Our region is bordered by the Murray River to the north, the Great Dividing Range and Wombat State Forest to the south and Mt Camel Range to the east. The area, covering around 30,000 km² or 13% of Victoria, is home to an abundance of diverse natural attractions from forested national parks to waterfalls, gorges and slowly meandering waterways and to a teeming assortment of flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else.
The region comprises the four major river catchments of Campaspe, Loddon, Avoca and Avon-Richardson. The Campaspe and Loddon rivers flow directly into the Murray River. The Avoca River drains into a series of terminal lakes and wetlands (the Avoca Marshes). During flood events, it may flow to the Murray River and a further series of terminal lakes. The Avon- Richardson catchment is internally drained, with most surface water draining into Lake Buloke in the north of the catchment.