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Red Cliffs VIC

Red Cliffs

Postcode: 3496

Red Cliffs is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Calder Highway, 16 km south of Mildura and 544 km north-west of Melbourne. At the 2001 census, Red Cliffs had a population of 2629. The main industry is the growing of citrus fruits and grapes. Red Cliffs takes its name from the 70m cliffs 4.5km east of the town.

The area was first settled by Europeans in 1918. Following the First World War, 700 soldiers settled in the town, and began work on establishing the vineyards which would become the town’s chief industry. More land was sold to soldiers following the Second World War.

The town has an annual folk music festival in July, a country music festival in September, and a wine and jazz festival in October.