Outdoor Relaxation

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.

Calembeen Park Creswick

Calambeen Park has two beautiful lakes that are home to birdlife and displays of waterlilies. It was once the town’s Chinese camp in the goldmining days, now you can visit the park for walking, cycling, swimming, fishing and a favourite of locals and visitors alike, the now restored dive tower.

Calambeen Park is home to the public art piece ‘My Dearest’, which can be found by taking the walking trail around the lake.

Mount Franklin Reserve

Known as Lalgambook by the Djadja Wurrung people, Mt Franklin is a small volcanic crater that offers ideal place for a picnic or basic camping set amongst huge conifers and deciduous trees. Mount Franklin is a fine example of a breached scoria cone. The breach, through which the road now enters the crater, is thought to have been caused by a flow of lava breaking through the crater rim. Lava from Mount Franklin and other volcanoes in the area filled valleys and buried the goldbearing streams that became the renowned ‘deep leads’ of the gold mining era.

You can camp for short stays at Mt Franklin which is also suitable for caravans and motor homes on a first come first served basis. No fees apply. Toilets, fireplaces and washing water are provided.

For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve

A lone pine tree stands as a sentinel crowning this picturesque granite outcrop, a sanctuary for native plants and animals. Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve offers magnificent views and a rich variety of spring wildflowers.

The best way to enjoy the park is on foot. A network of tracks links all major features within the reserve. A walk to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Other activities that can be enjoyed in the park are camping, picnicking, horse riding and mountain biking.
Camping is allowed for short stays at Cork Oaks Picnic Area, The Dam Picnic Area and Manna Gums Picnic Area. No booking required and no fees apply. Dogs must be controlled on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

We offer 3 tours of the Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region.

1. Daylesford/Hepburn Springs Highlights Tour.
If you wish to see Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, this tour is for you. This tour takes in iconic places of both towns, visiting heritage / historic buildings / gardens / art galleries / Lavendula and locations of the 1850's gold rush and mineral springs reserves.

2. Daylesford & Spa Country Discovery Tour
Sightseeing tour discovering Daylesford and the Spa Country, visiting tranquil lakes, thundering waterfalls, forests, wildlife, mineral springs water tastings, cidery tastings. Visit the Spa towns of Trentham, Glenlyon and try the local food / wine with lunch. Bath in Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa included.

3. Daylesford & Castlemaine Discovery Tour
Sightseeing tour discovering the iconic places of both towns visiting mineral water springs / art galleries / Buda Historic home / Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park / Maldon township / Hepburn Regional Park /Castlemaine

  • 98 Vincent St, Daylesford
  • 03 5332 9199
  • Available 7 day per week for tours

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