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Bryces Flat Picnic Area

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Dry Diggings Track, Daylesford VIC 3460

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Bryces Flat Picnic Area consists of a creek-side clearing with a picnic table and wood fire barbecue. A series of stepping stones cross the scenic creek and there are a couple of great bushwalking options from here. This is a great place for children to have a play in the water as it's very shallow with large smooth stones on the creek bed. 

Gold prospecting at Bryces Flat

Gold prospecting is allowed here, and you will find some sections of exposed bedrock along the creek where you could try your luck crevicing for gold. 

Water levels at Bryces Flat

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 of Sailors Falls or The Blowhole on Instagram. 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.

Picnics at Bryces Flat

A large clearing alongside Sailors Creek has a picnic table and a wood fire barbecue pit. This is a great place to visit for a picnic followed by an afternoon in the water or exploring the scenic walks throughout the Hepburn Regional Park. 

Walking tracks at Bryces Flat

Walk options from Bryces Flat Picnic Area:


  • 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!
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!


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