Museums | Historic Sites

Clunes Scenic Drive & Lookout

Take this stunning scenic drive over Creswick Creek, past the historic mine sites to the lookout, which provides beautiful views over the town and surrounding countryside. Information boards along the drive give some insight into the past, including one that compares photos from the 1800's the views of today.

Creswick Cemetery

Many interesting people have lived and died in Creswick.

Visit the cemetery to learn about the past pioneers. Tours are conducted over Halloween and for groups on request.

Creswick of the Lindsay’s arts trail includes a stop at the Creswick Cemetery.

Creswick of the Lindsay’s Arts Trail

The Creswick of the Lindsay’s Arts Trail highlights the sites and buildings in Creswick that have significance to the Lindsay family.

At each site there is a description explaining the importance of the site to the family. Many include QR codes, allowing you to access further information on your mobile device. The best place to start the trail is at the Creswick Visitor Information Centre, at the corner of Victoria Street and Albert Street, although you can join it at any site you choose.
Most sites can be reached with an easy walk, but some – such as the cemetery – are best visited by car. The total distance of the trail is 7.3 km. However you choose to travel, enjoy the journey!

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  • Sunset to sunrise

Thomas’ Lookout – Cornish Hill

Some of the best views of Daylesford can be had atop Thomas Lookout, which is only a short drive or walk from the town centre.

Near the lookout you will find a memorial plaque which remembers the Cornish Miners as well as some lovely walks around this reserve.
Collect your free map of Cornish Hill from the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre or download one from the Cornish Hill website.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Three Lost Children Reserve & Walk – 16 km’s | 6 hours one way

Stop at the three Lost Children Reserve to rest and contemplate. Learn about the story of the Three Lost Children or experience the walking trail.

A peaceful walk through the forest surrounding Daylesford, this 16km one way trail takes in gentle hills and beautiful scenery. The Three Lost Children Walking Trail commemorates the tragic story from Daylesford’s golden era when three small boys wandered away from their homes in 1867. Despite a massive and lengthy search effort by the united townsfolk, the boys were not found alive. The Three Lost Children walk follows the approximate route the boys walked and takes you through bush landscapes that were once active goldfields, and now are part of the Wombat State Forest and the Hepburn Regional Park. Along the walk you will see the remnants of gold mines, water races and tramways. Visit the memorial cairn on Wheelers Hill Rd, Musk and the gravesite and memorial at Daylesford Cemetery.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

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