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Loddon River Weir Walking Track

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Mitchell Street, Baringhup VIC 3463


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Features

This scenic walking track along the Loddon River takes about 20 minutes and leads to the base of the Cairn Curran Weir.

When water levels are high enough, the water flowing from the weir cascades dramatically down over layers of huge rocks - a very impressive sight.


The walking track itself is a narrow track winding through pretty shrubs and trees alongside the Loddon River. 

Along the way you will find a rope swing suspended from a tree overhanging the river and hear the lovely sound of unseen rushing water get louder and louder as you progress.


Take care clambering over rocks to get close to the water, some rocks are covered with a thin layer of loose gravel and others are quite slippery when wet.

If the water is low enough to get across the rocks to the other side of the river, there is a staircase leading to the top of the weir where you can walk all the way along it to the Cairn Curran Weir Picnic Area.

How to get to the Loddon River Weir Walking Track


Turn down Mitchell Street (on the same side of the main road as the Caravan Park) and follow the gravel road beside the river until you reach the parking area for the walking track.

Loddon River Love Seat


As you are driving in to the parking area for the walking track, keep an eye out on the right hand side for the gorgeous love seat that has been cut into the side of a fallen tree alongside the river. 

This seat makes a beautiful spot for a quiet lunch or romantic picnic.


DID YOU KNOW...

  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.
 

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Steve Pattinson
26/01/2022
This walk is no longer possible due to Goulburn-Murray Water closing off access to the weir.
See https://www.g-mwater.com.au/water-resources/catchments/storages/loddon/cairncurranreservoir/cairn-curran-embankment-closure.html and https://www.facebook.com/groups/486270206176496
Big Adventures for Little Legs
07/11/2023
We visited here yesterday afternoon. Track open and clear, spillway only had a little flow however outflow pipe was pumping, very impressive sight and a great walk.