Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens
a visit here is worth it for the views over Daylesford township and enjoy what has been in the backyard of the locals for over 150 years.
Beautiful place to connect to nature with all these glorious trees, scrubs and flowers in this awesome Botanical Garden. You can drive around and see nearly 360 degrees views. Also a cafe onsite with yummy offerings.
With fantastic views of the entire area, high on Wombat Hill, this is a must see for visitors to the area! For those that want even a higher view - walk up the water tower!
Wombat Hill Gardens are a peaceful place to visit and stroll through on an autumn or spring day. They also have a cafe onsite, serving delicious brunch and lunch. Climb the old tower and see the landscape for miles, including Wombat State Forest
“Actually a manmade lake created early last century when a mining ravine was flooded, the lake is divided by a bridge and sculptures and historical markers dot the perimeter, which can be walked around in about 40 minutes. There are scenic views, steps down to an old pump house and bandstand (sadly now collapsed) and springs from which you can hand pump various metallic-tasting mineral waters; plus rows of seating near change sheds. You can swim or hire paddleboats in the lake. There are restaurants -- the famed (perhaps overrated) Lakehouse with sumptuous accommodation and the Boathouse, which I can't recommend given its blunt signage (to the tune of "We do not serve 'just coffee'") is so terribly offputting. There was a secondhand bookshop too (also overpriced) but it recently was sold and oops, I haven't been down lately to see if it's been bought out!”
“Historic icon that was first a gold commissioner's house then a priest presbytery, a nuns' and boarding students' convent, a local community centre and, since the late 80s when the town was overall being rejuvenated by enterprising Melburnites, a local artists' gallery, museum, gift shop and cafe. The Mediterranean gardens in the steep and manicured grounds are alone worth the $5 admission. Extended wings over the decades have seen a very busy wedding function centre and opulent bar added. ”
“Excellent food, service and a warm and cosy vibe. Tuesday - five courses with a glass of bubbles or beer - $55 ”
“This is a popular coffee stop offering food specials which are changed frequently, but always celebrate seasonal produce from the region. All day breakfast and lunch too! ”