Exploring the Area

Restore the balance and find a new sense of wellbeing on your journey through the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region. Rest and rejuvenate in spas and natural mineral springs, stroll through historic gardens and quaint villages, and uncover a region brimming with history, art and creativity.

Healing waters

Leave behind the stresses of everyday life and begin your journey the right way. Bathe in the region’s restorative mineral springs and treat yourself to a range of wellness therapies and spa treatments. Rested and invigorated, you’re ready to explore this fascinating region and uncover its myriad attractions.

Art Galleries

Indulge your artistic side and immerse yourself in history at local galleries, artist studios and museums in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Stony Creek Gallery

Artist Michael Parker has created an art experience for the Stony Creek Gallery visitor. From the moment you enter, you will be amazed by the creative layout of the gallery and the hand painted floor by Michael which tells his artistic journey. The Stony Creek Gallery is a must see attraction to all who visit the area.

Bromley & Co

David Bromley, a resident of Daylesford combines an established and multi-faceted capability in design with an ever-expanding web of passionate artists and artisans to create products and environments that we love to be surrounded in.  His two galleries, Bromley & Co in Daylesford’s main shopping precinct and his hidden gallery space in East Street.

Convent Gallery Daylesford

Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art in a historic 19th century mansion. This multi-award winning gallery offers endless possibilities for a unique and satisfying experience.

Exploring the Region

The Lavender Farm & Sculpture Garden

A visit to the sculpture garden is a must!  Open September to May, Lavandula offers a very European experience where its serenity will lift your spirits. Out in the countryside ten minutes north of Daylesford you’ll find around the cobbled courtyard, a cluster of farmhouse buildings: the house, the Barn, and the Stillroom.  The Lavender Farm has an excellent café.

Hiking and Strolling

Take a relaxing scenic stroll through the Hepburn Spring Reserve, the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens or around the rolling local farmland. Alternatively, enjoy a challenging hike across rugged escarpments within the Hepburn Springs / Daylesford region. For a serious walk, join the Great Dividing Trail as it passes through the region via the Federation Track from Ballarat to Daylesford, Dry Diggings Track from Daylesford to Castlemaine and the Lerderderg Track from Daylesford to Blackwood.

Local Farmer’s Markets

Take advantage of purchasing some amazing local produce by visiting one or more of the local Farmer’s Markets on every weekend somewhere within the local Hepburn Springs and Daylesford Spa Country region.

Fresh from the farm

Blessed with crisp mountain air, rich fertile soils and purifying mineral springs, the region has long embraced ‘la dolce vita’. Enjoy fine dining at some of Australia’s best restaurants, meet local winemakers at rustic cellar doors and taste fresh produce at farm gates and roadside stalls as you make your way around the region.

Daylesford Hot Air Balloon Flight

Leave early in the morning from The Dudley for a hot air balloon flight over the Daylesford Spa Country to explore Victoria’s famous spa region and be back in time to relish in The Dudley’s breakfast. Get a bird’s eye view of the region full of vibrant scenery; a landscape of rolling hills, rich red volcanic soil, beautiful blue waterways and green forests. This is hot air ballooning at its purest, most luxurious, and as close to nature as you can get.

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