Nestled on the forests edge of Lerderberg State Park and the Macedon Ranges, the regional locale of Blackwood is a hidden gem of history and natural beauty.
Blackwood is conveniently located just over an hour north-west from the bustling streets of Melbourne and just 45 minutes from the dreamy tourist destination of Daylesford, meaning you can take advantage of an easy commute to the city whilst enjoy the benefits a small-town lifestyle.
Once a lucrative goldmining village for nearby Golden Point, Blackwood dates back to the 1850s and beautifully encapsulates what life was like during the Australian gold rush. The town showcases original timber structures like the Blackwood Hotel built in 1868, the fascinating historic cemetery and the breath-taking Garden of St Erth with its nursery, gift shop, café and extensive garden displays.
Blackwood has also become a nature hotspot for the endless beautiful bushwalking trails, trickling nature springs and national parks there are to explore. With the Lerderberg State Park, Wombat State Forest and Blackwood Mineral Springs Reserve to name a few, it’s no wonder that people travel near and far to see what Blackwood and surrounding areas have to offer.