Alice’s Journeys Walking Tours of Daylesford
Stroll down memory lane walking in the footsteps of legends – grand and notorious.
Guided Tours start at the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre most Fridays at 2pm and Saturdays at 10am and 2pm - other days by pre booking. It is best to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour.
1 - 1.5 hour town tour for around 3 km. The pace is gentle with some hills.
Cost: $20 to $25 (children 10 and under free)
Exclusive private tours are available tailored to your needs – please call us for a quote.
From Fri 13 November 2020, to meet COVID-19 safety requirements, when booking we also require you to provide contact details for all your guests.
The quick and easy way to do this is to follow this link www.brisktable.com/p/v1e51e35
Note: please remember to book all tickets for each guest inc for under 10 year old guests (these are free but we need to always keep to 10 guests or under for each tour group)
Bookings are essential. You can book online, by phone or in person at the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre.
March - https://www.trybooking.com/BOMDS
April & May - https://www.trybooking.com/BPGSY
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Wear & bring: good walking shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the season, hat, sunscreen, umbrella etc
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
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.
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 man-made lake, originally a site of gold diggings, then later a Chinese market garden. The construction of the lake began in 1927 and is still used for many recreational activities.
Ballarat to Maryborough Heritage Rail Trail
The Ballarat-Maryborough Heritage Trail (“the trail”) is a cycle touring route connecting the major townships of Maryborough and Ballarat via smaller settlements and other points of interest along the route. The route is designed for a country cycle on quiet, sealed and unsealed roads that take in some of the most attractive towns in the Goldfields region: Talbot, Clunes and Creswick.
The route progresses through scenic, relatively flat (gentle gradient) country with views of rolling hills and farmland on existing public roads, or off-road paths. The route is a 115km trip one way. It could be conducted as a return trip with an overnight stay, or be done in sections. As such the route will link to railway stations in the major settlements to enable different access points. The route will appeal to a cycling market interested in a leisurely cycle and those interested in exploring the Goldfields region, including individuals, or cycling groups.