At the heart of the Coomealla Irrigation District, Dareton is the commercial centre for local winemakers and dried fruit producers.
The Murray River border town came into being with the irrigation scheme but you can tap into local history with a short drive west to Wentworth.
Wentworth was a key link in the paddle steamer trade of the 19th century and an important customs port.
You can step back in time on the MV Loyalty for a river cruise or with a visit to the Rotary Folk Museum and the old Wentworth Gaol. The Tulkana Galleries displays a wealth of regional Aboriginal art and craft.
A rendezvous with ancient history awaits an hour or so drive to the north-east in Mungo National Park. Some 45,000 years ago this was a green oasis where a large Aboriginal population lived royally on yabbies, golden perch, shellfish and emu eggs.
A shorter drive east on the Silver City Highway takes you to Stanley Wines where the cellar door is open every day. On the other side of the road you'll find Orange World where you can catch the twice-daily tractor train through the citrus and avocado orchards.