South of Newstead, the Jim Crow Creek has its confluence with the Loddon River.
The creek rises in the hills near Franklinford, an area known as Larne-ne-barramul (habitat of the emu) by the Dja Dja Wurrung people. The Jim Crow Creek is renowned for its fast-flowing crystal clear waters, which sadly have diminished over recent runs of low rainfall years. Historically this creek often continued to flow even when the Loddon had ceased to run. A few minutes by this beautiful stream certainly replenishes the spirit. Click here for some larger versions of the image set below.