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.
Glenlyon Biolink Walk – 4.6 km | 1.5 hours return
This easy 1.5 hour walk follows the curves of the Loddon River ending at the Glenlyon Mineral Spring and Recreation Reserve and Mineral Springs where you can stop for a short break or leisurely picnic.
Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife along this scenic trail which starts just past the magnificent Glenlyon Avenue of Honour.
Interpretation boards along the trail give you an insight into the ecology and history of the area. Take care at the river crossing, which may be difficult after heavy rain.
Glenlyon Mineral Spring
The Glenlyon Mineral Spring adjoins the Glenlyon Recreation Reserve.
A lovely spot to 'take the waters', have a picnic and take a walk along the river. There is ample parking, picnic tables and chairs. At the adjoining recreation reserve, there is public toilets and access to a BBQ.
Drummond Avenue of Honour
The Drummond Avenue of Honour was planted by local residents to commemorate eleven fallen soldiers in the First World War.
There were originally 50 trees evenly divided along both sides of the Daylesford road, starting on the south corner of the intersection of the Lauriston road and heading south. It is believed that the original planting was in gums, but as they became grub infested, they were removed and replaced with Elms.
Glenlyon Avenue of Honour
The Glenlyon Avenue of Honour lines the main street on Glenlyon and provides a magnificent shady canopy.
Visit in autumn to see the spectacular colour change. This avenue was planted to commemorate the First World War.
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Wombat Walking Trail – 9km | 2 hour loop
An easy, 9km walk is a great way to see and learn about the history of this beautiful town.
Collect an information leaflet from one of the Visitor Information Centres in the area and wander through the township of Trentham. Starting at Quarry Street Reserve, this walk takes you through the historic town and forest to discover the old horse racing track and the Wombat State Forest. Follow interpretive signage along the trail to explore the area’s gold mining and forestry past and then take some time to experience the town’s most recent renaissance as a foodie’s paradise.