The Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region is abundant with activities to keep you busy, relaxed, and fulfilled. Here are 7 activities you absolutely must try!
- Appreciate the Mineral Springs
Of all of the things to do in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, a visit to the area would not be the same without indulging in the area’s mineral-rich waters. In 1865, the 30-hectare Mineral Springs Reserve was created to protect the water in the region. You will find more than 80 natural springs high in protein, calcium, magnesium and a wealth of different minerals.
At vitamin spas and bathhouses throughout the area, you can experience conventional communal bathing in hot mineral water, comfort pools, spas, salt treatment pools and steam rooms. This is a special Daylesford encounter, and one not to be overlooked for anybody traveling to the gorgeous area. We highly recommend checking out The Mineral Spa’s at The Argus – an absolute luxury. Owning a property near spa facilities is an absolute dream, so speak with an investment property advisor today to develop a plan. It helps to do regularly check available property sales online, as well as real estate trends in the area.
- Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have a wealth of walking trails catering to all ages and skills. There is an assortment of beautiful walking choices for nature lovers to research in the area of Hepburn Regional Park, such as Sailors Falls, Mount Franklin Reserve, and the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve.
The Gold Fields Track runs directly through Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. The Daylesford Visitor Information Centre can supply you with a printed map of this region, showing the location of their walking paths, mineral springs along with other popular tourist sites too.
Daylesford is also a popular location to go fishing. You can catch a variety of species such as rainbow trout, brown trout, golden perch, and redfin. Jubilee Lake is a superb spot to fish, as is St Georges Lake. Make sure you get a legitimate Victorian fishing permit before your trip.
- Discover the History
Gold has been found in the region in the 1850’s with settlements springing up in Wombat Flat and Spring Creek which afterwards became Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Many beautiful historical buildings in the 1800s are still standing. When walking through the roads, it is possible to admire the well-preserved designs, influenced by Swiss-Italian infrastructure, as lots of the early gold miners were of Swiss-Italian descent. The town hall and the local post office are excellent examples of the preserved architecture here. If you’re interested in finding more about the background of this town, you may even stop by the Daylesford Historical Society Museum.
- Indulge in the Wineries
You can’t visit Daylesford and not go to a winery. The Macedon ranges are home to some of the finest boutique wines in Australia. The elevation and climate provide ideal conditions for exceptional sparkling wine, chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon.
A variety of wineries provide intimate basement door tastings and wines are usually on a tiny scale. Passing Clouds and Hanging Rock Winery, are not to be overlooked, whilst Kyneton Ridge Estate, and Captain’s Creek Organic Wines specialise in unique cool climate wines.
If you’re looking at arranging a winery tour, and don’t want to designate a driver as you want everyone to have their freedom, we highly recommend Daylesford Wine Tours. They offer boutique excursions 7-days a week, and can be customised to your plans.
- Heal Yourself With Some Shopping
Should you feel like a day of Shopping, Daylesford won’t disappoint. Walk across Vincent Street or Howe Street and you’ll encounter an assortment of homeware shops, thrift shops, boutique fashion stores, bookshops, antique stores and more! The variety of stores is an excellent and enjoyable pass time, take some time to indulge in the culture of this historic town.
- Relax in a Day Spa or Wellness Centre
With so many choices to indulge and rejuvenate, Daylesford is your greatest place to pamper yourself. There are many all-natural treatment businesses in the region, offering an assortment of spa and massage therapies.
Daylesford is the ideal romantic getaway with your beloved, with apa treatments, aromatherapy, and homoeopathy as available services. You could even have a weekend bonding away with friends. Our favourites include the Daylesford Massage Healing Centre, and Eko Spa.
- Appreciate the Art
Head to the convent gallery for a day of history and art. The Convent Gallery comprises exhibition spaces, a museum, a chapel and beautiful garden with panoramic views over Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
Where can I stay?
Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are home to a variety of different types of accommodations, from Airbnb’s, to niche luxury accommodations like the Kudos Villas. This is an excellent place to retire, or even purchase your own rental property. Houses in this region can be moderately priced, so be sure to look at online property sales regularly. You should consider seeking property investment advice today, so you can live this life every day.