Tag: Picnic area

Trentham Falls – Coliban River Scenic Reserve

Coliban River Scenic Reserve is also known as Trentham Falls. The reserve is located just a short drive north of the township of Trentham, 97 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. From the viewpoint, only 100m from the car park, you can appreciate the basalt cliffs and the impressive waterfalls. The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall.

Beautiful Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. There is no access to the top or base of the falls due to unstable cliffs but you can best enjoy the waterfall from the viewing platforms.

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The reserve protects one of the best remnants of vegetation in the area, you can find stands of large manna gum, stringy bark, messmate, narrow-leaved peppermint as well as seasonal wildflowers.

Toward the reserve entrance is a picnic area and carpark in delightful bush surroundings and located a short walk to the falls viewpoint.

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  • The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall

Lake Daylesford

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.

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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.

Andersons Mill

In a postcard setting on the banks of Birch's Creek at Smeaton, Andersons Mill stands as a reminder of an industry that flourished after the gold rush of the 1850s.

Standing much like it was over 100 years ago; the five-storey bluestone building and its magnificent iron water wheel are still in place.
The grounds of Andersons Mill can be enjoyed at all times for picnics and enjoying the grounds.

Anderson's Mill is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month during Autumn and Spring and during special events such as the annual Anderson's Mill Festival in April & the Heritage Festival in May.

The grounds around the Mill may be enjoyed at other times but please observe private property signs. The toilet facilities are available only when the mill is open.

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

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  • First Sunday of each month during Autumn & Spring.

Bryce’s Flat Picnic Area

Bryce's Flat makes a nice stop over for a picnic or a break on a hike between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.

See relics of the mining past of this area including the large bluestone pieces that once formed a bridge. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and a huge range of birdlife.

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

Queens Park

Queens Park is a short stroll across Creswick Creek from the town centre of Clunes. Here you will find a pergola, barbecue area, information boards and a fountain.

The fountain, built to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887, has been restored and some of the original paths restored as part of the Creswick Creek Walk.

A lovely place to stop for a picnic or simply spend a few hours exploring or relaxing.

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