ALTHOUGH Smythes Creek is well known as an area, rather than a town, its history makes it one of the most famous places in Victoria. Gold was reportedly discovered in Smythes Creek in 1848, well before the official discovery of gold in Victoria. Now home to hobby farmers and retirees, Smythes Creek boasts a peaceful landscape and magnificent views of Mt Buninyong. Only 10 minutes from Ballarat’s CBD, Smythes Creek offers residents the opportunity to enjoy the space of acreage whilst having the convenience of regional city amenities close at hand. One attraction of Smythes Creek is the Ballarat Mushroom Farm, conveniently located just minutes from the Delacombe Town Centre, where you can purchase mushroom varieties, grow-your-own kits, local milk, meats, eggs, and all your weekly staples in one place.