Daylesford and Hepburn Springs Picnic Areas
Location – Leggatt Street – several picnic areas
One area is near where the Boathouse Restaurant used to be and the playground
Second one is smaller and near the BookBarn shop
Both have electric barbecues and picnic tables
Toilets are near the ‘Boat Hire’ Building
Activities – Fishing, boat hire, bird watching, walking, mineral springs
More about Lake Daylesford
Jubilee Lake – Natural bush setting
Location – Jubilee Lake Road
Picnic tables near the lake, picnic shelter, playground and large grass area, pet friendly, barbecue facilities
Activities – Fishing, swimming, bushwalking, boat and canoe hire, mineral springs, camping, birdwatching
More about Jubilee Lake
Central Springs Reserve
Natural bush setting, mineral springs, near spillway, beside Lake Daylesford with historical buildings, grassed and shaded areas, stunning view of the lake.
Location – Fulcher Street, drive to the end of the sealed road
Large car park on right. Short walk to Lake Daylesford and picnic area.
Activities – fishing, bush walks and ‘Peace Mile’ walk around Lake Daylesford
Toilets available nearby in old ‘change rooms’ on edge of Lake Daylesford
More about the Central Springs Reserve near the lake.
Central Springs Spa Reserve – A stunning place for a picnic
Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve
Location – near Hepburn Bathhouse, Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs
Beautiful natural bush setting, plenty of grassed and shaded area, historical buildings, walking trails, streams and lush undergrowth.
Picnic area – drive past the Bathhouse and Pavilion Cafe to next carpark
Electric barbecues, picnic tables
Activities – Mineral Springs, bush walking, bird watching
Wombat Flat Spring
Location – Ballan-Daylesford Rd
Picturesque setting on edge of Lake Daylesford
Activities – Mineral Spring, walking, fishing
Three Lost Children Monument area
Location – Corner Midland Highway and Central Springs Road
Activities – bushwalking
Picnic tables, shaded areas
Location – end of Tipperary Springs Road off Midland Highway
Picnic tables, shaded areas, firewood barbecue
Activities – Mineral Spring, bush walking
Sailors Falls Mineral Spring
Location – Telegraph Road off Ballan-Daylesford Rd
Picnic tables, shaded areas, shelters, car park
Activities – Mineral springs, walk to Sailors Falls and springs, bush walking
Community Park – Playground Skate park
Location – Corner Stanbridge Street and Duke Street
Picnic tables and new playground
Activities – playground and skate park
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens
Location – Central Springs Road on top of Wombat Hill.
Beautiful gardens, stunning views over Daylesford
Several picnic areas
Picnic tables, seats, rotunda, several car parks, plenty of shade
Wombat Hill Cafe is open Thursday to Monday 9am to 4pm for Breakfast and Lunch.
Activities – Drive the scenic route around the gardens or walk along the paths and on grassed areas to view the amazing range of plants, trees etc. Walk up the Lookout tower and get a birdseye view over Daylesford and beyond.
Toilets available near tower and near the cafe which include disabled facilities.
More about the Wombat Hill Gardens
For more information about Daylesford, Hepburn Springs local services and facilities go to the Daylesford Visitors Information Page.
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