December and January at Jubilee lake

December and January at Jubilee Lake
Around The Park
Our Christmas Party is to be held on Sunday December 3rd provided the weather is suitable. With much rain forecast over the next few days, we aren’t quite sure where it will be held at this stage. If the weather is clement there will be a crowd so just follow the noise of excited children and there you will find Santa.
Maintenance will be on going throughout the park all summer. Our older amenities block was refurbished and has had a new water valve installed which should put an end to the invigorating cold shower problem of a morning.

The park will be full from just before Christmas due to many happy campers coming to stay for their annual holidays. We look forward to welcoming back those that return each year and all the new comers and hope the weather is kind to you for the duration of your stay. All the staff will be very busy during this time making sure that your stay is a pleasant one.

Children on holidays will make a bee line to the water. Please make sure that your children are well supervised at all times as the water can be very dangerous. For all those that go swimming in the lake please be aware that fresh water is very tiring and a great deal harder to swim in than the sea. Do not venture too far from the shore. Do not let young people swim out too far. The lake bottom has different depths so the water can feel very warm in one spot but be very cold a little further on. Be prepared.

On New Years Eve a street parade is always held in the main street of Daylesford. Details can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in town.
The Australia Day long weekend is almost booked out with only a few sites left. Get in quick if you wish to stay here during that time. We have the annual Big Bash Cricket match on the oval where all children and adults are welcome to join in the play. We have entertainment and Celebrations.

Whats happening in and around Daylesford in December and January.
December –
Trentham Public art Opening, 2nd Dec from 10:30am, Stoney Creek Reserve, Trentham.
Daylesford Highland Gathering – 2nd Dec from 9am. Street Parade along Vincent St at 9:30am. Events at Victoria Park from 9am.
Christmas Carols – Friday Dec 1st, Newlyn and Dean Community Carols @ Newlyn Community Sporting Centre from 7:15pm.
Trentham Carols in the Park @ Quarry St Reserve from 6.30pm.
Friday Dec 22nd – Carols by Candlelight @ Hepburn Springs Sound Shell from 7pm
Swimming pools Open For The Summer Season – Sat 2nd Dec @ Creswick, Clunes, Daylesford and Trentham.
Kingston Show – Sunday Dec 3rd from 10am-5pm, Kingston Showgrounds
Christmas Town Hall Market Creswick – 15th Dec from 6pm – 8pm & 16th Dec from 9am – 2pm
Christmas Markets Daylesford – 1st, 8th & 15th Dec from 5pm – 8pm, Bourke Square, Daylesford.
CWA Market Daylesford – 16th & 17th Dec from 9am – 3pm,  Daylesford Town Hall.
Gold Rush Trail Run – Sunday 16th Dec.
Glenlyon New Years Day Mixed Sports Day – Monday 1st January from 10;30am. Glenlyon Recreation Reserve.
Run for the Willow Athletic Carnival – Sunday 7th January, Cricket Willow – Shepards Flat http;//
Lavandula Harvest Festival – Sunday 7th January from 10am – 5pm. Lavender Farm.
For The Children
Fairy Park – Situated in Anakie down the Ballan Rd on the way to Geelong about an hours drive away. Primary school aged children just adore this place. It has covered barbecue areas, hot water available and ample car parking spaces.
Ghost Town – Steiglitz Historic Park. This old gold mining town is situated 10 kilometres from Anakie. Drive down the Ballan Rd to Anakie. At the end of the town there is a right hand turn to Steiglitz. This town is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches and a population of over 1000. At the height of the 1860s goldrush the population was over 1,500 people. Today you can go there for a picnic, a pleasant bushwalk or pan for gold. Visit the old gold mining cemetery and the court house.

August at Jubilee Lake

Park News

The Old Toilet Block will be closed this month for a much needed refurbishment. The newer toilet block will be operational during this time.

Other works will be taking place in and around the park while the weather is cool such as general maintenance, drainage, landscaping, trimmings and plantings.


Daylesford and Surrounding areas.

