Located on the edge of the state of Victoria in Australia, the city of Mildura is famous for its grape production. For out-of-towners, the city of Mildura offers some fairly diverse distractions ranging from water sports and boat cruises to hot air ballooning at the Mildura International Balloon Fiesta. The Australian Inland Botanic Garden is also a wonderful excursion to make from Mildura hotels for it is located close to the city. The city is also well known for the Mildura Country Music Festival as well as the Jazz Food and Wine Festival and the Murray River International Music Festival. As a result, Mildura enjoys an influx of foreign and domestic tourists who come to enjoy and take part in many of the events hosted by the metropolis. In such cases, tourists often opt to stay at hotels such as the Country Comfort Boulevard Motor Inn due to its convenient location close to the airport and the waterfront.
Whether you are in Mildura for business or pleasure, the city has much to offer the curious tourist and one such diversion is the Old Mildura Homestead. While the city derives its name from the Mildura Station built by Bushby and Hugh Jamieson, the Old Mildura Station Homestead that can be seen today is a reconstruction. The reconstruction provides tourists with a unique and enjoyable glimpse into the past by recreating the rose garden in front of the station, a woolshed and cottage as well as a riverboat display.
The Old Mildura Homestead is open throughout the week from 10am – 4pm and acts as a snapshot in time that captures the essence of the 19th century Mildura and preserves it for present and future generations. As the Homestead is part of the Chaffey Trail, visitors can also follow the trail which begins at the Old Mildura Station Homestead and visit the Cemetery, the Rio Vista Historic House, the Chateau Mildura and the Merbein.
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