Overview

Creswick

Admire the architecture of Creswick's broad, elegantly curved main street, studded with buildings that owe their existence to the gold rush town's heyday.

Axes and picks

Originally inhabited by the Indigenous Dja Dja Wurrung people, Creswick grew rapidly during the gold rush years and later became the birthplace of reforestation and home to the school of forestry in Victoria.

Get a glimpse of the town's rich history on a stroll past the old Masonic Lodge, State Savings Bank, Creswick Library, Post Office. For a closer look, spend a few quiet hours delving into the local folklore at the Creswick Museum.

The Magic Pudding and the woollen mill

Explore the places of interest relating to Creswick's famous son, noted artist Norman Lindsay. Pay attention to the progress of the Magic Pudding Playground, based around the characters and events of Lindsay's The Magic Pudding book and a delight for kids and adults alike.

Follow the journey of yarn, from shearing, processing and weaving, on a guided tour of Creswick's historic woollen mills. While you're there, meet the resident alpacas, pick up some luxurious products and enjoy a coffee in the onsite cafe.

Fairways and bush tracks

Work on your swing with a round or two at the RACV Goldfields Resort 18-hole course, designed by Tony Cashmore.

Venture out to Creswick Regional Park for koala spotting, bush walking or enjoy a quiet picnic and a spot of fishing at St Georges Lake. Visit in springtime and marvel at the colours of the native wildflowers.

Make Creswick a rest and refuel stop on your Goldfields Track adventures. Take the Wallaby Track into the Dividing Range, through open native forest and into town for some much-needed respite before getting back on track.

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