In a postcard setting on the banks of Birch's Creek at Smeaton, Andersons Mill stands as a reminder of an industry that flourished after the gold rush of the 1850s. Standing much like it was over 100 years ago; the five-storey bluestone building and its magnificent iron water wheel are still in place. The grounds of Andersons Mill can be enjoyed at all times for picnics and enjoying the grounds.
Anderson's Mill is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month during Autumn and Spring and during special events such as the annual Anderson's Mill Festival in April & the Heritage Festival in May.
The grounds around the Mill may be enjoyed at other times but please observe private property signs. The toilet facilities are available only when the mill is open.
For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.
Daylesford Town Hall
The Daylesford Town Hall was build into he 1800's and is still used today for Council meetings and events.
The inside of the hall has been restored and is a fine example of gold rush era architecture. The hall hosts many events including concerts, dances, theatre shows, festivals, art show and many more events. The hall can also be hired for private and public events. Contact the Hepburn Shire council for any booknig enquiries.
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.
Hidden Gems of Daylesford Tours
We take small group tours in our 4x4 bus into the Daylesford hinterland exploring the natural and social history of the Central Highlands.
You will see wildlife, the remains of the gold rush and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the area with your expert local guide is your host.
Creswick Woollen Mills
Creswick Woollen Mills is an award-winning Australian family business and last coloured woollen spinning mill located in Creswick, Victoria. Creswick specialises in luxurious, high quality, natural, sustainable fibres including alpaca, cashmere, merino wool and possum apparel, accessories and homewares.
Visit Creswick Woollen Mills and enjoy a cup of coffee on arrival at the Mill café, before experiencing ‘A Very Fine Yarn’, the interactive exhibition that showcases the journey of natural fibres and the history of the Mill.
Stop for lunch at the dynamic Mill café, where local produce is championed across its hearty menu.
Meet Farmer Cameron, Creswick’s resident animal expert, who walks visitors through the new animal enclosure, allowing everyone to get up close and personal with Creswick’s gorgeous alpacas, sheep and goats – including feeding and patting them.