• Essence of the Loddon Valley


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Spend a long weekend relaxing in the naturally beautiful Loddon Valley or get away for a mid-week escape to the country. This two-night, three day itinerary provides the perfect opportunity to discover the essence of the Loddon Valley, including the famous Eucalyptus Oil production, collectables shopping, local produce and artistic offerings. 

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Day : Arrive in the Loddon Valley

Arrive in the Loddon Valley this afternoon and treat yourself to some afternoon tea by the river before visiting a local vineyard. Discover five generations of history as you settle into the Rostrata Country House Farm Stay for the evening.


Stop : Bridgewater Bakehouse
6 Main Street, Bridgewater Vic 3516

The first stop for many regular visitors to the Loddon Valley is the award winning Bridgewater Bakehouse. Locals also flock here for morning and afternoon tea so grab an award winning vanilla slice to...

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  • Girls jumping into the Loddon River at Bridgewater swimming hole
Stop : Bridgewater on Loddon
10-12 Brougham St, Bridgewater on Loddon VIC 3516

Stop off at the Bridgewater swimming hole and perhaps take a dip in the Loddon River's iconic infinity pool. Those that want to stay dry can simply relax and take in the serenity, or explore the river walk to learn more about the natural wonders of the Loddon Valley...

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Stop : Water Wheel Vineyards
Bridgewater-Raywood Rd, Bridgewater on Loddon VIC 3516

Next stop, call into the Water Wheel Winery and visit the cellar door to get a taste for the Loddon Valley.

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Stop : Stay tonight at Rostrata Country House
1240 Dunolly Rheola Road, Murphy's Creek Victoria 3551, Australia

Step back in time at Rostrata Country House as you enjoy a farm stay in this tranquil setting overlooking Dead Log Creek.

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Stop : Enjoy dinner at the Newbridge Hotel
37 Lyons St, Newbridge 3551

Head into nearby Newbridge to enjoy dinner at a quintessential Aussie country pub, the Newbridge Hotel.

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Day : Lakes, sculptures and produce

After breakfast at Rostrata Country House, head north to the oasis of Boort Lakes and discover a region overflowing with experiences.


Stop : Simply Tomatoes
479 Parkers Road, Yando Victoria 3537, Australia

Discover what is possible when creativity and innovation meet rural enterprise at Simply Tomatoes and Aussie Wool Quilts. This multi-award winning business is a great place to stop for a morning cuppa...

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Stop : Star Spanner Sculpture Garden
1314 Boort Quambatook Road Boort 3537

Horses, bulls, fish, mermaids and men, all larger than life, inhabit the rambling garden - their spectacular forms crafted from rusty brown and gleaming silver spanners. Despite their odd-shaped co...

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  • Boort Lake boardwalk
Stop : Boort Lakes
Little Lake Boort, Boort VIC 3537

Take a walk amoung the sculptures at Little Lake Boort and explore the boardwalk that runs between the Little Lake and Lake Boort...

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Stop : Boort Lakes Holiday Park
186-196 Godfrey Street, Boort Victoria 3537, Australia

Water sports enthusiasts are spoilt with grass to the water’s edge and boat parking directly in front of the camping sites. The park offers a range of accommodation starting at the top with a Two ...

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Stop : Commercial Hotel Boort
113 Godfrey Street, Boort Victoria 3537, Australia

Neil and Charlene have a warm welcome and friendly smile for anyone visiting the Commercial Hotel Boort. With views of the lake from both the bar and beer garden, the Commercial Hotel is a guaranteed...

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Day : Wedderburn & Inglewood

Discover gold rush history and eucalyptus oil production as you delve deeper into the Loddon Valley.


  • The Loddon Visitor Information Centre is located at the Wedderburn Community House and Library
Stop : Loddon Visitor Information Centre
24 Wilson St, Wedderburn VIC 3518

Stop in at the Loddon Visitor Centre to get a feel for the historic town of Wedderburn. You will also need to contact the Visitor Centre ahead of time if you would like to take a tour of the Hard Hill Tourist Reserve's Eucalyptus stew pot...

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Stop : Wedderburn Coach House Gallery and Museum
51 High Street Wedderburn Victoria 3518, Australia

The General Store Museum dating back to the 1850's contains an early record of Wedderburn and the local district. The General Store closed in the late 60's and has been preserved, it contains products...

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Stop : 24 Karat Cafe
76 High St Wedderburn, Victoria 3518, Australia

24 Karat has tasty coffee and food dished up with a smile! There is an all day breakfast menu and main dishes include home made lasagne and soup along with the best homemade pies and slices! While ...

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Stop : Eucalyptus Distillery Museum
20 Grant St, Inglewood, VIC 3517

A wander around the old distillery gives life to the old photographs. The working model provides a wonderful experience demonstrating the full distillation process using in ground vats. Our r...

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  • Go hunting for antiques in Inglewood
Stop : Inglewood Collectables
Brooke St, Inglewood VIC 3517

Spend an afternoon searching for that missing piece from your collection as you go treasure hunting in Inglewood...

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Regional Victoria including the Loddon Valley is currently in the Third Step of the COVID-19 Roadmap. For the updated restriction levels in Victoria please visit the DHHS website.