Lake Daylesford circuit

46 Bridport St, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia

Lake Daylesford circuit

46 Bridport St, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia
Staff Pick
41 m
2.79 km
Easy
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Summary

Stroll around Lake Daylesford on the Peace Mile path. You'll enjoy abundant birdlife, wonderful scenery and tranquility.

Lake Daylesford circuit

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Take a walk around the perimeter of Lake Daylesford. Note the abundant bird life including swans, cormorants, ducks, moorhens in the water as well as sulphur-crested cockatoos, multi-coloured parrots and tiny wrens darting around in the bushes.

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Points of Interest

1. Boathouse Cafe

Casual dining with a view! The cafe is open for brunch and lunch till 3pm. This photo is of the Boathouse Cafe viewed from the far end of the lake.

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2. Small jetty

A lovely resting point to enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.

3. John Egan's Cairn

Memorial erected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold on this site.

4. Wombat Flat Mineral Spring

A lovely spot for a picnic, or to enjoy the mineral spring water!

5. Book Barn

The Book Barn is a great place to stop for a coffee break and a browse of the many used books on offer.

6. Cormorants resting place

These might be Little Black Cormorants, who usually congregate in a flock.

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7. Many kinds of ducks inhabit the lake

Ducks are commonly found in and around the lake. Some are quite tame as they are accustomed to people feeding them (but please don't feed them bread, try grains or seeds instead).

8. Historic change rooms and stone steps

There used to be a swimming pool in this area and the historic change rooms and stone steps are remnants of this time.

9. View of the path

You'll hear birds chirping through this wooded area as it's full of bird life. Stop for a minute or two and you might even spot them!

10. Decorative bridge

Continue your walk over this bridge to admire the wide variety of trees planted next to the lake.

11. Path beside the bridge on Bleakley st

Continue your walk along this shaded path.

12. Open grassy area

The perfect spot to enjoy the changing colours of autumn.

13. Rambling wooded area

More examples of the shrub and bushes that you find in this local area.

Features

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Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
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Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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