Billabong: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Rest-A-While Gardens and Gallery
A hidden gem, Rest-A-While Gardens is the perfect venue for your wedding with peaceful secluded areas ideal for photo opportunities. Located beside the Gol Gol Creek the gardens are designed to complement any style of wedding.
The Gallery features delightful hand painted orginal china pieces that would suit both traditional and contemporary homes.
11-13 Adelaide Street
Gol Gol, NSW, 2738
Located 1.9K from Billabong
Varapodio Estate is a family owned and operated olive grove, just over the Murray River in Buronga. The estate processes its own olive oil and sells it to the public, along with a wide variety of other locally produced goods including olives, olive oil soaps and skincare, hampers and gift ware. There is also a licensed cafe and free tastings!
An informative tour of the grove and processing facility is available all year round - tours available by appointment only.
Block 60 Sturt Highway
Buronga, NSW, 2739
Located 4.6K from Billabong
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
Australia's most unique Botanic Gardens, a prime example of what community spirit can achieve, is on display at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens (AIBG). The plantings showcase Australian and exotic species, including a rose garden featuring over 1,600 colour co-ordinated bushes.
Visitors can enjoy a tractor-train tour through the gardens every Saturday at 11am or by appointment. Garnpang Homestead is open daily, so relax over coffee or lunch and browse through a selection of handcrafted gifts. On the fourth Saturday of the month is a sumptuous breakfast made by talented volunteers between 8:30am and 11am.
The AIBG has opened a Children's Garden. It comprises play equipment made by volunteers, including school students, from recycled materials. This is a place to play in a natural environment. There is a cubby house, sand pit and musical instruments. There is no entrance fee, but a donation for the garden's maintenance is welcome.
1183 River Road
Buronga, NSW, 2739
Located 6.5K from Billabong
Visible Effects Cosmetic Clinic and Day Spa
Visible Effects Cosmetic Clinic and Day Spa has bought the world of serious cosmetic treatments and luxury day spa to Mildura.
Visible Effects caters to individual needs through a diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals in a private caring environment. Beauty therapists, Qualified masseuse, Registered nurses and Cosmetic surgeons.
Visible Effects offers variety and the latest in cosmetic procedures and treatments. Leg vein treatments, wrinkle treatments, liposuction, mole removal and much more.
The Day Spa caters for the relaxation and pampering needs locals and visitors in a tasteful, purpose built building. The range of services include massage, facials, pedicure, manicure, gel nail enhancement, body treatments and wraps, cocoon treatments, full waxing service including certified Brazilian waxing and much more.
Visible Effects is a Best Advice Skin Clinic, the team can assist with the correction of skin imbalances using scientifically based products that work. Skin care ranges stocked include Visible Effects Mineral makeup specialists, Environ skincare, Decleor face and body products, Medix 8, Priori and DMK skin care products.
Couples or friends can enjoy the beautiful couples room and enjoy their Day Spa experience together. Packages can include lunch from a local cafe and complimentary champagne. Up to five people can be catered for in the spa at one time.
Skin analysis is a complimentary service, this state of the art skin analysis is ideal to assess and plan skin correction. Bookings are essential for this treatment.
Visible Effects has a large retail range of spa, facial and body products. Call in to find the perfect gift or gift voucher.
Visible Effects has its own skin care and makeup range with high quality Australian ingredients.
Visible Effects specialises in natural mineral makeup, special occasion makeup and bridal makeup is available. See full menu and prices on the website.
157 Lime Avenue
Mildura, VIC, 3500
Located 6.6K from Billabong
The Chaffey Trail, Mildura
The Chaffey Trail is the story of how Mildura became an irrigated oasis in the midst of an arid land and Australia's First Irrigation Colony.
Trace Mildura's rich irrigation history by following The Chaffey Trail - a self-guided tour of key heritage sites and buildings of the region. Named in honour of Canadian brothers George and W.B. Chaffey, The Chaffey Trail provides an insight into the vision and spirit of the area's early settlers. Their legacy lives on at numerous buildings and sites throughout the region, and comes alive along The Chaffey Trail.
In 1847 the Jamieson brothers took up the pastoral lease which was later to be named Mildura.
George and W.B. Chaffey were developing an irrigated settlement in Ontario, California when they met the Australian Cabinet Minister Alfred Deakin. Deakin was appointed by the Victorian Parliament to visit America on a fact finding mission.
The Chaffey's model irrigated settlement impressed Deakin who in turn impressed them with the potential for irrigation from the Murray River in Australia.
The Chaffey brothers subsequently came to Australia and, after protracted negotiations, on 31 May 1887, purchased the then defunct pastoral lease and created the Mildura Irrigation Colony.
