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 aces
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
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.
Work on your swing with a round or two at the Robert Allenby-designed course at the Novotel Forest Resort or try out the Tony Cashmore-designed course at the RACV Goldfields Resort.
Get lost with the kids in the Tangled Maze, created from hundreds of flowering plants or cruise on out to Creswick Regional Park for koala spotting, bush walking or a quiet picnic by St Georges Lake. Visit in springtime and marvel at the colours of the native wildflowers.