Tag: Scenic views

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.

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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.

  • Central Springs Road, Daylesford
  • Sunrise to sunset.

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.

  • Trentham Scenic Reserve Road, Trentham
  • 13 1963
  • The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall

Loddon Falls – Loddon River Scenic Reserve – seasonal access

This beautiful waterfall just a short drive from the little village of Glenlyon, has seasonal roads, with restricted access over Winter and Spring.

Take the dirt track down to the gate to the reserve and park there. Walk along the road until you come to an information board detailing the geology of the falls.
From here you then walk towards the river and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the waterfall.

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

  • 13 1963
  • Sunrise to Sunset

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.

  • Leggatt St, Daylesford
  • Always open

Alchemy House

Alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation.

Find your way to Alchemy House in Hepburn Springs to transform your being into one that is relaxed, happy, rejuvenated and content.

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Cosy up by the fire with a bottle of Pinot Noir and listen to the rain hitting the tin roof in winter… or relax on the north facing deck with the BBQ fired up and a bottle of Rose in Summer.

From the owners of the awarded “Best self-contained accommodation” in Victoria (Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate-RACV Tourism Awards 2016), Alchemy House comprises a fully self-contained experience with you in mind.

The perfect family getaway or girls weekend escape! Sleeps 6 in luxury surrounds.

Comprises a well-equipped kitchen adjoining a dining area and cosy living room. The 3 king size bedrooms have built in robes, while other features include an authentic wood fire, deep free-standing bath and a BBQ on your private deck. The deck has mountain views from its elevated position and enjoys amazing sunsets in the summer months.

Ideally located just minutes from downtown Hepburn and neighbouring Daylesford, Alchemy House offers easy access to Hepburn's renowned mineral waters, day spas, antique shopping, hiking and mouth-watering dining at the Lake House Restaurant, Blue Bean Café and other local restaurants.

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