Explore the Region

Be Pampered

The Daylesford region is known as the Spa Centre of Australia. Why not relax the mind, soothe the body and nurture your soul? Daylesford and surrounds offers natural & holistic therapies, beauty treatments, massage, yoga, tarot, astrology reading and many more options. Most well know is The Hepburn Bathhouse, but there are several others within close proximity

Walk

The most well-known walk in the area is the Lake Daylesford Track, drawing a large array of people. It’s an easy walk suited to all age groups and walking abilities, wrapping around the lake itself. There’s a children’s playground, BBQ facilities, public amenities and pedal boat and kayak hire near the Book Barn and The Boathouse. The lake offers visitors picnic and fishing spots, native flora and fauna and provides a designated beach and swimming area.

Other local walks include Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Cornish Hill, Sailors Falls, Doctors Gully, Lake Jubilee and the Hepburn Regional Park. For serious walkers there is an extensive network of trails ranging from ½ day to multi-day walks. Information can be obtained for various walks from the Tourist Information Office in Daylesford.

Something else to consider: Secret Forest Walks: Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology. No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.

Ride

If you are keen bike riders but don’t want to take yours from home, you can hire bikes in Daylesford enabling you to enjoy the many bike paths and local country roads contact On The Moove

Do you prefer horses to bikes… book a trail ride with one of the experienced local operators. For information/bookings: Hepburn Lagoon Trail Rides.

Horse Rides through the Wombat Forest and Macedon Ranges contact: Silver Brumby Trail Rides

Festivals

The region hosts a variety of festivals through-out the year, including Chill Out (March), Autumn Harvest (May), Words In Winter (August); the Swiss-Italian Festival (late Oct), Live, Love, Life (Nov) and the Rotary Art Show (Nov).

Further Afield

Make the most of the beautiful Daylesford/Hepburn region or use it as a spring board to explore further afield to the quaint and interesting towns of Creswick, Trentham, Kyneton and Castlemaine (all no more than a 30min drive away) or the Macedon Ranges (40mins) … all of which have cafes, restaurants, walking tracks, markets, state forests…the list goes on.