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Rejuvenation and indulgence are the order of a stay in Daylesford, Victoria's premier spa village and centre of decadent local food and wine, luxurious accommodation and boundless shopping.

Base your Daylesford escape around the famous natural mineral springs with a rejuvenating spa experience at Hepburn Bathhouse, Salus or Peppers Mineral Springs. Book relaxing massages and silky, skin renewing rituals from the range of health and wellbeing practitioners who offer an array of natural therapy, holistic health and beauty treatments.

Have a spa treatment come to you or relax in your chosen retreat, whether sleek modern studios or self-contained spa cottages that offer total tranquillity. Venture into the Tipperary Walking Track and Hepburn Regional Park for some natural R&R.

Continue the theme of total indulgence with a meal at some of Victoria's best restaurants. Wine and dine at Daylesford's renowned Lake House Restaurant and Cellar. Book your breakfast table at Frangos and Frangos. Make a reservation for fine pub dining at the Farmers Arms, then supper at Mercato, where style and seasonal produce meet.

With a population of just 3000, Daylesford's numbers swell as visitors flock to discover the secrets uncovered by early Swiss-Italian and other immigrant settlers during and after the region's gold rush. You'll see their influence in Daylesford's European-style gardens and architecture.

Don't miss a visit to the grand Convent Gallery to pick up esteemed local art and craft

Time your visit for the Regional Producers' Day in Daylesford each February, which showcases delicious local produce, or lose yourself in the larger-than-life pageant that is Chillout, the largest gay and lesbian event in regional Australia.

Daylesford is 108 kilometres north-west of Melbourne or about 90 minutes' drive on the Western Freeway or the Calder Freeway.

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Daylesford: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hepburn Regional Park


Hepburn Regional Park is located around the famous mineral springs townships of Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs. Here you will find natural mineral springs and relics of the gold mining era set in delightful bush surroundings.

The sheltered extinct volcanic crater of Mount Franklin provides ideal surroundings for a picnic or short term camping. Panoramic views can be obtained from the summit and there is a scenic walking track along the rim of the crater.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Daylesford-Ballan Rd
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.2K from Daylesford

Daylesford Day Spa


The Art of Relaxation is Daylesford Day Spa.

In an area renown for its mineral water springs, spa's and health treatments the new Daylesford Day Spa stands out in the crowd. Centrally located in a converted heritage building, Daylesford Day Spa creates a unique philosophy and nature-based experience for their clients. An earthy and harmonious ambience is coupled with a total commitment to providing the perfect environment for relaxation, rejuvenation and wellness.

At times you simply need to be pampered, Daylesford Day Spa have a treatment to suit everyone. Packages for those just wanting to relax, for those who like to be indulgent or if you have all day try the signature package "The art of relaxation" you will leave floating on cloud nine.

Stone treatments are a specialty. Stone therapy is an ancient form of healing which involves the use of hot basalt stones. The stones are placed onto the body, tapping into its energy system, creating a sense of balance and promoting healing. Daylesford Day Spa have stone treatments for pure relaxation, muscle relief and for your mind, body and spirit. Redirect your energy in a positive way rejoice in the stones as they restore your mind, body and spirit.

Have a look at the extensive packages listing, and if your looking for something different ask the staff to put together your perfect Indulgence package. If time is limited just relax with a massage, body treatment or facial.

Daylesford Day Spa uses Jurlique products which are all natural plant based skin and health care products designed to enhance your holistic health and well-being. Herbs and plants are grown in the Adelaide Hills and all products are made in Australia. They are proud to promote Australian made products.




25 Albert Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.3K from Daylesford

Daylesford Massage Healing Centre


Welcome to Massage Healing Centre, a beautiful, restful, nurturing space created for you to retreat and indulge right in the heart of Daylesford, a place to restore balance naturally to mind, body and soul.

Daylesford Massage Healing Cnetre's fully trained and intuitive healers have many years of experience and will tailor the therapy session just for you. You are able to experience a great choice of professional massage and natural healing modalities including relaxation, deep tissue, remedial, therapeutic, pregnancy, hot stone, and warm bamboo.

They offer reflexology; ear candling and body treatments including wraps, scrubs, foot treatments and facials. Energy healing includes, reiki, spiritual healing, chakra balance, crystal healing and also Tarot and Astrology readings and Past Life Regression.

Yoga is offered in the studio space on selected weekdays. The studio is also available for hire for your own private group or workshop.

A visit to the retail shop provides the opportunity for retail therapy, with everything including crystals and jewellery, books and CDs, oracle and tarot cards, candles and natural skin care products.

Daylesford Massage Healing Centre look forward to supporting you on your journey to restore balance naturally to body, mind and spirit.




11 Howe Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.4K from Daylesford

Convent Gallery Daylesford


Australian Tourism Award Winner, the Convent Gallery in Daylesford offers a wide range of experiences. This 19th Century Victorian mansion was built in the 1860's as the private residence for the Gold Commissioner, the building was purchased by the Catholic Church in the 1880's and was a convent and boarding school for nearly 100 years. Left in disrepair, the site was purchased by artist Tina Banitska in 1989.