Words in Winter Writers Festival from 4th – 13th August

Various events across the Hepburn Shire. See website or program for more info


Zoe Knighton performs ‘Bach’ 6 Cello Suites – Sunday 13th August from 1.30pm

At Hill House: 290 Pearsons Rd, East Trentham

Tickets: $35/30. Students $20, Child (10-15) $15


Central Victoria’s Mud Trail

Australian Ceramics Open Studios: 19th & 20th August

6 ceramic studios open for public visits 10am – 4pm each day.

Map available from the Daylesford Visitors Centre.


The Other Side Of Lost – Unanswered questions about the Three Lost Children

A Talk by Yvonne Fix: 5th August

Daylesford Library at 12 noon.


Markets in and around Daylesford.

Sunday Market Historic Railway Station Raglan St, Daylesford, 8am to 3pm

First Saturday,

Daylesford Farmers Market. Daylesford Primary School Vincent St, 9am – 1.30pm

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Makers Market High St, Trentham 10am – 1.30pm

Second Saturday,

 Clunes Farmers Market, Collins Place & Fraser St 9am to 2pm

Third Saturday-

Creswick Market, Victoria St, Creswick 9am to 2pm

Glenlyon Village Market, Glenlyon Hall, Daylesford Malmsbury Rd, 9am to 12pm

Trentham Farmers Market, Trentham Town Square 9am to 1pm

Creswick Bazaar- Creswick Railway Workshops 9am to 3pm

Leonards Hill Market- Leonards Hill Hall Daylesford, Ballan Rd 9am to 2pm

Third Sunday

Creswick Bazaar, same details as about.

Fourth and Fifth Sunday

Trentham Station Market Victoria St, Trentham 8.30am – 2.30pm


For those who love Crafts

Bendigo Woollen Mills are located in Bendigo, 74 kms from Daylesford. Easy to find, just drive to Bendigo following the road signs, then follow the tram lines through the township until they turn right to go to the Tramways Museum. The woollen mills are right behind the Tram Museum. After you have purchased your wool supplies you can have a coffee in the Tramways Museum.

Tylden Junction Hotel, Drop in with your Knitting or Crochet and sit down on the couch or armchairs, have a coffee or lunch at the cafe and chat to other like minded people. They have a home made sponge cake filled with cream every day. Husbands are catered for in the bar area with armchairs near the heater where they can sit and read the daily paper. There is a wool shop there as well thats a wonder to behold.

The Haberdashery, 6 Howe Street, Daylesford, Victoria. This store is like stepping back in time and a delight to enter and look around.  Sells sewing supplies, fabric and yarns.

Ballan, Millrose Quilting and Gallery – Their fabrics include Liberty of London, Kaffe Fassett, William Morris and reproduction fabrics as well as Japanese linens and cottons. Threads of all types, patterns, braids, books a plenty, ric racs, ribbons and knitting wools. Classes are held throughout the year with many talented and inspirational teachers. They also have a restaurant and a retreat.

92 Inglis St, Ballan Vic 3342, phone (03) 5368 2995


For The Children

Anakie, just down the Ballan Road on the way to Geelong is a Children’s Paradise. It is Called “Fairy Park”. This park is open later this month and has displays of many many fairytales. Most are interactive. They have a kiosk, hot water, shelters and barbecue areas. The Camelot Playground is a child’s dream come true. It can also be reached from Melbourne via Werribee and it is well sign posted. Allow a whole day for this adventure.  On the web site you will find more details, costs and calenders showing when it is open. Your children will want to go again and again.




July at Jubilee Lake and Roundabout.

Park News

Jubilee Lake Park is proving very popular with campers. If you are brave and camping in a tent during the winter months it is best to be well prepared. If using an airbed as a mattress, they absorb the cold from the ground below. Top the airbed with a good compressed foam mat or plenty of corrugated cardboard as this is very insulating. A sleeping bag suitable for -5C is also a great idea. It can snow in the park during winter.

During the quieter months, maintenance will be carried out in various areas of the park as it is less disruptive for our guests. The old camp kitchen will be getting an upgrade as will the old amenities block.

The council will be landscaping around the park planting new native plants and fixing up some of the drains.

