Lake Daylesford

What: Lake Daylesford is a must see if you are in the area. There is a great path for walkers, cyclists and prams (although it can be steep in some parts), which follows the edge of the lake. The track is 2.79 kilometres. Our five year old made it through half of the circuit on her bike (she and I simply took the shortcut across the bridge back to the carpark) whilst the older kids continued with the second half of the circuit.

Lake Daylesford

Where: There are a few entry points to the lake. We prefer to park near the playground and two cafes (The Boathouse and Splinters Lake Cafe) which is on Leggatt Street.

The best bit: My kids love playing on the playground and watching all the wildlife. I love the peacefulness of the Lake and feeling as though I am away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Picnic or cafe: As mentioned, there are two cafes on either side of the playground but lakeside is also a lovely spot for a picnic if you want to bring your own.

Toilets: There are public toilets next to the carpark by the cafes and there is a family toilet as well as Mens and Womens.

Make a day of it: You might like to time your visit with the Daylesford Market, or come via the beautiful Trentham Falls for a complete day out.

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