What to do while in Daylesford?


So you’re planning to come to Daylesford for a couple of days, a weekend or maybe just a day trip? There is so much to do, so as locals, we’ve put our favourites together.

Daylesford is a small town located in the Goldfields region of Victoria, Australia. The town is situated approximately 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and just a short drive from Ballarat.

Surrounding Lake Daylesford and close to Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Daylesford is renowned for its mineral springs and spa retreats.

In addition to soaking in the many pools around town, visitors can also enjoy bush walks in Wombat State Forest, browse antiques at the local markets or hire a bike and explore the countryside from one of the many dedicated cycling routes.

Daylesford’s dining scene also offers plenty to keep you busy with a selection of fine dining restaurants, café’s and country pubs serving up local produce and wines.

Lake Daylesford

Events in Daylesford

Not that you need a specific event to come to Daylesford, but always good to know what is on in the region. Here is a selection of events.

Weekends Daylesford

A girls weekend away, team building with colleagues, foodie weekends with friends or a hens party? Trust the locals for some advice on how to plan your perfect weekend in Daylesford.

The Virgin at Hotel Bellinzona in Hepburn

Brunch in Daylesford

It wouldn’t be a weekend away without a long brunch. Here in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, we’re known for it.

Whether it’s a country breakfast at Cliffy’s Emporium, a truffle omelet at Virgin Cafe at Hotel Bellinzona or the daily special at Koukla Cafe.

We’ve put together our favourite brunch places in Daylesford and surrounds, so you can focus on enjoying yourself.

Fine Dining in Daylesford

Indulging yourself in beautiful food paired with amazing local wines surely is one of the worlds greatest pleasures. Daylesford and the wider region is very lucky to have some of the best restaurants in Australia in town.

From the most well known restaurants like Lakehouse Hotel & Restaurant to the hidden gems like The Surly Goat.

See what Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges have on offer and indulge yourself in fantastic local produce.

The Surly Goat Hepburn

Dog friendly Daylesford

Coming to Daylesford with your pooch? Lots of restaurants, bars and things to do in town are dog friendly.