The effortlessly stylish and old-world vibes of Daylesford and it’s sister town, Hepburn Springs, are world-famous for their 72 health-giving springs and spas, wellness retreats and lifestyle centres.
Mixing contemporary and traditional artwork, the Convent has been described as ‘the most beautiful gallery in Australia’. The gallery, a mix of established and emerging artists from local, national and international artists, across a broad range of mediums, including an exhibition program that changes every eight weeks.
The whimsically designed Wombat Hill House café received a coveted 3 stars in The Ages Good Food guide, as owner Alla Wolf-Tasker – who owns nearby Lake House - ensures to keep a revolving menu, which is rich with, seasonal, local produce.
The Italian-speaking Swiss were the first migrants to settle in the area when gold was found and on Lavandula, On the grounds is a rustic La Trattoria café, extensive gardens – including olive and chestnut groves and a vineyard, and the Lavender fields the property is famous for.
The sister town of Daylesford, Hepburn Springs is renown for their healing mineral springs. The water, rich in magnesium, calcium and silica, is believed to cure a variety of ailments, including acne and arthritis. The most famed mineral spring in the area is the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
End your day by heading back into Daylesford and dining at the two-hat Lake House Restaurant within the Botanic Gardens.