Set on 3 acres, Station House Daylesford offers a 1853 homestead B&B and the grand manor guest house. view details
A short drive from Melbourne is the town of Daylesford where you can find breathtaking scenery, a myriad of historical wonders, natural mineral springs and a number of spa retreats and holistic health services. Whether you are here for a romantic getaway or a session of relaxing massage, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs has everything to make for a perfect holiday.
The town boasts a variety of accommodation for holidaymakers. Those who want to whoop in up in style should check out some of the luxurious Daylesford accommodation. There are several places where you can take a rest and have yourself pampered at the in-house spa, such as Samadhi Spa & Wellness Retreat and St Andrew, where you can also enjoy wonderful sceneries straight from your window.
Daylesford still maintains the character of early swiss-italian miners and, with its high rainfall, has a constant lush green look. All of which lends itself to a relaxing or romantic getaway. If you find yourself here on a Sunday, make a beeline for the popular Daylesford Sunday Market where you can dig through other people’s things to find your own treasures. Daylesford Farmer’s Market is also interesting, selling all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Daylesford is also home to many interesting, hidden gems that will fascinate visitors. Daylesford Historical Society Museum features impressive showcases on the city’s history, the Aboriginal and the colonial past. Known to be the most beautiful spot in town, the Convent Church is an iconic landmark in downtown Daylesford while the Cricket Willow, an English-style cricket ground, is also worth a visit. Other attractions include the botanic gardens, galleries and great shopping opportunities.
Not only known for its springs and mineral waters, Daylesford is a perfect destination for spas and massages. The town is known as hosting some of the best bodywork therapists in Australia. Expect a wide range of treatments such as facials, remedial, deep tissue massage, Ayurvedic, shiatsu and lomi lomi. Your trip to Daylesford won’t be complete without having your body rubbed and pampered.
Daylesford is located 108kms north-west of Melbourne (about 1.5hrs drive) and about 45kms north-east of Ballarat. There are regular v/line services from Melbourne to Daylesford. If coming by car, travelers are greeted by winding roads lined with eucalyptus trees.