Loch is a town which was established in 1876. The town was named in honour of the Governor of Victoria, Henry Loch. Loch is encounted when traveling the Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory (or vice versa) highway. Loch today is a heritage town that requires a slight diversion from the main highway. A pretty little spot this is.

The town consists of a number of buildings, mostly old. The restaurant and cafe set from Korumburra and the southern reaches of Melbourne frequent this heritage town.

Loch is not in the heritage league Gulgong or Carcour, but there is a fair bit on offer.

The Royal Hotel is a 1917 building. It is amazing that such a grand building was contemplated during the height of the WW1, let alone built.

The Loch Churches are a mix in ages. The Anglican (assumed) being 100 years plus building, but there is no ‘brand’ on the building or grounds. The United is both an old and modern. The Catholic Church is at the northern approach and is an early century wooden building.

The Loch War Memorial is located just near the Post Office. Understandably this a modest acknowledgement,

Loch is not the sort of town to set out and visit, but if traveling in this vicinity a diversion is recommended.




  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course