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Discounts for Winter in Loddon Valley

Released on 16 May 2017

Grab a discount on your trip and experience new places – that’s the doubled-up invitation from Loddon Valley, in Victoria’s north-west, as winter’s chills start to bite.

Normally seen as a summer playground with its many waterways, bushwalks, cycle and horse riding trails, the area is also replete with options for the colder months.

And there’s never been a cheaper time to go, with discounts available at three caravan parks to eligible visitors.

Council’s parks at Wedderburn, Bridgewater and Pyramid Hill have all been proclaimed “CMCA-Friendly”, a status which allows members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia to claim a discount on stopovers.

CMCA members receive a 10% discount on camp fees at these three parks in Loddon Valley, though Pyramid Hill has also gone one step further in signing up to the organisation’s Dollar-Wise Park program.

CMCA members can stay at Dollar-Wise Parks at just $10 per night for an unpowered site.

In a similar vein, the Bridgewater and Wedderburn caravan parks have recently announced a special deal for winter, with patrons booking sites for two nights invited to stay a third night free.

Under this offer, both parks are also making their on-site cabins available for hire with a discount of 10% off the usual fee. This special deal for winter is available from 1 June 2017 to 1 September 2017 excluding public holidays or long weekends.

Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park has three self-contained cabins, 60 powered sites and 25 unpowered sites, plus a camp kitchen, laundry facilities and a covered area with three barbecues.

The Bridgewater caravan and camping park has 98 powered sites, 17 tent sites and one cabin – many with views of the Loddon River.

Facilities include a camp kitchen, swimming pool, jumping pillow, children’s playground, barbecues, two amenities blocks, access to a boat ramp, an accessible viewing platform and a walking path along the foreshore to the boat ramp, main street and swimming hole.

Council’s tourism marketing officer, Robyn Vella, said visitors to the area would find no shortage of things to see and do.

“Wedderburn’s Hard Hill Tourist Reserve offers a working eucalyptus stew pot, gold puddler and gold stamping battery, while Mt Korong is nearby and the Coach House Gallery and Museum provides an intriguing window into the past,” she said.  

“The highly popular Bridgewater Bakehouse supplies coffee, cakes and pies or eat out at the art deco Loddon Bridge Hotel,” Mrs Vella said.

“Other attractions in and around Bridgewater include golf club and wine tasting at Water Wheel Vineyards. Melville Caves reserve isn’t far away and nor is Kooyoora State Park.

“Inglewood is only a short distance off, with its gold rush architecture, collectables and antiques stores, heritage buildings and the famed Blue Eucy Museum.”

For more information, contact the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5494 1257 or visit www.loddon.vic.gov.au  
http://www.cmca.net.au/

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