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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

Simmons Reef: Events

Grand Final Day Spit Roast at Daylesford Cider Company


Daylesford Cider are excited to announce the beginning of a new era - Spit Roasts at the cidery. Join them on the Grand Final public holiday for a relaxed afternoon of delicious food, award-winning cider, funky tunes and great company.

This is very much a family friendly event with big lawns for the kids to run around on, giant Jenga and other games to be played, indoor areas and outdoor seating with umbrellas, should the weather be that good.

So whether you are escaping the city with your work mates, celebrating your best friend's birthday or having a family get-together, head up to Daylesford and hang out with the Daylesford Cider Company.

For all table reservations and general enquiries please call the number provided.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Sep


155 Dairyflat Road
Musk, VIC, 3461

Located 15.2K from Simmons Reef

Saturday Cider Session with Folk Americana Duo Cielle Montgomery and James Church


Daylesford Cider are proud to announce they are one of few venues in Victoria lucky enough to be hosting the well acclaimed duo, Cielle Montgomery and James Church.

Hailing from Cooma, NSW, Cielle Montgomery and James Church are a folk/Americana inspired duo fast becoming known for their captivating stage presence and ability to move audiences with their powerful harmonies, skillful acoustic instrumentation on dobro and acoustic guitar, well-crafted original songs and undeniable chemistry.

Influenced by greats such as Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Norah Jones and Patty Griffin, this is a musical pairing not to be missed.

Audiences will be treated to an intimate listening experience consisting of tracks from Cielle's debut album 'Walking Free', as well as, songs by a range of artists that inspire James and Cielle as songwriters, including Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, John Prine, Holly Williams, Marcus Mumford and Alison Krauss.

To avoid disappointment, it is strongly recommended to reserve a table for lunch.


Event Dates
2016
      19th Nov


155 Dairyflat Road
Musk, VIC, 3461

Located 15.2K from Simmons Reef

Forbidden Dance EP Launch at Daylesford Cider


Vanessa Craven and Lunar Dust will be back at Daylesford Cider in October, with their beautiful vocals and amazing instrumental set. The Forbidden Dance EP is best descrived as sliding away with the blues on Chaturangui (Hindustani slide guitar) and forging ahead with folkeyness. Vanessa Craven along with her band, will get you listening to tracks you are familiar with and yet not so familiar with.

A truly wonderful afternoon to look forward to, hopefully the sun will be shining with courtyard and cider garden back in use.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


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
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      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
2016
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
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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