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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.

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. 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.

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  • Overnight camping available

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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