As you travel across the Loddon Valley discover the wealth of experiences this friendly region has to offer. From intriguing industrial sculpture, award winning local produce, to captivating natural landscapes, there is something for everyone. This itinerary can be followed if travelling southward from the Murray River (Mildura, Swan Hill or Kerang) towards Melbourne, or could easily be reversed if travelling from south to north.
Day : Boort to Bridgewater
Travelling from north to south, stop off to discover a variety of enriching experiences in the lakeside town of Boort before making your way across the Loddon Valley to the picturesque village of Bridgewater on Loddon. From lifesize sculptures crafted from spanners, to gourmet delights crafted from green tomatoes, the fertile floodplains surrounding Boort are full of surprises. Further down the Loddon Valley you discover the town of Bridgewater, a place that lovers of watersports flock to in summer.
Stop : Star Spanner Sculpture Garden1314 Boort-Quambatook Rd, Barraport VIC 3537
Just to the north of Boort in Barraport on the Boort-Quambatook Rd you'll find an industrial sculpture garden to rival any found elsewhere in the world. What started as a hobby has become a passion for artist John Piccoli, who has used countless spanners to create lifesized artworks depicting everything from marlin to draft horses, shearers to bulls. ..Read more
Stop : Simply Tomatoes & Aussie Quilts479 Parkers Rd, Yando VIC 3537
A little to the east of the Star Spanner Garden you'll come across another local crafting world class creations, the difference is these are award winning works of culinary art. The husband and wife team at Simply Tomatoes make a range of yummy products exclusively from green picked tomatoes. Drop by to taste these treats, you can even enjoy a longer stop as there is an RV and caravan friendly campground on site. ..Read more
Stop : Little Lake BoortRing Road, Boort VIC 3537
The trail around Little Lake Boort is a flat 3.7km path that passes beautiful nature and intriguing artwork thanks to a local sculpture competition. Explore the whole trail or chose a section to spend some time but make sure you stop by and take a look at the lakes while in Boort...Read more
Stop : Bridgewater Bakehouse6 Main St, Bridgewater on Loddon VIC 3516
A stop in Bridgewater on Loddon isn't complete without picking up some lunch at the Bridgewater Bakehouse and tucking in down by the Loddon River. Tasty pies, fresh sandwiches and award winning vanilla slices are only a few of the choices on offer. ..Read more
Stop : Loddon River10-12 Brougham St, Bridgewater on Loddon VIC 3516
Relax by the Loddon River and perhaps take a swim in a natural infinity pool at Bridgewater. A trail along the river and platform provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the nature, drop in a fishing line or simply take in the serenity. ..Read more