Nestled on the banks of the Loddon River,

in Bridgewater you can do as little or as much as you like.

Bridgewater & District

Farming is the heart and the Loddon River is the life blood of Bridgewater on Loddon and the surrounding district.

In the late 1830's the central and southern areas were runs selected by squatters and held under licence.

With the discovery of GOLD nearby in 1860 the township of Bridgewater had begun.

In its heyday, Bridgewater boasted up to 11 hotels, general stores, bootmakers, breweries, cordial, cheese and butter factories, butcher shops, blacksmiths, saddlers shops, bakeries, flour mills, farriers, fruit and lolly shops, the railway and it's own Chinese Market.

Although gold originally attracted many it was the LIQUID GOLD of the LODDON RIVER that enabled famlies and communities to LIVE, GROW and PROSPER; creating this wonderful community that it is today.

Bridgewater enjoys plenty of warm, sunny days, clear star filled evenings and balmy summer nights.

Situated in the centre of one of Victoria's wheat growing areas, the district has a good balance of residential, farming, retail, business and industry.

Fresh local produce

Wine, Olive Oil, Honey, Flour, Eggs, Potatoes, Crafts and much more.

Wineries, water sports, camping and fishing; there is something  for everyone.

Nearby are the infamous Melville Caves, where bush walking, abseiling and rock climbing are very popular.

There is rich natural forest with a variety of wildflowers, plants, bird life and bush settings.

Gold fossicking is hugely popular and many large finds have been made close by including the Hand of Faith