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A unique hideaway in the Highlands


On the last spur of the Great Divide in the Central Highlands of Victoria, in Trentham you are in the heart of the Wombat Forest and at the centre of the Macedon Ranges and the Spa Country.

Although small, Trentham's history reflects a diverse background: gold and timber, farming and even manufacturing. Its position between Victoria's main highways has meant that Trentham has changed relatively little in it's 140 years while being only 75 minutes from the GPO.

Trentham is a convenient base for visiting the mineral springs at Blackwood, Lyonville and Hepburn Springs or Hanging Rock and the gardens and wineries of the Macedon Ranges.

Nearby in the Wombat State Forest you can find bush walking tracks and picnic areas, fish for trout and redfin, play 18 holes of golf at the TRENTHAM GOLF CLUB or visit specialist nurseries.

You are handy to the Trentham Falls, the Blue Mount and McLaughlin Lookouts, Firth Park, the historic township of Blackwood and The Lerderderg Sate Park.

Nurseries, horse riding, galleries, antiques, restaurants, a historic foundry, berry farms and even mazes are within easy reach.

Trentham- mild in summer, crisp in winter, colourful in autumn and spring. It's a place for all seasons.


Trentham first settled 1855

Opened up when gold discovered at Blackwood 1855

in 1890 over 20,000 tons of produce, mainly timber, left Trentham Railway Station

Located on the Great Dividing Range

Trentham 800 m above sea level, Blackwood 570 m

Average annual rainfall (Trentham): 1151 mm

Catchment areas: Werribee, Campaspe, Loddon

Settlements at Barrys Reef, Newbury, Simmons Reef, East Trentham, North Blackwood, Lyonville, Little Hampton, Fern Hill

Wombat Forest area: 69,200 hectares

Forest industries: eucalyptus distilling, charcoal burning, sawmilling, fence post and firewood cutting

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