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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.
Wombat State Forest
Wombat State Forest is a magnet for the adventurous. With walking & cycling trails, four wheel driving, trail bike riding, camping and wildlife spotting you can explore until your heart is content.
Forest Fire Management Victoria have built a mobile phone app for iPhones (Android version to follow in mid 2018) called More To Explore which aims to provide information to help people use and enjoy Victoria’s 3.1 million hectares of State forest and its network of approximately 400 visitor sites and 250 recreational trails. Visit their website for further information
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.
- 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