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Things to Do

There are plenty of things to do for passive recreation or to entertain the family.   

There are many exciting events around the district in the spring Festival.

Check out the Loddon Shire calendar.


It matters not whether you are visiting for the day, a long term resident or new to the area.

Here is a sample......  have some fun!

  • Take the historic Blue Plaque walking trail, now a feature on a self drive CD tour of Inglewood.
  • Find a treasure in one of the several "Collectibles and Antiques" shops in the street, or visit Ned's Shed. 
  • Visit the historic Jones's distillery and the Eucalyptus Distillery Museum.
  • Sit down, relax and have a coffee, bite to eat or a "cold frothy" at Steve's Empire Hotel.
  • Have a picnic under the trees at the Botanical Gardens followed by a stroll around the picturesque old reservoir, the trotting track and "Dusty Town".
  • Visit the marvellous Melville's Caves in the Kooyoora State Park, an area of 3455 hectares of granite, with the peak capped by a mass of huge boulders some forming cave-like shelters. The use of these by the bushranger Captain Melville and his gang gave the name Melville's Caves. Bike or hike along the many trails, or just stroll around the boulders. Evidence of the Koori habitation in the area may be seen in the form of "wells" and canoe trees. A stunning panoramic view is from the lookout at the top of the caves.
  • Drop in for a chat, a read or participate in a craft session at the Inglewood Community Neighbourhood House. The Goldfields Library agency can also be found here.
  • Drive up and look at the poppet head of the working Greater Bendigo Maxwell Mine, and then a little further out and up the track to the top of Rose Hill, the views are superb.
  • Join a session at the Inglewood Bowls Club, or during the cooler months, a round of 18 at the Golf Club or watch the footy or netball at the Football Oval. On hot days, head for the Swimming Pool or the Tennis courts for action.
  • Visit the cemetery, as well as the Old Inglewood Cemetery , and explore the past stories from the gold and mining days.   You can get a listing of the graves from the Historical Society, the Museum or several of the Collectable shops may have them available. 
  • Take the kids on a fishing trip along the Loddon River, even better if you have a fishing boat. The skateboard park is also at the sports precinct.
  • Book in to see a performance by the Historical Society and friends doing our popular Courthouse re-enactments up at the historic Courthouse.
  • Wander the town and just marvel at the historic architecture of the solid buildings, a legacy from the gold rush, including the Town Hall and study the plaques on the War memorial, for some interesting aspects of our services history.
  • Visit some of the churches, and marvel at the glazed windows, and the historic Fincham pipe organ in St Augustine's Anglican church, built by master organ-builder George Fincham in 1878, which was installed in the church in the same year.
  • Spend a day visiting some of the local wineries and villages ranging from Bridgewater, Kingower and Kangderaar winery on the edge of the Kooyoora State Park.
  • Grab a fossicking map from David Oakley's (Brooke Street) and head out for an hour or two gold detecting, fossicking or panning around the diggings surrounding the town. Gold is still being found today for those who are prepared to search e.g. Thompsons Gully and "old" Inglewood.
  • While you're in the bush, look for the birds, wild flowers and be overawed by the wattle in late winter and early spring.  
  • Of course, provisions for your stay are available at Cousin Jacks, Inglewood Cafe, Loddon larder, the award winning Butchery (just ask them about the sausages), the IGA supermarket, bank, chemist, post office, fuel outlet and other retailers.
  • Checkout the Nixon Grocery museum,  located at Fusspots at Inglewood collectables store.  This is the private collection of Mr Alan Nixon.  

Enjoy yourselves !!


Loddon - Victoria's backyard!!

 Click on the image to watch the video on the Loddon Shire site.

Visi Loddon  

Come and explore Inglewood in the Loddon Mallee.  Just 50km NW or Bendigo.