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Korong Vale

The village of Korong Vale lies on the edge of Victoria's famous Golden Triangle and is only a dozen or so kilometres north-east of Wedderburn, one of the state's richest gold-mining towns.

Although the glory days of the big rush are long gone, fossickers are still striking gold in the district and nuggets worth an estimated $20,000 were plucked from a Wedderburn backyard in 1950.

The area is richly sprinkled with museums, old diggings and batteries that all play their part in recalling the golden history of the top end of the triangle.

The wildlife sanctuary of Wychitella Forest Reserve is only a few kilometres north of Korong Vale, while Mt Korong to the south will keep the rock-hoppers and bush walkers in trim. Wychitella might be small as Australian parks go, but its 3780ha are packed with colour and variety.

The vegetation ranges from mallee scrub to melaleuca scrub to box and ironbark forest. The colour erupts in spring when the flowering of the wattle, flame heath, hop bush, correa, grevillea, hakea and, dominantly, orchids. The native orchids are so profuse that it is impossible to walk the forest floor without standing on some blooms.

The surrounds of a man-made lake on an entrance track at the Koronga Vale approach to the park is a favoured camping spot.

Korong Vale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Coach House Art Gallery and Museum


The Coach House Art Gallery and Museum complex is situated in the main street of Wedderburn, on the Calder Highway approximately half way between Melbourne and Mildura.

The Museum offers a step back in time to a General Store which was built in 1913 as an upgrade to the then existing store which was built in the 1840's, also to see are some old carriages and a blacksmiths shop.

The Gallery has exhibitions which feature mostly local artists. The exhibitions change on a four to five week time table.

Tour groups can be organised. Please see website for further information.




53 High Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.8K from Korong Vale

Korong Vale: Events

Naturally Loddon - Wedderburn Spring Dance


The Rock 'N' Roll Spring dance is part of the Wedderburn Community House annual dance calendar.

Put on your dancing shoes and join in at the Mechanics Institute Hall and dance to the sounds of the 60s and 70s with local band '501' commencing at 8:00pm until midnight.

Tickets are available at the Wedderburn Community House or at the door.


Event Dates
2017
      20th Oct


Corner High and Reef Streets
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.7K from Korong Vale

Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally


The Wedderburn Historical Engines and Machinery Society will have many items of yesteryear on display at the Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally including old engines, farm machinery and vehicles.

Food and refreshments available on site and trade stalls welcome. Free on site camping for exhibitors.

Opening times:

Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Sep
      10th Sep


Racecourse Road
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.8K from Korong Vale

Naturally Loddon - Heal Your Life


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Ask about discounts for pensioners and Wedderburn Community House members.

Reserve your space by contacting the Wedderburn Community House.


Event Dates
2017
      21st Oct


24 Wilson Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.9K from Korong Vale

Wedderburn Open Gardens


Six fabulous gardeners have opened their gardens in support of the Wedderburn Lions Club Aged Care Fund. Some of these gardens have never been opened before and are well worth a visit.

Devonshire morning teas will be available at two of these amazing gardens.


Event Dates
2017
      22nd Oct


24 Wilson Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.9K from Korong Vale

Naturally Loddon - Tastes of Loddon


Enjoy a two course meal beautifully prepared with food found predominantly within the Loddon Shire.

BYO drinks, beginning at 6:30pm. For more information and bookings contact the number provided.


Event Dates
2017
      28th Oct


24 Wilson Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.9K from Korong Vale

Nardoo Hills Guided Trip


Take a guided tour of the Bush Heritage Reserve at Mt Kerang.

The Nardoo Hills Reserves comprise four blocks of land that support a diversity of vegetation communities, including grey box grassy woodland, box-ironbark forests and mallee. They also provide vital habitat for a range of wildlife, particularly nationally declining woodland birds.

These tours are free, although donations are welcomed.

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces are available


Event Dates
2017
      17th Sep


Mount Kerang Road
Skinners Flat, VIC, 3518

Located 11.8K from Korong Vale

Korong Vale: Travel Tips

Loddon Visitor Information Centre


Come to Loddon Visitor Information Centre, it is in a region where families are valued, breathe in the fresh air, sit around campfires, walk the family pet, sip award winning wines or watch sunrises and sunsets.

The Loddon Tourism Area is situated adjacent to the City of Greater Bendigo and forms part of the Goldfields and the Murray tourism regions. Covering an area of 6,700 square kilometres, and containing attractions varying from Aboriginal sites to early European settlements, goldfields, lakes, State and National Parks, and nature reserves.

The region is mainly unspoilt and can offer visitors an experience in unhurried holidaying whether this is for an extended stay or a brief visit. The towns still bear authentic streetscapes from the gold rush era and the State Parks are still in their natural state.

The Loddon Tourism Area can offer a base for visiting large areas of Central and Northern Victoria, and can be easily reached by road from Melbourne, Bendigo or Mildura via the Calder Highway, or from Echuca and the other Murray River towns via the Loddon Valley Highway.




24 Wilson Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518

Located 10.9K from Korong Vale

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