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  • Length: 14km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lake Daylesford

  • End: Lake Daylesford

  • Closest Town: Daylesford

  • Location: Hepburn Regional Park

  • Distance from state capital: 112km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.3479760000

  • Longitude: 144.1371590000

Summary

The Daylesford to Bryces Flat circuit commences at Lake Daylesford car park, hiking on the track on the south side of the lake with the lake on the right. Pass rows of concrete seats on the left and descend by the dam wall following the track to Central Springs.

With Wombat Creek on the left follow the track via Sutton Spring to the Midland Highway. Carefully cross the highway to Twin Bridges picnic area and the junction of Wombat Creek with Sailors Creek. Cross the bridge to the west side of Sailors Creek and follow the track north. After 500 m, at an unmarked track junction keep left and do not go down the spur and cross the creek. Follow the track along the hillside to Tipperary Springs on the right. This is a good spot for a short break. The spa water here is reputed to be the best in Daylesford.

Returning to the west of the creek, continue north on the track 3.3 km to Bryces Flat. This is a good spot for lunch. There is an abundance of evidence of gold diggings along here. After lunch cross the creek to the east bank and turn south (right) on the track to return to Tipperary Springs on the opposite side of the creek. From Tipperary Springs walk a short way up the sealed road and turn right onto the track which is indicated by a sign. Remaining on the east side of the creek, continue on the track to Twin Bridges.

Retrace the same track after crossing the Midland Highway to return to Lake Daylesford and the start of the walk.

Getting There

From Melbourne head west via the M1, M80 and the Western Freeway/Highway (M8) and take the C141 exit turning north to Daylesford. On entering Daylesford turn left onto Bleakley Street, cross the lake causeway and turn right immediately into the Lake Daylesford car park.

 

Total distance: 13986 m
Max elevation: 547 m
Min elevation: 452 m
Total climbing: 425 m
Total descent: -424 m
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