The Hotel: RACV Goldfields Resort
Nestled in Creswick in close vicinity of Ballarat, RACV Goldfields Resort offers ultimate small-town escape with a spectrum of activities to be enjoyed on site. Holidaymakers can take advantage of a golf course featuring natural bushland vegetation and picturesque lagoons, indulge in some spa treatments at the wellness centre and dine on contemporary Australian cuisine at Harvest Restaurant that serves up modern dishes based on local produce.
Guests can kick back in one of the Resort or Premium Fairway rooms which are all air-conditioned. The rooms come fitted out with flat-screen TVs, hot drink-making facilities and separate sitting areas. For client’s comfort, there are complimentary toiletries and hairdryers available.
- Bed type: one king bed and one optional sofa bed for an additional $25
- Standard occupancy: two people
- Maximum occupancy: three people
- The room boasts a flat-screen TV, in-room safe, air-conditioning and heating, iron and ironing board, and a sitting area with a sofa
Premium Fairway Room
- Bed type: two king beds or one king and two singles, one optional rollaway bed for an additional $25
- Standard occupancy: two adults & two children
- Maximum occupancy: five people
- The room features a flat-screen TV, fridge, in-room safe, air-conditioning and heating, smartphone dock, iron and ironing board, and a sitting area
The Area: Creswick, Victoria
Creswick is a historic gold mining town, within close proximity to Ballarat and the famed region of the Hepburn spa country and Macedon Ranges. The detailed architecture of yesteryear is still proudly on display in Creswick, which a wander through the Main Street will attest to. Creswick also boasts a history in reforestation, with plantings by trail blazer John La Gerche still lining local streets. Travellers can also head on the Lindsay Arts Trail for a detailed look at the work of one of Australia’s most famed artistic families. The trail encompasses 2km of the town and several sites that all add to the overall story behind the artworks.
Immerse tired minds, bodies and souls in the carefree charms of nearby Hepburn Springs, such as the nearby Mineral Springs Reserve, with its history-steeped legacy preserved thanks to the locals’ efforts. Native icons include Hepburn Bathhouse, established in the late 1800s, Hepburn Pool and The Palais Theatre, which has played host to Australian rock and roll gems like Paul Kelly and Mark Seymour.