Daylesford

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Daylesford

Sensual, spirited and effortlessly stylish Daylesford is the jewel in the crown of the Spa Country.

With more than 80% of the natural-occurring mineral springs in Australia concentrated here, makes "taking the waters" from any of the 72 health giving springs, or bathing in the Hepburn Bathhouse a bountiful experience.

With Daylesford’s bustling main thoroughfare, Vincent Street, full of eclectic shops, you'll find everything here from organic vegetables to antiques and art galleries as well as lots of foodie places to eat.

Daylesford's twin spa village is Hepburn Springs, this serene little village is famous for the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, and iconic Mineral Springs reserve.

Daylesford & Spa Country Discovery Tour

The Spa Country experience is rambling through the glades of woodlands sampling the water from hand-pumps and taps dotted around the Spa Country, each with its own distinctive taste and beneficial micro-nutrients.

The countless springs in the region range from the well-known, like the historic springs at Hepburn Springs Reserve to the hidden gems like Deep Spring, the site for the regions’ oldest pump house located near the hamlet of Eganstown, another worthwhile visit is Tipperary Spring and Sailors Falls and spring.

Heading back to Daylesford, you stop at Stoney Creek Art Gallery to see art by Michael Parker plus other local artists. On your way to Trentham, you sample the bush harmony and mineral waters from the picturesque Lyonville Mineral Springs reserve.

On the fringes of the Wombat State Forest is Trentham, nature lovers and artists abound here which adds to the atmosphere and character of the town.  You will discover the delights of the Red Beard Historic Bakery; maybe buy some bread, before seeing the Trentham Falls, the longest single drop waterfall in Victoria.

Lunch is at the eclectic Glenlyon General Store, a must for Foodies, before you travel to Hepburn Springs, the epicentre of the regions health-giving mineral springs experience the new stunning Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa to soak your cares away.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of the Spa region
  • Mineral Water tastings
  • Mineral Springs - Tipperary, Lyonville, Deep Spring, Leiches Creek, Central, Hepburn, to name a few
  • Morning tea overlooking Lake Daylesford
  • Waterfalls, Lakes, Rivers,
  • Trentham,
  • Lunch at the Glenlyon General Store,
  • Hepburn Springs Bathhouse & Spa - soak your cares away (Don’t forget your bathers & towel)

Prices and Departures

Adult $235 per person

Child $99 per person (6-15yrs)


Departs 8am
Morning tea / lunch included,
Pick up from Ballarat / Creswick / Daylesford Hepburn Springs Accommodation
Melbourne customers Pick up / Drop off from Ballan Railway Station.

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Daylesford & Castlemaine Discovery Tour

This sightseeing tour lets you discover the iconic & natural attractions of Daylesford, Castlemaine and Maldon.

Discover iconic places of Daylesford & Hepburn Springs, visiting heritage / historic buildings /gardens / art galleries and locations of the 1850’s goldrush & mineral spring’s reserves. Set on the fringes of the Hepburn Regional Park, Daylesford & Hepburn Springs was founded on gold diggings, which had lured more than 3,000 hopeful prospectors to the area including Swiss-Italians from Northern Italy and the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Castlemaine is a town delighted by grand buildings, wide boulevards and stunning gardens, all reflecting the prosperity and grandeur of the gold rush. A visit to Buda House, one of Castlemaine’s grand homes and gardens in included. This grandeur compliments modern day Castlemaine, where you can find a relaxed cafes, funky boutiques and a vibrant arts scene.
Mt Alexander gold fields now forms the Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park - Australia's first Heritage National Park. The Park brings together natural heritage, Box-Ironbark forests with wildlife and wildflowers in season, plus cultural heritage, Aboriginal sites and the ruins and relics left behind by 19th century gold rushes.

Maldon is undoubtedly the best preserved of Victoria's gold mining towns. It was the first town to be declared ''Notable'' by the National Trust of Australia. The 19th century streetscape features old weatherboard homes, solid stone buildings and charming old shopfronts.

Highlights

  • Vincent Street Daylesford
  • Mineral Spa Water tastings - Daylesford/Hepburn Springs
  • Lake Daylesford
  • Wombat Hill Botanical gardens
  • Convent Gallery - Art Jewellery Sculpture
  • Hepburn Regional Park - Blowhole mining area / Wild nature
  • Castlemaine township - Historic streetscapes / Burke & Wills Monument lookout
  • Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park - Australia's only Heritage Park / Gold rush history
  • Maldon Township - Victoria's first notable town / Mt Tarrangower lookout
  • Buda Historic Home & Garden (Open Wednesday to Sunday)

Prices and Departures

Adult $179 per person

Child $74 per child (6-15yrs)


Departs 8am
Pickup/Drop off – Ballarat / Creswick / Daylesford accommodation
Melbourne customers Pick Up Ballan Railway Station, Drop Off Castlemaine Railway Station
Morning tea is included / Lunch at own expense
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking

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Goldfields Track

Goldfields Track Walks depart from Daylesford daily.

For further information please click here

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Daylesford / Hepburn Springs Highlights Tour

Sensual, spirited and effortlessly stylish Daylesford is the jewel in the crown of the Spa Region

This sightseeing tour lets you discover Daylesford & Hepburn Springs, the tour takes in the iconic places of each town, visiting heritage / historic buildings / botanical gardens / art galleries and locations of the 1850’s goldrush & mineral springs reserves.

You have a guided walk down Daylesford’s main thoroughfare, Vincent Street, which is full of heritage buildings, eclectic shops, antiques shops, clothes shops and art galleries as well as lots of foodie places to eat.

Morning tea is taken overlooking Lake Daylesford

Daylesford’s twin spa town is Hepburn Springs; this serene little village is famous for the boutique accommodation, excellent restaurants, the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, Italian/Swiss immigrant history and the iconic Mineral Springs reserve.

Highlights

  • Vincent Street walk,
  • Lake Daylesford / Lake Jubilee,
  • Wombat Hill Botanical gardens,
  • Hepburn Springs Mineral Springs reserve,
  • Goldrush locations / Historic/Heritage buildings,
  • Stoney Creek Art Gallery,
  • Bromley & Co Art Gallery,
  • Convent Gallery,
  • Morning/Afternoon tea
  • Lavendula Swiss-Italian farm

Prices and Departures

Adult $85 per person

Child $60 per child (6-15yrs)


Morning tea included.
Departs 9am from the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre
Pick up from Ballarat / Creswick / Daylesford/Hepburn Springs accommodation.
Melbourne customers Pick Up / Drop Off Ballan Railway Station
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking

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