Monday, 19 November 2012

The less direct route

We took the "scenic" route home from Ballarat, via Creswick, Daylesford, Trentham and Woodend.  Creswick is the home of Le Péché Gourmand - yes, French-style pastries in a Victorian country town.  You can see them being made.   Well worth a stop!  (See

View from Wombat Hill gardens, Daylesford
Daylesford is, well, Daylesford.  Of course, there's lots to see and do here, but we concentrated on reviewing the good selection of regional wines in the local wine shop and a nice lunch at the Convent Gallery.   However, we also briefly checked out the Wombat Hill Gardens.
Garden at the Convent Gallery

Trentham was the home of my grandmother's cousins (at least, I think that's the relationship).    I don't think it's changed much since their era.  Even the railway station (no longer in use except as a museum) still has the layout that you would have expected in the 1950s.

Then a quick stop at Woodend.  Again, the local wine shop has a great range of Macedon region wines, and we were pleased to find one in particular that we had been on the lookout for.

Trentham railway station - now a museum

Main street, Trentham

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