What's in the Sunraysia region
While you’re in town folks, all the way from Wentworth to Mildura there is plenty of accommodation, dining and shops that suits every type of traveller.
While you’re in the area though be sure to check out these places.
In Wentworth we’ve got:
Junction of the two longest Rivers, Murray and Darling
This meeting point of the two mightiest rivers has much history for the indigenous people and the early European settlers. Now set with lush garden setting, BBQ picnic areas and viewing tower. The rivers are plentiful with native bird life.
Is an ephemeral (non-permanent) freshwater wetland that supports a healthy and diverse array of native flora and fauna. It is an important cultural, social and economic resource to the Wentworth and the Lower Darling Region. Thegoa Lagoon was an important aboriginal meeting place because of its proximity to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in Wentworth. Set up with nature trails and map available.
According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an ice age (40,000 years ago) and are formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, emus and wombats) have been found there. Replicas of these animals are now on show at the Pioneer Museum in Wentworth. Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift.
A must see replica display of life-size mega fauna including kangaroos, emus and wombats that have been located in the area including Perry Sandhills, Lake Victoria, Mungo National Park and the Darling River.
Australian Inland Botanic Gardens
The Largest inland botanic gardens in the Southern Hemisphere with examples of arid gardens and gardens from around the globe.
In Mildura folks they host many events check out the website for what’s on when your travelling in the area www.milduraevents.com.au
Some other national parks and reserves you may like to visit are:
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park
In places, evidence of Aboriginal life can be seen, with scars on trees where shields and canoes were made, and middens heaped with shells left from meals eaten over many generations.
Hattah is ideal for bird watching. The lake and dry-country habitats are a haven for over 200 bird species.
Murray-Sunset National Park
A few million years ago the area was a sea inlet and when this retreated, the large sand ridges and dunes were left. Salt was commercially harvested between 1916 and 1975 from Pink Lakes. The area was declared a National Park in 1991
Murray-Sunset National Park is one of the few regions in Victoria where the red kangaroos can be seen in their numbers. The park is home to a number of threatened species - they include the Paucident Planigale, a small carnivorous marsupial, the slender yellow and green Regent Parrot, and the Millewa Skink.
Wyperfeld National Park
Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks. The central feature of this huge, 356,800 ha park, is a chain of lake beds connected by Outlet Creek, the northern extension of the Wimmera River. When it rains the semi-arid landscape is transformed by tiny desert plants that sprout from long-dormant seeds, carpeting the ground with clusters of flowers.
Murray River Reserves - Mildura to Robinvale
The Murray River Parklands are a series of reserves protecting natural and cultural attractions of the area. Linked by the majestic beauty of the Murray River, they feature towering River Red Gums, tranquil riverside settings with sandy beaches, wide expanses of water and colourful red cliffs. These parklands are ideal places for a range of recreational activities.
Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve
Bordered by a wide stretch of the Murray River and home to majestic River Red Gums and a fantastic variety of birdlife, Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve is popular with locals and visitors alike.
The reserve features a large, sleepy billabong that was, for many years, the main water supply for nearby vineyards and orange groves.
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