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Loch Village

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by Janice Heath (subscribe)
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Published November 27th 2016
Unhurried rural beauty
Should you ever have considered a tree change, Loch is the kind of place you might imagine moving to.

Surrounded by rolling hills of green velvet farmland Loch's charming historical streetscape boasts a diversity of places to eat, shop and just hang out. It's a small gem of a place.

Cape Horn lookout, 2 km from Loch on the Loch-Wonthaggi Road

Whether you're stopping for a coffee, a day or a weekend, Loch has much to offer. There's scones and other goodies at the Cosy Kitchen, the Rustic Cacao Factory does a serious hot chocolate as well as BBQs, Olive at Loch has treats both sweet and savoury and the Hard Loch Cafe has some regular favourites along with Indian specialities. Loch Brewery and Distillery is famed for its products and vineyards Gippsland Wine Company and Bass Valley Estate Winery are nearby. See each individual website for more information on what's on offer and their opening days and times.

Loch Brewery and Distillery garden

When it comes to shopping, Loch is an absolute haven for art, crafts, antiques, second-hand goods and giftware. A wander along the main street will provide ample opportunities to score something lovely and unique to take home.


Victoria Street Gallery

There's a good kids playground in the main street with a skate park and a shelter. From here you can wander through the highway underpass to the railway reserve. The underpass has boards displaying information about Gippsland's famed giant earthworms.

Playground and Skate Park

Across the highway, there is an additional playground in the Memorial Reserve along with toilets and shelters. You can camp here by arrangement with or without power and showers.

Suspension bridge in the Memorial Reserve

Loch Village Lions Market is held every 2nd Sunday of the month. The venue changes according to the season: in the warmer months from October to April it's at the Loch Railway Station Reserve, when it's colder from May to September it's in the Loch Public Hall in Smith Street. A range of other events are held throughout the year including the Food & Wine Festival and Garden Festival.

Loch Station

Old CFA Shed

For a list of venues, accommodation and services in the town see here. If you want to experience everything in the town, it's good to visit late in the week or over the weekend. Early in the week tends to be quieter except of course on school and public holidays.

Getting There:

Loch is around 100km from Melbourne via the Monash Freeway to Pakeham/Koo Wee Rup Road then onto the South Gippsland Highway.

By public transport see the V/Line coach services from Melbourne and Dandenong on the Yarram Line.
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Why? Rustic charm, cafes, shops and beautiful scenery
When: Anytime but there's usually more going on later in the week and on the weekend
Where: Victoria Road, Loch, Gippsland
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Very quaint, pretty area, Janice.
by Elaine (score: 3|8033) 1607 days ago
Sounds like a beautiful place!
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1606 days ago
I love Loch. I always stop at Cosy Kitchen on my way to and from Waratah Bay. I buy lunch, enjoy it in park next to cafe, post office. It's a pretty, short drive to Poowong from Loch, and Drouin also. Loch is one of my favourite country villages.
by e_law (score: 2|438) 1594 days ago
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