Town Hall, Tourism Victoria

Population 684

North along the Calder Highway from Bendigo is the 'Golden Triangle' town of Inglewood. Sizeable gold nuggets were found in this area during the gold rush and are still being unearthed. Inglewood is also known as Blue Eucy town, due to the once vigorous blue mallee eucalyptus oil industry. The town is also the birthplace of Australian aviator Sir Reginald Ansett.

Visitor Information

Loddon Visitor Information Centre, Wedderburn Community Centre, 24 Wilson St; (03) 5494 3489

Nearby national parks

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park

    In Brisbane Ranges National Park low mountains are dissected by rugged gorges and hidden gullies with basalt grasslands and woodlands. An...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Wyperfeld National Park

    In the state’s arid north-west, Wyperfeld is a vast park of open plains and spreading mallee eucalypts. The usually bone-dry bed of...more

Nearby towns

  • Wedderburn

    Wedderburn, part of the 'Golden Triangle', was once one of Victoria's richest goldmining towns. Many large nuggets have been unearthed here...more

  • Dunolly

    The towns of Dunolly, Wedderburn and Inglewood formed the rich goldfield region colloquially known in the 1850s as the 'Golden Triangle'....more

  • Bendigo

    Bendigo was the place of one of the world’s most exciting gold rushes, with more gold found here between 1850 and 1900 than anywhere...more

In Town

Old eucalyptus oil distillery: not in operation but can be viewed; Calder Hwy, northern end of town.

Old courthouse: local historical memorabilia; open by appt; Southey St.

Streetscape: historic buildings are evidence of the town's goldmining history.


Kooyoora State Park The park sits at the northern end of the Bealiba Range and features extensive box-ironbark forests. The Eastern Walking Circuit offers a great opportunity for bushwalkers, passing through strange rock formations and giant granite slabs. The Summit Track leads to Melville Caves Lookout. The caves were once the haunt of the notorious bushranger Captain Melville. Camping is allowed around the caves. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963; 16 km W.

Bridgewater on Loddon: fishing and watersports, Old Loddon Vines Vineyard, Water Wheel Vineyards and horse-drawn caravans for hire; 8 km SE.

Loddon Valley wine region: the warm climate and clay soils of this region are known for producing outstanding red varieties and award-winning chardonnays. Taste the wines at cellar doors like Pandalowie at Bridgewater on Loddon (8 km SE) and Kingower (11 km SW); winery map from visitor information centre.

Campsites around town

Melville Caves camping area 15 km

This campground is off Melville Caves Rd, signposted off the Wedderburn–Dunolly Rd; the caves were once used as a hideout by bushranger Captain Melville. From the picnic area there’s a short walk to the... Find out more

Newbridge River Reserve camping area 18 km

You’ll find the compact Newbridge River Reserve camping area next to the township’s main street, the Bendigo–St Arnaud Rd. Anglers set themselves up on the riverbank, while canoeists occasionally push... Find out more

Waanyarra Recreation Area 27 km

This recreation area is sited between the original Waanyarra town site, where gold-rush miners set up their tents, and the cemetery. Over spring and summer, wildflowers will burst into colour here. To take a close look... Find out more

Notley camping area 36 km

Notley is the only overnight option in Greater Bendigo National Park that has pull-through sites suitable for caravans. You’ll find this camping area off Nuggety Rd, which branches off the... Find out more

Loeser camping area 38 km

The Loeser camping area is located on Loeser Rd, which runs off Hartlands Rd. For some great views over Bendigo and the surrounding region, head across town into the Mandurang section of the park and scale the steep... Find out more

Rush Dam camping area 43 km

Like its neighbour Mulga Dam, Rush Dam is up near the northern boundary of the park. Closer to Bendigo, near the Shadbolt picnic area, you can check out some goldmining history at Old Tom Mine; if you’d like to do... Find out more

Mulga Dam camping area 46 km

Small Mulga Dam is in the far north of the national park. A short walk past old charcoal pits starts from the picnic area here. Along the way you may hear some of the many songbirds that thrive in the region. To reach... Find out more

Butts Reserve camping area 50 km

Butts Reserve is west of town on Mt Tarrengower Rd. After visiting the collection of artefacts at the North British Mine and exploring the adjacent Carmans Tunnel, climb the fire tower on Mt Tarrengower and also scale... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

MillDuck, Harcourt North 53 km

This strawbale house won a Most Energy Efficient Home award (North West Region) when it was built. More than 1000 trees have been planted on the property since it was purchased, and it is now an alpaca stud. The B&B,... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Bridgewater Park Area 7 km

North west side of town via Dunolly Road and Brewery Lane

Large area on the banks of the Loddon River. Good shade.

Melville Caves camping area 15 km

T/O at Logan

Surrounded by scrub 18km west of the highway via Wehla Rd in Kooyoora State Park.

Ryans Creek Rest Area 17 km

12 km SE Wedderburn (R) or 24 km NW of Bridgewater (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees. Good shade.

Wedderburn park area 29 km

At Wedderburn

Opposite the bowling club.

Skinners Flat rest area 34 km

T/O 26km SE of Charlton (L) or 4km NW of Wedderburn (R)

Secluded area 1km (unsealed) north of the highway. Located in the scrub on the shores of the reservoir 200m past the picnic area.

Happy Jacks rest area 39 km

At Lockwood on alternative Calder Hwy (A790)

Just off the highway among shady trees 100m north of facilities.

Bendigo South park area 41 km

At Bendigo

Adjacent to the highway overlooking the lake on the south side of town.

Huntly rest area 42 km

At Huntly

Small area just off the highway among some large trees.

Bendigo North park area 42 km

At Bendigo

Adjacent to the highway near the lake on the north side of town.

Jock Comini rest area 48 km

18km S of Bendigo (L) or 132km N of Melbourne (R)

Secluded off the highway among a few trees.

Ravenswood rest area 49 km

20km S of Bendigo (R) or 130km N of Melbourne (L)

Just off the highway.

Goornong park area 57 km

At Goornong

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Stuart Mill South rest area 57 km

28km S of St Arnaud (R) or 34km N of Avoca (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Teddywaddy rest area 61 km

23km SE of Wycheproof (L) or 9km N of Charlton (R)

Just off the highway among a few shady trees.

Teddington Reservoir camping area 62 km

T/O at Stuart Mill

Secluded in the forest 6km (partly unsealed) south-west of Stuart Mill via Teddington Rd.

No. 2 Creek rest area 65 km

59km S of St Arnaud (L) or 3km N of Avoca (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Jessie Kennedy rest area 66 km

6km S of Castlemaine (R) or 30km N of Daylesford (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

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