Nestled at the top of the Great Dividing Range mid-way between Woodend and Daylesford, approximately one hour from Melbourne, Trentham is a very special township and the perfect base to explore the many attractions of these areas.
Surrounded by temperate rainforest and with fine restaurants and cafes Trentham encapsulates Cool Country.
It’s a small town, that certainly packs a punch - offering experiences that excite, soothe, relax and rejuvenate.
Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend in the country indulging in the many gourmet delights and wines offered by the region, or more active outdoor pursuits like riding or bushwalking in the Wombat State Forest, Trentham has it all!
Like most of the towns and villages throughout Central Victoria, Trentham owes its foundation and ongoing beauty to the discovery of gold.
The township and area has moved beyond this to take advantage of its natural attractions and become a gateway to the Wombat Forest.
Trentham is a lovely country village filled with character, interesting stores, cute cottages, gorgeous gardens and superb accommodation.
It is a slower-paced gem where you are still able to get a park in the main street on the weekend. Something the locals are very happy about.
Things of interest
Trentham Falls is the longest single drop waterfall in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. Trentham Falls was formed some five million years ago from molten lava rapidly cooling as it flowed along the old Coliban River valley. At the base of the Falls, quartz gravel and the former river bed can be seen. The Falls reserve protects one of the best remnants of original vegetation in the area, with stands of manna gum, messmate, stringybark and narrow-leaved peppermint. The reserve is ideal for picnics or barbecues, with picnic tables, fireplaces and toilets provided for visitors. The Trentham Cascades are a short walk further north from the Falls Reserve car park.
To get there, take Falls Road (the continuation of High Street) from the town centre past the football ground and Golf Club. Turn right at the T-intersection at the Daylesford road, and then left at the sign some 100 metres up the road.