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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.

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Bacchus Marsh

Stop off at one of Victoria's older towns, Bacchus Marsh is great for exploring surrounding parks.

Clunes

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

Creswick

Creswick is dotted with historic buildings that reflect its gold rush heritage.

Daylesford

Lead a double life in Daylesford, a village dedicated to wellbeing, a stone's throw from Melbourne.

Gisborne

Begin an indulgent journey through Victoria's Macedon Ranges with a visit to Gisborne.

Hepburn Springs

Indulge in the enriching effects of natural mineral waters in Hepburn Springs at luxury spas.

Kilmore

Visit historic Kilmore, Victoria's oldest inland settlement and home to grand bluestone buildings.

Kyneton

Your Macedon Ranges food and wine journey isn't complete without a visit to the village of Kyneton.

Lancefield

Visit Lancefield to find local treasures, sample regional wines, and visit the nearby Hanging Rock.

Malmsbury

Relive the spirit of the gold rush in Malmsbury with a beautiful National Trust streetscape.

Mount Macedon

Walk in the footsteps of Melbourne's nineteenth century elite atop Mount Macedon amid scenic beauty.

Romsey

Visit picturesque Romsey on a winery trip around the Macedon Ranges and enjoy fine dining and cafes.

Seymour

See historic carriages, locomotives and the Old Post Office in the township of Seymour.

Sunbury

Sunbury is home to historic mansions, and a gateway to the Sunbury Wine region.

Trentham

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

Woodend

Explore Woodend, nineteenth century resort town and base for the mysterious Hanging Rock.

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Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Food and wine

Follow your appetite to the region that takes indulgence to another level, with wonderful seasonal fare, great wines and a pristine country backdrop.

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Art and culture

Indulge your artistic side and immerse yourself in history at local galleries, artists' studios and museums in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

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Spa and wellbeing

Take the waters in Victoria's spa country of Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges and experience total relaxation and rejuvenation from a mineral bath.

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History and heritage

Feel the history in all you do in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, from generations-old farms to mineral waters discovered during the gold rush.