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Daylesford Visitor Information Centre

Daylesford Visitor Information Centre

98 Vincent St  Daylesford VIC 3460
9.00am – 5.00pm 7 days a week (Closed Christmas Day)

Ph (03) 5321 6123

 
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Daylesford Activities

If you are looking for something a little more strenuous than relaxing and being pampered, there is a plethora of options in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, from the adventurous, to those who like their excitement a little more leisurely.

ActivityRoad cyclists will certainly appreciate the relative lack of traffic and scenic routes to cycle out to nearby towns like Creswick, Clunes, or Trentham.

And the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs region also has a lot to offer to off-road cyclists, with the Wombat Forest perfect for mountain biking. There are hundreds of tracks with spine tingling downhill runs and jumps along the many logging trails.

Just a few kilometres south of the main street, Lake Jubilee is very popular spot for picnickers and fishing.  The lake is a designated family fishing location and its deep spring-fed waters are regularly stocked throughout the year.

The Peace Mile walk around Lake Daylesford is a treat, especially in the morning as mist swirl off the surface of the serene waters.  Another way to enjoy the lake is to hire a paddle boat.

If you like trains don’t miss the Sunday market – with hourly rides on the heritage carriages.

The golf course in Hepburn Springs gives you the opportunity to share one of Victoria’s prettiest 18-hole courses with the resident kangaroos.

Walking along rows of lavender, tasting sumptuous food and taking part in relaxing outdoor games are just a few of the other activities on offer.


NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Mt Franklin
Mt Franklin Mt Franklin offers picturesque views of Hepburn Springs and abundant picnic spots. Mt Franklin is an extinct volcano located seven kilometres north of Hepburn Springs. To summit Mt Franklin summit is a two kilometre walk around an hour return. Mt Franklin also boasts multiple camping sites and is suitable for all ages.
Wombat State Forest
Wombat State Forest The Wombat State Forest is located just outside of Daylesford. The forest spans 70,000 hectares of flora reserve set aside for recreation. There are many drives and bushwalking trails through the forest.
RACV Goldfields Resort
Markets in our area
Markets in our area
Stony Creek Gallery
Stony Creek Gallery Stony Creek Gallery brings you a rare collection of contemporary original artworks from both local and Australian artists. On arrival you will be overwhelmed with this amazingly beautiful gallery, free entry, and a complimentary glass of bubbles to unwind… relax, take a sip and enjoy every moment. Stony Creek Gallery is an amazingly warm space filled with contemporary, original paintings (by resident artist, Michael Parker and soon to be reident artist, Linda Ward). Also enjoy our extraordinary range of ceramics, blown glass, timber works, jewellery, and sculptures by mostly regional and other Australian artists. Set amongst picturesque bushland in rural Victoria, Stony Creek Gallery is the perfect choice for those looking for contemporary pieces for your new home, or just something to give your home an original and uplifting feel to it.
Daylesford Wine Tours
Daylesford Wine Tours Daylesford Top "Trip Advisor" Attraction & Things To Do - tailored wine tours of Daylesford, Hepburn, Creswick, Clunes, Musk, Glenlyon, Castlemaine & Macedon's award-winning wine region. Australian actor Clayton Watson & faithful labrador Maizy run 3 cellar door or 5 cellar door plus lunch tours 7 days a week, catering for couples, corporates and private corporate tastings, private groups, hens & bucks. With an amazing range of produce from sparkling to white wine to sweet wine to red wine to sticky to cider to liqueur, let Daylesford Wine Tours do the driving and find you that perfect diamond in the rough for your taste buds. Even though most of the cellar doors are closed during the week, Daylesford Wine Tours has the keys to open them! Call us or e-mail to tailor a tour to your tastes today.
Daylesford Tarot Readers
Daylesford Tarot Readers We are an established business of 16 years in the Daylesford region. Here you will find the most experienced and versatile readers who will assist you in making the best life choices and answer your questions candidly and honestly.
Tipperary Walking Track
Tipperary Walking Track The Tipperary Walking Track winds through the Hepburn Regional Park. The Tipperary Track is sixteen kilometres from Lake Daylesford to Hepburn Springs Reserve. The walk can be broken down into smaller sections as below: Lake Daylesford – Twin Bridges: 1.3km -20 minutes Twin Bridges – Tipperary Spring: 2.3km – 40 minutes Tipperary Spring – Bryces Flat: 3.3km – 1 hour Bryces Flat – The Blowhole : 1.3km – 1 hour The Blowhole – Breakneck Gorge: 3.1 km – 1 hour Breakneck Gorge – Golden Spring: 2.2 km – 40 minutes Golden Spring – Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve (via Jacksons Lookout): 2.8km – 50 minutes Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve – Argyle Spring: 1.4 km – 25 minutes Sailors Falls – Twin bridges: 6.5km – 2 hours Please check the Parks Victoria Website before you embark on any walk at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/hepburn-r.p/things-to-do/walks
Lake Daylesford Pedal Pushers Boat Hire
Bowen & Kenneth
Lake Daylesford
Lake Daylesford Lake Daylesford is a short stroll from the town centre providing a natural haven for locals, visitors and wildlife alike. Lake Daylesford offers fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, bird-watching, latte-sipping at the cafe, playground for the kids, tranquil views of the lake, BBQ facilities, recreational swimming, and a myriad of other activities. Located just off the Lake Daylesford circuit are some of the regions famous mineral springs reserves.
Convent Gallery
Convent Gallery Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below. A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art in an historic 19th century mansion.
Daylesford Wine Tours
Daylesford Wine Tours Join Clay & Maizy 7 days a week and enjoy the best Daylesford has to offer - wine, cider, liqueurs & the sights. Even on weekdays Clay is able to open cellar doors just for you, his saying "You never know if you never go!" and company motto "Let us do the driving for you…" says it all.
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm Lavandula is about gardens, regional food and quality body products and home wares. It is a working farm that offers a glimpse of days long past. Explore, discover, relax.
Australian Natural Treasures Touring
Daylesford Mini Golf
Daylesford Mini Golf An 18-hole outdoor minigolf course, that represents different parts of Australia. Come bring your family for a fun filled activity throughout the day, or stay a night at our Avala Accommodation and play minigolf all day long for free!!
Civil Celebrant - Genevieve Messenger
