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Werona: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

Ten minutes North of Daylesford, Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is an iconic property nestled among the rolling hills of Shepherds Flat. The 100 acre property was once farmed by Swiss-Italians, who came to Australia in the 1850's looking for new opportunities.

In the late 1980's, Carol White and her family restored and re-imagined the old dairy farm and it has become one of Victoria's most important rural properties.

European style gardens were planted out to frame and meander around the original stone buildings. Productive vegetable and herb gardens were established to supply the cafe, La Trattoria. Lavender was planted out to provide quality materials for the creation of farm-made body lotions and creams, room mists and insecticides, and essential oil.

La Trattoria eatery serves late breakfasts, morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas. Produce is sourced locally and from its own gardens. The cafe is fully licensed with a good range of local wines, beers and ciders, including its famous lavender champagne.

Lavandula hosts three major festivals each year: Autumn Harvest (May); La Primavera (October); and Lavender Harvest (January).

The beautiful garden and La Trattoria are available after-hours for outdoor European-style functions, weddings or birthdays.

See website for more.

350 Hepburn-Newstead Road,
PO Box 35
Shepherds Flat, VIC, 3461

Located 8.1K from Werona

Andersons Mill, Smeaton Historic Area

In a postcard setting on the banks of Birch's Creek at Smeaton, Anderson's Mill stands as a powerful reminder of an industry that flourished after the gold rush of the 1850's. Standing today much like it was over 100 years ago, the five-storey bluestone building and its magnificent iron water wheel are still in place. Anderson's Mill is located in Smeaton, north of Creswick, in an area well known for it's fertile volcanic soils and goldmining past.

Construction of the flour mill commenced in 1861 and it was operational within six months. The Oat section of the Mill was completed by the following harvest. Outbuildings such as the stables, grain store and bluestone office were added later as the operation expanded.

The water wheel was developed from designs by John Smeaton and the patterns cast locally in Ballarat at Hunt and Opie's Victoria Foundry.

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Creswick-Newstead Rd
Smeaton, VIC, 3364

Located 8.5K from Werona

Hepburn Springs Golf Club

Hepburn Springs Golf Club features a challenging 18 hole course, unsurpassed vistas and the best grass greens in the Spa Country. The kangaroos, flora and fauna and country hospitality will delight you and your friends.

The course is seldom crowded and visitors of all standards are welcome to play at any time. Group bookings are welcome and reasonable green fees offer visitors a wonderful day of golfing free of crowds and surrounded by wonderful native bushland.

The clubhouse is licensed and features a covered decking with spectacular views. Motorised carts, buggies and equipment hire are available. The clubhouse is also available for hire and is a perfect venue for your next family gathering, birthday or wedding.

The members of Hepburn Springs Golf Club welcome visitors to this region and hope that you will love playing on the golf course as much as they do. For further information about green fees, monthly golf specials, bookings, memberships and venue hire please visit their website.

36 Golf Links Road,
PO Box 46
Hepburn Springs, VIC, 3461

Located 12.3K from Werona

Shizuka Ryokan and Day Spa Retreat

Experience the essence of an authentic Japanese country spa retreat at Shizuka Ryokan and Day Spa Retreat. Leave your cares at the door and step inside the world of traditional Japanese hospitality.

Soothe the mind, body and spirit with a range of luxurious spa and holistic wellness therapies for day spa visitors and residential guests alike. The indulgent menu includes massage, reflexology, facials, foot treats, body polish and wraps.

Inspired by Japan's ancient ryokan inns, which provided a haven for weary travellers, Shizuka Ryokan offers you a place for renewal of mind, body and spirit.

Also available is traditional accommodation and delicious cuisine. Set amid tranquil bushland in central Victoria's picturesque spa country, Shizuka Ryokan is fully authentic in every detail including its architecture, furnishings and gardens.

Couples, singles and small groups come to relax, indulge, rejuvenate and immerse in the romance and tranquillity. Shizuka Ryokan is also a unique venue for small community and corporate groups to conduct retreats, workshops and meetings.

Located in Hepburn Springs near Daylesford, it is a small piece of Japan thatis close to home, just a 75 minute drive from Melbourne.

For Australians, that is much more accessible than the long flight to Kyoto.

7 Lakeside Drive
Hepburn Springs, VIC, 3461

Located 12.5K from Werona

The Mineral Spa

The Mineral Spa at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel is an idyllic rural restorative haven; one of the largest and most acclaimed rural day spas in Australia.

