Creswick of the Lindsay’s Arts Trail
The Creswick of the Lindsay’s Arts Trail highlights the sites and buildings in Creswick that have significance to the Lindsay family.
At each site there is a description explaining the importance of the site to the family. Many include QR codes, allowing you to access further information on your mobile device. The best place to start the trail is at the Creswick Visitor Information Centre, at the corner of Victoria Street and Albert Street, although you can join it at any site you choose.
Most sites can be reached with an easy walk, but some – such as the cemetery – are best visited by car. The total distance of the trail is 7.3 km. However you choose to travel, enjoy the journey!
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.
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.
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
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.