About Daylesford

Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are set amongst the one of the most scenic areas in Victoria. Boasting hills, lakes and forests it is little wonder that it is known as Victoria's Spa country. With its rich abundance of local produce coupled with the opportunity to participate in an alternative lifestyle all combine to make this a perfect girls getaway. We have gathered information on this page to make your stay that much easier.

Day Spas

Most day spa's offer an extensive menu, including massages, body scrubs, wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures. Day Spa's are a great way to take back some of your well deserved time and escape the stress of daily life for an hour or maybe more. A day at the spa is the best treat a girl can give herself, so what's stopping you, after all we deserve it and with the natural mineral springs from the region it makes your treatment just that more special. Go to our suggestions at Daylesford Day Spa Home page.

Things to Do

There are so many things a Girl can find to do in the Spa capital of Victoria. From wine tours to markets, we know that it is sometimes hard to decide what to do with the time you have available. So we have listed some suggestions here to make your stay a memorable one. 

Wineries

We have listed some of the wineries in the region. At GWA we can also organise wine tours for you and your friends. For more info regarding these tours email us at contact_us@girlsweekendsaway.com.au

  • Ellender Estate
  • Harcourt Valley Vineyard
  • Big Shed Winery
  • Barcaldine House Cellar Door & Café
  • Captains Creek Organic Wines
  • Cobaw Ridge Winery
  • Dulcinea Winery
  • Gisborne Peak Winery
  • Guildford Vineyard
  • Sailors Falls Estate

Restaurants

This region has it all, spas, wineries and of course great restaurants. You can dine simply or lavishly, cheaply or expensively, but you'll dine on food that comes straight from the farms and wine that's grown and fermented from the local vineyards.

Other Things to do

  • Hepburn lagoon Trail Rides
  • Silver Streak Champagne train
  • Camelot Open Studio
  • Convent Gallery
  • Wreford Hot Art Glass Studio
  • Boating at the Boathouse
  • Daylesford Mini Golf
  • Daylesford Tourist Train
  • Hepburn Springs Golf Club
  • Daylesford Museum
  • Ghost tours at Convent Gallery
  • Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
  • Cricket Willow

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Markets

Here is a list of some of the local markets. Remember to avoid disappointment check dates and times.

  • Daylesford Farmers Market
    First Saturday of every month. Over 40 stalls selling the best in Regional Produce. 9am to 1pm, Daylesford Primary School, Vincent St.
  • The Daylesford Sunday Market
    Operates each Sunday from 8.00 am to 3.00 or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station.
    The Daylesford Sunday Market is located at 18 Raglan Street (Midland Highway) and plenty of FREE car parking is available.
  • The Trentham Farmers Market
    Held every third Saturday of the month, in the Trentham Town Square. All proceeds go back into to the community through the 'Not for Profit' Trentham Lions Club and the various community groups participating in the sausage sizzle roster.
  • Mill Markets,105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford  Open 7 days.
  • The Talbot Farmers Market, 3rd Sunday of the month, with 60 stalls, it’s a foodie haven on Scandinavian Crescent Talbot.

Live Music

  • Dbar
    Level 1/74 Vincent Street, Daylesford. Upstairs right next to the town hall. Friday nights feature small combo jazz from some of the region's finest musicians. Saturdays is club night featuring live DJ's. The vibe is cool Over winter and you can enjoy the music with open roaring fires for a warm room and atmosphere.
  • Old Hepburn Hotel- 236 Main Road, Hepburn Springs. This old fashioned pub offers music every Friday and Saturday night. They have everything from karaoke to live music. Another great thing about the Old Hepburn Hotel is that it offers a courtesy bus. So you know you will get home safe.
  • The Palais – 111 Main St Hepburn Springs The Palais in Hepburn Springs is a unique dance hall, built in the 1920's and beautifully restored. The building includes two bars; one in the ballroom and the Wombat Bar.

Cooking Classes

If you want to learn some new culinary tricks while having a bit of fun with friends, here are some suggestions. If you want to know more e-mail us contact_us@girlsweekendsaway.com.au

  • Spoons Cooking School
  • Barcaldine Country House
  • Ego Catering
  • Continental House
  • The Lake House  
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Our Partners

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Macedon Produce

This is collaboration between the vignerons, cooks, restaurateurs, publicans, provedores, suppliers and growers of Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Macedon Produceregion. They share a great love for this beautiful region, a commitment to quality and best practice in an endeavour to promote local food and wine. They are proud of what they do and of those amongst them who have been recognised with awards and accolades.

 

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