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Twin Bridges Picnic Area

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Dry Diggings Track, Daylesford VIC 3460

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Features

Twin Bridges Picnic Area sits between Sailors Creek and the Midland Highway, and features two picnic tables and wood fire barbecues. A set of stepping stones crosses this picturesque section of the creek, where visitors will find a great swimming hole, a beautiful rocky outcrop over the water, a tunnel through the rock, and plenty of shade. 

A beautiful spot for swimming, you'll find there are shallow areas for small children around the stepping stones and a deeper area over by the bend. Gold prospecting is also permitted in Sailors Creek.

If you cross the creek and head for the rocky outcrop, you'll discover the tunnel travelling through the rock to the other side where you can climb to the top and get a great view down over the creek. Be very careful climbing as this is a big drop and there is a risky part when you clamber up across the rock. 

Sailors Creek usually flows until early-mid summer before drying up. A great way to check the water levels of the creek is to search for recent public posts on Instagram of Sailors Falls or The Blowhole. These are located along Sailors Creek (Sailors Falls is upstream and The Blowhole is downstream from here), and if they have plenty of water then there should be water here too. 

Twin Bridges Picnic Area sits along the Goldfields Track, and there are several walk options from here: 
  • Tipperary Springs, 2.3 km, 40 min
  • Daylesford, 2.7 km
  • Creswick, 47 km
  • Castlemaine, 56 km
  • Ballarat, 68 km


DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
 

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