Specifically designed as a sanctuary of healing and relaxation, The Mineral Spa connects body and spirit to the earth's natural elements through powerful healing and beauty treatments to re-invigorate and restore. Therapists, each with their own area of expertise and selected for their healing hands and calming spirits, ensure that every guest experiences a beautiful and personal spa experience.

As part of its philosophy for integrating healing through earth's natural elements, The Mineral Spa has harnessed the power of mineral water, unlike any other spa in Australia. The spa's key feature of healing through water is The Retreat mineral water therapy zone following in the healing traditions of the famous mineral spa's throughout Europe.

The Retreat comprises two 100 per cent mineral water spas, a cold plunge pool, steam room, infra-red detox box and the only lavender-infused basalt stone sauna in the Southern Hemisphere. Water continues as a healing theme that runs throughout the entire spa, with highlights such as the 180 power jet massaging Hydro baths and Australasia's only Soft Pack Flotation Beds.

124 Main Road
Hepburn Springs, VIC, 3461

Located 12.6K from Werona

Found. at Hepburn

Found. is a beautiful antique shop located in the Old Post Office, Hepburn Springs. The store is filled with unique, rustic, and original items. With a mix of Australian and European pieces for your world and your home.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the past, just moments away from the Hepburn Springs Bathhouse, and highly regarded eateries.

At Found. you can pick up something and feel its history, everything has been curated to reflect a style, a mood, a feeling from a piece, to a collection.

Nothing prepped, re-stained, polished or preened. Pick it up, hold it, feel it.

And fall in love with it.

108A Main Road
Hepburn Springs, VIC, 3461

Located 12.7K from Werona

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa

Since 1895, 'taking the waters' at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa has been a must-do when visiting Australia's premier spa destination. After a $13 million redevelopment in 2008, the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and visitors can enjoy traditional communal bathing in the Bathhouse and Sanctuary, or book into The Spa for a more private experience.

Throughout history, baths have been known as a gathering place for social activity. Bathing in its many forms has been proven to enliven both mind and spirit. At Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa they encourage communal, shared rituals of traditional bathing in the region's mineral waters. Explore the curative effects of mineral water, salt water and steam in the facilities which include a relaxation pool, spa pool, an aroma steam room, salt therapy pool, monsoon showers and spa couches submerged in mineral water, complemented by extensive relaxation decks.

From private healing mineral baths to the signature rituals, steam therapies, massage therapies, facial therapies, body therapies and more, every treatment at the spa will rejuvenate and reinvigorate.

Mineral Springs Reserve Road
Hepburn Springs, VIC, 3461

Located 12.7K from Werona

Daylesford Heart of Yoga

Daylesford Heart of Yoga's fully qualified and insured yoga and meditation teachers provide one-on-one classes, private group classes, corporate yoga and meditation workshops and individual yoga home practice design.

They also offer a range of wellness services including massage, reiki, wellness workshops and healing packages. Your personally tailored class or healing treatment can be held at their studio or at your holiday accommodation or chosen venue.

Their personalised, private classes and healing packages are perfect for individuals, couples, groups, corporate retreats, weddings, hen's weekends or anyone wishing to add an extra dose of wellness, relaxation and that something special to their Daylesford getaway experience.

43 Main Road
Hepburn Springs, VIC, 3461

Located 13.3K from Werona

Werona: Events

Lavender Harvest Festival

Lavandula's lavender crop is in full bloom. It is harvested by hand and then either hung in bunches to dry or distilled for its precious oil and floral water. The lavender harvest festival is a celebration of the land a day filled with music, dance and great food. It's a day for the whole family, even your furry four-legged kind if it's on a lead.

There will be musicians and dancers, face painting and and plenty of local artisan stallholders. Say 'high' to the emus and alpacas.

Lavandula is an historic Swiss Italian farm. Its golden stone buildings are the centrepiece of wandering gardens and lavender.

Event Dates
      7th Jan

350 Hepburn-Newstead Road
Shepherds Flat, VIC, 3461

Located 8.1K from Werona

Electric Guitar Making Courses

Wildwood Instruments offers Electric Guitar Making Courses each weekend, in Mt Franklin, just next to Daylesford.

You can choose from their range of popular electric and bass guitar kits and be guided through the building process in their fully equipped workshop. The two day guitar building courses run each and every weekend, so you can attend when it suits you.

The course is open to those aged 16 years and above. And best of all, you get to take home to show off your custom made guitar.

Visit the website for details and to book in your course.

Event Dates
      2nd Dec
      9th Dec
      16th Dec
      23rd Dec

11 Phillips Road
Mount Franklin, VIC, 3461

Located 13.0K from Werona

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