During the summer period, some Australians enjoy the sport of cricket. The small town of Shepherds Flat near Daylesford has a special connection with Australian cricket.
Cricket Willow have been growing willow trees for over a century. The plantation was started to produce the Crockett cricket bats.
Image from the Cricket Willow website
It is the only location in the world where visitors can follow the bat making process from the tree to pitch.
You can enjoy a stroll through the trees in the willow grove, see a bat being crafted, have a hit of cricket on the field of dreams, enjoy a game of bocce, view history and tributes to local sporting identities and the collection of sporting memorabilia or have a bite to eat in the Stumps Cafe.
Cricket Willow Gallery.Image from the Cricket Willow website
If you would like to learn more about this unique part of Australian sporting history, spend the day at Cricket Willow.