Here are a few helpful things to know when you stay with us at the Orana Motor Inn in Victoria
Orana Motor Inn offers an outdoor pool, barbecue facilities and free on-site parking. It is an 8-minute drive from the tourist information centre and a 15-minute drive from Mildura Airport. Free WiFi is provided. As part of the Budget Motel Chain, the Orana Motor Inn will always offer you the best affordable accommodation rates when you book on www.budgetmotels.com.au! Air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV. Additional amenities include a small fridge, microwave, a toaster and basic cutlery. On good days, guests can enjoy a barbecue in an outdoor setting. Orana Motor Inn is a member of the Budget Motel Chain which means our standards are to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to our guests. Motor Inn Orana is 3 km from the Gateway Tavern Bistro. It is a 10-minute drive from Woodsies Gem Shop and a 15-minute drive from Mildura Arts Centre.
Irymple, a town in north-west Victoria, is 7 km south of Mildura. Irymple was one of three pastoral leaseholds in the Mildura district, and the name was retained for a proposed settlement when the Chaffey brothers laid out the Mildura irrigation colony in 1887. It is thought that ‘Irymple’ was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a waterhole. Farm/orchard blocks were taken up in 1889 at Irymple, also known as Irymple Valley. Kings Billabong, fed by the Murray River and the Billabong pumping station are east of Irymple. In 1893 a school was opened in a Wesleyan church. When the railway was extended from Ouyen to Mildura in 1903 a station was provided at Irymple.
Northern Country/North Central
Travel out to the Murray Sunset National Park to see the famous Pink Lakes for yourself. Located in the far northwest corner of Victoria, the lakes are a popular attraction for photographers, with their unusual colouring changing throughout the day, from a deep pink to a bright white.
The lakes’ waters are actually crystal clear and the beds of the four lakes are made up of solid salt. However, it is the red algae (Dunaliella salina), which grows in the water that gives the lakes their pink hue.
Choose from a number of walking trails around the lakes, including the Lake Becking Nature Walk, the Kline Nature Walk and the Lake Hardy Nature Walk. Keep an eye out for local kangaroos, wallabies, emus and echidnas as you wander.
Bird watchers will love the opportunities on offer, with red-rumped parrots, mallee ringnecks, spotted pardalotes and white-fronted chats, all calling the region home.