Civil Celebrant - Genevieve Messenger Your Day. My Expertise. I am a creative and professional civil celebrant who has over fifteen years experience and who has officiated at over 500 Wedding ceremonies. I do quality and heartfelt Wedding, Funeral, Same Sex Ceremonies and Birthday Celebration.
Cliffys Emporium
Cliffys Emporium Cliffy's Emporium offers the largest range of local and regional produce, with an emphasis on seasonal and organic. We support the people who produce the food we eat and turn what we receive into interesting soups, salads and dinners every week. Our vegetables come from the organic and almost organic farmers from around our region and sometimes when a friend or customer has a windfall we have the pleasure of using their produce too, returning the favour with a jar of quince jelly or pickled tomatoes or perhaps a barter for something they need in exchange for their produce. We enjoy the look on peoples faces and the knowledge that they share with us when they recognise an old favourite, it may be quince jelly, pickled onions or the bread and butter pudding, the taste of a fresh pine mushroom picked that morning or a medlar waiting to be used. At Cliffy's we tweak peoples imaginations, new ideas with old favourites or old ideas that have been passed along by the last generation. Treasured memories of grandmas kitchen often brings forth a new but old recipe. Step inside and be transformed, enjoy, marvel, eat, drink and indulge your senses.
Daylesford Cinema
Daylesford Cinema Not for profit community run cinema, located in the rear of the Rex Arcade. Screening movies on Fri/Sat/Sun and Tuesday. Extra sessions during school holidays and special event weekends. Check our website for screening times and programming information.
Kerrie Michele
Kerrie Michele Delightful art/jewellery gallery in unique rustic setting. Come and enjoy a glass of local wine and private viewing of works for sale. Then feel free to roam the 100 acres overlooking lake CairnCurran and meet the friendly wildlife. Appointment only.
Daylesford Spa Country Railway
Hepburn Mineral Springs
Hepburn Mineral Springs There are an abundance of mineral water reserves in the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region that offer free access to natural sparkling mineral water. Many of the reserves have been established to protect the springs and to provide a variety of recreational activities for the whole family Hepburn Springs houses many natural springs and some are listed below: Wyuna Spring, Sulphur Spring, Soda Spring, Pavillion Spring, Locarno Spring, Lithia Mineral Spring, Hendersons Mineral Spring, Golden Mineral Spring, and Argyle Mineral Spring
Argyle Gully Hepburn Springs
Argyle Gully Hepburn Springs A beautiful 10 min walk commencing on 10 St Hepburn Springs, past the Red Star & Cosy corner cafe, over the suspended walk way to the Hepburn Spa
The Secret Garden of Daylesford
The Three Lost Children Walk
The Three Lost Children Walk The Three Lost Children Walk is homage to three young boys who went missing in 1867. The walk spans 15km one way starting in Daylesford, passing through the Hepburn Regional Park and finishing in the Wombat State Forest. The 6 hour walk showcases the rich gold mining history of the region. For further information and advice before commencing the walk please visit www.dse.gov.au or the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre located at 98 Vincent Street Daylesford.
Wombat Discovery Tours
Wombat Discovery Tours Come with Wombat Discovery Tours to explore the secrets of the Wombat State Forest on a Nocturnal eco tour Daylesford. Discover the history of the area whilst searching the forest at night for Wombats and other native wildlife. Taste the local mineral water and have an awesome time on this fun, popular and affordable tour. Our 4x4 bus seats only 11 passengers keeping the tours small and personal.
Hepburn Springs Golf Club
Hepburn Springs Golf Club Hepburn Springs Golf Club features a challenging 18 hole course, unsurpassed vistas and the best grass greens in the Spa Country. The kangaroos, native bushland and country hospitality will delight you and your friends. The course is seldom crowded and visitors of all standards are welcome. Group bookings are welcome and reasonable green fees ($30) offers visitors a wonderful day of golfing free of crowds and surrounded by wonderful native bushland. The clubhouse is licensed, and features a covered decking with spectacular views. Motorised carts, buggies and equipment hire are available. For further information about green fees, bookings, monthly specials, memberships and venue hire please visit our website www.hepburngolf.com.au
Boomerang Holiday Ranch
Boomerang Holiday Ranch Trail riding through native bushland Rides are normally 1 hour Longer rides can be arranged all rides supervised Ages 6 yrs and over Rides suitable for beginners to advanced Bookings essential
Bromley & Co
The Old Macaroni Factory
The Old Macaroni Factory Australia's first Macaroni Factory and oldest Italian Building.
Tuki Retreat
Tuki Retreat Tuki stone cottages offer a romantic getaway,relax in front of the open fire,soak in spring water in the spa or indulge in regional food and wine.
Clayspace
