Parks | Gardens

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.

Visit www.dscr.com.au for more details.

  • 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

Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve

Relax, rejuvenate and explore. This region is home to over 80% of Victorias Mineral Springs, famous for the stunning natural setting and healing waters.

The Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve was Australia’s first Mineral Reserve created in 1865 and houses the historic Bathhouse and Pavilion buildings. Take some time out to rejuvenate and ‘take the waters’, or explore one of the many walking trails that are found throughout the reserve. Have a wander along the creek to each mineral spring and taste the famous mineral water from the pumps or free-flowing pipes throughout the reserve. There are BBQ facilities, picnic areas and a playground, why not spend the day.

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The historic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa and Pavilion Cafe are located in the Mineral Springs Reserve.

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Located at the top of Wombat Hill in the centre of Daylesford is the historic Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.

Take the scenic drive around the gardens and then stop a while to explore. Climb the 77 stairs to the top of the Memorial tower for views across the town. Whilst here you can explore the many areas throughout the gardens including the fernery, rotunda and begonia house.

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Allow time to take a break for a coffee at the cafe hidden amongst the plants. Are you a keen gardener? The Friends of Wombat Hill have regular plant sales in the gardens and a small trolley full of plants for sale located at the cafe.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Trentham Falls – Coliban River Scenic Reserve

Coliban River Scenic Reserve is also known as Trentham Falls. The reserve is located just a short drive north of the township of Trentham, 97 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. From the viewpoint, only 100m from the car park, you can appreciate the basalt cliffs and the impressive waterfalls. The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall.

Beautiful Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. There is no access to the top or base of the falls due to unstable cliffs but you can best enjoy the waterfall from the viewing platforms.

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The reserve protects one of the best remnants of vegetation in the area, you can find stands of large manna gum, stringy bark, messmate, narrow-leaved peppermint as well as seasonal wildflowers.

Toward the reserve entrance is a picnic area and carpark in delightful bush surroundings and located a short walk to the falls viewpoint.

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  • The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall

Loddon Falls – Loddon River Scenic Reserve – seasonal access

This beautiful waterfall just a short drive from the little village of Glenlyon, has seasonal roads, with restricted access over Winter and Spring.

Take the dirt track down to the gate to the reserve and park there. Walk along the road until you come to an information board detailing the geology of the falls.
From here you then walk towards the river and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the waterfall.

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

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  • Sunrise to Sunset

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