Hunt for fresh local produce and unique collectables as you criss-cross the Loddon Valley. As you wander through the region, you will discover untouched villages tucked beside rivers and lakes with great cafes, top bakeries and essential retail options to replenish your supplies, vintage stores with unlikely finds, and historic pubs to sample exceptional local produce and hospitality.

The little-known gold rush era villages scattered through the region are jewels in the landscape. Their former supply stores are now lost and found treasures, like exquisite finely curated museums with vintage, antique and collectable finds. Meanwhile fresh produce and friendly country hospitality is never too far away.

From Inglewood, to Bridgewater on Loddon, Wedderburn, Pyramid Hill, Mitiamo and Newbridge you will find these stores, with collections of beautifully illustrated books, kitchenalia, vintage recipe books and postcards to friends long gone. Historic handcrafted furniture, copperware, metalwork and utilitarian creations — precious remnants from these once prosperous towns — have been gathered by those with an eye. In stores offering second-hand wares you will uncover classic vinyl LPs, vintage clothing and curios from other times.

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