Clayspace Clayspace is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing inspiration and support for ceramic artists at all stages of their creative development in a nurturing communal environment. Members receive access to communal studio facilities, discount classes, workshops and artist floortalks. By reinvigorating the awareness of the handmade and the promotion of local products, recognition is fostered that local produce refers not only to the food we eat but also the vessels and objects we use in our daily lives. WEB: www.clayspace-coop.com
Daylesford Cider Company
Daylesford Cider Company The Daylesford Cider Company specialises in traditional craft cider made using the 17 varieties of English heritage-listed cider apples grown on the farm at Musk, 4km East of Daylesford. The traditional 'still' ciders proudly picked up Silver and two Bronze at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards earlier in 2015.
Golden Nugget Discovery Tours
Golden Nugget Discovery Tours Golden Nugget Discovery Tours offers Ecotourism sightseeing experiences of the Daylesford & Spa Region. We have 4 tours to choose from; a.Daylesford & Castlemaine Discovery Tour, b.Daylesford & Spa Region Discovery Tour, c.Daylesford/Hepburn Springs Highlights tour, and d.Goldfields Track walks. Ecotourism / Nature Tourism at its Best
Lyndall McQuinn
Lyndall McQuinn Enjoy Astrology or Tarot readings in Lyndall's beautiful space located in a garden one block from main street. Lyndall has over 25 years experience and has written many publications on both Tarot and Astrology. She teaches Astrology, Tarot. meditation and shamanism. Lyndall is available for meditation sessions or shamanic healing sessions, in her room, or at your location and online either by Skype or phone 0428 524 923. Read her astrology column in news.
Daylesford Community Op Shop
Daylesford Community Op Shop Daylesford Community Op Shop is a not for profit Co-operative. All proceeds go directly to local groups to strengthen our community.
Chocolate Mill
Chocolate Mill "...uncompromising commitment to quality" Epicure, The Age, 03/02/2004. Our goal is to create a chocolate experience. Often described as a “Chocoholic Heaven” we have a viewing window into our kitchen where you can see masters at work, plus all-day video demonstrations of how we craft our chocolates. All our products are freshly handmade and sold exclusively on site. With over 100 choices including the “Ultimate Hot Chocolate”…
Daylesford Ballooning
Daylesford Ballooning Fly with us in a hot air balloon over the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs Spa Country. This is hot air ballooning at its purest - the closest you can get to nature.
Daylesford Farmers Markets
Daylesford Farmers Markets On the 1st Saturday of the month our local farmers, producers and vignernons gather on the oval of the Daylesford Primary School to sell their very fresh produce and products.You'll find everything from cheese, olives, olive oil,eggs, fresh meats, fresh veg & fruit, local honey, jams & preserves, bread, milk and all your weekly staples to seedlings, plants and chooks for the backyard! Remember we are seasonal so monthly there are a few changes with our farmers and producers but that is the exciting thing about seasonal it challenges your cooking, keeps food fresh, real and interesting.
Lidia Merzel - Celebrant
Lidia Merzel - Celebrant My services as a celebrant are centered on the personalised design of a ceremony, delivered in a professional and heartfelt manner. I am available to discuss the requirements for your marriage, renewal of vows, name giving and commitment ceremonies in the Daylesford region and in Melbourne. No matter what the ceremony I can help you create a special and memorable occasion. I believe in the ceremonies and rituals that we perform in our life. They show us where we 'fit' in our family and community, respect and acknowledge our past, acknowledge and celebrate new beginning’s, and formally and legally bind our lives together. They help to preserve the best of our poetry, music and symbols providing the fabric and stitching of social connections. Contact me for further information lidiamerzel@westnet.com.au or call 0411 783 532 to discuss your requirements.
Jubilee Lake
Jubilee Lake Jubilee Lake is a minutes’ drive from the centre of Daylesford providing a natural haven for the local wildlife and bushwalkers alike.
Daylesford Massage Spa
Daylesford Massage Spa An intimate and personalised space for you to relax and restore your vitality, Daylesford Massage Spa is all about giving you the best massage and treatment in Daylesford. Offering you a selection of massages including our signature magnesium massage to maximise your relief of aches, pains and to restore your balance, body packages, organic facials and mobile services for deeper relaxation in the privacy of your room. 0411 957 400 We use local Daylesford spring water together with our own handcrafted organic skincare and are the only Spa in Daylesford to use Phyts certified organic French skincare in all our specialized facials -always remember you’ll be walking into a warm and friendly room with a heated massage table waiting for you.
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Blue Urchin Gallery
The Goldfields Track
