Adventure/outdoor attractions

Trentham Falls

Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. 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

Garden of St Erth

189 Simmons Reef Road, Blackwood
The Garden of St Erth in the small nearby town of Blackwood is nestled between the Wombat State Forest and the Lerderderg State Park. Its run by Australia's biggest gardening club - the Diggers Club with 3000 varieties of plants Stroll through the gorgeous and inspirational gardens, stock up on rare heirloom plants then head to the café for a cuppa with scones or indulge in a leisurely lunch. The garden is absolutely delightful, enchanting, uplifting and serene.


Domino Trail Walking Track
The Domino Trail is an easy 8km walk following the old railway line from the Trentham heritage listed railway station (no longer in use) into the Wombat Forest to Lyonville. Many walk the trail to have lunch at Lyonville’s Radio Springs Hotel
Trentham Golf Club

54 Falls Road, Trentham
Easy to walk and with some of the best greens in Victoria, Trentham was voted by Golf Australia magazine as one of the best-value, quality courses in Australia. Trentham is a hidden gem. Lush playing surfaces, including the best greens in the region, are flanked by mature native trees, while the topography presents enough variation to offer a superb mix of holes.

The Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park

The 75,000-hectare Wombat State Forest lies to the South of the town, and offers many activities including camping, bushwalking, mountain-bike riding, horse riding, four-wheel-driving and trailbike riding. The rugged Lerderderg Gorge runs North-South through the forest area, and there are many walking trails, including the heritage trail along the Lerderderg River and the Domino Trail between Trentham and Lyonville. 


Villages nearby


The Radio Springs Hotel is situated in the small historic village of Lyonville, between Daylesford and Trentham. Built around 1927 the hotel is one of the few surviving buildings of the earliest phases of settlement. The hotel has been renovated, refurbished, and resurrected to provide a comfortable, cosy, eclectic and eccentric interior with a choice between the front bar, parlour bar, main dining room, private dining room or laid back lounge/library. The diverse menu, a regional wine list and a choice of nine beers on tap should satisfy your appetite and thirst.


Glenlyon is a small village not far from Trentham. It’s well known for its main street of old European trees which lend ‘Englishness’ to the village. The original general store with its handsome wide eaves and views over Glenlyon has been revitalised and is now a renowned cafe with an outdoor eating area, and an interesting supply of general groceries. Friday nights are legendary, particularly in fine weather, with live bands and happy-hour revellers taking over the atmospheric pebbled courtyard. 


Macedon Ranges wine region

Tour some of Australia's finest boutique wineries in the Macedon Ranges wine region for an authentic, intimate tasting journey only a short drive from Trentham. The region produces some of Australia's best sparkling wine, and the ranges' high altitude and cool climate provide perfect conditions for elegant chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. Winery details can be found at Here are a couple of suggestions.

Passing Clouds is only a short distance away at 30 Roddas Lane, Musk. Enjoy acclaimed Bendigo reds along with cool-climate pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling wines at the cellar door open seven days a week.

Venture to the north side of the Great Dividing Range to taste Granite Hills award-winning riesling and shiraz. The winery sits atop the spectacular boulder strewn slopes on the infamous Burke and Wills Track, midway between Mount Macedon and Heathcote.


Little Gallery
44 High Street, Trentham

Artist Run Gallery showcasing, fine art in 3D & 2D by top Australian artists; The collective comprises of Helen Cottle, Ri Van Veen & Rose Wilson. Also commission artists, Ruby Wilson, Sam Bloomfield & Liz Archer..




Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street, Trentham

The studio offers workshops for printmakers, printmaking collaborations and craft classes.


Gold Street Studios and Gallery
700 James Lane, East Trentham 

Gold Street Studios, Workshops and Gallery embrace early photographic printing methods and photographic techniques.

Restaurants and Cafés

Chaplin’s Barista Bar and Nosh
23 High Street, Trentham

Chaplin’s owner operator Mel Thomas is passionate about coffee and delicious 'anytime' food (nosh). When not ‘shooting shots’ Mel has been known to slip into her alias as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator. Chaplin’s serves up a winter menu of hearty stews, soups and platters, as well as breakfast and a selection of cakes.


Cosmopolitan Hotel
21 High Street, Trentham

Built around 1866, The Cosmopolitan serves exceptional food and wine and has sweeping weatherboard verandahs, a magnificent beer garden/al fresco dining area shaded by century old elms, and restored historic stables converted to a function centre.


Du Fermier
42 High Street, Trentham

Du Fermier is a wonderful French farmhouse style kitchen created by chef Annie Smithers. Eating at du Fermier is a little like being invited to eat at someone's home. You will not find a large array of choices, but a small collection of fresh, beautiful seasonal delights. Each week Annie creates a seasonal menu du jour. You are advised to book well ahead of time. 

Aterics Cafe Bar
18 Market Street, Trentham

The has been beautifully renovated from the old butcher shop which is nestled under some magnificent trees in Market Street. 


RedBeard Bakery
38A High Street, Trentham

Renovated from Trentham’s first bakery the RedBeard bakes high quality sourdough bread in the original Scotch oven used from 1891. Scotch ovens are traditional wood fired commercial bakers’ ovens. RedBeard’s working oven is a rare remnant of baking history.


The Plough
31 High St, Trentham

The Plough at Trentham has three dining areas: the Bar, the Bistro and the Beer Garden. Menus are influenced by seasonal and local produce. The Bar offers a range of quick yet delectable food, a wide variety of beers on tap as well as the extensive range of wines, ciders, spirits and liqueurs. The Bistro offers a la carte dining with a Locals Menu available every Thursday. Kids menu also available. The Beer Garden offers $15 main courses. 


Trentham General
37A High Street, Trentham

A very pleasant country cafe for a coffee or a meal. Trentham General has been described as a "Charming little teahouse in the country with wonderful coffee and cakes and superb service." Be wowed by the fantastic flavours and textures of the food, the gorgeous atmosphere and wonderful staff.