Monday, July 25, 2016

The Blowhole, Hepburn Springs

A short walk from the carpark led us to the wooden staircase above The Blowhole. The steep descent was accompanied by the sound of the water gushing below.
The tunnel was made by goldminers in the 1870's, to divert water from Sailor's Creek through the rock, to a dry bed where they could pan for gold in the still waters. The water flows at its heaviest during Winter and Spring.
The track levelled out into an area around the waters edge, where we sat and watched the flow from the opposite side.

A few platforms around the Blowhole allowed us to see the area from different viewpoints.
The short loop of the Blowhole Track is part of the 16km Tipperary Walking Track, which runs from Lake Daylesford to Argyle Springs. The 6 hour trek  meanders through forests, crosses creeks and passes by natural mineral springs along the way.

This short stroll from the carpark was all we could manage. This time. We hope to do the entire track one day. 


What: The Blowhole
Where: Midland Hwy, Hepburn Springs
When: Daily
Why: walks
How Much: FREE to walk around and explore
Nearby: Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve

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