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Excited to announce our Summer Camp dates for 2016! Click for more information.

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City Kids Experiencing Country Life Program.


2 - 11 April 2015.  Click here for more information on this terrific program for 14-17 year olds!

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16th February 7:58AM

Fun food & wine luncheon at ours yesterday Smoked Trout salad, Duck & Pannacotta with 7 wines, & these babies for decoration. Can anyone name the bottles? Hint 4 bottle equivalent is a Jeraboam

12th February 4:49PM

Vineyard helpers! Nets on today We love our bird life but not so much that they get first pick of the best wine grapes #cavehillcreek

8th February 5:10PM

Successful raft & team building exercise with Sebastapol FC for pre season training

7th February 8:14PM

Congratulations to Claire and Josh married today! Love the special extra touches Liz at Deliciously Vintage.

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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