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Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

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Wombat Hill Scenic Drive, Daylesford VIC 3460

Features

  • Beautiful gardens
  • Lookout tower
  • Fernery
  • Scenic drive
  • Wombat Hill House cafe located in the gardens
  • Picnic shelter
  • Gazebo
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed on leash
The Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in Daylesford is set atop an extinct volcano and offers beautiful scenery, a vast display of plants, and an enchanted atmosphere.

The vehicle entrance off Central Springs Road takes you on an unmissable scenic drive around the gardens and to a car park alongside the tall lookout tower. The car park features the lookout tower at one end and visitors facilities all around, including picnic tables, a picnic shelter, and a toilet block. 

A walking track takes you from the car park through the spectacular fernery, where a pond/waterfall feature sits nestled among the lush foliage. Children will love the gorgeous animal sculptures dotted throughout the park!

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.

The Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens are definitely worth checking out when visiting Daylesford, even for the scenic drive alone.



DID YOU KNOW...

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

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