Discover Mildura has been owned & operated for over 15 years by husband/wife team Phill & Alison Stone.
With a combined tally of more than 230 years of continual family farming history in the region, they have a strong connection to the land, and call themselves “locals”.
Tour Guide, Driver, Operations, Photographer, Maintenance, Cleaner,
Ideas Man, Explorer, Husband & Father
Phill grew up surrounded by wheat & sheep on a dryland farm near the spectacular Pink Salt Lakes of the Mallee.
Fascinated with early Australian pioneer history he spent childhood days on horseback exploring
giant sand dunes and Mallee scrub collecting old bottles, irons and other fancies from farm ruins.
Work outdoors kept him in tune with the bush and its inhabitants while after-hours were dominated by sports
like long-distance running, cricket & football.
His grandfather who worked in the local salt mine would be intrigued by the reinvigorated interest in tour requests about the stories behind the pink salt.
Administration, Marketing, Tour Guide, Operations, Catering, Creative Director,
R & D, Wife, Daughter & Mother
Alison was raised on a dried vine fruit property and spent her youth surrounded by lush fresh fruits and
produce grown on the family farm.
She has always had a strong passion for the natural world and great appreciation of the traditional owners of the land.
Childhood summers were spent picking & packing grapes, raking out dried fruit and hours splashing in the
warm waters of Lake Bennanee.
Family drives often explored beyond dusty back trails leading to fascinating sites like Lake Mungo,
now their most popular tour destination.