Tag: Walking trail
Creswick Heritage Walk – 8.5 km | 3 hour loop
The Creswick Heritage Walk links a number of the best natural and cultural heritage features of Creswick, many of which until now you could only separately access and then by car, such as the heritage-listed La Gerche walking trail.
Starting at the centre of the town from the Visitor Centre, the new Creswick Heritage Walk offers the opportunity for an attractive 8.5km, 2-3hr circuit walk. See the attached map. It features the heritage-listed La Gerche trail managed by Parks Victoria with its 135yo stands of conifers and extensive oak gully, as well as historic buildings and an arboretum within the University of Melbourne Creswick campus, topped off with magnificent views from a hilltop within HVP’s Creswick pine plantation.
The Creswick Heritage Walk also offers a greatly improved exit route northbound from Creswick for the Wallaby Trak section of the Goldfields Track.
Please note the Creswick Heritage trail is clsoed on days of Total Fire Ban.
For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.
Photo credit: Gib Wettenhall
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.
Secret Forest Walks
Experience the beauty and seclusion of walking in the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology.
No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.
Your hand held GPS unit will show you the way.
Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks on the tracks and trails of the Wombat Forest, according to your tastes and abilities. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges. Short, medium and long, easy or challenging walks are available.
During the pre walk consultation we’ll select the right walk and show you how to use the GPS unit, and you’re away! Inquire about our back pack of walkers essentials, or you can BYO.
As well as the forest walks, The Lake Daylesford GPS Treasure Hunt is a new, fun and interactive game for families, friendship groups and, well, anyone who likes the trill of the hunt, teamwork and reward. Based on the International GeoCaching, it’s like a high tech Treasure Hunt set in beautiful surrounds.
Recipients of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for the last three years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.
Mob: 0418 301 281
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.
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.
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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