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Durdidwarrah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of the Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from other parts of the region.

There are a number of options for bushwalking ranging from short walks to three-day walks. This park is also popular for picnicking, scenic drives and camping.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Staughton Vale Rd
Staughton Vale, VIC, 3221

Located 9.0K from Durdidwarrah

Steiglitz Historic Park

Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches and a population of over 1000. At the height of the 1860s gold rush, Steiglitz township had more than 1500 residents, four hotels, a newspaper, a variety of shops and even an undertaker.

Now most of the town and its surroundings are included in the Steiglitz Historic Park. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, relax with a picnic or pan for gold. Of course, a trip to the park wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Steiglitz Court House, with its display of photographs, maps and relics of gold year. The court house is open on Sunday and public holidays, and at other times by arrangement.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Steiglitz Rd
Steiglitz, VIC, 3331

Located 9.5K from Durdidwarrah

Fairy Park

Fairy Park is a place dedicated to story telling of fairy tales and ancient myths and legends.

A spectacular rocky hilltop has been crafted into a truly unique place where family and friends come to relax and enjoy a day out together in a tranquil environment.

Most visitors spend the day but if you are in a hurry allow a couple of hours to get a feel for the place.

The three main areas that combine to form Fairy Park are the Fairytale Land, Camelot Playground and the Elephant Rock Picnic Grounds.

Suitable for the young and the young at heart, Fairy Park will delight and intrigue all those who make take the journey.

2388 Ballan Road
Anakie, VIC, 3213

Located 10.2K from Durdidwarrah

Hot Shots Paintball Skirmish

What makes Hot Shots different to other paintball fields?

Hot Shots Paintball Skirmish has been voted number one in Australia and number four world wide in the "Top ten worlds most insane paintball fields" by the Buzzfeed USA.

Hot Shots has the largest and greatest amount of Castles, Bridges, Trench Systems and themed Playing Fields in Australia.

Hot Shots also has real movie props and film set quality fields such as the Wild West Town, Pacific Landing and Egyptian Citadel with Sphinx. Hot Shots is the only field with real movie props from Steven Spielberg's miniseries The Pacific which includes landing craft, armoured vehicles, trucks, plane wrecks, explosions and other special effects. All of this combines for an awesome, immersive paintball experience that you wont find anywhere else.

Hot Shots has spent years creating a unique game experience and caters for people who want more than the average paintball game. Now absolutely the best experience for Paintball in Geelong and Melbourne - you just can't get any better!

All players are provided with camouflage, the latest gear, a free bottle of water and staff are trained for your enjoyment.

Hot Shots Paintball is Victoria's only adventure park providing extreme tank rides, hot shots kids paintball, laser tag and paintball games.

Hot Shots Paintball is the only choice for paintball in Melbourne and paintball in Geelong and is a great venue for kids activities or kids games, kids paintball, laser tag, laser strike or laser Skirmish, bucks parties or hens parties, corporate training, team building, birthday parties and social group activities.

895 Granite Road
Anakie, VIC, 3213

Located 11.0K from Durdidwarrah

Moorabool Ridge Vineyard and Caf?e

Deep in the Valley perched on the edge of the Moorabool River is a shepherd's cottage built in 1856. This historic building is now home to Moorabool Ridge's tasting room. The cottage is full of the delights of the vineyard, olive grove and farm. Shelves are stacked with gourmet jams, pickles, relishes and olive oil, all produced on the farm.

Fine wine, cheese platters and focaccias' can be enjoyed in the wonderful succulent garden whilst watching the Moorabool River slowly slide by or order beautiful freshly baked cakes and coffee from the shade of the verandah.

A place of peace and tranquillity, Moorabool Ridge is truly a special place to linger.

37 Spiller Road
Lethbridge, VIC, 3332

Located 15.2K from Durdidwarrah

Yuulong Lavender Estate

Yuulong Lavender Estate is a relaxing spot to visit with picturesque lavender fields in Mount Egerton, Victoria, only 50 minutes from Melbourne, just off the Western freeway, and 25 minutes from historical Ballarat.

