Loddon Valley – A family favourite destination
Kooyoora State Park is a perfect location to hang out with family and enjoy granite outcrops, Melville caves, ironbark forest, and much more. You can also experience many recreational activities, including; horse riding, camping, caving, bushwalking, and rock climbing. The area also offers a sheltered picnic ground with a fireplace to enjoy a chilly evening with your loved ones. The state park also provides approximately 300 species of fauna, and there is also flora to enjoy.
It is a five-kilometre canoe trail with approximately six yellow buoys located at the point of interest to help the people visiting the location. The Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail's unique thing is the diversity of birdlife you get to experience above your head. At the same time, you can stroll along with your family to enjoy the natural beauty the place has to offer.
To enjoy a great picnic with your family, head to the Loddon River at Bridgewater and gaze into the perfect view. You can witness the incredible scenery while experiencing many recreational activities including fishing, swimming in a natural pool, water skiing to have some fun, and much more. The Loddon weir keeps the water downstream between 16 to 23ft providing an opportunity for anglers to catch golden perch, silver perch, redfin, Murray cod, along with the native fish.
There are approximately 14 locations mapped out across the entire Loddon valley where you can walk around and enjoy what the region offers, including orchids, daisies, fauna, flora, and much more. You can hike on mount Kooyoora and enjoy the view of the entire forest from the top location. The significant walking tracks are available at Bridgewater, Inglewood, pyramid hill, serpentine, and more beautiful areas. The sites are entirely safe and fun for families to enjoy and have a great time together.
If you want to hike, then you have diverse options in Terrick national park, where you can enjoy the natural landscapes and embrace the incredible views with fresh air. During the hike to Mount Hope, you will get to observe the granite outcrops, and the pyramid hill has a diverse range of birds, reptiles, wildflowers, and natural grassland habitat.
The Loddon Valley has very low light pollution that makes it amongst the best locations for stargazing. The Loddon Valley's best sites include; Kooyoora State Park & Terrick Terrick national park that offers an excellent place for your family to enjoy the uninterrupted stargazing opportunity.
Let’s hit the road!
We all love our backyards. It's just how Aussies are!
The gently flowing Loddon River is a paradise for canoeists to float downstream and whilst immersing in the beautiful natural surroundings. Not to mention, the locals are super-friendly and welcoming giving a warm vibe to the entire area.
On top of that, you’ll be spoilt for choice in choosing from bushwalks, stargazing at night, and camping trip in the great Victorian outdoors.
A trip to the historic gold country could prove to be a lucky journey when you strike some of the hidden nuggets under the forest floor.
Wedderburn was once famous for its gold mines providing riches to many Australians far and wide. Today, enthusiasts from around the world visit this part of Victoria to try their luck with a gold-detector. The biggest attractions, however, are the local bush, bird songs, and the tranquil countryside.
Wedderburn is your hub to explore the great central Victorian region. To the north is the scenic lake town of Boort ideal for any kind of water sport. Further south is Inglewood and Bendigo with vast open green spaces and abundant wildlife.
Visit the gorgeous back yard of Victoria at any time of the year and make Wedderburn your memorable stopover. With all the must-see attraction a stone’s throw away, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable Aussie road trip. Get your hiking boots, fill up the fuel tank and hit the road to explore the great Victorian central region.
Did you know that the Loddon Valley region is the home to the world’s largest collection of scar trees carved by Australia’s ancestors? The ancient trees and the rich soil treasures 1000s of years of aboriginal culture and heritage in the Loddon Valley region. A handful (just about 10) of the extremely rare Canoe trees can be found in the bed of Lake Boort. To this day, you can see ancient cooking mounds made from clay used by the aboriginal families for generations scattered across the forest floor. See these beautiful remnants of Victoria’s heritage before they get buried to the ground, forever.