Canoes can be hired from the kiosk at The Boort Lakes Holiday Park for use on Little Lake Boort: Cost $10 per hour includes paddle and life vest. Life vest must be worn at all times When hire is ...Read More
This all-abilities canoe ramp and trail has been purpose-designed for all ages and it’s quickly become a popular place for primary and secondary school groups as well as recreational canoe adventurers. The launching area is located on Whytcross Road, which you will find off Boort-Pyramid Road.
The five-kilometre Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail features six bright yellow buoys at points of interest along the creek. The trail shares historic and ecological stories, via an annotated map. Marker buoys are situated at the points of interest and can be found via the map, or GPS.
See the impressive 1850s Duhram Ox red-brick inn beside the creek, believed to have been a meeting point for a Bourke and Wills search party in 1862. Paddle right up to a scar tree; a tall trunk marked with the distinctive oval ‘scar’ left by the Indigenous practice of removing the bark, yet preserving the tree. The Loddon Valley’s waterways feature the country’s largest collection.
View an amazing diversity of birdlife from the water. Birds of prey are regularly seen soaring overhead, and smaller species dart in and out of the water reeds.
This self-guided trail has been developed by La Trobe University’s Outdoor Education staff and students, the Loddon Shire, State Government and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Corporation.