Come to the Loddon Valley and connect with your kids far from the distractions of screens and bright city lights. Pack the camping gear, the fishing rods, the bikes and the dogs for a break that gets the whole family back to nature.

No matter where you roam you’re never far from the mighty Loddon River, which offers something for all families; from the simple pleasure of a safe swimming hole to the thrills and spills of speed boats and skiing.

Little Lake Boort is likewise great fun for water play and the Serpentine Creek features a dedicated canoe trail perfect for young and novice paddlers. You can even hire a kayak and a local guide to get you going.

All ages love a bushranger – climb Mount Kooyoora and follow in the footsteps of Captain Melville, said to have hidden out here in between hijacking wagons rolling from the goldfields. Otherwise pick up a metal detector and try to strike it rich as you create your own gold rush on Victoria’s Golden Triangle with the family.