We took about 3.5 hours including a wrong turn before the carpark - not bad for a 3--4 hour hike!
3. Garden of St Erth: 189 Simmons Reef Rd This local garden is part of an abandoned gold-rush town. Now it plays an important part in preserving the building and gardens as part of the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust.
Entry is $10 but unfortunately we didn't get to see too much growing in the garden as it was the middle of winter.
4. Trentham Falls: Trentham Falls Road Take a 20 minute drive from Blackwood and you'll find the popular Trentham Falls. It's popular enough that Parks Victoria has dedicated a decent sized carpark for visitors.
We had some time to visit, so we thought we would drop by O'Brien's Crossing to see the river. It only took about fifteen minutes to drive from Blackwood. The roads are not sealed so be careful driving, especially around corners.
We were pleasantly surprised as we weren't expecting much of a river, however the sun came out and the river surrounded by the green vegetation was extremely relaxing. There were also fireplaces and places to camp - I imagine it would be quite a popular place in summer!
What a stupid thing to write that "you'll see some other people heading down to the waterfall base despite signs warning against it'. Thanks for encouraging more injuries, deaths and irresponsible behaviour.