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.

Heart of the Horse

This is a magical experience, chosen for the beauty of the Wombat Forest and the sensational trails that are perfect for trail riding. The sense of peace that imbues this special area is incredible. When you finish you are a short walk or 2-minute drive away from Trentham and all this quaint town has to offer.

This is much more than a trail ride. We can incorporate many of the aspects that are usually covered in the equine & healing sessions. It is a personal empowerment session with a difference - on horseback. The higher price includes my pack-up and floating the horses from Woodend to Trentham and a refreshment stop half way through the ride. This can be arranged for 1 or 2 people.

This is a great experience for people who
*Want to feel the power and magnificence of being on horseback
*Know you need help with your confidence or a self-esteem issue that is holding you back
*Love the outdoors, forest, nature, however, have limited time to be in it.

www.heartofthehorse.com.au

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