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.

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Essential Being Retreats

Designed to help you retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, your weekend away will give you the opportunity to explore a range of different yoga and meditation styles.

You will learn about Herbal, Chinese and Indian philosophies, and explore Ayurveda, so that you can discover your unique mind-body type. This will help us tailor your weekend so that we can give you diet and lifestyle advice as well as suggest yoga postures and essential oils suited just to you.

Situated overlooking beautiful Lake Daylesford, we offer accommodation, yoga classes using a mix of asanas (postures) pranayama (breath) and meditation, DIY skincare Masterclasses, bushwalking and a seasonal and organic menu with all meals included.

This retreat will teach you the fundamental principles of yoga and offer advice on diet and lifestyle to bring you back to balance in your life, whether it is wanting to reconnect back in with yourself, make healthier lifestyle choices or just to simply unwind

Creswick Pump Track

Unlike many traditional dirt pump tracks, the Hammon Park Pump Track is covered in bitumen for a smoother and faster riding surface for mountain bikers, skateboarders and scooter riders to enjoy, and is already being hailed by riders for its quality.

The Creswick Pump Track is conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre and is accessible by train or bus.

The Hammon Park pump track is the first stage of the Creswick Trails Project which will see the creation of a 100 kilometre purpose-built mountain bike trail network.

  • Hammon Park Oval, Water St, Creswick
  • Open daily sunrise to sunset

Calembeen Park Creswick

Calambeen Park has two beautiful lakes that are home to birdlife and displays of waterlilies. It was once the town’s Chinese camp in the goldmining days, now you can visit the park for walking, cycling, swimming, fishing and a favourite of locals and visitors alike, the now restored dive tower.

Calambeen Park is home to the public art piece ‘My Dearest’, which can be found by taking the walking trail around the lake.

Mount Franklin Reserve

Known as Lalgambook by the Djadja Wurrung people, Mt Franklin is a small volcanic crater that offers ideal place for a picnic or basic camping set amongst huge conifers and deciduous trees. Mount Franklin is a fine example of a breached scoria cone. The breach, through which the road now enters the crater, is thought to have been caused by a flow of lava breaking through the crater rim. Lava from Mount Franklin and other volcanoes in the area filled valleys and buried the goldbearing streams that became the renowned ‘deep leads’ of the gold mining era.

You can camp for short stays at Mt Franklin which is also suitable for caravans and motor homes on a first come first served basis. No fees apply. Toilets, fireplaces and washing water are provided.

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

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve

A lone pine tree stands as a sentinel crowning this picturesque granite outcrop, a sanctuary for native plants and animals. Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve offers magnificent views and a rich variety of spring wildflowers.

The best way to enjoy the park is on foot. A network of tracks links all major features within the reserve. A walk to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Other activities that can be enjoyed in the park are camping, picnicking, horse riding and mountain biking.
Camping is allowed for short stays at Cork Oaks Picnic Area, The Dam Picnic Area and Manna Gums Picnic Area. No booking required and no fees apply. Dogs must be controlled on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

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

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