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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.