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DaylesfordAustralia

Refresh your mind, body, soul and wine glass with a trip to this famous gourmet retreat and spa town set within magnificent mountains and lush forests.

Rejuvenate your senses in Daylesford, a luxuriously laid-back town nestled in the Macedon Ranges. This tranquil forested mountain region contains Australia’s largest concentration of natural mineral springs. Daylesford’s spas, wellness retreats, gourmet restaurants and sumptuous accommodation set within stunning mountain scenery make it an excellent getaway for anyone seeking a stylish and pampered holiday.

Get a feel for the town with a stroll along the main streets, Albert Street and Vincent Street. The post office, town hall and a selection of hotels and other establishments date back to the late 19th century. A few minutes’ walk south of the centre will bring you to Lake Daylesford and the Central Springs Reserve. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the lakeside with a picnic or at the on-site café. Fish from the jetty or launch a rented rowboat. Wander east from the town centre to find the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, which offers excellent views of the township from its hilltop and lookout tower.

Indulge yourself at one of Daylesford’s mineral baths and make the most of the town’s wide selection of day spas and remedial therapists. Soak away any aches or book yourself in for a relaxing massage.

Spend the evening dining at well-known restaurants that proudly use high-quality local produce. Try modern takes on classic “gastropub” tucker or sample cuisine from an acclaimed restaurant. Pair your meal with local wines and beers, or a glass of refreshing, locally sourced mineral water.

Roam amid temperate cool-climate rainforest and cascading waterfalls in the nature reserves around Daylesford. Trace the origins of Daylesford’s healing waters to Hepburn Pool at Hepburn Regional Park, or explore the wild escarpments of the nearby Macedon Regional Park, Lederderg State Park or Wombat State Forest. Enmesh yourself in the fictional mysteries of Hanging Rock or treat your senses at the Yuulong Lavender Estate in nearby Mount Egerton.

Daylesford is approximately 80 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It can also be reached via V/Line trains and coaches from Melbourne, Ballarat and Castlemaine. The town’s serene setting and rejuvenating retreats make it a great place to visit at any time of the year.

Top Hotels in Daylesford

 The Albert & Mills Guest House & Apartments
The Albert & Mills Guest House & Apartments
4 out of 5
12 Camp St, Daylesford, VIC
The price is CA $127 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated in the historical district, this luxury guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre, Daylesford Museum and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (366 reviews)

"Good location away from traffic. Everything we needed was included."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 29, 2020

The Albert & Mills Guest House & Apartments
Central Springs Inn
Central Springs Inn
4 out of 5
6 Camp Street, Daylesford, VIC
The price is CA $126 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in the heart of Daylesford, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre and Daylesford Museum and Cultural ...

4.4/5Excellent! (451 reviews)

"Wonderful, warm & clean which is everything you need for the winter months in Daylesford."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2020

Central Springs Inn
Daylesford Spa Accommodation
Daylesford Spa Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
38 Vincent Street North, Daylesford, VIC
The price is CA $188 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated in Daylesford, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Hepburn Regional Park, Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre and Daylesford Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (140 reviews)

"This is my 2nd visit to Appt D....can't fault it and look forward to a 3rd visit"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2020

Daylesford Spa Accommodation
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Vacation Rentals in Daylesford

Briars Loft - Daylesford
Briars Loft - Daylesford
4 out of 5
26 Hepburn Rd, Daylesford, VIC
The price is CA $258 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Situated in Daylesford, this cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre, Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa and Hepburn Springs Golf ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"Cosy place with lots of nice little touches. Very clean and well looked after"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Briars Loft - Daylesford
Burrall Lodge
Burrall Lodge
3.5 out of 5
9 Burrall Street, Daylesford, VIC

Situated in Daylesford, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Daylesford, Daylesford Museum and Cultural Centre and Daylesford Regional Visitor Information ...

Burrall Lodge
Azure
Azure
3 out of 5
3/7 Orford Street, Daylesford, VIC

Situated in a rural location, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Daylesford Museum and Cultural Centre, Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre ...

Azure
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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