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A weekend road trip to Creswick

Visit Ballarat

03 Apr 2024

Filed underSee & Do

Think good food, rich history and the great outdoors – that’s what’s on offer in the charming town of Creswick.

Start your road trip from Ballarat to Creswick with some seriously good coffee.

Cobb’s Coffee

Cobb’s Coffee is situated on the corner of Sturt and Lydiard Street, in the same location fleets of Cobb & Co coaches arrived during the 1850s goldrush. With a coffee in hand, it’s time to get on the road and drive a short 20-minutes to the historic town of Creswick.

When arriving in Creswick be sure to stop by the famous patisserie.

Le Péché Gourmand patisserie is a French small bakery-pastry shop in the heart Creswick. Known as a traditional and authentic French pastry shop, they strive on old fashioned simple methods and recipes. All their bread and pastries are made on premises every day, and they use local organic ingredients sourced within one-hundred-mile radius.

Next stop, Creswick Woollen Mills.

Creswick Woollen Mills is an award-winning Australian family business and the last coloured woollen spinning mill in Australia. Shop a wide variety of Australian Made products in rich natural fibres, wander through their interactive exhibition and feed the very cute sheep and alpaca.

Stretch the legs at La Gerche, Creswick Regional Park.

Creswick Regional Park offers shaded walking and mountain biking tracks, including the picturesque La Gerche Forest Walk which changes colour with the seasons.

La Gerche, Creswick Regional Park

Check into your accommodation.

RACV Goldfields Resort is a countryside retreat perfectly situated to soak up the region’s history, arts, culture and outdoor activities. The resort offers a full range of facilities to accommodate guests travelling including; a restaurant and bar, tennis courts, gymnasium, heated outdoor swimming pool, mountain biking trails and bike storage, and a Tony Cashmore designed 18-hole Championship golf course.

Dinner at The American Creswick.

The American Creswick stands today as a unique link with Victoria’s gracious and colourful history. With great food, fourteen beer and cider taps, an eclectic wine list, good company and interesting spaces, this is your go-to dinner venue.

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.