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Simmons Reef: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Garden of St Erth


The Garden of St Erth is a beautiful historic house and garden not far from Daylesford and Ballarat.

Explore the gardens and discover an extraordinary range of espaliered fruit, heirloom vegetables and drought tolerant flowers.

Thousands of naturalised daffodils carpet the lawns in September, and through the summer months, the herbaceous border features Diggers perennials and grasses. The month of May marks the end of the gardening year with a blaze of autumn-coloured trees and late perennials.

Cocooned in the Wombat State Forest, the bush garden plays host to a variety of native birds, as well as being a place of restful contemplation.

Visit the nursery and ask the knowledgeable staff all of your gardening questions. There is a huge selection of heirloom seeds and plants available for you to take home and add to your own garden.

Relax over coffee in the cafe and stay on for lunch, morning or afternoon tea surrounded in the beauty of the gardens.

The Diggers Club is committed to sustainable gardening and visitors will find inspirational ideas for gardening organically, becoming more self-sufficient and saving precious water while still enjoying nature's bounty.




189 Simmons Reef Road,
PO Box 300
Blackwood, VIC, 3458

Located 0.6K from Simmons Reef

Lerderderg State Park


Rising in the Great Dividing Range, the Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park. The park has a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife and some interesting relics of goldmining.

Lerderderg State Park offers a true bush experience. Walking is the best way to get to know the park - there are several tracks for a range of walks from short, easy strolls to strenuous overnight hikes for experienced bushwalkers.

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.





Golden Point Rd
Blackwood, VIC, 3458

Located 2.2K from Simmons Reef

Abandon Stress Mobile Massage


Abandon Stress therapists visit you for an affordable personalised and professional massage service in the heart of Spa Country, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.

Experience massage packages available in-house for the ultimate in comfort and convenience promoting pampering,wellness and relaxation. De-stress and detox with the most ancient of natural therapies with a reliable and experienced local masseuse.

Bookings for singles, couples and girls' groups day-in are welcomed. Packages from 45 minutes per session or a 90 minute pamper 'Abandon Stress Package' with full body relaxation massage and blissful botanical facial.

Please visit the website for full massage service menu and rates.




64 Dairy Flat Road
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 16.1K from Simmons Reef

Herbal Lore


The flavour from Australian organically grown, hand-picked herbs, is gently extracted using traditional methods, then aged in a specially coopered vats made from selected oak staves. The finest grapes, along with an ancient recipe, will tempt the most discerning palate.

It is not only the magnificent depth of flavour of these products that makes Herbal Lore special, it is the mysterious healing power of herbs that has been documented over the years by some of the worlds best scrolls.

Herbal Lore Liqueurs is where time-honoured traditions meet modern day blending.

Experience the full, rich flavour of masterfully blended, distilled, organic herbs in liqueurs designed to awaken senses, fuel your passion and zest for life and bring harmony to your inner and outer worlds.

Enjoy the great taste and savour the many delights offered by this unique, one-of-a-kind range of liqueurs and specialty ports.

Feel the pleasure of velvety, decadent, rich chocolate surrounding the intense explosion of perfection as you bite into one of their specialty liqueur chocolates.

Embrace tantalising moments with complimentary tastings of our range of liqueurs. Linger a little longer with a sumptuous tasting platter certain to fill your senses so as time almost stands still.




Old Butter Factory,
Lot 2 Railway Cres,
Railway
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 18.8K from Simmons Reef

Queensberry Studio


Queensberry Studio is a boutique day spa in Daylesford offering luxury aromatherapy spa and massage packages. Established in 1991 and considered one of the top ten best day spas in Victoria by The Sunday Age.

Set in a private and peaceful garden setting, the studio is designed to be exclusively yours for the duration of your package. The therapists are highly qualified, registered for health fund rebates and accredited by national associations.

Therapeutic and pamper packages offer specialised treatments from gentle relaxation to deep tissue therapy according to your personal requirements. All packages include deluxe bathrobes, towels, scuffs, your choice of essential oils and spa additives and refreshment. Registered for health fund benefits.

