Parks | Gardens

Magic Pudding Playground

Discover the world of the famous Lindsay family when you visit this playground.

Based around the characters of the book ‘The Magic Pudding’, let this playground transport you to another world.

Located a short stroll from Albert St, the Magic Pudding Playground is suitable for all ages of children.

  • Sunrise to sunset daily

Park Lake Creswick

Park Lake is a stunning space easily accessible from Creswick town centre, with a gentle walking trail around the perimeter, and a beautiful fountain at its centre.

Visit the upper section of the Park Lake Reserve to see the plantings and indigenous gardens that have been created by the local Landcare Group. Here you will find public tennis courts (your can borrow rackets and balls for free from the Creswick Visitors Centre), public toilets, a playground, undercover picnic area and a lovely place to explore.

Surrounded by parklands and interpretive signage, take some time out to explore. At Park Lake you will also come across a section of the Creswick of the Lindsay Arts Trail, which focuses on the famous Lindsay family and their history in Creswick. You can collect a trail guide from the Visitor Information Centre.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Public Art – ‘My Dearest’

"My Dearest", otherwise known as the giant cup and ball is located in Calembeen Park, Creswick and was completed in late 2016.

It is made from concrete and polyurethane by artist, Mark Cuthbertson. The work resembles a cup and ball child's toy. "My Dearest" references the hardship and loss within families of the gold rush era. The artwork is a symbolic gesture of a sentimental item or cherished keep sake to provoke ideas of connection, loss and memories of the past.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Wombat State Forest

Wombat State Forest is a magnet for the adventurous. With walking & cycling trails, four wheel driving, trail bike riding, camping and wildlife spotting you can explore until your heart is content.

Forest Fire Management Victoria have built a mobile phone app for iPhones (Android version to follow in mid 2018) called More To Explore which aims to provide information to help people use and enjoy Victoria’s 3.1 million hectares of State forest and its network of approximately 400 visitor sites and 250 recreational trails. Visit their website for further information

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  • Open lunch and dinner seven days per week

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.

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