Visit historic buildings, gardens, art galleries and many other locations of Hepburn Regional Park and Daylesford which preserve the heritage of 1850’s gold rush and Swiss-Italian history & culture.
Visit Buda House and many other grand buildings, wide boulevards and stunning gardens, all reflecting the prosperity and grandeur of the gold rush. This town is also rich with vibrant arts scene and trendy cafés.
Visit Diggings Heritage National Park, Australia’s first heritage park. Engulfing Box-Ironbark forests and formerly Mt Alexander Goldfields, this park is rich in natural heritage, wildlife and Aboriginal sites from 19th century gold rush.
See 19th century streetscapes with old weatherboard homes, solid stone buildings and charming old shop fronts at the first ‘notable’ town of Australia, declared by National Trust of Australia.
Explore the rich gold mining history of Australia on a day tour to Daylesford and Castlemaine!
The tour begins in Daylesford and its sister town Hepburn, the town with largest number of natural mineral springs in Australia with 72 of them! Also take a peek at the famous Blowhole, an artificial diversion tunnel made by miners during the Gold Rush era.
Walk down Vincent Street, Daylesford's bustling main thoroughfare exploring everything from eclectic shops to antiques. Nestled in the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens overlooking Daylesford, is the Convent Gallery. A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three-level haven of fine art in a historic 19th century mansion, boasting expansive views of the countryside and township below.
Head next to Castlemaine, a beautiful town with grandeur compliments and funky boutiques. Visit the famous Diggings, Australia's first National Heritage Park! See the historic Buda House, surrounded by 1.2 hectares of garden. Enjoy panoramic views of the town from Burke & Wills Monument lookout.
Your last stop for the day is Maldon, Victoria's best preserved gold mining town. Proliferate the gold mining past, this township is surrounded by lush forests and beautiful seasonal wildflowers. End your day with serene views of Mt Alexander, Mt Macedon, Mt Franklin and more from the Mt Tarrengower lookout.
*This particular sightseeing tour includes a hotel pick up. This company does not have a timetable for pick up. Hotel pickups for the day are scheduled based on bookings which means you will spend less time on the pickup coach.
The tour operator will provide you with a personalised time for your hotel pick up. Please contact +61 (0)3 5332 9199 / 0407 542 796 once you arrive at your destinations for your designated pick up time.
This operator has a good track record of picking up guests on time except in the case of unavoidable circumstances related to traffic congestion or delay caused by other guests ahead of your pick up.
Operates: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: Ballan Railway Station
Boards: 07:45 | Departs: 08:00 | Returns: Castlemaine Railway Station
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