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3 Day GoldFields Track walk

Goldfields Track walk

A guided pack free 3 day walk

The wonderful Goldfields Track, in Victoria, is a 210km walking trail linking the great goldfield towns of Ballarat and Bendigo. Originally known as the Great Dividing Trail, it follows pretty creeks, gullies and ridges of the Great Divide from the wet temperate forests at Daylesford to the dry northern plains. On this 3 day walking holiday we will explore the highlights of these trail crossing rivers lined with ferns and discovering deep gullies covered with mine shafts as well as stone ruins and the relics of the gold rush 150 years ago. Along the way encounter an array of nectar feeding honeyeaters as well as colourful parrots. Add to this our afternoons and evenings in the spa country towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Spa, local produce and wines and you have the perfect walking experience.

Explore the Goldfields Track

A Pack Free Walking Tour
Pack Free walk is our speciality. All across our Australia, our walking tours are specially designed so you can walk with as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch, whilst we take care of your clothes and overnight luggage. Gone is the burden of struggling with a heavy pack so you can truly appreciate the beauty of the landscapes you are walking through.

2 nights luxury at the Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel
Our guests will indulge in two nights at the elegant 5 star Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel in the town of Hepburn Springs, this grand 1930’s retreat blends heritage architecture with stylish and contemporary interiors.

Our Wow Factor: Soak in the Hotel’s Award-winning Mineral Spa Pools
You can’t visit Victoria’s famous Spa Country without indulging in a natural mineral spa and luckily for our guests, you won’t need to travel to experience this, Australia’s most praised and award-winning mineral Spa is in the grounds of our hotel. Our guests will enjoy a 60 minutes session soaking in one of the three open-air hot mineral plunge pools, whilst overlooking the stunning landscaped gardens of the property. A superb way to end the day.

Local Produce at Award-winning Restaurants
Both nights we dine in the stylish and award-winning Chefs Hatted Argus Dining Room. The cuisine is based on innovative modern Australian dishes, highlighting fresh seasonal flavours and regional produce. The ingredients used are grown in the Argus Kitchen Garden and a nearby farm ‘Vale Hill’. Whilst the wines are sourced from local boutique wineries.

Genuinely all-inclusive
You can have peace of mind that our walking tours are genuinely all-inclusive. Evening meals which are accompanied by boutique wines, your visit to the mineral spa and 5-star accommodation is all included in your tour price. Everything down to the smallest detail has been taken care of, we won’t even ask you to pay additional credit card fees when you book.

Our Guides
Our guides are proudly 100% Victorian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guides have grown up walking the trails of Victoria. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.

Personalised Tours
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 10 people.

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Why Choose Us

3 Day Goldfields Track walk Inclusions

Your 3 day walking holiday includes:

  • A Pack Free fully supported walk  – with no overnight packs to carry
  • 2 nights at the Peppers Mineral Spa Hotel with a touch of luxury
  • 3 delicious lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • Superb a la carte dining at the award-winning Argus Restaurant
  • Boutique local wines served with all dinners
  • Twilight bathing at mineral spa pools at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel
  • 2 x Hot and Cold breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
  • Professionally guided by local guides – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Melbourne CBD
  • NO Credit Card Fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day One: Daylesford to Hepburn Springs
3 Day GoldFields Track walk

Meet your guide at 7.30am at The Grand Chancellor Hotel Melbourne for transfers to Daylesford. Entering the elegant heritage of Daylesfords Main Street gives a taste of what is to come on this fabulous journey through the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. During today’s walk, we meander past Lake Daylesford before stumbling upon the first of many mineral springs dotted along the Goldfields Track. We wander along with the quiet beauty of Sailors Creek for most of the day, utilizing old water races. At the end of today’s walk, we will adjourn to the impressive Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel at Hepburn. Tonight enjoy a superb dinner in the award-winning Argus Restaurant featuring local boutique wines.

Day two: Hepburn Springs to Chocolate Mill. Then Porcupine Ridge to Vaughan Springs
3 Day GoldFields Track walk

After a hearty breakfast, we depart our hotel for a walk through well-worked gold country, looking out from Jackson’s Lookout and taking in the canyon-like landscape of Beehive Gully. The harsh conditions for pioneering miners seeking their fortune become apparent. But then suddenly we emerge to find the modern brilliance of The Chocolate Mill founded in a straw bale complex that allows us time to sample fine Belgian chocolate and their very special hot chocolate drinks. We break the journey here to head into the forest further along pock-marked stream sides where diggings and shafts collide and the intensity of effort is demonstrated. Finally, we gain a well-deserved break at the heritage picnic ground of Vaughan Springs where the old weir across the Loddon River invites a swim. Tonight enjoy a superb dinner in the award-winning Argus Restaurant featuring local boutique wines.

Day three: Fryerstown to Chewton
3 Day GoldFields Track walk

Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant before farewelling our hotel. On our final day, we commence from the once vibrant gold settlement of Fryerstown. Many fine old buildings remain in the gold rush town that once populated 15,000 residents. Soon we pass the tailings and workings of the massive Spring Gully Mines which continued to operate through to the 1930s. As you walk through the gullies and landscapes it will feel like you are wandering through an open-air museum of old mining relics in an abandoned landscape fading back into the bush. It’s not long now before we saunter into Chewton before the short drive to Castlemaine to complete our walk of the highlights of gold country in Victoria. Afterwards, we transfer head back to Melbourne at the end of a wonderful journey.

Tour Accommodation

3 Day GoldFields Track walk
3 Day GoldFields Track walk
3 Day GoldFields Track walk
3 Day GoldFields Track walk

2 Nights of luxury

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

Our accommodation for two nights is at the luxurious Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel. Located in Hepburn Springs, outside Daylesford this grand residence is surrounded by manicured formal gardens and features award-winning Mineral Spa plunge pools. Guest will relax in elegant hotel rooms decorated in rich, warm tones and indulge in twilight bathing in the mineral pools.


3 Day GoldFields Track walk
3 Day GoldFields Track walk
3 Day GoldFields Track walk

Superb Restaurant Dinners

Matched with regional wines

Our guests will enjoy two wonderful restaurant dinners whilst on tour. We dine at the superb Argus Dining Room at Pepper’s Resort. Relax and enjoy the ambience of this stylish restaurant and indulge in modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on regional produce with an Italian inspired theme.


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Tour Availability


We run a couple of departures every season
To see all available departure dates click on the monthly calendar below and select the month you require to see the starting date of each tour. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Spot Specials Save $150 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures.
Life’s An Adventure Past Passenger save $250 per person. Specific spot special departures are applicable only on these dates:

21st – 23rd Oct13th -15th Dec
21st – 23rd Feb

(See calendar below for other seasonal dates – that discount does not apply to).


Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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Tour Prices

Spot Specials save $150 per person. (Past Passengers save $250 per person)

Book now and save $150 per person off when you book and pay in full on specific departures (see availability page for applicable dates). Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $250 per person. (see conditions below).

Private groups of 10 -12 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Or enjoy a $200 savings if you book and pay in full at time of booking. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.

Spot Special Price
$ 1649 /p

Past Passengers only $1549

on specific departures
SAVE $150 per person
Book and pay in full at the time of booking.
Spot Special Price

Past Passenger Price ……$1549
SAVE $250 per person


Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Normal Price
Past Passenger Price ..$1699

10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.
Group Special Price…. $1599
Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Group Normal Price…. $1749
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously.

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Single Supplements

Singles not wanting to share and requesting their own room. Add $299.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross-check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only”  at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIALS CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $250 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.
    (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
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  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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