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 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.
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.
Magic Pudding Playground
Discover the world of the famous Lindsay family when you visit this playground.
Based around the characters of the book ‘The Magic Pudding’, let this playground transport you to another world.
Located a short stroll from Albert St, the Magic Pudding Playground is suitable for all ages of children.
- Sunrise to sunset daily
Park Lake Creswick
Park Lake is a stunning space easily accessible from Creswick town centre, with a gentle walking trail around the perimeter, and a beautiful fountain at its centre.
Visit the upper section of the Park Lake Reserve to see the plantings and indigenous gardens that have been created by the local Landcare Group. Here you will find public tennis courts (your can borrow rackets and balls for free from the Creswick Visitors Centre), public toilets, a playground, undercover picnic area and a lovely place to explore.
Surrounded by parklands and interpretive signage, take some time out to explore. At Park Lake you will also come across a section of the Creswick of the Lindsay Arts Trail, which focuses on the famous Lindsay family and their history in Creswick. You can collect a trail guide from the Visitor Information Centre.
- Sunrise to sunset.
Daylesford Community Park & Skate Park
Run, jump and explore. Located centrally in Daylesford, the Community Park is home to a natural play space, playground, accessible play equipment, community garden and skate park.
There is something to keep everyone happy.
This park has a shade sail over parts of the playground, free electric BBQ's and public toilets, so spend an hour or a day exploring this park.
- Sunrise to sunset.