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Get snap happy at these instagrammable locations in Mildura

There’s no denying, one of the best parts of any getaway is being able to share your favourite moments on social media and gloat to those you left at home.
Whether your Instagram feed is full of tasty food, adventurous locations, sunset shows, water-based activities, or wildlife, Mildura has your grid covered.
Save yourself the thumb-scrolling work of deep diving through Instagram geo-locations, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and mapped some of the most photogenic locations from sunrise to sunset in Mildura.

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1. Striking red cliffs

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For an outdoor adventure paired with a spectacular sunrise, make your way to the Murray River’s 70-metre-high cliffs, located in the aptly named town of Red Cliffs, just 18km outside of Mildura.
Follow the boardwalk to the Red Cliffs lookout at the scenic reserve for the best vantage point for photos.  
Once you’ve got the shot, head into Red Cliffs town centre – just 5kms from the reserve, and refuel with a barista-made coffee and breakfast at one of the locals - Geo Origins, The Shed Café, or Coffee on Indi.
If you’re fortunate enough to be travelling the Murray by boat, you’ll want to add this destination to your itinerary, securing yourself prime sunrise views you won’t even need to leave your houseboat bed for.
2. Painted murals

David Sickerdick, for Mildura City Heart

If there’s one thing that’ll graduate your happy snaps from camera roll to Instagram feed, it’s a curated backdrop.
You’ll be spoilt for choice as you make your way down Mildura’s Murals Walking Trail, where you don’t need to be an artist to appreciate the talent and passion sprawled across Mildura’s CBD by local and visiting artists.
Start the trail on Ninth Street, making your way between Langtree Avenue and Lime Avenue, admiring each mural and street artwork at your own pace.
If you’ve got a pooch in tow, you’ll have to try them out as a winged creature and snap a shot of them in front of the winged mural on the side of Bobby + Me’s shipping container café.
3. Palm Springs-inspired architecture

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Located right in the heart of Mildura is the historic, art deco-inspired Mildura Grand Hotel, providing a luxurious escape to cool off and snap poolside shots under the palms.
Feeling peckish? You won’t need to walk far to find some of Mildura’s award-winning restaurants located within the Hotel’s precinct including Stefano’s, and the Spanish Grill.
Once you’ve finished dining, stroll down to the CBD where you’ll find more of the town's historic buildings topped with the T&G clock, which is photogenic by day but Instagrammable by night.
4. Outer-worldly location

David Sickerdick

Save the trip to outer space and plan a trip to Mungo National Park to capture a couple of shots in this lunaresque landscape.
Make your way across that national park’s versatile terrain and stop off at the most picturesque pinpointed locations on the Mungo Loop Track.
Setting the bar high, the Walls of China viewing platform is the first stop on the Mungo Self-guided Drive. If you haven’t got time to make the whole loop, this is one to prioritise.
If you want to get up a little closer to the dune-like lunettes book a tour with Discover Mildura, Murray Trek, or Mungo Lodge.
Get to know the lay of the Mungo National Park land with this guide before you go.
Or, pack a picnic and watch as the sun dips below the golden dunes at Wentworth’s Perry Sandhills.
The 333 hectares of sand and dune formations are often used as a backdrop for film and TV shows, so there’s no wonder they offerer up a scenic location to settle in for the evening.  
Pick up picnic supplies from a local providore and enjoy a taste of Mildura’s fresh produce during sundown.
5. Seasonal blooms

David Sickerdick

There’s plenty of opportunities to soak in fields of blooms throughout the seasons in Mildura.
The region springs to life in November’s Jacaranda season, and Instagrammers should bring their cameras to the Rio Vista Historic House to find yourself in a sea of picture-perfect purple flowers.
Blossoming with festivities, Mildura’s almond growing properties put on a show in August, so much so there’s a festival dedicated to them in Robinvale – the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival. In your quest for the perfect snap, keep in mind not to enter private property when searching for almond blossom trees.
The Australian Inland Botanic Gardens, located in Buronga, provides plenty of choices all year round when it comes to snapping a flower-filled moment. Open to the public every day, the rose garden delivers the perfect floral backdrop for your feed.
6. Mildura Wharf / Lock 11

Darren Seiler

If you’re an early riser, you’ll want to make your way to the Mildura Wharf bright and early to catch sunrise over The Murray.
Creating a morning glow over the water, accompanied by the backdrop of docked boats and historic paddlesteamers lined up at the Wharf, ready to start the day.   
Keeping the Murray River regulated, Lock 11, is an integral part of both the irrigation and navigation of paddlesteamers on the river.
If you time your visit right you’ll even see the lock open as one of Mildura’s much-loved paddlesteamers pass through.
The Mildura Weir and Lock 11 is the only lock on The Murray where the lock and weir are separated by an island.
Cross over the lock and perch yourself under the trees on one of the island's park benches – perfect for an autumn shot with a canopy of yellow, red and burnt orange leaves.
7. Lakes that change colour

Robert Klarich - I See, I Hear

Home to the ever-popular Pink Lakes, Murray-Sunset National Park, provides a plethora of Instagrammable moments from wide-open landscapes, starry nights and spectacular sunsets.
Capture the pink lakes range of colours from deep pink to glistening white, which provide an endless opportunity to test your camera skills.
If you’ve got an eye for photography, the best time to visit the salt lakes to experience them bursting with colour is during sunset or sunrise.
Take to one of the walking tracks around the lakes before finding the most photogenic angle or pitch a tent and camp overnight andexperience salt lake magic at every hour of the day.
8. Glass of vino

Tegan Jane Photography

Score yourself the best seat on the Murray River at Trentham Estate’s award-winning waterfront Cellar Door and Restaurant.
Snap a shot of the vineyard on your way in before sipping your way through their estate-grown wines accompanied by a cheese platter. If you’re partial to a dramatic entrance, pull up by boat and moor right at the cellar door.
9. Garden maze (Instagram)

If you like a challenge, venture into Woodsies Gem Shop and put your sense of direction to the test, in the Garden Crazy Maze.
Once you’ve made your great escape, navigate your way to Aladdin's Cave, home to the Woods family's glimmering collection of crystals, fossils, and carvings from across the globe.
10. Explore nature

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What’s more instagrammable than getting outside and capturing an adventurous escape in nature?
Explore Big Desert Wilderness Park, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, or Wyperfeld National Park by foot or 4WD and bring the long lens to capture a few shots of the region's vivid wildlife.
If taking to the water is more your style, launch a kayak in Kings Billabong and paddle your way through the Wildlife Reserveor.
Pair your explorations with views of the Murray River and head to the Merbein Lookout along the Blandowski Walk, just ten-minutes drive out of Mildura.