The Goldfields Track The Goldfields Track stretches 210kms from Bendigo to Mt Buninyong and Bacchus Marsh and forms part of the Great Dividing Trail. The Trail comprises three smaller tracks; The Wallaby, Leangan, and Dry Diggings Tracks. The Goldfields Track is a natural bush track with paths clearly marked. The walk showcases the natural beauty of the region as well as attractions such as wineries, cafes, restaurants and day spas – as regional cities and townships are always close by and worth a stop and a stay. Daylesford marks the intersection of the Dry Diggins and Wallaby Track providing a well deserved resting point. Please visit www.goldfieldstrack.com.au for more information and before you embark on your walk.
Creswick Woollen Mills
Creswick Woollen Mills Creswick Woollen Mills in an Australian family business founded in 1947 . We are now the only coloured woollen spinning mill of its type in Australia. Come and visit our tourism exhibition 'A Very Fine Yarn' and visit our resident Alpacas and pick up a luxury product from our shop.
Ozkiva Vision Gallery
Ozkiva Vision Gallery OZKIVA Vision Gallery - a boutique studio gallery specialising in Native American jewellery and Tribal jewellery from around the world. Browse our collection of handcrafted Native American Indian Jewellery, Mexican art, paintings, tribal art and artifacts, crystals, and beautiful exotic treasures. We're located on the "Upper East Side" of Daylesford - East St studios – just watch for our sign. Map here: http://www.ozkiva.com/visit/ Open: Weekends, Holidays, and by appointment.
Daylesford Mineral Springs
Daylesford Mineral Springs There are an abundance of mineral water reserves in the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region that offer free access to natural sparkling mineral water. Many of the reserves have been established to protect the springs and to provide a variety of recreational activities for the whole family.
Great Dividing Trail Association
Great Dividing Trail Association
Daylesford Bazaar
Daylesford Bazaar Treasures galore!
Jonai Farms
Jonai Farms We are a family of ethicurean farmers raising rare-breed Large Black pigs on 69 acres of volcanic paddocks just outside Daylesford, Victoria. We sell our uncommonly delicious ethical pork and beer-fed beef at the farm gate and through a delivery box system into Melbourne.
Cricket Willow
Cricket Willow Visit the picturesque birth place of the Australian cricket bat.
Maze House
Maze House Maze House has a 25 year old cypress hedge maze set in a 5 acre food and fun garden. Our garden cafe serves coffee, cakes and snacks. Loads of out door fun.
Silver Brumby Trails
Silver Brumby Trails
Hepburn Regional Park
Hepburn Regional Park The Hepburn Regional Park hosts many of the famous mineral springs of the region and relics of the gold mining era, all set in delightful bush surroundings. Natural features that are a must see for visitors and local alike include: Jacksons Lookout, Mt Franklin Reserve, and of course the natural springs.
Cecebain Studio
Cecebain Studio We have a range of products such as Milkcrate/ Merbau Wooden seats or wooden table centre to terrariums to water features made from teapots and teacups and of course Indoor Plants. Come and explore our enchanting studio and shade house . Starting from end of May we are running Art and Craft workshops every Saturday for visitors to Daylesford to learn an artistic medium in a relaxed environment. . Like us on Facebook page or go to our website!!
Bookbarn @ Daylesford
Bookbarn @ Daylesford The Bookbarn @ Daylesford is open every day from 10am till 5.00pm Quality second hand books. Coffee, Cake and Cheese on the Deck! After Hours browsing welcome by arrangement. Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/daylesfordbookbarn
The Blowhole This artificial diversion tunnel on Sailors Creek was built by gold miners around the early 1870s. Set in the Hepburn Regional Park, the Hepburn Blowhole is an impressive sight when the creek is in full flow. This artificial diversion tunnel on Sailors Creek was built by gold miners around the early 1870s. A tunnel through the spur was cut to redirect water flow from the original creek line. The soil in the dry creek bed was then sluiced for gold. It . Short walks can be undertaken by following the spur above the tunnel or through the diggings area.
Rocklyn Yoga Ashram
Rocklyn Yoga Ashram The Rocklyn Yoga Ashram is located just 15 minutes from Daylesford and offers yoga classes, meditation, relaxation, kirtan, mantra and training all aspects of yoga. Come along and attend a class or stay for a weekend for a personal retreat and time out. We also offer longer courses and stays of one week to three months.
Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens Established on a volcanic hill that provides spectacular views of Daylesford and surrounding countryside, Wombat Hill Botanic Garden’s story stretches back to the Gold Rush era and continues to charm with its towering trees, shaded avenues and rolling lawns.
House of Tarot
House of Tarot A reading has the ability to enhance your daily life by shedding light on any given situation; or bring to the surface underlying concerns that may be hindering you from moving in the direction you desire. Experience a unique reading which includes introductory Life Coaching. You were born to shine! Call - 0409 870 481, or visit: www.taniayorgey.com.au