Guided Tours

Bullarto Railway Station

The restored Bullarto Station is 2452 feet (747.4m) above sea level and today is the highest operating station in Victoria.

In the 1930’s Bullarto had a small, well kept passenger station with an attractive garden, a corrugated iron goods shed, long goods loading platform and a cart weighbridge.

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You can visit the historic station on board a restored railmotor from Daylesford. Scenic trains depart each Sunday and the Silver Streak Food & Wine Train travels the first Saturday of each month. There are often additional services during the school holidays and keep an eye out for the ganger trolleys that sometimes operate over school holidays.

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  • South Bullarto Road, Bullarto
  • Operates from Daylesford a regular Sunday service, an evening service 'Silver Streak' on the first Saturday of the month & Wednesdays over School holidays

Secret Forest Walks

Experience the beauty and seclusion of walking in the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology.
No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.
Your hand held GPS unit will show you the way.

Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks on the tracks and trails of the Wombat Forest, according to your tastes and abilities. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges. Short, medium and long, easy or challenging walks are available.
During the pre walk consultation we’ll select the right walk and show you how to use the GPS unit, and you’re away! Inquire about our back pack of walkers essentials, or you can BYO.

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As well as the forest walks, The Lake Daylesford GPS Treasure Hunt is a new, fun and interactive game for families, friendship groups and, well, anyone who likes the trill of the hunt, teamwork and reward. Based on the International GeoCaching, it’s like a high tech treasure hunt set in beautiful surrounds.

Recipients of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for the last two years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.

Mob: 0418 301 281
Email: info@secretforestwalks.com
Web: www.secretforestwalks.com
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.

  • 0418 301 281
  • Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance

Daylesford Historic Railway Station

The Daylesford Spa Country Railway And The Daylesford Sunday Market Are Popular Attractions For Locals And Visitors a like. Situated Close To Wombat Hill, Surrounded By Old Elm Trees, It Is A Must See Weekly Event.

Travel in a restored railmotor along a section of the former Daylesford branch line between Daylesford and Bullarto, a distance of about nine kilometres.

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Starting at Daylesford Station:- The brick buildings on the passenger platform were constructed in 1881, and the timber and corrugated iron goods shed in 1882. The large new shed is primarily for the restoration and maintenance of railmotors. Immediately after leaving the station the railmotor passes over the East Street Bridge, a steel plate girder bridge constructed in 1890 to replace a timber bridge.

Just past the 75mile post, the earth-works of the old railway to Creswick and Ballarat can be seen curving away to the right as the railmotor rounds a curve to the left.

After two unsealed roads are crossed, a three mile climb up a steep 1 in 50 grade is commenced near mile post 74. The line winds and twists in typical branch-line fashion through picturesque forest and farm country on its way to Musk. At curves with a speed limit lower than the rest of the line, a curve board indicates the direction of the curve and the maximum speed in miles per hour a train may travel while rounding the curve.

Musk Station: The timber edged earth platform with a ramp at each end has remained essentially the same since the station was constructed in 1882. Although hundreds of similar platforms were constructed by the Victorian Railways, the platform at Musk is the only example in use today. The original timber buildings on the platform were replaced in the late 1960’s by the “mallee shed” shelter on the platform today.

The line again passes through heavily timbered forest and fern gullies before the last 1 in 50 grade to Bullarto. Bullarto Station is 2452 feet (747.4m) above sea level and today is the highest station in Victoria. In the 1930’s Bullarto had a small, well kept passenger station with an attractive garden, a corrugated iron goods shed, long goods loading platform and a cart weighbridge.

  • Train rides operate every Sunday & the first Saturday of the month

Upcoming Events

Daylesford Sunday Market

All day event18 Raglan Street (Midland Highway), Daylesford

Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with...

Wombat Discovery Tours

Nocturnal guided Tours of the Wombat State Forest, explore the forest by night and see amazing animals like Wombats, Kangaroos, Owls, Possums and Bats. It's a very fun, informative and affordable tour that will leave you with a better understanding and appreciation of our beautiful forest. Regular Saturday night tour starting at 7.30pm /8.30pm depending on season. Duration about 2.5hrs. Pickup from up from local accommodation. Private tours available. Gift cards available.

The Warehouse – Clunes

The Warehouse – Clunes houses the Visitor Information Centre, library, Clunes Museum, exhibitions, events and meeting spaces.

The Warehouse is situated next to Collins Place, which has a picnic area and provides a lovely space to relax. On the second Sunday of the month you will meet local producers at the Clunes Farmers Market. Over summer you can also experience the outdoor cinema. The Warehouse – Clunes has the facilities to be the location for your next team meeting, business conference, family gathering, tour group stop over or artistic exhibition.

The original part of this building was the former warehouse of contractors Nichol and Wallace, who supplied goods to Clunes' miners, farmers and residents. This part of the building is more than 100 years old and currently houses the Clunes Museum, a must visit when in Clunes.

  • 36 Fraser St, Clunes
  • 03 5345 3359
  • Open lunch and dinner Seven days per week

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