Stroll through the avenues of honour as they change colour, explore botanic gardens & nature reserves.
Experience this region after the heat of summer and before the chill of winter sets in, take this time to explore the forests and reserves.
Locals love strolling through the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in Daylesford, taking a walk along the Le Gerche Walking Trail in Creswick and through Oak Gully.
If you are looking for a scenic drive, head to Clunes and experience the views across the township from Clunes Lookout or explore the Wombat Forest surrounding Trentham and take in Trentham Falls after rain.
Clunes Creek Walk – 2 km’s | 30 minute loop
The walking track 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.
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.
Kingston Avenue of Honour
The Kingston Avenue of Honour is a beautiful and significant site. Visit in autumn to see the stunning autumn colours, or in spring to see the stunning display of green. The Avenue of Honour was planted by the Creswick Shire as a living memorial to those who voluntarily enlisted from the Shire to serve God and the King. Dedicated nine years after cessation of hostilities in 1918, the Avenue of 286 trees planted is a separate acknowledgement of WWI service from the recognition contained on the Creswick Borough Council Honour Board, erected inside the Creswick Town Hall.
A Harcourt granite monument, in the form of an obelisk, was unveiled by Brigadier-General H E Elliot on 18 December 1927 to mark the Kingston end of the avenue.
Calembeen Park Creswick
Calambeen Park has two beautiful lakes that are home to birdlife and displays of waterlilies. It was once the town’s Chinese camp in the goldmining days, now you can visit the park for walking, cycling, swimming, fishing and a favourite of locals and visitors alike, the now restored dive tower.
Calambeen Park is home to the public art piece ‘My Dearest’, which can be found by taking the walking trail around the lake.
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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