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Featuring free WiFi and BBQ facilities, Loddon River Motel is just a 15-minute walk from Kerang Train Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms with an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. All rooms have a toaster, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Each room has a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Loddon River Motel Kerang is a 3-minute walk from the Kerang Historical Museum. Swan Hill is a 40-minute drive away.
Kerang is located in the Murray River region and is loaded with experiences close to nature. With many lakes, rivers or creeks as your destination to relax, fish, waterski, cruise or canoe. Discover beautiful wetlands, national parks and activities, tours and walks, and dining with great local hospitality. Our cafes and restaurants offer mouth watering menus of unique eateries. From a traditional pub, food store with local produce or waffles! The Lester Smith Lookout Tower is on the Murray Valley Highway. This former water tower, built in 1883, dominates the town. It was converted to a lookout in 1973 and named after Henry Lester Smith, a well-known pioneer of the region and Kerang Shire councillor. Today it is home to the Kerang Lapidary Club which has established an extensive display of minerals, fossils, shells and gemstones on the levels above the ground floor.
Bendigo Gold Fields
Bendigo is proudly built upon on a gold rush legacy stretching back to the 1850s. Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Farrell, the wives of two workers from the Mt Alexander North pastoral property would change the course of history in 1851, discovering alluvial gold nuggets in Bendigo Creek while hand washing clothes. Discover that history in Bendigo’s authentic attractions, such as the fascinating Central Deborah Gold Mine, once a working mine, now welcomes visitors daily. Choose from a variety of mine tours where you can explore up to 228 metres deep and get first-hand insight into the city’s remarkable story of gold discovery. Above ground visit Victoria Hill Reserve, an untouched treasure from Bendigo’s boom days, where open cut shafts, poppet heads and an historic gold battery feature along walking paths cut through quartz reefs. Around $8 billion worth of gold in today’s value was found here, and the area once boasted the world’s deepest mine, at 4,613 feet. That record earned it a place on Australia’s first pound note printed in 1913. The mining reserve is located in Happy Valley Road, just one kilometre from the CBD and opposite the historic Gold Mines Hotel.