If you are planning to be in Mildura for the 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference, plan a little extra time. Consider visiting Cobdogla on Sunday, the 8th October; attend the conference from the evening of the 9th through to Friday 13th; then stay for the Country Engineering Weekend on the 14th & 15th for some more engineering and engineering heritage.
Consider spending some extra time in or on the way to and from Mildura to see some more Engineering Heritage and Heritage places.
For those who want to satisfy more of their Engineering Heritage passion planned to be in Port Augusta on the weekend of 21st & 22nd October, especially the 22nd. There will be celebrations at Port Augusta station and Pichi Richi Railway are planning to run a special train.