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Six things to discover in small-town Creswick Open page

Made of Ballarat

27 Feb 2018

Filed underSee & Do

Creswick itself is a township that is full to the brim with charm and you’ll find plenty to see and do during your next stay.

The town is rich in history and its main thoroughfare is lined with quaint cafes, historic architecture and quality retail. Here are six things you have to do during your next visit to the town:

1. Creswick Woollen Mills

You can’t make a visit to Creswick without sussing out the tourist hot-spots including the Creswick Woollen Mills.  A tourism experience in its own right, the Mills offers a range of events and activities for visitors including a fibre exhibition, animal enclosure where you can get up close with alpacas, sheep and goats, and, of course, a quality shopping experience. The A Very Fine Yarn exhibition showcases the journey of fibre all the way from its source on the alpaca, through the manufacturing process to the shop shelf.

2. Resort Accommodation

Nestled amongst the Creswick State Forest, the RACV Goldfields Resort offers more than just a country getaway. The resort includes quality accommodation options for singles, couples and families alike with each room featuring a spacious design and a range of facilities to make your getaway as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Then there’s the on-site golf and recreation, numerous dining options and children’s activity centres that will complete your Creswick stay.

3. The Creswick Market

This is one of the region’s most loved monthly markets. Dubbed as a “happy small town market”, it features everything from fresh produce to vintage knick knacks, artisan wares to homemade treats, entertainment to awesome food vendors. You should definitely schedule your next Creswick trip to coincide with this event!

4. Cafes and Restaurants

Creswick may be a relatively small town, but it’s rich in its food and wine offerings. While you’re playing tourist, don’t forget to partake in some delectable village eats. Why not savour a warm and beautiful cup of coffee at one of the cafes dotted along the main street, or indulge in some authentic French pastries at Le Peche Gourmand. If you’re after a more hearty meal, pubs and restaurants such as The American or The Farmers Arms will surely delight!

5. Walking trails

In addition to the lush Creswick State Forest, Creswick is surrounded by numerous walking trails for amateurs or professionals. Whether it’s a short lakeside walk, a waterfall trail, or a one-hour forest walk, you’ll be able to experience a tranquil piece of paradise.

6. Art and Culture

If you’re an arts and cultural enthusiast, then you’ll find plenty to keep you amused in this fine hamlet. Make sure to schedule your visit to coincide with a show at the Creswick Theatre Company. The amateur theatre group was formed in 1981 and has been entertaining audiences from the township and beyond ever since. The group regularly stages pantomimes, musicals and plays at the Courthouse Theatre so you can get your art fix while sitting back in a historic setting. And if for some reason you miss out on a show, you can still get your arts fix by visiting the Creswick Museum and immersing yourself in the history of the Lindsay family (of The Magic Pudding fame) as well as other historic works.

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