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.
Musk Farm house and grounds were the original Musk Primary school, founded in 1872. The school was decommissioned in 1993 and the land and property were sold.
Stuart Rattle and his partner, Michael O’Neil purchased the dilapidated schoolhouse in 1998. Over the next 15 years the house was expanded, and the barren grounds were developed into 14 exquisite garden rooms. The centerpiece being the oval, which is enclosed by a dense 3-meter hedge.
Stuart’s creative flair and attention to detail is still evident today as the use of hedges; gates and garden ornamentation combine to carry the eye through various vistas and create an excitement of anticipation. An exceptional example of this is seen when standing in ‘The Dixter’, on the School Road edge of the property, and looking across the Chestnut Lawn, through an opening in the X Cupresses hedge and into the Tank Garden. There are a further 12 'Garden rooms including The Rhododendron Garden, Woodlands, Autumn Garden, Rondial and Terrace
Creswick Pump Track
Unlike many traditional dirt pump tracks, the Hammon Park Pump Track is covered in bitumen for a smoother and faster riding surface for mountain bikers, skateboarders and scooter riders to enjoy, and is already being hailed by riders for its quality.
The Creswick Pump Track is conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre and is accessible by train or bus.
The Hammon Park pump track is the first stage of the Creswick Trails Project which will see the creation of a 100 kilometre purpose-built mountain bike trail network.