Hepburn Regional Park


Hepburn Regional Park

Womin-Dji-Ka (Welcome) Hepburn Regional Park is one of six Aboriginal Title parks in Central West Victoria, jointly managed by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board who oversee implementation of the Joint Management Plan 2018 - see relevant strategy and resources documents.

Nestled around the famous mineral springs townships of Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs, Hepburn Regional Park is a real treasure rich with picturesque waterfalls, spectacular views, natural springs and relics from the Gold Rush era.

Discover serene bushland and natural beauty. Visit the mineral springs of Sailors Falls, Tipperary Springs, Golden and Argyle Springs as you walk along the many tracks that wind through the bushland and along the creeks and water races.

Take the Mineral Springs Loop Walk for a view of Sailors Falls, or walk from Breakneck Falls to Golden Springs, sampling some of the ‘curative’ waters, before making your way to Jacksons Lookout for panoramic views from the tower over the surrounding landscape. Stop in for a wood-fired barbecue picnic at Mount Franklin, Twin Bridges or Bryces Flat and take in the serenity of this beautiful retreat.

Part of the 210km Goldfields Track runs through Hepburn Regional Park, providing a popular shared track for walking and mountain biking all year round. Linking Ballarat and Bendigo, the Goldfields Track is the longest shared track in Victoria. Keen mountain bikers can explore other shared tracks in the park and surrounds, but please follow the signage and be mindful of other trail users.

Stand on the viewing platform at The Blowhole and witness the landscape-altering changes 1850s gold miners were willing to undertake in their quest for gold. Miners diverted the flow of Sailors Creek through the hillside in order to work a bend in the creek line. Take your pick of a long or short loop walk through the remnants of gold rush workings.

Set up camp at Mount Franklin or at a caravan park in one of the picturesque surrounding towns, such as Daylesford. Stay awhile, replenish in nature and explore this beautiful area, including the nearby Creswick Regional Park.


Hepburn Regional Park - track closures

Hepburn Regional Park is open for visitors, however, due to storm damage Tipperary Springs Day Visitor Area, several walking trails and parts of the Goldfields Track are closed. Parks Victoria and DJAARA are working hard to reopen these areas as soon as possible. Please see map and information on track closures to best plan your visit. 

Things To Do

Forest scenery in the southern areas of the Hepburn Regional Park

Walking in Hepburn Regional Park

Discover the park's picturesque waterfalls, spectacular views, natural springs and relics from the Gold Rush era on one of the many walking tracks.
Autumn leaves in the camping area at Mt Franklin (Lalgambook)

Camping at Hepburn Regional Park

Tent, caravan and motor home camping in Mount Franklin is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with toilets, wood fireplaces and picnic tables provided.
Mineral Springs such as Argyle Spring are an unique feature of Hepburn Regional Park

Mineral Springs at Hepburn Regional Park

Natural mineral springs abound in the Daylesford and Hepburn area. Mineral springs in the park include Sailors Falls, Tipperary Springs, Golden and Argyle Springs.
View of Sailors falls from the lower viewing area in Hepburn Regional Park

Picnicking at Hepburn Regional Park

There are several picnic areas with tables provided, including at Tipperary Springs, Mount Franklin, Sailors Falls Twin Bridges and Bryces Flat.

Hepburn Regional Park

Common birds to spot in the area include White-Browed Scrub Wrens, Grey Currawongs, Crimson Rosellas, White-Throated Tree-Creepers and Yellow Robins. The Rufous Fantail and Satin Flycatcher visit the gullies seasonally.

Koalas and kangaroos are often sighted in the park while the rare Brush-Tailed Phascogale is a shy resident and seldom seen.

Crimson Rosella

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

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There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

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Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Hepburn Regional Park

Hepburn Regional Park is 110km north-west of Melbourne via the Western Freeway (M8 National). Follow the Ballan-Daylesford Road after taking the exit from the freeway.

Linked train and coach services are available from Melbourne to Daylesford via Woodend or Ballarat.

When to go

Take a short walk from Tipperary Springs to Twin Bridges. Cross the stepping stones in Sailors Creek at Twin Bridges to return. Cool at the end of the walk by sitting in the shade under the beautiful Manna Gum tree and try the effervescent mineral water from the hand pump in the picnic area.

Need to know

Hepburn Regional Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Storm Damage - Walking tracks closed

    Due to significant storm damage, the following tracks are closed until further notice.
    -Sailors Falls loop
    -Twin Bridges to Tipperary Springs (both sides, including the Goldfields Track)
    -Tipperary Springs to Bryces Flat (both sides, including the Goldfields Track)
    -Blowhole walks
    -Blowhole to Golden Spring
    Parks Victoria are working to re-open these tracks as soon as possible. For your safety, please stay off these tracks and check in here for updates.

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Updated 19 February 2024

    Attachments: Hepburn Regional Park - Storm Damage Update (7,251KB)

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