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From book fairs to gay festivals, from walking trails to artisan masterclasses. Visit Hepburn Shire, it has it all.

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Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Located at the top of Wombat Hill in the centre of Daylesford is the historic Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.

Take the scenic drive around the gardens and then stop a while to explore. Climb the 77 stairs to the top of the Memorial tower for views across the town. Whilst here you can explore the many areas throughout the gardens including the fernery, rotunda and begonia house.

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Allow time to take a break for a coffee at the cafe hidden amongst the plants. Are you a keen gardener? The Friends of Wombat Hill have regular plant sales in the gardens and a small trolley full of plants for sale located at the cafe.

  • Central Springs Road, Daylesford
  • Sunrise to sunset.

Daylesford Wine Tours

We tour and package the best breakfast, lunch and dinner venues in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. With local knowledge and insider tips, as well as being able to book with the owners at the last minute, let Daylesford Wine Tours do the ground work for you.

Daylesford Corporates, ladies groups, hens party, private and couples are all catered for.

Trentham Falls – Coliban River Scenic Reserve

Coliban River Scenic Reserve is also known as Trentham Falls. The reserve is located just a short drive north of the township of Trentham, 97 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. From the viewpoint, only 100m from the car park, you can appreciate the basalt cliffs and the impressive waterfalls. The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall.

Beautiful Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. There is no access to the top or base of the falls due to unstable cliffs but you can best enjoy the waterfall from the viewing platforms.

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The reserve protects one of the best remnants of vegetation in the area, you can find stands of large manna gum, stringy bark, messmate, narrow-leaved peppermint as well as seasonal wildflowers.

Toward the reserve entrance is a picnic area and carpark in delightful bush surroundings and located a short walk to the falls viewpoint.

  • Trentham Scenic Reserve Road, Trentham
  • 13 1963
  • The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall

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.

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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
Email: info@secretforestwalks.com
Web: www.secretforestwalks.com
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.

Loddon Falls – Loddon River Scenic Reserve – seasonal access

This beautiful waterfall just a short drive from the little village of Glenlyon, has seasonal roads, with restricted access over Winter and Spring.

Take the dirt track down to the gate to the reserve and park there. Walk along the road until you come to an information board detailing the geology of the falls.
From here you then walk towards the river and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the waterfall.

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For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.

  • 13 1963
  • Sunrise to Sunset

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