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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.

Kookaburra, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Wildlife

Glimpse quirky Australian wildlife such as echidna, wombat, colourful rosellas and other birdlife plus the locals at Hanging Rock reserve.

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Hanging Rock, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

National parks and reserves

Witness wonders like nothing you've seen before in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges from national parks with rugged river gorges to scenic vistas.

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Lavandula Lavender Farm, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Parks and gardens

Visit immaculate gardens dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, find lush tranquil forests, rolling farmland, and natural mineral springs.

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Trentham Falls, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Trentham Falls

Get soaked by the spray from Victoria's highest single-drop waterfall, enjoy a picnic by the river or a scenic walking track in the surrounding forest.

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