Queensberry Studio has spa and massage packages starting from $230 for doubles and $140 for singles, so please view the website for the full range of therapeutic and pamper packages.




23 Queensberry Street,
Queensberry
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 19.0K from Simmons Reef

Daylesford Spa Country Railway


Come and ride a train straight out of the good old days at Daylesford Spa Country Railway, when life was simpler and train services were an essential part of rural life.

The restored heritage trains "take you for a ride" through the beautiful scenic countryside and forest of the Central Highlands, to the highest operating railway station in Victoria.

Popular with families, friends and railway buffs, the train rides start from the 1882 heritage listed railway station in Daylesford.

The return journey along the top of the range traverses open farmland and thick forest, passing the sites of ancient volcanoes and little communities established in the gold rush era.




18 Raglan Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 19.1K from Simmons Reef

Salus Spa at Lake House


The Salus Day Spa was voted Australia's Best Spa and Health Retreat in the Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards and was recently awarded Best Spa Experience for the Signature Salus Bliss treatment. The boutique spa is nestled amongst the lush gardens of the Lake House hotel; which also includes an award winning restaurant.

The state-of-the-art Spa designed with blond wood and splashes of Tiffany blue, is surrounded by waterfall fed streams and offers nine treatment areas over three levels.

Start with a hot mineral water spa. The deep tub is prepared with 100 per cent pure mineral water from a specially selected nearby spring.

Try a massage and indulge in a blissful Elemis treatment.

The Hydrostorm is a perfect treatment for two people to share; incorporating vertical vichy, Swiss shower, colour therapy, steam and aromatherapy.

Large expanses of glass offer views to the lake shore, stream and cool fern gully. Outdoor balconies and sunlit lounges provide a lovely setting to enjoy a selection of spa cuisine and herbal teas.

In a region that boasts the largest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in Australia, Lake House Salus Mineral and Spring Water is available for guests to drink on site.




4 King Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 19.3K from Simmons Reef

Simmons Reef: Events

Live Acoustic Session with Mallory Darragh at Daylesford Cider


Mallory Darragh and Gerard Collins will be the star show this December at Daylesford Cider.

Mallory and Gerard have been playing music all their lives. By combining instruments such as piano, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica and percussion, a very unique and exciting sound is created. They have played all over Victoria and other parts of Australia, putting their own personal spin on current hits and creating their own rendition of classic songs.

No studio gloss, no cheesy backing tracks, their arrangements are simple, yet beautiful and their performance style has already gained many fans.

A live performance from Mallory is not something to be missed. Renowned for holding an audiences attention with confidence; her voice flows over intricate melodic lines with ease and sincere maturity - she compels and captivates effortlessly.

Table reservations strongly recommended.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Dec


155 Dairyflat Road
Musk, VIC, 3461

Located 15.2K from Simmons Reef

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
2016
      10th Dec
2017
      7th Jan


96 Inglis Street
Ballan, VIC, 3342

Located 15.3K from Simmons Reef

Silver Streak - Food and Wine Train


Taking off from Daylesford Train Station, join the Silver Streak - Food and Wine Train for a magical journey to the secluded hamlet of Bullarto.

The Silver Streak service commences with drinks and nibbles at the Daylesford station from 5:00pm and boarding at 5:30pm.

On the 30 minute trip to Bullarto the catering staff will serve you refreshments and delicious finger food. At Bullarto you have the opportunity to view the progress of the reconstructed old buildings while enjoying further refreshments.

The duo Travelling Concessions will provide delightful music of the era while you relax on the train, returning to Daylesford by 7:00pm.

Enjoy refreshments at the Daylesford Station from 5:15pm. Boarding at 5.30pm with the evening concluding at about 7:00pm.

The event runs on the first Saturday of each month.


Event Dates
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar
      1st Apr


18 Raglan Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 19.1K from Simmons Reef

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