Tag: Kids Activities

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.

Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery

Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery is an inspiring creative retail enterprise set on lush farmland in Blampied, Central Victoria just eight minutes from Daylesford on the Midland Highway to Ballarat. Artist David Dawson and his team create his uniquely Australian sculptural metalwork designs in his extensive workshop. He then displays them next door in the rustic hay-shed gallery and beautifully landscaped garden setting that he has created. His creations include garden art, native Australian animals and birds, furniture, wall art, magnetic creatures and privacy screens. Here you can find a huge variety of native plants, trees, ponds, dry creek beds, cactus rockeries, waterfalls and lawn peppered with Davids' creations. You can wander or sit by the ponds or waterfalls and listen to the frogs in this tranquil setting.The gallery has been transformed from a rustic hay shed to a light high roofed space that still incorporates elements from its farming past. Here you can buy the art and produce of thirty local and fair trade artisans, many whose work is not available to purchase elsewhere. The range includes indigenous ceramics, paintings, prints and photography, jewellery, woodwork and home wares. With your comfort always in mind we also have a coffee cart in our gallery serving delicious artisan coffee, hot chocolate and chai from Ballarat based businesses Coffee Pirates and Grounded Pleasures with milk from local Inglenook Dairy. Sweet and savory treats are also available to be enjoyed in our gallery or at one of the many tables scattered amongst the ponds and greenery of our sculpture garden. With our resident artist on site weekdays you can include a guided tour of our studio workshop in your visit. Get in touch to make a booking. We have toilets, good access and ample parking for caravans and buses. We look forward to having you visit us.

Lake Daylesford

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.

  • Leggatt St, Daylesford
  • Always open

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.

Creswick Skate Park & Splash Park (Seasonal)

The skate park in the main street of Creswick has a pyramid, ledges, banks and quarters and is great for all ages to enjoy.

Splash the day away at the Creswick Splash Park, opened in 2016. This free splash park is great for the kids to cool off. There is a tower with splashing buckets, a pig with shooting water fountains, lots of water tunnels to run through and plenty of happy faces. The splash park operates seasonally.

  • The skate park is always open. The splash Park operates November to March. Closed Christmas Day

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