Tag: Lake views
Take a walk around picturesque Lake Daylesford and take in the sights and sounds of nature. A short stroll from the town centre, Lake Daylesford offers something to keep everyone happy.
Children love bird spotting and the playground is always a hit. Why not hire a paddle boat for an hour or two or spend the day and utilise the BBQ facilities.
You will find a cafe and restaurant right on the shores of the lake and many more activities. Don’t forget to taste the famous mineral water at Wombat Flat Mineral Spring and Central Springs Reserve.
Lake Daylesford is a manmade lake, originally a site of gold diggings, then later a Chinese market garden. The construction of the lake began in 1927 and was and still is used for many recreational activities.
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balconies lakeside reopened in December 2017 after an extensive refurbishment. Boasting an ultimate lakeside location all 3 studios have unrivalled views over Lake Daylesford to Cornish & Italian Hills beyond. Ranging in size from 26sq.m. to 41sq.m. the boutique accommodation is modern yet understated making the most of the perfect vista. Featuring en suites, King beds with deep pillow-top mattresses, luxurious goose down & feather doonas, split system air conditioning & hydronic heating, complimentary WiFi, 49ins flat screen smart TV's, dining tables inside & on each private balcony, freshly cooked breakfast delivered daily to the studios from an ever changing seasonal menu & a pod style coffee machine to name just a few amenities - guests have everything to enjoy a semi self-contained stay. Contact us now to book your stay at balconies lakeside overlooking Lake Daylesford.
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.
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 three years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.
Mob: 0418 301 281
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.
Public Art – ‘My Dearest’
"My Dearest", otherwise known as the giant cup and ball is located in Calembeen Park, Creswick and was completed in late 2016.
It is made from concrete and polyurethane by artist, Mark Cuthbertson. The work resembles a cup and ball child's toy. "My Dearest" references the hardship and loss within families of the gold rush era. The artwork is a symbolic gesture of a sentimental item or cherished keep sake to provoke ideas of connection, loss and memories of the past.
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Just minutes drive from the town centre of Daylesford; Jubilee Lake is a quiet and relaxing place to visit.
There are a range of activities for all including; BBQ facilities, walking trails, a mineral water spring, canoe and paddle boat hire, a playground, caravan park and kiosk. Originally known as ‘Hepburn Goldfields Reservoir’, Jubilee Lake was built to supply water to the local gold mines during the 1860’s gold rush. Now a premier, family friendly fishing location stocked regularly with rainbow trout, Jubilee Lake is a must do whilst in the area.
Walk the lake circuit and stop at the mineral spring to refresh with some of this areas famous mineral water. You can link up with the Goldfields Trail from Jubilee Lake and walk into Daylesford. Visit in autumn and experience the changing colours of the trees surrounding Jubilee Lake.