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Nature & wildlife

Capture the essence of the mineral springs during your stay in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, whether you're bathing in the waters or drinking from pumps in lush forests. Wander regional gardens tended with pride, spot wildlife as you hike through rugged bush, and linger at Mount Macedon and the mysterious Hanging Rock.

Taking the waters

Discover the benefits of water from mineral springs around Daylesford-Hepburn Springs. Explore Hepburn Regional Park and the Mount Franklin crater, and sip the waters at Sailors Falls and Tipperary Springs. See Victoria's largest highest single-drop waterfall at Trentham.

Secret gardens

Visit Macedon's stunning mansions and provate gardens on designated open days, or enjoy the botanic gardens in Malmsbury, Kyneton, Wombat Hill and Gisborne at any time. Take your camera to picturesque vineyards, or stock the boot at archetypal country farms.

Unearthly forests

Leave the real world behind as you're absorbed into the region's national and state parks, boasting rugged river gorges, volcanic craters, blankets of wildflowers, peaks offering panoramic views, and of course dramatic rock formations like the famed Hanging Rock. Keep your eye out for Australia's unusual native animals in the wild.

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Things to do

Touring routes and itineraries

Discover the best of the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region on your own with a self-guided touring route through natural scenic beauty.

Outdoor activities

Camping

Spend a night under the stars at camping areas in the main state and regional parks including Lerderderg State Park and Hepburn Regional Park.

Outdoor activities

Cycling

Take advantage of the quiet roads, cool climate, and easy access, to cycle around the charming towns dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Outdoor activities

Horses and horse riding

Settle into the saddle and explore magnificent Wombat State Forest, Mt Disappointment State Forest, Lerderderg State Park and the Gisborne Ranges.