Uniting history, spirituality, art and culture all under one roof, The Convent houses seven galleries featuring work by over 100 local, national and international artists. Featuring fine art, sculpture, limited edition prints, ceramics, glassware and textiles, the exhibition program, changing every eight weeks, showcases a diverse array of traditional and contemporary artwork.

The Convent retail areas specialise in jewellery, fashion and accessories, produce and unique gifts. The sunlit Mediterranean cafe produces world-class fare in a relaxing and art filled environment.

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and get inspired as you enjoy the tranquillity of Daylesford's natural beauty.




7 Daly Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.6K from Daylesford

Salus Spa at Lake House


The Salus Day Spa was voted Australia's Best Spa and Health Retreat in the Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards and was recently awarded Best Spa Experience for the Signature Salus Bliss treatment. The boutique spa is nestled amongst the lush gardens of the Lake House hotel; which also includes an award winning restaurant.

The state-of-the-art Spa designed with blond wood and splashes of Tiffany blue, is surrounded by waterfall fed streams and offers nine treatment areas over three levels.

Start with a hot mineral water spa. The deep tub is prepared with 100 per cent pure mineral water from a specially selected nearby spring.

Try a massage and indulge in a blissful Elemis treatment.

The Hydrostorm is a perfect treatment for two people to share; incorporating vertical vichy, Swiss shower, colour therapy, steam and aromatherapy.

Large expanses of glass offer views to the lake shore, stream and cool fern gully. Outdoor balconies and sunlit lounges provide a lovely setting to enjoy a selection of spa cuisine and herbal teas.

In a region that boasts the largest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in Australia, Lake House Salus Mineral and Spring Water is available for guests to drink on site.




4 King Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.6K from Daylesford

Queensberry Studio


Queensberry Studio is a boutique day spa in Daylesford offering luxury aromatherapy spa and massage packages. Established in 1991 and considered one of the top ten best day spas in Victoria by The Sunday Age.

Set in a private and peaceful garden setting, the studio is designed to be exclusively yours for the duration of your package. The therapists are highly qualified, registered for health fund rebates and accredited by national associations.

Therapeutic and pamper packages offer specialised treatments from gentle relaxation to deep tissue therapy according to your personal requirements. All packages include deluxe bathrobes, towels, scuffs, your choice of essential oils and spa additives and refreshment. Registered for health fund benefits.

Queensberry Studio has spa and massage packages starting from $230 for doubles and $140 for singles, so please view the website for the full range of therapeutic and pamper packages.




23 Queensberry Street,
Queensberry
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.7K from Daylesford

Daylesford Spa Country Railway


Come and ride a train straight out of the good old days at Daylesford Spa Country Railway, when life was simpler and train services were an essential part of rural life.

The restored heritage trains "take you for a ride" through the beautiful scenic countryside and forest of the Central Highlands, to the highest operating railway station in Victoria.

Popular with families, friends and railway buffs, the train rides start from the 1882 heritage listed railway station in Daylesford.

The return journey along the top of the range traverses open farmland and thick forest, passing the sites of ancient volcanoes and little communities established in the gold rush era.




18 Raglan Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 1.0K from Daylesford

Daylesford: Events

Daylesford Farmers Market


On the first Saturday of the month Daylesford's local farmers, producers and vignerons gather on the oval of the Daylesford Primary School to sell their very fresh produce and products.

You will find everything from cheese, olives, olive oil, eggs, fresh meats, fresh veg and fruit, local honey, jams and preserves, bread, truffles and all your weekly staples to seedlings, plants and chooks for the backyard.

Remember they are seasonal so monthly there are a few changes with the farmers and producers but that is the exciting thing about seasonal it challenges your cooking, keeps food fresh, real and interesting. For the latest list of producers and any other updates visit the operator Facebook page.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec


102 Vincent Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.2K from Daylesford

Silver Streak - Food and Wine Train


Taking off from Daylesford Train Station, join the Silver Streak - Food and Wine Train for a magical journey to the secluded hamlet of Bullarto.

The Silver Streak service commences with drinks and nibbles at the Daylesford station from 5:00pm and boarding at 5:30pm.

On the 30 minute trip to Bullarto the catering staff will serve you refreshments and delicious finger food. At Bullarto you have the opportunity to view the progress of the reconstructed old buildings while enjoying further refreshments.

The duo Travelling Concessions will provide delightful music of the era while you relax on the train, returning to Daylesford by 7:00pm.

Enjoy refreshments at the Daylesford Station from 5:15pm. Boarding at 5.30pm with the evening concluding at about 7:00pm.

The event runs on the first Saturday of each month.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar
      1st Apr


18 Raglan Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 1.0K from Daylesford

Daylesford: Travel Tips

Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre


Situated in the heart of the Spa Country the Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre is the perfect place to commence your visit to this wonderful region.

Whether you are here for a day or a week, their friendly volunteer staff members will be able to provide you with information on accommodation, attractions, things to see and do, events, eating out, regional information and much more.

Located in the old fire station building, walking into the centre is like walking into another world. The interpretive mineral water display includes an educational and informative video, and a showcase area displaying information on many of the attractions the area has to offer.

Available free to hire from the Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre is the TrailRider - All Terrain Wheelchair. This allows those visitors who have limited mobility to access walking tracks and trails that they would not normally be able to access. Contact them to get more information. Bookings essential.




98 Vincent Street,
1
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 0.1K from Daylesford

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