DAYLESFORD AND MACEDON RANGES
A land of well-being and creativity where mineral water springs from the earth and indulgence is always encouraged.
Come nurture body and soul in Victoria’s favourite escape place. Get into spa country, natural bushland and a community of makers and doers who love life’s finer things.
This award-winning spa region’s mood is set to wellness and relaxation. Try the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa for a for a massage or pure private mineral bath, generations have trekked to Hepburn Springs for the natural fizz of mineral water fresh from the ground.
Lush heritage gardens and majestic old guesthouses abound. Explore pristine forests via walking and cycling trails and be rewarded with wildlife glimpses and stellar views.
Dozens of artists, creators and makers are waiting to be found in studio spaces and galleries. Check the local events calendar for markets, festivals and cultural events.
Daylesford’s vibe is artsy and quirky. Meander the streets to find specialty boutiques, restaurants, cafés, second-hand bookstores, antiques and collectables.
Graze all day on locally sourced, seasonal food in a shady café nestled amidst the enchanted Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Or sit back, sip cool climate wine while pondering menus bursting with regional flavours and freshness.
Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be spoiled: a golf course view at family friendly RACV Goldfields Resort or waterfront suite at Lake House. Maybe a luxury self contained villa is more your style at Clifftop at Hepburn. Try the Lake House Salus Spa for a blissful end to the day.
MUST DO EXPERIENCES
At Creswick Woollen Mills, Gold Winner of the RACV Victorian Tourism Award follow the story of fibre from alpaca’s back to balls of yarn on the shop shelf.
Tap into the local wellness vibe with a mineral-based treatment at Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa or a rejuvenating hydrotherapy session at Salus Spa at Lake House. Taste the water from one of the many mineral spring pumps in and around the township.
Daylesford Botanic Gardens
Visit the gardens that sit atop Wombat Hill, enjoy a stroll, a delicacy and coffee at Wombat Hill House.