on February 07, 2017

Six things to discover in small-town Creswick

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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.

In addition to the Creswick State Forest and numerous walking trails scattered throughout the area, 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

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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, interaction with farm animals (including alpacas, sheep and a camel called Noah!), 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

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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 Tangled Maze

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There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained for hours on end at The Tangled Maze. With an ice-skating rink that operates year-round, wonderful views, an enchanting maze, mini golf, giant chess and extensive gardens, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

4. Cafes and Restaurants

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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 Bean and Barrow or indulge in some authentic French pastries at Le Peche Gourmand. The cafe’s owners hail from France so you’ll be be able to experience a piece of Europe in your own backyard.

5. Creswick Market

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You should definitely schedule your next Creswick trip to coincide with this monthly small-town happy market. The event is fast-gaining a reputation Australia-wide for its high-quality local produce, crafts, home wares, clothing and more. Also featuring live and local entertainment coupled with awesome food vendors, it’s a community market that’s well-worth the road trip.

6. Creswick Theatre Company

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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 might be able to catch one of the company’s movie nights. Now that’s a sweet way of spending an evening.

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