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Lake Daylesford is at the epicentre of the town as it is here that alluvial gold was found in 1851, sparking the rush of prospectors here and the subsequent creation of the town. The Wombat Flats Diggings as it became known eventually played out and was the site of a Chinese market garden and joss house until 1929 when the lake was created.
Nowadays the lake is actually in two parts of almost equal size bisected by Bleakley St and is contained within its own picturesque park with attractive ‘Peace Mile’ walking path that does a circuit of the lake.
There is a nice café on the waterfront, as well as a great BBQ picnic spot if you don’t mind competing for space with all the waterfowl.
Many people also fish here and there is a boathouse from where you can hire rowing boats, aquabikes, paddleboats, canoes and surf skis.
Next to the lake at the southern end of Fulcher St is the forested Central Springs Spa Reserve where there are four mineral springs, walks, picnic areas and many shady nooks to explore.
From here you can also take the Tipperary Walking Track which explores the Hepburn Regional Park. It is an easy and well-signposted route of 16.7 km in total, but this can be broken into shorter sections.
There is also a decent-sized second-hand ‘book barn’ here, next to the car park. All in all, a great place to chill…
Address: Berkeley St
Directions: Follow Vincent St from the town centre south
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