The whole of the Hepburn Shire region was founded on gold and nowhere is the impact of this foundation more prominent than in the cosy town of Creswick.
The town includes one of the most impressive collections of heritage architecture, with buildings that owe their grandeur to the boom times of gold.
Exuding the best of the Goldfields and Spa Country regions, Creswick is surrounded by lush forests, many of them thick pine and eucalyptus plantations.
Adding to Creswick’s history, this town is Australia’s birthplace of reforestation. John La Gerche began re-planting forest areas ravaged by mining activity in 1882. Today, much of La Gerche's work survives around Creswick including magnificent plantings lining local streets.
The long established plantations date back more than 100 years ago, many of which were first established when the Victorian School of Forestry opened in 1910. It was the first institution set up in the State to train and accredit young foresters.
Explore the inspiration and birthplace of noted artist Norman Lindsay and his other family members. Five of the 10 children of Dr.Robert Lindsay went on to become leaders in the Australian artistic community- Percy, Lionel, Norman, Ruby and Daryl became noted artists and writers. Three of Norman's novels re-create the town a century ago, namely Saturdee, Red Heap and Halfway to Anywhere.)
Take in a round of golf at the local championship golf course or get yourself lost in an intricate living maze created from hundreds of flowering plants.
Creswick is packed full of attractions but without the hustle and bustle of nearby tourist destinations. Great scenery and a relaxed feel – without any of the parking problems.
Things of interest
Located at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, Victoria Street Creswick
Every month on the THIRD Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 5345 2356
Come along to the Creswick Market and see a variety of stalls offering a different range of products from month to month. Including freshly ground coffee, local produce, handmade items, natural bathing and cleaning products, eggs , honey, artwork and much more. The Centre welcomes new stall holder and busker enquiries.
Find the Creswick Market website