Tag: Bush setting

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

Stone and Straw

Stone and Straw is a wonderful combination of European style luxury bed and breakfast accommodation with an adjoining 'Activities Studio' plus beauty and massage treatment room. It is located a short 7 minute drive from Daylesford and a 500 metre stroll from the delights of the Chocolate Mill!

Stone and Straw is situated on 5 acres of partially landscaped gardens which are home to numerous native animals and birds and is a 'sanctuary under the stars' at night! Our activities include yoga, dancing with No Lights, No Lycra and many workshops which are updated regularly on the facebook page. The Goldfields walking track is in front of the house so is a great base to explore the area or just 'chill out' and read a book in the gardens or in front of one of the log fires.

Bryce’s Flat Picnic Area

Bryce's Flat makes a nice stop over for a picnic or a break on a hike between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.

See relics of the mining past of this area including the large bluestone pieces that once formed a bridge. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and a huge range of birdlife.

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

Slaty Creek Picnic & Camping Area

Slaty Creek is a great place to enjoy a bush picnic close to the township of Creswick.

Pan for gold along the meandering creek, take a stroll beside old water races, or simply sit and watch the bush come alive with many species of birds.

The campgrounds are located on the creek flats and are surrounded by tall Manna Gums. No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis. There are three basic bush camping area available. All campsites are unpowered. Campfires are only allowed in the fireplace provided – supply your own wood. Fuel stoves are preferred for cooking. No drinking water is available – supply your own.
Number 1 has non-flush toilets, picnic table, fireplace and access to the Goldfields Track. It also has disabled access and is more suitable for larger groups.
Number 2 has a fireplace available but no toilets.
Number 3 has a fireplace and a picnic table but no toilets. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for motor homes as well as tents.

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

  • 13 1963
  • Overnight camping available

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