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29th May 2:20PM

Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited students from Westgarth Primary School at Cave Hill Creek today. The children were participating our City Kids Experiencing County Life program which offers subsidised camp transport for metropolitan schools in grade 5/6. The kids develop an understanding of farming and food production by collecting food scraps, feeding our chooks and collecting eggs for use in the kitchen.

27th May 11:21PM

New Holland Honeyeaters on the birdbath is Birds of Cave Hill Creek week 6

24th May 9:32PM

Birds of Cave Hill Creek week 5 is a Square Tailed Kite. This one nested and raised three chicks along the creek 2 summers ago.

23rd May 8:30PM

Beautiful night for Glamping

Thanks once again for allowing us to experience and enjoy your private paradise

— Knox Gardens Primary School

Cave Hill Creek is an award winning group accommodation and outdoor recreation venue offering unique activities and great accommodation in a beautiful bush environment.  We host school camps, weekend and holiday retreats and functions in a picturesque lake setting, surrounded by the mountains of the Mt Cole State Forest. 

We are located just 19km north of Beaufort, a convenient 2 hour drive on the Western Highway from Melbourne, and only 45 minutes from either Ballarat or Ararat.  Our bush setting lends itself to a range of activities for outdoor adventure, wildlife watching, bushwalking or just relaxing and socialising with friends. 

Your Hosts:

Cave Hill Creek was established by the Chander family in 1988 and is now run by second generation owners, Tim and Ange Chandler.  We love sharing our beautiful location with visitors to Cave Hill Creek. 

Our Story:

We are often asked about the origins of the name Cave Hill Creek.  It is quite simple really; the creek that flows through our lake is known as the ‘Cave Hill Creek’.  The Cave Hill Creek cascades over Raglan Falls and down off the northern slopes of Cave Hill in the surrounding Mount Cole State Forest.  It is at Raglan Falls, over the small granite cliffs that visitors to Cave Hill Creek can try abseiling.  Similar is the logic behind the origins of the name Cave Hill.  That is, the southern slopes of Cave Hill feature a large cavern created when the lower half of a large rock face collapsed leaving a large overhang.  The local Beeripmo balug aborigines refer to the cave as Bukkertillible.  It can be seen clearly to the north when driving along the Western Highway between Beaufort and Buangor.

Cave Hill Creek’s logo also finds it origin in the local forest.  It features a flowering Grevillea montis-cole (commonly known as Grevillea Mount Cole or The Glut Grevillea).  The grevillea is endemic to the eastern slopes from the Glut picnic ground  to Cave Hill Creek. It is a small shrub identifiable by its red flower from October to March. Grevillea montis-cole is listed as rare in Victoria.

Please browse through our website for more information or contact us on (03) 5349 7381  or by email  We’d love to talk to you!

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