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.
- Always open
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.
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.
- Sunrise to sunset.
Quarry St Reserve
Quarry Street reserve is located centrally in Trentham and is only a short walk to the bustling main street with shops and eateries. Take some time out to wander around the lake, have a BBQ or simply sit and watch the birdlife. Located in this reserve is the beginning of the Wombat Walking Trail. You will find interpretive signage along the way.
- Open lunch and dinner seven days per week