Built during the heady days of the gold rush, Creswick is known as the home of artist and writer Norman Lindsay and the birthplace of reforestation.
Take the kids to the Magic Pudding Playground, based on the characters created by Creswick's famous artist-son, and then let their imaginations run wild with a trip to the nearby Tangled Maze.
Stroll past the old Masonic Lodge and Creswick Library, tour of the Creswick Woollen Mills, or browse the collection in the Creswick Museum.
Head off to Creswick Regional Park for a day of native wildlife, spring wildflowers and lakeside picnics.
Golf aficionados can choose between the Robert Allenby course at the Novotel or the Tony Cashmore-designed course at the RACV Goldfields Resort.