Daylesford, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Travel through the charming towns dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges and celebrate the enriching effects of water, from the luxury spas, the decadent food and wine, the lush environment, the artistic bent and the holistic therapies.

Pampering in Spa Country
Travel just an hour north-west of Melbourne and you hit the greatest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in Australia. Daylesford and Hepburn Springs were built up around these springs and you're spoiled for choice of spa and wellness centres, each using the water's mineral properties differently to ensure maximum relaxation and wellbeing. Head to these towns for pampering – not just in spas and wellness centres, but at restaurants serving sumptuous local food and wines, in accommodation fit for kings, and at shops and galleries displaying unique local wares.

Follow your appetite
You could be excused for following your stomach around the region, with even the smallest towns boasting award-winning restaurants, provedores stocked with the best local preserves, farm gates selling the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheeses and meats, and wineries taking advantage of superb cool-climate conditions to produce outstanding sparkling wine, pinot noir and chardonnay. Choose a couple from the 40 wineries and spend time chatting to winemakers and sampling wines matched with local food.

Rugged and refined
Hanging Rock, the haunting subject of the Picnic at Hanging Rock book and film looms large over the region. Pack your own picnic and explore the Rock. Make sure you leave time for the impressive mansions with immaculate gardens in the Macedon Ranges, the heritage gardens in Mount Macedon, pristine nineteenth century streetscapes lined with galleries, antique shops and restaurants in Kilmore, Kyneton and Woodend, and international cricket history combined with shiraz and cabernet around Sunbury.

Glenfern Retreat, Romsey, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Romsey

Visit picturesque Romsey on an extravagant winery trip around the Macedon Ranges and enjoy fine dining at a range of restaurants, cafes and wineries.

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Redbeard Bakery, Trentham, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Trentham

Stop in the tiny town of Trentham on your way to the falls and you'll certainly be rewarded.

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Old Post Office, Seymour, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Seymour

See historic carriages, steam and diesel locomotives and the Old Post Office in the township of Seymour, situated on the banks of the Goulburn River.

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Farmers Market, Lancefield, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Lancefield

Visit Lancefield to find treasures at the Macedonia Antique Centre, sample local wines, and visit the nearby Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon lookouts.

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National Hotel, Clunes, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Clunes

Visit Clunes, one Australia's most original and intact gold towns, nestled in a scenic valley 25 minutes north of Ballarat.

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Garden, Kyneton, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Kyneton

Your Macedon Ranges food and wine adventure isn't complete without a visit to Kyneton a gourmet village that punches well above its weight.

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Peppers Springs Retreat, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Hepburn Springs

Indulge in the enriching effects of natural mineral waters in Hepburn Springs, from luxury spas to food and wine and the lush, fertile environment.

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Memorial Cross, Mount Macedon, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Mount Macedon

Walk in the footsteps of Melbourne's nineteenth century elite atop Mount Macedon boasting imposing mansions, glorious gardens and stunning vistas.

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The Mill Malmsbury, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Malmsbury

Relive the spirit of the gold rush in Malmsbury with a beautiful streetscape featuring National Trust buildings and the historic viaduct nearby.

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Holgate Brew House, Woodend, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Woodend

It feels a world away from Melbourne in Woodend, nineteenth century resort town and base for the mysterious Hanging Rock.

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Lake, Sunbury, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Sunbury

The birthplace of international cricket's coveted trophy, The Ashes, Sunbury is home to historic mansions, and a gateway to the Sunbury Wine region.

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St George Lake, Creswick, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Creswick

Creswick's broad, elegant main street is dotted with historic churches and fine public buildings that point to its gold rush heritage.

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Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Bacchus Marsh

Stop off at one of Victoria's older towns, Bacchus Marsh is great for exploring the surrounding beautiful state parks and the Avenue of Honour.

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Wallders Cafe, Kilmore, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Kilmore

Visit historic Kilmore, Victoria's oldest inland settlement and stroll through an impressive collection of nineteenth century bluestone buildings.

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Water feature, Gisborne, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Gisborne

Begin an indulgent journey through Victoria's historic goldfields and spectacular Mount Macedon with a visit to Gisborne near the Macedon Ranges.

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