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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.


The historic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa and Pavilion Cafe are located in the Mineral Springs Reserve.

Central Springs Mineral Reserve

Take the short stroll from Lake Daylesford, along the spillway and you will find the picturesque Central Springs Reserve.

A a grassy reserve alongside the creek, with three mineral water pumps and a free flowing spring. This is a great place for a shady picnic on a warm summer’s day and a good point to set off on a walk exploring the Goldfields Track.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Leitches Creek Mineral Spring

This little patch of land is home to two mineral springs, one with a hand pump the other a free-flowing pipe.

The creek side reserve is surrounded by forest and farmland and is a lovely stopover for a picnic or a taste of the mineral water.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

The Blowhole – Currently closed

The Blowhole Historic Area is currently closed due to extensive flood damage. The car park remains open, providing access to the Goldfields Track.

This artificial diversion tunnel on Sailors Creek was built by gold miners around the early 1870s.

A tunnel through the spur was cut to redirect water flow from the original creek line. The soil in the dry creek bed was then sluiced for gold. It is now an impressive sight when the creek is in full flow. Short walks can be undertaken by following the spur above the tunnel or through the diggings area.

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

  • 13 1963
  • Currently closed due to flood damage

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