We are in the heart of Victoria's historic goldfields. The region is blessed with wineries, mineral springs, fine dining, golf courses, antique shops, weekend markets and botanic gardens.
Historic Castlemaine is a 5 minute drive away. Those in need of a cafe lunch or morning coffee can stroll to our neighbour, Skydancer's cafe and nursery on Blackjack Road.
Romantic Daylesford and the mineral springa and spas of Hepburn Springs are a scenic 25 minutes away, as is Bendigo, the region's largest town.
We are on the Goldfields track (Leanganook track section) a magnificent mountain bike and buskhwalking track through the heart of the Goldfields, and in road cycling heaven. We have the perfect place for those in need of a spa bath, luxurious bed and a secure garage to lock away your bike after a hard days touring.
Click on some local links for activities:
We are 5-10 minutes from some amazing Wineries:
Bress (Wine, Cider and Great Food)
and just a few of our favourite Castlemaine cafes and restaurants just 5 minutes away:
Congratulations to Castlemaine's The Good Table and The Public Inn, both of whom get their first ever hats in the Age Good Food Guide, September 2016, as did Masons of Bendigo.
From Melbourne, please take the Calder Freeway (M79) towards Bendigo. Exit on the A300 Midland Hwy (2nd Castlemaine turn-off) and turn left onto the Midland Hwy towards Castlemaine, then turn right off the highway into Haven on Barkers directly opposite Blackjack Road and the signs saying "Skydancers" opposite us. If you are using a sat nav, try entering the location as Barkers Creek, then the intersection of Midland Hwy and Blackjack Road.
From Melbourne Airport/Tullamarine take the C743 towards Sunbury then Bulla-Diggers rest road then M79 Calder Freeway towards Bendigo. We are about 1 hour 15 minutes from the airport.
Coming from Castlemaine or Daylesford, take the A300 Midland Hwy through Castlemaine. Go past "The Little Red Apple" on the left (and stock up on beautiful apple cider) and stop about 500 m later when you see signs for Blackjack Road, turning left at this intersection straight into Haven on Barkers.
Still lost? Try the human touch and call us on 54 74 2303 or 0402 147 269.