From Swan Hill to Mildura
This blog Ill take you on the ultimate Road Trip from Swan Hill to Mildura. Along the road trip, you will pass Lake Tyrell which is the largest salt lake in Victoria. You will visit Murray Sunset National Park which is home to 4 pink salt lakes and you will pass Red Cliffs which is a small town just 20 minutes outside of Mildura. It is worth the stop over here to see the Giant Red cliffs looking down into the Murray River. To make the road trip longer begin in Echuca.
Located just 15 minutes from Swan Hill in Lake Boga. The main attraction here is the Flying Boat Museum. Prices start from $18 per adult. The museum holds more than 500 artifacts relating to Lake Boga’s proud history associated with WWII, including the historic Catalina Flying Boat and a range of wartime treasures that have been preserved for future generations. Although we did not visit the museum we rode around the lake along the well-made path. The path is 4.5km one way but you are also able to complete the full loop around the lake by taking McCabe Road and Rob Roy Road and then through the Aqueduct back to the path.
Swan Hill is home to the iconic Pioneer Settlement and world-class Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show. There are different ticket prices for each experience and you can save money by purchasing 2 or more experiences and saving a minimum of 10%. Pyap river cruise and 2 consecutive day admission prices start from $49.50. By day. By Night which includes the Murray Beat laser show and 2 consecutive day entry, Tickets start from $53.10. Read more about the ticket prices Here.
Swan Hill River walk
The Riverwalk is a 4.5km one-way path along the Murray River. Begin at Milloo Street wetlands and walk towards Riverside Park. Look out for signs and learn about the fish, flora, fauna, and pioneer history of this vibrant river port.
Nyah Vinifera Park
This Park is a great place to stop past on your way to Mildura. The park offers a donation camp at the recreation Reserve which leads into the park and along the Murray River. There are plenty of camping spots for fully self-contained vehicles. The campground does have toilet facilities, a dump point, freshwater, and plenty of bins around. It is a great camping spot and only 20 Minutes from Swan Hill. Dogs also are allowed. The Camp is also Located in Nyah which is a great place for a Bush walk along with one of the many trails including the Nyah Vinifera river trail which is a 7km one-way trail.
There is free camping for fully self contained vehicle’s at located at the Royal Hotel. There is no drinking water but there is a toilet and free hot showers located at Travelers Rest just across the road. We stopped here for 1 night to check out Lake Tyrell. Which is Victoria’s largest Salt Lake. There is a few lookouts including the Hillbilby Lookout, The Sky Lounge lookout and the Boardwalk. You can park at the first carpark and walk to the point it’s a 1.8km one way trail, you can also drive to the point.
Murray Sunset National Park
The Murray Sunset National Park is located 2 hours from Mildura. The National park is the best access off Mallee Hwy near Underbool. Here you can camp at either Lake Crosby or Lake Becking. The National Park has 4 pink salt lakes which are easily accessible for a 2wd. The road in is a corrugated dirt road which may make it a bit trickier for 2wd in wet conditions.
Salt Lake Trail’s
Kline loop nature walk-4.8km, 2-hour circuit. This trail begins at Lake Crosby campground along the foreshore of lake Crosby the trail is marked with orange areas and is fairly easy to follow. Along this trail, you will also pass Lake Kenyon.
Lake Becking- 1.4km, 40-minute circuit. This is a short walk and begins at the top of Lake Becking following the old railway line.
Lake Hardy- 1.7km, 45-minute circuit. There is a short circuit around the ‘Pinkest’ of pink lakes and also the smallest pink lake in the area.
This Town is located just 20 minutes out of Mildura. If you have time there is a couple of free campgrounds alongside the Murray River. We stayed at Karadoca Sandbar campground for a couple of nights. You will find giant red cliffs looking out over the Murray River. The Best viewing platforms are the Red Gum Gully boardwalk and Red Cliffs Scenic lookout.