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Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
Located at the top of Wombat Hill in the centre of Daylesford is the historic Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.
Take the scenic drive around the gardens and then stop a while to explore. Climb the 77 stairs to the top of the Memorial tower for views across the town. Whilst here you can explore the many areas throughout the gardens including the fernery, rotunda and begonia house.
Allow time to take a break for a coffee at the cafe hidden amongst the plants. Are you a keen gardener? The Friends of Wombat Hill have regular plant sales in the gardens and a small trolley full of plants for sale located at the cafe.
- Sunrise to sunset.
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
Clunes Creek Walk – 2 km’s | 30 minute loop
The walking tracks meanders alongside Creswick Creek, through the pleasant environs of Victoria Park, and up to the lookout which affords panoramic views of the town. Follow the signs along Creswick Creek, past Esmond Park and along the shady banks of the waterway.
This leisurely stroll is perfect for children and families. Along the route find a playground, secluded picnic spots and discover the history of the area.
Located on the hillside overlooking Clunes, Esmond Park contains a number of historical mining sites, including relics of the Port Phillip Mine.
From Esmond Park you can follow the winding Scenic Drive to the lookout for spectacular views over the town and surrounding countryside or take a stroll along the Clunes Creek Walk.
Clunes Scenic Drive & Lookout
Take this stunning scenic drive over Creswick Creek, past the historic mine sites to the lookout, which provides beautiful views over the town and surrounding countryside. Information boards along the drive give some insight into the past, including one that compares photos from the 1800's the views of today.