Laanecoorie (Eddington and Eastville)

Like many goldfield towns Laanecoorie was once a thriving rural centre, supporting a large population of people who came to the region seeking their fortune during Victorian the gold rush. Rising up along the Loddon River, the area was part of the vast region of traditional land occupied by the Dja Dja Wurrung, and the name Laanecoorie derives from the indigenous word, Languycoori, which is said to mean ‘place of the kangaroos,’ or ‘long water hole,’ depending on who you ask.

These days Laanecoorie is a destination for holiday makers and recreational visitors, who enjoy fishing, camping and activities on the river. The Laanecoorie Reservoir Reserve is a great place to enjoy a picnic, or a bushwalk, and the Loddon River and catchment area are home to a large variety of waterbirds.

Only 17 minutes by car from Dunolly and 30 minutes to Bendigo.

2023 Trail Exhibitors

Ruff Shuffler Creations – Laanecoorie

Eddy’s Garage – Eddington

Kerry Punton Studio – Eastville

2023 Town Map

Kerry Punton

The process of working with clay is as enlivening to Kerry now as it was when she graduated with a degree in ceramics in the late 1980s. A true maker at heart, Kerry is happiest when her hands are busy, and sustaining a personal art practice, while working in education, facilitating public art p...

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Eddy’s Garage

Crossing the threshold into Eddy’s Garage is like stepping back in time to a 1970s tropical paradise. Palm trees, tiki artifacts and Hawaiian shirts set to a soundtrack of classic surf-rock greets you as you take a seat at one of the 50’s laminex tables or stake your claim on the retro velour co...

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Ruff Shuffler Creations

It has been a big year for Robyn Smith-Clark. Since opening her studio on the Tiny Towns Arts Trail for the first time in 2022, she hasn’t stopped. The success of her Trail debut was closely followed by her equally successful, first solo exhibition at Puzzleflat Art Gallery in Dunolly.

She ha...

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