Walking in Hepburn Regional Park

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Walking in Hepburn Regional Park

Hepburn Regional Park

There are a range of easy grade walking tracks throughout the park.

Mineral Springs Loop Walk – 1.5kms, 40-minute circuit.

Starting at the Sailors Falls Picnic Area, view the falls from the landings as you descend the staircase, before following the signs to the mineral springs and looping back to the picnic area.

Twin Bridges to Tipperary Springs Walk – 2.3km, 40 minutes one way.

Begin at either Twin Bridges or Tipperary Springs and follow old water races from the mining era and Sailors Creek, choose from walking tracks on both sides of Sailors Creek or combine both sides to create a return journey.

Tipperary Springs to Bryces Flat Walk – 3.3kms, 1 hour one way.

Follow the signs near the toilet block at Tipperary Springs along the eastern side of Sailors Creek to Bryces Flat. Pass mining relics and walk on old water races.

The Blowhole to Breakneck Gorge Walk – 3.1km, 1 hour one way.

Begin near the carpark and follow the track into the drier northern section of the park. Pass close to Hepburn Recreation Reserve before leaving Sailors Creek to follow Spring Creek.

Take care when crossing the Newstead Road bridge that spans Breakneck Gorge.

Breakneck Gorge to Golden Spring Walk – 2.2km, 40 minutes one way.

Follow the track on the north side of the bridge back towards Hepburn Springs. This area was featured in a 1864 painting 'Breakneck Gorge, Hepburn Springs' by artist Eugene von Guérard who was renowned for his detailed landscape paintings of 1800s Australia. Look out over Spring Creek and the township of Hepburn on your way to Golden Spring.

Golden Spring to Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve Walk – 2.8km, 50 minutes one way.

Start at the end of Golden Spring Avenue and follow the track beside Womens Gully before climbing through the foothills to the Hepburn-Castlemaine Road. Take a short detour to Jacksons Lookout for panoramic views from the tower, before continuing on to the reserve.

Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve to Argyle Spring Walk – 1.4km, 25 minutes one way.

Starting from the reserve carpark or from Wyuna Spring, follow Argyle Gully past Mother Goose mine. Return via the same track once you reach Argyle Spring.

Mount Franklin Circuit Walk – 1.7km, 45-minute circuit.

Beginning from the campground, follow the walking trail up through the pine trees to the summit. Enjoy views along the management track back to the campground.

Goldfields Track – 210kms one way.

A 210km track linking Ballarat and Bendigo, the Goldfields Track is the longest shared walk/mountain bike track in Victoria. Mountain bikes are a great way to see and experience the park on the many formal tracks and roads available, including extensive sections of the Goldfields Track. Please follow signage and take care on shared sections of the trail.

Things To Do

 
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.
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.
An orange tent sits beneath the trees in dappled sunlight.

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.

How to get there

Walking in 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.

Facilities

Lookout
Carpark

Need to know

Walking in 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)

  • The Blowhole (Hepburn Regional Park)

    Planned burn - Blowhole Track

    Visitors, please note a planned burn is underway west of The Blowhole. Please adhere to public safety signage in the park. The Blowhole itself remains open to enjoy. 

  • Hepburn Regional Park

    Planned Burn - Ajax/Dynamite Road

    Visitors, please note a planned burn is underway at Dynamite Road, Daylesford. Please adhere to public safety signage if travelling along Ajax Road.

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