The Chaffey's adapted the plan of Ontario to the present site of Mildura.
They developed a series of steam driven pumps to life the water from the Murray River, first into Kings Billabong, then subsequently to various heights to irrigate up to 33,000 acres.
The Chaffey Brothers wanted to make Mildura a vibrant community. Their plans included many visionary concepts that ended up making Mildura the success it is today.
Now you can trace the developments and concepts of Mildura through the Chaffey Trail.
Trail, various sites, commencing Mildura Station Homestead,
Mildura, VIC, 3500
Located 6.9K from Billabong
Mildura Golf Resort
The Mildura Golf Resort extends a warm welcome to all visitors planning to visit Mildura for a holiday, visiting family or friends, attending a function or seminar, or for business.
In close proximity to the town centre is Mildura's premier Golf Resort. Peacefully nestled amongst an 18 hole championship golf course, the Mildura Golf Resort also comprises 35 motel units. Everything you need for the weekend is all in the one place.
The clubhouse provides a spacious bar that can seat up to 100 guests. Fairways Bistro caters for lunch and dinner. The entertainment lounge or Members Bar can provide you with an exciting entertainment option at your leisure or just sit with a coffee or a glass of wine.
At Mildura, the travelling golfer will find a course that is superbly maintained all year round. Acclaimed for its immaculate greens and challenging championship layout the 5971 (Par 71) metre proper course is rated as one of the Murray Rivers most challenging and enjoyable golf rounds.
Created on red sand, well contoured with true fairways and many undulations, advanced native growth, spectacular water hazards and even greens it is unrivalled by many Murray River courses. Mildura always presents itself immaculately to the golfer all year round.
The 207 metre 18th hole is the signature hole on the course with the raised green protected by bunkers and mounding. In the shadows of the balcony the hole allows guests to view finishing golf rounds.
1/287 Twelfth Street Extension
Mildura, VIC, 3500
Located 8.1K from Billabong
Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway
The Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway was formed in 1994 under the auspices of the Red Cliffs Rotary Club to operate the restored Kerr Stuart 0-4-2T steam locomotive named 'Lukee' B/N 742/1901, that formerly operated between Red Cliffs railway station and the Red Cliffs pumping station. A two kilometre section of the former 1600 millimetre gauge Red Cliffs. Morkalla branch line has been converted to 610 millimetre gauge for tourist train operation.
In 2004 Red Cliffs Historical Railway purchased an EM Baldwin diesel locomotive which after extensive renovation by members Russell Savage and John Page was commissioned in June 2005. Named 'Harry' the Locomotive regularly shares running days with 'Lukee' and gives the Railway the flexibility of one off specials.
Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway is located on the corner of the Calder Highway and Millewa Road Red Cliffs and is approximately two kilometres from the Red Cliffs township.
The Railway operates on the first Sunday of the Month except January and February.
The Railway also operates on Easter Saturday and Sundays of Victorian Labour Day and Queen's Birthday long weekends.
Lot 110B Millewa Road
Red Cliffs, VIC, 3496
Located 14.3K from Billabong
Heritage Festival: Mildura Day
On 31 May, 1887 the Chaffey brothers, the Victorian Government and the Queen signed an Indenture formalising Mildura as Australia's first irrigation colony. Join us to celebrate this historic day as we host many activities and displays, and tell the stories of how Mildura developed our horticultural and viticultural industries that are renown the world over. Some of the methods used may have been crude, but they worked and are true testament to the people of the era. Schedule of events for the weekend include:
On Sunday 29 May enjoy a family day with games for young and old, including barrel rolling.
On Monday 30 May from 10:00am until 4:00pm will be schools visit.
On Tuesday 31 May from 10:00am until 7:00pm - the day will be full of activities for all, these include slides and audio visuals of olden days, stories and display, mechanic display, horticulture machinery, rack shakers, dried fruit and Doradillo picking plus many gadgets to identify.
There will also be a free barbecue from 5:00pm on Tuesday.
191 Belar Avenue,
Irymple, VIC, 3498
Located 5.3K from Billabong
Mildura Country Music Festival
The Mildura Country Music Festival is Australia's biggest showcase of independent country music artists.
The festival runs for ten days with over 80 artists performing at 26 venues in Mildura and district. Each day fans will be entertained at both indoor and outdoor venues in the warmth of spring and the best country music.
The festival celebrates it's 30th Birthday next year with a great line up of artists.
The festival culminates with the 20th Southern Stars - The Australian Independent Country Music Awards, a gala show, where the annual awards for Australian independent artists will be presented.
For more information visit the website or call the Mildura Visitor Information Centre.
Mildura & District
Mildura, VIC, 3500
Located 10.2K from Billabong