While in the park, stroll down to the kiosk/cafe for a well deserved coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Breakfasts can be obtained as well as light lunches and evening meals. See kiosk and park managers for details.

It may seem months away yet, but our Christmas Party will be held in the park on Sunday December 3rd.

Christmas is closer than you think.


In and Around Daylesford

1st July at 7.30 pm & 2nd July at 10am. “Hollow” – A drama. Tripwire Theatre Inc presents for the 150th Anniversary of the Three Lost Children. Hollow – a drama Written and Directed by Megan Riedl

Tickets are available from the Daylesford visitors Centre.


U3A French National Day Party

Friday 14th July 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Daylesford Town Hall. Traditional French music and songs with soloist Millie Goulthorpe and the Daylesford Community Brass Band. BYO Food and Drinks.

$10 per person. Tickets from the Book Barn or Paradise Books.


St Kilda Film Festival Roadshow, Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th July. Daylesford Community Cinema. for more details.


Art Exhibition – The Warehouse Clunes. On until 28th July – free viewing Wed-Mon.

Tom Conyers: Dream Vs Reality


Live music at the following venues each weekend

Blue Bean Love Cafe – Hepburn Springs

Spa Bar Daylesford (Formally Horvats Supper Club)

The Old Hepburn Pub – Hepburn Springs

Belvedere Social – Daylesford


Three Lost Children Commemorative Exhibition

Daylesford Museum – Sat & Sun’s in July from 1.30pm  – 4.30 pm.


For information on markets on and in the Hepburn Shire:


Info on school holiday activities and NAIDOC Week


For those of you who are interested in crafts like knitting, sewing and crochet

The Haberdashery, 6 Howe Street, Daylesford.

Upon entering this breathtaking store it is like stepping back in time to the 1800’s. Wooden shelving, wooden counters, an absolute delight with yarns, threads, patterns, notions, fabrics and many other goodies. A must see store.


The Tylden Junction Pub in Tylden. This establishment now contains a wool store “Pick up Stitches” with oodles of patterns, needles, yarns of all types, crochet hooks and knitted and crochet goods. There is also a cafe, couch, tables and chairs. Feel free to drop in with your Knitting or Crochet or even just a book, sit down anywhere, order a coffee and chat with other like minded people. Lunch is also available for purchase. Make a day of it. Husband are also catered for. In the bar area there are armchairs and a heater where they can make themselves comfortable with the daily paper if they so wish.









June at Jubilee Lake

Park News

The park has been proving very popular with campers this year. Powered sites are frequently occupied and there were even some tents on the last weekend in May.

Caravan 1 has been completely refurbished, new floors, walls, kitchen, furniture, decking and curtains etc. It looks amazing now.

Caravan 2 will be getting the same treatment so it too will be ready in time for the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

The old camp kitchen will be totally rebuilt this year as well as a refurbishment of the old amenities block. This will be done during the winter months when the park is a little quieter.

Stroll down to the kiosk/cafe for a well deserved coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Light evening meals can also be delivered to your caravan/cabin. You must order in advance in person at the kiosk before closing time 5pm.

We also have a birth announcement. One of our lovely peahens gave birth to 3 lovely little chicks two months ago. That makes a total of 9 adults and 3 chicks. You will see them strutting around the park daily.

June in Daylesford

  • June 3rd – Smoking ceremony and Cultural exhibit. Daylesford Museum. Free from 12 noon.
  • June 3rd, Silver Streak train to Bullarto and back from 5pm. Includes a light meal and drinks. must book online   approx. $60 per head.
  • June 3rd – Farmers Market held first Saturday of every month at the Primary School.
  • June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th – The great Sunday Market, held every Sunday at the Railway Station in Raglan Street.
  • June 10th, Saturday – Wine tasting festival at the Town Hall. 12 – 5pm Tastings, then music till 9pm. Book tickets online $30 at  “Everything in its right place” Wine Festival.
  • June 12th – Queen’s Birthday.
  • 30th June – 2nd July.  “Hollow” Play about the three lost children (150 year anniversary) Tickets are available from the information centre.