They are open to the public on weekends and public holidays (except Christmas Day and ANZAC day) from mid August to mid May (refer to website for seasonal dates and ticketed event days). Group, club and coach bookings are welcome on weekdays by prior arrangement.

In June 2013, Yuulong Lavender Estate changed owners from Rosemary Holmes and Edythe Anderson to Debbie Macfarlane, and Sharyn and Tony Jury. The gift shop and licensed cafe has undergone extensive redecorating creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, serving light meals and treats plus delicious coffee using locally roasted beans by the award winning Bean Barn in Ballarat. A full range of quality lavender products, crafts and preserves made here on the farm are available to sample and purchase.

Feel free to wander through the lavender fields and the cottage gardens with flowerbeds changing in colour from spring to autumn. A family of kangaroos lives on the property and they have a small walk-in bird aviary. Plenty of fantastic photo opportunities!

Group tours can be arranged, demonstrating the workings of the lavender farm at a small fee for adults and seniors, with children under 14 years free. The tour includes a walk through the lavender plants with a talk and demonstration of harvesting and preparation of the dried flowers. The main lavender fields flower from mid November to end of January with the harvesting beginning in December.

Yuulong Lavender Estate is an ideal place to stop and enjoy a relaxing day in a rural environment away from the city. Please check out their website for more information or call their friendly staff.

58 Sharrocks Road
Mount Egerton, VIC, 3352

Located 22.2K from Durdidwarrah

Durdidwarrah: Events

Creative Business Talk with Stephanie Browne Head Designer

Come along for a casual evening with Stephanie Browne, who has built her bespoke business into a world recognised brand.

Established in Melbourne in 1988, Stephanie Browne is synonymous with creativity, design, and quality, and is especially suited to brides looking for stylish, on trend, and luxurious accessories . Stephanie's recent collections released in New York and London are world renowned and consist of mother of pearl headpieces, golden crowns, silk wreaths, vintage inspired combs, earrings, and bracelets that are often mistaken for the real thing.

Each piece of her originally designed collection is handmade using the finest materials, Swarovski crystal, fresh water pearls, and components sourced worldwide. They are then all lovingly assembled in her Melbourne studio. Stephanie has created for dozens of celebrities, television shows and movies, and most recently designed accessories and jewellery for The Dressmaker and further a field for Lady Gaga in American Horror Story.

This talk will be a fantastic opportunity for any creative, especially those in the rags, textile, or jewellery industries.

Event Dates
      29th Oct
      26th Jan

81 Goggin Road
Lethbridge, VIC, 3332

Located 16.8K from Durdidwarrah

Winter Shiraz Weekend

Come and join Rowsley Fault Vineyards this weekend in their celebration of Geelong Wine at Winter Shiraz Weekend.

A wonderful weekend where Wineries throughout the Geelong region open their doors and share the best that this region has to offer.

This year, as part of the event, Rowsley Fault Vineyards will be holding a special Friday night tasting at Bottles and Barrels. They will be joined by a number of other wineries in what will surely be a wonderful evening of wine tasting.

Join Rowsley Fault Vineyards on the Saturday and Sunday to sample our wine and enjoy some nibblies. Be one of the first to try Rowsley Fault Vineyards yet to be released 2015 Shiraz.

Entry to participating wineries is free so you can take home some local wine instead of worrying about ticket prices.

Visit the website for further details.

131 Lumb Road
Sutherlands Creek, VIC, 3331

Located 21.0K from Durdidwarrah

Ballan Farmers Market

Ballan Farmers and Makers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month in the beautiful grounds of Mill Cottage, Inglis Street, Ballan. Ballan sits in stunning volcanic plains amongst a rich food growing community, half way between Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat, just one hour from Melbourne by car or train.

Fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, crafts, wines, oils, eggs, jams, breads and pastries, meat, trees and sweets; from the producer to you.

Event Dates
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
      7th Jan

96 Inglis Street
Ballan, VIC, 3342

Located 23.9K from Durdidwarrah

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