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 fertile soils that brought the 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 first popular with holidaymakers in Victorian times.
The historic main streets and opulent architecture of the region date back to the 1850s, when people from all over the world rushed here 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 the history at Hepburn Mineral Springs Bathhouse, which has been the place to go for travellers in search of health and wellbeing since 1895.
Wander through the region's tiny villages, including Clunes, Creswick and Trentham. Visit 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. See more historic bluestone in Malmsbury and Kyneton, where cobblestone footpaths remain.