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Home of Forestry

Creswick township was named after its first settlers: John, Henry and Charles Creswick way back in 1842. Creswick today is relaxed and unpretentious. Quiet and unfussed it provides an ideal opportunity to indulge in active or passive interests.


Early Gold mining led to the clearing of local forests for the shoring of mines and to fuel the engines of steam driven machinery. In the 1880's a nursery was started to address the reafforestation of the area. From this grew the Victoria School of Forestry.

The School continues today as a training facility for forestry and related areas of natural resource management. It also provides a residential base for second and third year forest students of Melbourne University. The school occupies what was originally the Goldfields Hospital.

Today the School of Forestry also offers an extensive choice of accommodation conference and seminar facilities for hire.


Take a walk along some of the many bush tracks that wander through the old diggings. Visit picturesque St. Georges Lake, or meander through Koala Park. Enjoy a picnic at Slaty Creek, or better still, bring a gold pan and enjoy some fossicking. Creswick is a wonderful town that is big on hospitality.

Join in the sporting activities of the area, golf, tennis at historic Park Lake, swim in the Calembeen Lake, a remnant of earlier gold dredging operations. Fish the creeks, dams and lakes which abound in the area.

If you only have a short time to spend with us, follow the historic town walk and visit the town museum. Drive through Deep Lead mining areas just out of town or visit the beautiful towns of Daylesford, Castlemaine, Maldon, Kyneton, Ballarat, Clunes and Maryborough all within easy driving distance.

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