Arts and Culture in Daylesford
The people of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have a strong appreciation for arts and culture, and this is evident when you meander through the towns. From the majestic convent gallery to intimate café wall exhibitions to the broad range of home-made craftworks – your creative juices are sure to be stimulated.
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.
Proudly situated in the heart of Hepburn Springs, Grange Bellinzona welcomes you with its tranquility.
Comfortable & elegant hotel accommodation, ensuite, air cond/heater, bar fridge, flat screen TV.
2 bedroom self contained cottages avail for those needing more space.
Dining/Restaurant - Full country breakfast daily, Sat High Tea, Fri & Sat night dinner.
In house massages and facials available (advance booking required).
Indoor heated pool, spa, sauna and gym for house guests.
Private garden, kookaburra feeding.
Perfect for group events - conference, weddings, special occasions, club events.
The Old Macaroni Factory
Australia's first Macaroni Factory and oldest Italian Building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the grounds of Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, Villa Parma has stood as an iconic landmark in Hepburn Springs for almost 150 years. The heritage listed building is ideal for groups or families wanting self-contained accommodation but with all of the facilities and services of a hotel. The four luxuriously appointed bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests, each with its own en suite. A grand dining room and kitchen make up the ground floor while a spacious, yet cosy living room with large leather sofas and modern entertainment systems can be found upstairs. Outside, Villa Parma features a courtyard with BBQ & outdoor dining area as well as a private sauna tucked into the rear garden. For those not wanting to self-cater, a gourmet breakfast is available daily at The Conservatory as well as lunch and dinner at The Argus Dining Room. Just a short stroll through the gardens The Mineral Spa offers a full range of spa treatments including the exclusive mineral water bathing zone The Retreat.
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!!
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.
Paradiso Arts Gallery/ Workshop.
Unique handcrafted décor made in Daylesford.
Railway hotel Castlemaine
Since 2013, the gallery has hosted an exciting and diverse program of exhibitions with a strong regional focus. We also proudly stock the work of over 30 established Australian makers and designers.
As a small commercial gallery, we strongly believe in the values of craft and community by supporting the work of both local and national artists. The space includes contemporary photography, ceramics, jewellery and other quality handmade pieces, offering an alternative to the mass-produced.
Parish of Gordon- Special Event Venue
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.
Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery
Overwrought have been producing unique Australian metalwork for over eight years and have recently opened their own sculpture garden and gallery. Their gardens feature rustic metal sculpture and the gallery showcases local and interstate artists.
Set on the plains of the Central Victorian potato growing district of Blampied, Overwrought offer the visitor a tranquil spot to sit by the pond and enjoy the ambience of the Australian countryside.
Only eight minutes from Daylesford, toward Ballarat. Overwrought are easy to find and have ample parking for cars, coaches and caravans. On your next visit make sure to meet the artists who create the beautiful work on display - and say hello to the friendly alpacas too.
Content: Overwrought Pty Ltd
The Grande Hotel
THE GRANDE HOTEL is an enchanting historic hotel overlooking the Wombat Forest in Hepburn Springs and located on just the other side of Daylesford. We offer accommodation in simple modern style, a relaxed dining room and lounge bar, log fires in winter, fine dining restaurant, acclaimed chef, Friday night Cabaret Club shows, drinks on the fabulous deck, wrap around verandahs, stunning views and tranquil gardens. Come and make yourself welcome.