The Loddon River’s journey begins in Victoria’s Great Dividing Range not far from Trentham. It flows 392 km north through the townships of Newstead, Bridgewater, Serpentine, Boort and Kerang, before joining the Murray River between Barham and Swan Hill.
Loddon Shire takes its name from north-central Victoria’s largest river, home to many threatened species and a source of great pleasure to Victorians for generations.
Canoeists, kayakers and campers are also frequent visitors to their favourite spots, with white water kayaking of Grade 3 standard sometimes on offer at Bridgewater.
Picnickers and day trippers, too, can easily find a place for a relaxing few hours by the water’s edge, either in well-kept public reserves or that quiet corner away from it all.