Local Towns: Buronga & Gol Gol

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Drive across the George Chaffey Bridge from Mildura to NSW, and you will find the small towns of Buronga and Gol Gol. While these are separate townships within the Wentworth LGA, they are close enough to one another for us to treat them as a single destination.

So, facilities and attractions in Buronga and Gol Gol? Whether you are looking for somewhere to eat, sleep, or take the kids for a few hours. Let's explore and find out what's on offer.

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Hungry? Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs

A list of options for you... from quick "on the go" goodies at the local bakery, to more refined dining at Trenthams Winery. Or perhaps you prefer a cheap bar meal at one of the local pubs?

Varapodio Estate

Lovely little cafe and giftshop, nestled among the olive groves. This is one of our favourite places to grab lunch when we are on the NSW side of the river. You can read more about it on our Varapodio Cafe page. Located on the main road between Buronga and Gol Gol.


For me, it's the homemade pies that tempt me in. Delicious. One of the best bakeries in the area. Located on the north side of the main road (Sturt Highway), within shouting distance of the George Chaffey bridge. If you are not hungry when you get there, the delightful smells of fresh coffee and baked goodies will soon change that.

Edge Hotel

With the giant statues at the front, it's hard to miss this place. Typical "pub grub", and with their regular $10 meal specials, it's not going to blow your budget. As I said, it's typical of pub meals all around the country. We have been here several times, and enjoyed the meals. No complaints, and I'm sure we will be back.

Gol Gol Hotel

Beautifully positioned on the banks of the Murray river, "The Golly" is well known for it's idyllic setting. There is both road and river access, so they get plenty of houseboats stopping here. The setting is what makes this venue great... what a way to end a hot summer's day: a cold beer, a pub dinner, and a wonderful view of the Murray.

Shell Truck Stop (Ella's Diner)

There are three things I really like about this place. 1:The food is decent and you get massive sized portions. 2: The price is great value. 3: They are open 24hrs. This was a favourite haunt for us when we first moved to Mildura. We could never manage to eat a complete meal here, far too much, so we would ask for a doggie bag. And the food... typical truck stop meals. Big, filling, and well priced. What's not to like?

Trentham Winery

Trentham Winery has a fantastic restaurant, with both inside & outside al fresco dining. With a strong focus on fresh local produce, the menu changes frequently depending on what's in season. This is a very popular destination, so bookings are highly recommended. If you are on a houseboat, there are mooring available... definitely one of the "don't miss" attractions in the area. We will have a separate page about the winery coming soon.

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Buronga and Gol Gol have two caravan parks, a motel, and a small selection of private B&B type accommodation.

Two Caravan Parks

There are two caravan parks in the immediate area, and we have a full description of both on our Holiday Parks page. Both have good reviews on Trip Advisor, and both are on the banks of the Murray.

River View Motel

Another establishment with great Trip Advisor reviews. And the common theme running through all of them, is the cleanliness and friendly staff. Location is on the main road, within sight the river. Only a short stroll to the Gol Gol pub.

Phone: (03) 5024 8778

Josie's Holiday Apartments

Pet Friendly. Located in Buronga, there are four 2 bedroom apartments within easy walking distance of shops, pub and the river. Offering more comfort than a typical motel, these are very reasonably priced, and get very good reviews on the various booking websites. Great alternative to a motel room if you are planning more than just an overnight stay in the area.

Phone: 0423 249 673

Carramar Riverfront Retreat

Pet Friendly. Prime absolute waterfront location, this retreat can accommodate 8-10 people. For those of you travelling with a boat, there is private jetty and moorings. 3 night minimum stay. So if you are looking for somewhere spacious, private and right on the water, then give them a call.
Phone: 0459 020 499
Email: riverfrontretreat@hotmail.com.au
Website: mildurariverfrontretreat.com


These are some of the main attractions in the vicinity. There's not a lot in the actual townships... the Holden Museum is about the only thing. Everything else is in the surrounding area.

Holden Museum

You can read more about the museum and view a picture gallery on our Holden Museum page. If old Holdens restored to immaculate concourse condition is your cup of tea, then you are going to love this place. They have a good selection on display, and the cars are rotated regularly.

Australian Inland Botanic Gardens

Rose lovers nirvana... over 1600 roses ranging from popular favourites to lesser known heritage varieties. But the gardens are far more than just roses of course. And they are dog friendly as well. Just keep on a leash and bring your own "poo bag".

Read more about the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens

Orange World

Not far from the Botanic Gardens, is Orange World. Try to time your visit with the tractor train tours (3x a day) if you can. Good playground for the kids, and they will love the tractor train. Well worth a visit. More information on their Orange World website.

Buronga Wetlands

A small wetland area, on the upstream side of the George Chaffey Bridge approach (NSW side). Like many wetlands, it has the tendency to dry out during the summer months, but still a good spot to relax with a picnic and enjoy nature. Plenty of birdlife, and there are public toilets here as well as a small playground for the kids. Maybe not a place you would make a special trip to visit.

There are also a number of very good wineries in the area, but we will cover those on our dedicated wineries page.

This article was printed from ExploreMildura.com

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