Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

As the gold mining industry changed in the 1880s and sluicing work began, a particular area started to reveal itself as somewhat colourful. The fittingly named ‘Pink Cliffs’ is an easy walk from the centre of town and now a geological reserve. The fine, pink clay has an almost talcum powder like texture, and the colours of the hills change with the time of day.

Turpins Falls, Metcalfe

Turpins Falls, Metcalfe

Fancy a steep trip down to a spectacular waterfall and billabong? Turpins Falls may not be well signposted but it is has long been a favourite waterhole for locals. It is also a place where dare devils have cliff dived with fatal results so this practise is now banned. Well worth a visit during the rain and a perfect place to swim in summer but bring shoes. 

Hepburn Bathhouse

Hepburn Bathhouse

With the weather so cold and miserable we decided to devote our last #tuesdaytouring to a visit to the  Hepburn Bathhouse which was an excellent idea and made us feel warm all over. Loved trying a Turkish Hamman style steam room for the first time and the 38 degree bath looking over the mineral springs. Wish Kyneton had a bathhouse but it's not too far to travel and a beautiful drive! 

Goldfields Track - Vaughan Springs to Castlemaine (19ks)

Goldfields Track - Vaughan Springs to Castlemaine (19ks)

Continuing our exploration of the Goldfields Track we walked from Vaughan Springs to Chewton along the Dry Diggings section of the walk a distance of approximately 18ks. Incredible scenery along a hilly goat track from Vaughan Springs through pastoral countryside between Irish Town and Fryerstown, Recommend stopping for lunch at Spring Gully, site of a former battery mine as the stone walled ruins look spectacular in the bush setting. Take plenty of water! 

Visiting Natasha Morgan, Oak + Monkey Puzzle, Spargo Creek, near Daylesford

Visiting Natasha Morgan, Oak + Monkey Puzzle, Spargo Creek, near Daylesford

Flop House were lucky enough to visit Natasha Morgan at her Oak + Monkey Puzzle farm yesterday. Over tea and cake we discussed Natasha's tree change adventures, embracing the Daylesford community and her vision for the farm and upcoming workshops and events. For more details on workshops and events see her calendar

Country Walks - Goldfields Track (formerly Great Dividing Range)

Country Walks - Goldfields Track (formerly Great Dividing Range)

The Goldfields track (formerly the Great Dividing Range) offers a huge range of day walks between Daylesford and Ballarat. We have enjoyed several in the Castlemaine area and continue to find new parts to explore in this area. For more details on walks available and what you may need to prepare go to http://www.goldfieldstrack.com.au/Pages/Explore.aspx