• Loddon Valley's Natural Wonders

The Loddon Valley is known as Victoria’s backyard for good reason; it promises unstructured adventure and unpretentious exploration in the great outdoors under a wide and generous sky.

The valley is the perfect place to switch off from everyday life and reconnect with nature. It covers a massive 6,700 square kilometres and features State and National Parks, pristine waterways, forests, mountains and farmland to explore. Go walking, climbing, swimming, fishing, paddling and more in a unique and beautiful environment.

The area is a camper’s paradise. Base yourself by the Loddon River or on top of Mount Kooyoora to get a down-to-earth feel for what makes the Loddon Valley special.

Come summer, Bridgewater on Loddon is water skiing central. Bring your boat and join in the fun or simply settle back by the river and watch the action. Follow the flow to find peaceful places to launch a fishing tinny and throw in a line. The swimming here is also sublime.

The pretty Serpentine Creek is a safe place to paddle and canoe. See a stunning array of birdlife from the water. Other great spots to get wet include Laanecoorie Reservoir and Little Lake Boort. Come for a day of water play and make sure you stay for the sunset.

Take the walk to the top of Mount Kooyoora for 360 degree views across the valley, and look closely for the smooth, shallow rock wells used by the local Aboriginal people to collect water. The bush below also features evidence of Indigenous occupation.