Wedderburn is a rural town situated about 210 kilometres north west of Melbourne in the Loddon Valley.
A trickle of squatters started arriving in Wedderburn in the 1840s, but this become a flood when the Victorian gold rush began in the 1850s. Magnificent buildings remain in the back blocks of Wedderburn, with the Coach House Museum exhibiting precious historic pieces such as carriages, hardware and a blacksmith’s store.
On the outskirts of town is the Hard Hill Tourist Reserve, a camping and RV friendly site. In amongst the trees is a an old Eucalyptus distillery still operated by volunteers, who harvest and distil the local leaves.
A must do if visiting Wedderburn is to stop at the impressive Soldiers Memorial Park in the centre of town. As part of its Commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac program, Loddon Shire Council commissioned a bronze sculpture of two of the district’s most famous sons, World War One Victoria Cross recipients Albert Borella and Albert Jacka.