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Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

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Wombat Hill Scenic Drive, Daylesford VIC 3460

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  • Beautiful gardens
  • Lookout tower
  • Fernery
  • Scenic drive
  • Wombat Hill House cafe located in the gardens
  • Picnic shelter
  • Gazebo
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed on lead
Spend an enchanted afternoon exploring the beautiful scenery of the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, a gorgeous local gem with a delightful atmosphere. 

Set atop an extinct volcano, these gardens feature a stunning walk-through fernery, a scenic drive, a picnic area, and a huge lookout tower which offers remarkable views over Daylesford and beyond. 

Children will love the gorgeous animal sculptures dotted throughout the park!


From the car park, a walking track takes you on an unexpected journey through an oases of lush greenery! 

The walk takes you past a beautiful ornamental pond and waterfall fountain, where a perfectly-placed bench seat provides a scenic and peaceful spot to relax.

Picnics at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens is a fantastic place to bring a picnic lunch and spend some time exploring the park's beautiful features. 

The picnic area is set around the car park alongside the lookout tower, with visitor facilities including picnic tables, a picnic shelter, and a toilet block.

Lookout at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Climb the winding stairs to the top and take in the remarkable views over Daylesford, the Hepburn Regional Park, and the countryside beyond. 

The lookout tower is very tall and is set alongside the picnic and parking area at the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. 

Scenic drive at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

The vehicle entrance off Central Springs Road takes you on the unmissable scenic drive around the gardens.

The drive can take you to the car park alongside the picnic area and lookout tower, or you can continue around in a full circuit back to the entrance where you started.

Cafe at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Wombat Hill House is a gorgeous café set in the heart of the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. 

Featuring a café, bake house and kitchen garden, Wombat Hill House offers a seasonal menu and uses locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. 

Wombat Hill House is a fantastic place to stop by while exploring the beautiful gardens. 

Are dogs allowed at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens?

Yes, dogs are allowed at the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, but must be kept on a lead. 

History of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

According to the Victorian Heritage Database

The land was first set aside in 1854, reserved as public garden in 1862, and developed from c.1865. The Gardens were extended slightly in 1870 and 1883 and developed with input from noted nineteenth century landscape designer, William Sangster, in 1884-85 whose original plan survives.


  • There are many great places throughout the Goldfields that offer gorgeous, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.


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