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.
Central Springs Mineral Reserve
Take the short stroll from Lake Daylesford, along the spillway and you will find the picturesque Central Springs Reserve.
A a grassy reserve alongside the creek, with three mineral water pumps and a free flowing spring. This is a great place for a shady picnic on a warm summer’s day and a good point to set off on a walk exploring the Goldfields Track.
Daylesford Community Park & Skate Park
Run, jump and explore. Located centrally in Daylesford, the Community Park is home to a natural play space, playground, accessible play equipment, community garden and skate park.
There is something to keep everyone happy.
This park has a shade sail over parts of the playground, free electric BBQ's and public toilets, so spend an hour or a day exploring this park.
Just minutes drive from the town centre of Daylesford; Jubilee Lake is a quiet and relaxing place to visit.
There are a range of activities for all including; BBQ facilities, walking trails, a mineral water spring, canoe and paddle boat hire, a playground, caravan park and kiosk. Originally known as ‘Hepburn Goldfields Reservoir’, Jubilee Lake was built to supply water to the local gold mines during the 1860’s gold rush. Now a premier, family friendly fishing location stocked regularly with rainbow trout, Jubilee Lake is a must do whilst in the area.
Walk the lake circuit and stop at the mineral spring to refresh with some of this areas famous mineral water. You can link up with the Goldfields Trail from Jubilee Lake and walk into Daylesford. Visit in autumn and experience the changing colours of the trees surrounding Jubilee Lake.
Leitches Creek Mineral Spring
This little patch of land is home to two mineral springs, one with a hand pump the other a free-flowing pipe.
The creek side reserve is surrounded by forest and farmland and is a lovely stopover for a picnic or a taste of the mineral water.