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From book fairs to gay festivals, from walking trails to artisan masterclasses. Visit Hepburn Shire, it has it all.

Creswick Heritage Walk – 8.5 km | 3 hour loop

The Creswick Heritage Walk links a number of the best natural and cultural heritage features of Creswick, many of which until now you could only separately access and then by car, such as the heritage-listed La Gerche walking trail.

Starting at the centre of the town from the Visitor Centre, the new Creswick Heritage Walk offers the opportunity for an attractive 8.5km, 2-3hr circuit walk. See the attached map. It features the heritage-listed La Gerche trail managed by Parks Victoria with its 135yo stands of conifers and extensive oak gully, as well as historic buildings and an arboretum within the University of Melbourne Creswick campus, topped off with magnificent views from a hilltop within HVP’s Creswick pine plantation.

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The Creswick Heritage Walk also offers a greatly improved exit route northbound from Creswick for the Wallaby Trak section of the Goldfields Track.

Please note the Creswick Heritage trail is clsoed on days of Total Fire Ban.

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

Photo credit: Gib Wettenhall

  • 41 - 43 Albert St, Creswick
  • Walk is closed on days of code red fire danger

Lake Daylesford

Take a walk around picturesque Lake Daylesford and take in the sights and sounds of nature. A short stroll from the town centre, Lake Daylesford offers something to keep everyone happy.

Children love bird spotting and the playground is always a hit. Why not hire a paddle boat for an hour or two or spend the day and utilise the BBQ facilities.

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You will find a cafe and restaurant right on the shores of the lake and many more activities. Don’t forget to taste the famous mineral water at Wombat Flat Mineral Spring and Central Springs Reserve.

Lake Daylesford is a manmade lake, originally a site of gold diggings, then later a Chinese market garden. The construction of the lake began in 1927 and was and still is used for many recreational activities.

  • Leggatt St, Daylesford
  • Always open

Daylesford Historic Railway Station

The Daylesford Spa Country Railway And The Daylesford Sunday Market Are Popular Attractions For Locals And Visitors a like. Situated Close To Wombat Hill, Surrounded By Old Elm Trees, It Is A Must See Weekly Event.

Travel in a restored railmotor along a section of the former Daylesford branch line between Daylesford and Bullarto, a distance of about nine kilometres.

  • Raglan St, Daylesford
  • Train rides operate every Sunday. Wednesdays in school holidays & the first Saturday of the month

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.

Markets

Come along to our region to experience local produce, local artistans and crafter. Meet the maker & grower of the products.

Each Sunday
Daylesford Sunday Market Raglan Street – Old Railway Station 8am – 2pm
Farmers & Artisans Market Woodshed – 21A Raglan St, Daylesford 9am – 1pm

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Monthly:
1st Saturday
Daylesford Farmers Market Primary School, Vincent St, Daylesford 9am - 1pm

2nd Sunday
Clunes Farmers Market Collins Place & Fraser St 9am – 2pm

3rd Saturday
Creswick Market Victoria St, Creswick 9am – 1pm
Glenlyon Village Market Glenlyon Hall, Daylesford-Malmsbury Road 10am -1pm
Trentham Farmers/Makers Mkt. Trentham Town Square 9am – 1pm

4th Sunday
Trentham Station Market Victoria St, Trentham 8.30am -2.30pm
5th Sunday
Trentham Station Market Victoria St, Trentham 8.30am -2.30pm

Quarterly
3rd Saturday (March, June, Sep, Dec)
Creswick Town Hall Market Town Hall, Cnr Albert & Water Sts, Creswick 10am – 3pm

  • 98 Vincent St
  • Markets every weekend across the region.

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