Canoe trail showcases Loddon’s natural beauty

Published on 30 May 2017

Canoe paddlers will now be able to take in even more of Loddon’s natural beauty with the launch of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail at Durham Ox this Saturday.

Mayor Neil Beattie, who will officially launch the new canoe trail, said the trail had been designed to be a self-guided paddling experience, suitable for most ages and abilities.

“The trail follows a very slow-flowing and often still section of the Serpentine Creek for five kilometres,” Cr Beattie said.

“Floating markers along the trail provide points of interest for paddlers, including The Inn, which was built in 1848, scarred trees, ring trees and feeding platforms for platypus and the Rakali.

“This canoe trail further highlights the ecological attractions of the Durham Ox area and certainly adds to our region’s environmental tourism,” Cr Beattie added.

The Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail is one of four planned canoe trails in the Loddon Shire, with other trails to follow at Serpentine, Bridgewater and Laanecoorie.

Trail maps for the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail can be downloaded from Council’s website at www.loddon.vic.gov.au or using the QR code on the canoe trail signage at the beginning of the trail.

The canoe trails development is a partnership between Loddon Shire Council, the State Government, La Trobe University Bendigo and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.