Loddon Valley the choice for RV friendly travellers

Published on 10 June 2016

Loddon Shire, in Central Victoria, is an inviting prospect for travellers keen to explore new places.

It’s no surprise that veteran travel writer Fred Wright was so impressed with what he saw that he once declared the region “Victoria’s best-kept secret”.

Approved RV-Friendly stopovers now exist at Boort, Bridgewater, Wedderburn, Pyramid Hill and the Simply Tomatoes enterprise at Yando.

Motorhome owners can start at either end of the Shire and make their way through, confident of enjoying its varied scenery and welcoming small towns.

In the south, Bridgewater offers an RV-Friendly site in the local reserve, as well as a brand-new caravan and camping park alongside the Loddon River.

Visitors can sample the wares of the Water Wheel Winery or the renowned Bridgewater bakery, before a short drive to Inglewood to browse in its famed collectables stores or the enlightening Blue Eucy Museum.

Close by, Tarnagulla is rich in goldfields history, catch the story of the Welcome Stranger nugget at Moliagul, explore Kooyoora State Park or take a tour through Eddington.

Wedderburn’s RV-Friendly site at Hard Hill Tourist Reserve permits travellers to see eucalyptus processed in a stew pot, pan for gold or step back in time at the Coachhouse Museum.

Pyramid Hill invites visitors to climb the iconic hill made famous by Major Thomas Mitchell, delve into their ancestry with the community’s resourceful historical society or take a short detour to Terrick Terrick National Park.

Up north, Boort boasts a local institution in metal sculpture artist John Piccoli (known as the “Spanner Man”), award-winning olive producer Salute Oliva, its native wetlands rich in flora, fauna and indigenous history and its pretty lake, popular for camping and all manner of water sports.

Just outside Boort is Simply Tomatoes and Aussie Wool Quilts, where the Lanyon family welcomes visitors to its RV-Friendly site.