Check out our guide to the best Daylesford Walking tracks, Whether you love nature, history or being active Hepburn's many walking trails and cycling tracks offer a variety of options that are family-friendly, energetically adventurous, and spiritually awakening. Plan y our track and set off with your group, or get in touch with a local tour operator for self-guided or guided tours of the area by foot or cycle.
A Daylesford must-do for all hiking enthusiasts looking for a short taste of the 210km Goldfields Track. This experience is perfect for local explorers offering a wide variety and view of the scenic bushland and flora and the promise of native wildlife encounters. Starting off in Bryces Flat simply follow the clear and well-positioned signs to the Blowhole across Sailors Creek and up the main track. Stop in at the Blowhole, it a diversion tunnel created in the late 1800's on Sailors Creek that was designed to help gold rush era minors expose the gold in the water. It received its name rightfully so, as after heavy rainfall it appears to shoot water. A narrow track along the Great Dividing Trail leads to Breakneck Gorge. Stay on the walking tracks to avoid mineshafts.
|Scenic Endurance||Moderate||Visit Walking Map||4km / 5 hours|
Full of beauty, intrigue and historical curiosity- Hanging rock is about a 2km trek, taking about an hour and a half for moderate to the advanced adventurous. For the adventurous Hanging Rock can be ascended to the summit some 100m above the iconic farmlands below. Bushranger 'Mad Dog' Morgan was said to be a regular visitor of the area and the location came to the attention of visitors after the Australian novel and movie Picnic at Hanging Rock. Hanging Rock is well known for its natural granite, caves, and large boulders. On entry, you will find a small free museum that tells the story of Hanging Rock, and facilities in the picnic park include free gas BBQs, shelters, good toilets and a small playground. There may be a fee to enter the reserve
|Family & Adventurous||Moderate||Visit Walking Map||2km / 1.5 hours|
Approx 45m around the iconic Lake Daylesford, just a few minutes from Cara Cottage, Take a break at the boathouse when you are done and tire the kids out for the rest of the day at the park. The Lake Daylesford walking track is mostly flat with some mild slopes and steps depending on the journey. Lush green trees surround the path, the running waterfall is located just across the "love lock" bridge, and further along, you will find some of the famous Hepburn springs where you can fill your water bottle and sample the natural minerals springs.
|Family & Beginners||Easy||Visit Walking Map||2.5km / 45 minutes|
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