Welcome to Daylesford: A Haven of Serenity and Wellness
Daylesford, a place steeped in history and renowned for its natural healing properties, welcomes you with open arms. From the Dja Dja Wurrung people, who first inhabited this land thousands of years ago, to the Swiss Italian migrants of the gold rush and Melbourne's turn-of-the-century holidaymakers, Daylesford has long been considered a special place of healing and rejuvenation.
Wellness and Vitality
Discover the essence of balance and invigoration as you immerse yourself in Daylesford's famous mineral waters. Embrace the restorative power of the region's natural springs with a rejuvenating spa experience at Daylesford Day Spa or The Spa at Lake House. For those seeking relaxation, indulge in massages and silky skin-renewing rituals at Daylesford Healing Massage. Neighboring Hepburn Springs offers even more opportunities for rest and relaxation at Hepburn Bathhouse and Peppers Mineral Springs.
In Daylesford, time slows down, allowing you to fully appreciate the natural splendor that surrounds Victoria's spa center. Watch native wildlife at play, fill up a bottle with the local mineral water at Lake Daylesford, or embark on a tranquil kayak adventure on Jubilee Lake. For a more active experience, take a refreshing hike to the summit of Wombat Hill, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the township.
As you explore Wombat Hill, make a stop at the striking Convent Gallery, housed in a historic 19th-century mansion. Delve into three levels of local, national, and international art, and then take a moment to reflect in the onsite cafe, the art and sculpture park, or wander deeper into the botanic gardens.
Shopping enthusiasts will find joy in boutiques such as Bromley & Co., Arte Deco, and Harry & Me, offering a range of arty collectibles and homewares. Or elevate your style with statement fashion pieces from Alpaca Passion and Manteau Noir. For a family-friendly outing, hop aboard the Spa Country Railway and journey to the popular Sunday Market.
Plan your visit to coincide with one of the town's vibrant community celebrations. Daylesford is a regional mecca for the LGBTQ+ community, especially during March when the annual Chill Out Festival comes to life. It's the largest country queer pride event in Australia, filled with colour, festivities, and inclusivity.
Savour your visit by reserving a seat at some of Victoria's best restaurants. Wine and dine at Daylesford's renowned Lake House Restaurant, a two-hatted establishment according to the Good Food Guide. Alternatively, experience culinary excellence at the Argus Dining Room, savour a Japanese banquet at the acclaimed Kazuki's, or indulge in tapas at Perfect Drop. For a taste of fine pub dining, visit the Farmers Arms, or explore Mercato, where style and seasonal produce unite to create memorable dishes.
To make the most of your stay in Daylesford, be sure to book a Daylesford Wine Tour. Daylesford boasts some of the finest boutique cellar doors in Australia, and Daylesford Wine Tours provides exclusive access to these hidden gems. Let us share our local knowledge, get you in front of the makers, and open cellar doors for you, creating an unforgettable wine-tasting experience.
Daylesford is more than a destination; it's a journey to rejuvenation, celebration, and exquisite tastes. Join us in this haven where the past meets the present, and wellness meets indulgence. Daylesford invites you to discover the beauty of balance, the tranquillity of nature, and the richness of its vibrant culture.
Daylesford Wine Tours
Embark on unforgettable journey, connect with artisans and indulge in delicious wines, beers, and spirits. Join us to create lasting memories and book your experience today.