Feel the deep connection to the region's heritage in all that you do in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. History here is written by the land, from the volcanic events that created Hanging Rock and the Macedon ranges, to the veins of gold that ushered in the gold rush and the fertile soils that brought first wave of Swiss Italian migrants to the region.
So slow down and experience a living history. Collect seasonal produce from generations-old farms, sample wines made from hundred year-old vines, or rest and rejuvenate in mineral springs that were popular with holidaymakers from Victorian times.
The historic main streets and opulent architecture of the region dates back to the 1850s, when people from all over the world rushed to find gold. They left behind granite, bluestone and sandstone buildings that give these small country towns their touches of grandeur.
Lie back and soak in history at the Hepburn Mineral Springs Bathhouse, which has been the place to go for travellers in search of health and wellbeing since 1895.
Wander around the region's tiny villages, including Clunes, Creswick and Trentham. Walk through the historic train stations, courthouses and town halls. Explore the bluestone buildings of Kilmore, Victoria's oldest inland settled town, boasting more than 40 buildings listed on the Register of National Estate, and see more bluestone in Malmsbury and Kyneton, where cobblestone footpaths remain.