Tag: Mineral Spring
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peace Mile Walk – Lake Daylesford – 2.8 km’s | 40 minute loop
Take in the sights of Lake Daylesford by taking the ‘Peace Mile’ walk around the perimeter of the lake.
This is a gentle loop walk along a well maintained path and boardwalk, with beautiful views across the lake. You will finish your walk with a feeling of peace and serenity.
Feeling like something longer? Follow the trail down to Central Springs Reserve and continue along the Goldfields Track which leads to Hepburn Springs or Sailors Falls.