Relax

From natural mineral water springs to world class spa resorts, from meandering in stunning forests to exploring botanical gardens. Visit Hepburn Shire, it has it all.

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.

Secret Forest Walks

Experience the beauty and seclusion of walking in the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology.
No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.
Your hand held GPS unit will show you the way.

Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks on the tracks and trails of the Wombat Forest, according to your tastes and abilities. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges. Short, medium and long, easy or challenging walks are available.
During the pre walk consultation we’ll select the right walk and show you how to use the GPS unit, and you’re away! Inquire about our back pack of walkers essentials, or you can BYO.

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As well as the forest walks, The Lake Daylesford GPS Treasure Hunt is a new, fun and interactive game for families, friendship groups and, well, anyone who likes the trill of the hunt, teamwork and reward. Based on the International GeoCaching, it’s like a high tech treasure hunt set in beautiful surrounds.

Recipients of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for the last two years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.

Mob: 0418 301 281
Email: info@secretforestwalks.com
Web: www.secretforestwalks.com
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.

  • 0418 301 281
  • Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance

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.

The Warehouse – Clunes

The Warehouse – Clunes houses the Visitor Information Centre, library, Clunes Museum, exhibitions, events and meeting spaces.

The Warehouse is situated next to Collins Place, which has a picnic area and provides a lovely space to relax. On the second Sunday of the month you will meet local producers at the Clunes Farmers Market. Over summer you can also experience the outdoor cinema. The Warehouse – Clunes has the facilities to be the location for your next team meeting, business conference, family gathering, tour group stop over or artistic exhibition.

The original part of this building was the former warehouse of contractors Nichol and Wallace, who supplied goods to Clunes' miners, farmers and residents. This part of the building is more than 100 years old and currently houses the Clunes Museum, a must visit when in Clunes.

  • 36 Fraser St, Clunes
  • 03 5345 3359
  • Open lunch and dinner Seven days per week

Queens Park

Queens Park is a short stroll across Creswick Creek from the town centre of Clunes. Here you will find a pergola, barbecue area, information boards and a fountain.

The fountain, built to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887, has been restored and some of the original paths restored as part of the Creswick Creek Walk.

A lovely place to stop for a picnic or simply spend a few hours exploring or relaxing.

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