Lake Daylesford circuit

46 Bridport St, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia

Lake Daylesford circuit

46 Bridport St, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia

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42 m
2.79 km
Easy

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

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Take a walk around the perimeter of Lake Daylesford. This is a gentle walk with a well-formed trail and boardwalk.

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.

Dogs are permitted, but on-leash only.

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Points of Interest

1. Path down to lake

This lovely walkway has been constructed in recent years, with the landscaping beautiful at all times of year.

2. John Egan's Cairn

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

3. Path beside the bridge on Bleakley st

Continue your walk along this shaded path.

4. Wombat Flat Mineral Spring

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

5. Rambling wooded area

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

6. Open grassy area

The perfect spot to enjoy the changing colours of autumn.

7. 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.

8. 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).

9. 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.

10. 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!

11. Cormorants resting place

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

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12. Decorative bridge

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

13. Small jetty with views

Casual dining with a view! The cafe / restaurant is visible across the lake. Photo: Ilona Piechowicz (Victoria Walks Dog Walks group, Facebook).

14. Dogs on leash please!

Be sure to keep your four-legged friend on a leash.


Features

Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden