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The Chaffey Trail

Address: Mildura, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Mildura
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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footscray west
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The trail mainly follows the south bank of the Murray River in Mildura. It has a number of interpretive signs that explain the history of the area and clear stops to investigate (eg the old homestead, lock 11, wharf etc - see link http://www.murrayriver.com.au/the-chaffey-trail). It can be driven (best to go from west to east to keep the river to... More 

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Dehiwela, null, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Chaffey Trail information at the Visitors Infirmation Center at Mildura is comprehensive. Among the key features of the Trail, I would classify the Arts Gallery as the best, as they had a good collection of paintings, including a Gainsborough and a Degas. The classic home Chateau Mildura which houses the Arts Center is worth a visit too. Entrance is... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Mildura is a beautiful place in lay out,weather,lifestyle and resturants(35 at last count) with some nice accom and relative safety to boot. It has been poorly promoted for a number of years now and the destination has suffered some setbacks but the chaffey trail is a worth while experiance .............gone begging for the tweeks to make it an absolute must.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a lovely mix of walking/driving letting you take in river viewing, history and reflection. Its up to you how much and which parts you do but for us arriving by V-line coach/train and stiff after the 9+ hours, the chance to walk and stretch was welcome. Rio Vista Historic House is the must see. The Chaffey's rise and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Mildura's got class, in the form of lovely old public buildings and some world class restaurants. But it's also got history. Following the Chaffey Trail is the way for the visitor to unlock that history. If you're going to Mildura, pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Bureau and follow the trail. It will bring you face to face with... More 

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Morwell, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

As I said if your into historic building this could be interesting. I was disappointed in that is was mostly building and photo's that had no resemblance of the current landscape. Mildura doesn't seam to place a s much importance on the Murray river which other river towns do.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Mildura and surrounding towns need a bit of a Wake Up call. It is all very well to advertise what there is to see and do, but you need to have these attractions well sign posted and frequently. We had maps and a GPS, yet most times had to rely on locals to actually give us directions. Also once you... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The few places we stopped on the Chaffey trail were self guided without much information to go on. As there were no workers on site, the buildings has limited access.

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