Lake Jubilee

Lake Jubilee is a spring fed as well as creek so it always has water even during the driest periods.  The lake was originally constructed for the water supply to the goldfields in the 1800s. It is similar in size to Lake Daylesford and just as impressive to view and explore.  You can walk around the lake in around 30...

Lake Daylesford

I know it sounds silly but I didn’t know Daylesford had a lake until around my 3rd visit.  Getting to a workshop too early another participant suggested a coffee at the lake. “What lake? “ I asked.  Next thing I was sitting over the water at the Boathouse drinking coffee watching ducks on the lake with Wombat Forest in the...

Daylesford Sunday Market

At the far end of Raglan Street every Sunday you can visit the Daylesford Sunday Market. A very, very popular event for both locals and visitors so don’t miss this on your next visit. The best description of the market is eclectic or in days gone past the term would be trash and treasure. From what I have experienced the...

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

Fancy a chauffeured trip through the magnificent forest in Central Highlands? Where here is your chance and at a giveaway price. The Daylesford Spa Country Railway is a volunteer run railway that operates for the love of the trains. You can board at the railway station in Raglan Street where the Sunday Market operates. It is the perfect attraction to...

Can you have a cheap day out in Daylesford?

Daylesford & Hepburn Springs have a reputation for being expensive. Not actually true as the full spectrum of pricing applies to the region. If you want to spend a lot the towns will accommodate but if you only want to spend a little the town can accommodate you as well. One of the most popular free outings is the Daylesford...

Cheese World Allansford

Located on the outskirts of Warrnambool in Allansford is Cheese World.  If you are having trouble figuring out what this place slap bang in the middle of the South West dairy region is all about the let me inform you – it’s CHEESE! I realise not everyone is excited by cheese – although I am – but there is a...

Warrnambool Family Carnival

Having spent nearly every Christmas school break at a beach location I know how special a beachside carnival can be for a child.  This one is bigger and better than I had growing up so you should be able to keep yourself entertained during your next summer vacation. I must confess I have still not tired of having a cream...

The Farmer’s Wife Harvest Cafe, Port Fairy

The Farmer’s Wife Harvest Cafe entrance is squeezed in between the Commonwealth Bank and Pash clothing store in the main street of Port Fairy.  It is a narrow laneway that leads you down to a cafe Gem that you won’t want to miss. Seriously if you blink you might walk past so keep an eye out for the sign on...

Woolsthorpe, Victoria, 3276

Woolsthorpe is located in South West Victoria a little over 20 minutes from Warrnambool. It is at the junction of the Woolsthorpe-Heywood, Koroit-Woolsthorpe, and Warrnambool-Caramut Roads with bridges crossing Spring Creek on two sides. A neat attractive town lined with deciduous trees and in recent times conifers, Woolsthorpe is a welcome stop after a long drive. The town has a...