Start with a tranquil breakfast at one of the many magnificent eateries in Daylesford, such as Cliffy's Emporium, Cafe Koukla or Wombat Hill House Cafe. Or if you're visiting on a weekend, collect your fresh local produce from providores throughout the region at Farmers' markets.
Powered up for the day, it's time to discover the pretty township of Trentham, 30 minutes east of Daylesford. After being wowed by Trentham Falls, the longest single drop waterfall in Victoria, you'll have time to explore the boutiques. Or walk the Domino Trail, a 6km old railway line that connects Lyonville with Trentham. Enjoy lunch at Radio Springs Hotel.
Follow your wander with some refreshment. Order coffee and pastry at famous RedBeard Historic Bakery, a slap-up pub meal at the Cosmopolitan or French farmhouse cooking at Annie Smithers' Du Fermier. You can even take a sourdough bread-making class before ambling back towards Daylesford.
Driving through Musk (five minutes from Daylesford), drop into the family-owned Passing Clouds winery cellar door for a taste of their current release wines. If you skipped lunch in Trentham, relax over a "famiglia" style lunch in the dining room (book ahead).
Then become acquainted with Daylesford Cider Company's dizzying range of ciders and varieties of organic English heritage apples.
Back in Daylesford, grab a table at the Farmers Arms Hotel for the perfect mix of country charm, a sophisticated menu options, extensive wine and beer list and down-to-earth service. Stay at Cosy Tents, glamping options just outside Daylesford or revive at a wellness villa at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.