lake Cullulleraine (Sturt Highway, Lake Cullulleraine)
For water enthusiasts Lake Cullulleraine is the place to go. Whether it be yachting, canoeing or fishing you can do it at Lake Cullulleraine. Follow the Sturt Highway towards Adelaide and you will find Lake Cullulleraine about 30 minutes from Mildura.

Map: X914 Ref: B5



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