Overview

Spa & wellbeing

Relax the mind, revitalise the body and calm the spirit in the healing waters of the Daylesford and Macedon ranges region. Home to the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia, time spent in the region is time spent returning your body to its natural state. So slow down and restore the balance through a wide range of spa treatments and wellbeing therapies surrounded by immaculate gardens and tranquil forests.

A century of wellbeing

Your quest for rejuvenation and relaxation via the restorative waters in the twin spa towns of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford is part of a tradition dating back more than 100 years. The region boasts more than 140 natural mineral springs, and it was these as much as the prospect of easy riches that attracted the first wave of Swiss Italian migrants to the area.

Rich in magnesium, calcium and silica, among other minerals, the region's springs are believed to cure all sorts of afflictions, from acne to arthritis. By the early 1800s, the locals were aware of these health benefits and lobbied the local council to halt sluicing for gold to protect the water. That lead to the creation of the Mineral Springs Reserve in 1865 and, in 1895, the Hepburn Bathhouse was built.

Restoring the balance

Enjoy a total body experience with wellness options complementing myriad spa treatments, from Daylesford to Hepburn Springs and Kyneton. Spa towns across the region are havens for holistic health and wellbeing, so you can indulge in more than 200 types of therapies and treatments, including massage, facials, mud baths, reiki, naturopathy, and even astrology.

For quintessential spa experiences, visit the iconic Hepburn Bathhouse, check in to the award-winning Salus Spa at the Lake House or the Mineral Spa at Peppers Springs Retreat. Try Ayurvedic spa therapies at Kyneton's Maiaveda and treatments for mind, body and soul at Daylesford Massage Healing and Daylesford Day Spa.

The complete experience

Relaxation and rejuvenation can take its toll. Stay a while in Daylesford or Hepburn Springs and find boutique accommodation options offering fabulous local food and wine and in-house spa treatments. Check out the Lake House or Villa Parma at Peppers Springs Retreat, book in for a traditional Japanese inn experience at Shizuka Ryokan, or retire to one of the region's smaller villages for a total escape.

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