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Dog and Cat friendly cottage next to bush reserve
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Dog and Cat friendly cottage next to bush reserveBliss Cottage is an Adults only, (plus children from the age of 10), cottage located in the beautiful town of Creswick. The town is 1 hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD and a short 20 or so minutes drive to either Daylesford and Ballarat. The cottage is located in a tranquil quiet location located at the end of a tree lined driveway. We are pet friendly with a fully fenced (1 metre high) back and front yard, so your pooches or feline friends are very welcome. (Maximum of 2 pets)
Tiny House Creswick.
Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Tiny House Creswick.Tiny House is a 'quirky' escape for two, located in the Victorian Goldfields in the quaint town of Creswick. You will experience timber features throughout, modern fresh interior, fully enclosed yard, we are pet friendly. (See pet policy)
Sparkling Springs Cabin
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Sparkling Springs CabinCentrally located within the Creswick town-site this small compact retro look cabin offers 1 double bedroom and a bunk room sleeping two at an affordable rate. It has a generous front verandah leading to a large elevated terrace overlooking a picturesque lake and scenic views.

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Creswick - Renovated home in the heart of town
$213 AUD per night
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Jory Cottage Creswick built 1860 - Near Daylesford
$241 AUD per night
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House on the Hill, pet friendly cottage
$290 AUD per night
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Goldfields Townhouse
$212 AUD per night
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RACV Goldfields Creswick Fairway room.
$222 AUD per night
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Kilmihil House
$300 AUD per night
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Creswick Bankhouse
$260 AUD per night
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Banyandah Homestead Cabin on the Lake
$175 AUD per night
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The ‘Bohemian Art Studio’
$123 AUD per night
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Harvest Cottage
$200 AUD per night
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RACV Creswick Luxury 4 bed house Golf course view
$261 AUD per night
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Mystic Views - Unique Tranquil Country Farmstay
$192 AUD per night

Your guide to Creswick

Welcome to Creswick

This nugget of a town in the Central Highlands was built on gold — atop it, around it, and with proceeds from the sale of it. Creswick’s streets sprang up during the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s to accommodate the fortune seekers and swindlers who flocked here to pan and dig for their riches. Gold fever struck Creswick early, and underground mining saw some become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. Many of the town’s original buildings remain standing — including the post office (1862), the town hall (1871), and the former Bank of NSW (1861) — surrounded by thick groves of pine and eucalypt.

It’s a similar rags-to-riches story in nearby Clunes — one of Australia’s original and most well-preserved gold towns — and the city of Ballarat, today the site of Sovereign Hill, a living museum complex that recreates Ballarat life when it was a boomtown, replete with period buildings, imagined city streets, and costumed characters portraying locals who would have arrived here as part of the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever known.

How do I get around Creswick?

Dozens of domestic and international airlines service Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL), the closest gateway for adventures in Victoria’s gold fields. From Melbourne’s city centre, trains and buses journey northwest to Creswick, with all routes requiring transfers in Ballarat. While taxis, public transport, and rideshare options are available in Ballarat, services are limited in smaller towns like Creswick. It’s ideal to have your own car, to explore gold trails and visit regional attractions at your leisure. This also allows you to linger along the drive from Melbourne to Ballarat, which takes you through some of the prettiest countryside in Victoria, all undulating hills, soaring trees, and grand homesteads.

When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Creswick?

There’s no bad time to visit this part of Victoria, with each season bringing its own charms, although locals like to warn visitors that the area is famous for experiencing four seasons in one day. Winter months bring a crispness to the air, providing relief if you’re planning outdoor adventure activities, like cycling the Goldfields Track — time your visit right and you may even see snow. Autumn transforms the countryside into a leaf-peeper’s dream, with deciduous trees changing colour from golden to rust to red. Spring is awash with flowers in bloom. And summer, peak season, offers cool respite from the city, with highland temperatures well shy of those experienced in Melbourne.

What are the top things to do in Creswick?

Buried Rivers of Gold Heritage Trail

Beneath the rolling hills of Creswick and surrounds are underground streams still full of gold. This self-guided car-based tour passes by the sites — some with above-ground mine ruins — that won wealth for many, with signposts offering fascinating insights into the area’s heyday. Pick up a guide to the trail from the Creswick Museum or Visitor Information Centre.

The Goldfields Track

Spanning 210 kilometres (130 miles) from Mt Buninyong just south of Ballarat to Bendigo, this rigorous hiking and cycling trail traverses land so rich in gold, it once made Melbourne the wealthiest city in the world. You can tackle the route in its entirety, passing through historic Creswick, Daylesford, and Castlemaine, or pick a section and enjoy exploring native bush, farmland, and countryside dotted with granite boulders.

Mineral Springs

Within 30 minutes of leaving Creswick you could be soaking in a pool filled with healing thermal water. The Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region of the state is home to Australia’s largest concentration of natural mineral springs, and you can “take the waters” at spas and bathhouses. Settled by Swiss and Italian migrants during the Gold Rush, the towns here offer a taste of Europe in regional Victoria.