The sister towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are rich in art, culture, food, wine, and spa & wellness treatments.
Escape into nature. Walk around beautiful Lake Daylesford or Lake Jubilee, explore the majestic Botanical Gardens, head off on a bush walk to Tipperary Springs. There are so many nature walks throughout the area just waiting to be discovered.
A visit to Daylesford is not complete without a stroll up and down Vincent Street. There are amazing shopping outlets, clothes, jewelry, home-made wares, and antiques a plenty. Be sure to stop in for coffee at one of the numerous cafes that line the street, or dine al fresco in the sunny courtyards at either Breakfast & Beer, Jimmy’s Bar, or the Perfect Drop.
We are blessed with a diverse range of artisan producers in the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region. Depending on your mood, you can experience award-winning fine dining, personal chef service, or casual breakfast and lunch eateries. Within minutes you can find yourself at a cellar door enjoying a tasting of some of the fine wines, ciders, delicious liqueurs, available in the area. Don’t feel like driving? There are even personal wine tours available. On the first Saturday of every month, head down to the Farmer’s Market where you’ll find some of the best produce from the region.
We are also home to many art & craft markets, farmers’ markets, speciality markets, antique stalls and the infamous Daylesford Sunday market. Spend a couple hours exploring the wares at the Mill Market.
Daylesford and its’ surrounding towns is filled with numerous art galleries and several world famous resident artists. You’ll find sculptors, painters, ceramicists, photographers, and metal workers, just to name a few. These artists showcase their work in many galleries in and around the centre of town. Exhibitions are a plenty, and are easily accessible to the public, with the majority of galleries offering free admission.
If relaxation is what you’re after, you will be spoiled for choice in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. There are over a hundred therapists operating in spa facilities, as well as their own boutique treatment studios. Indulge your senses through a variety of treatments offered, including massage, facials, hot stone therapy, Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, and mineral baths. To continue your nurturing, take home a selection of locally made lotions and essential oils. Tarot reading and palmistry are also available for those who are looking for metaphysical guidance or to satisfy your curiosity.
Relax and unwind in one of the many Bed & Breakfasts, villas or private retreats on offer in the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area. There is a diverse selection of accommodation choices to suit your needs. Many of the accommodations also offer individual stylised inclusions to make your stay truly memorable. How about booking your own chef for a private dinner party, or select a gift hamper full of local produce to welcome you to town. Many accommodation operators will provide assistance in helping you book your spa treatments or dinner reservations.