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Daylesford, an hour northwest of Melbourne, has many spas, good food and wine, a lush environment, artists, and holistic therapists.


Daylesford is a spa town located at the bottom of the Great Dividing Range. It is a part of the greater area that is defined as the Shire of Hepburn in the state of Victoria in Australia. The area lies approximately 115 kilometres north and to the west of Melbourne which is the capital city of Victoria. It was first established in the 17th century as a gold mining town but has since become a spa country with a huge amount of holistic and relaxing accommodation for excellent get aways. There is a huge amount of information regarding Daylesford available in this link on Wikipedia

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Generally visitors that are interested in travelling to Daylesford and the Macedon ranges are travelling from Melbourne. If this is the case, then the Hume, Calder and Western highways as well as the Tullamarine Freeway all lead directly there. V/line also have a wide range of train lines that service the area. Local bus companies travel between all the major towns and stop at all the region's train stations so getting to and from Daylesford and the surrounding area as well as navigating around is quite easy.

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There is a wide range of buses and trains that will get you around Daylesford and the greater area. It is handy to have or hire a car in the area, but you will still be able to get around with ease.

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The area is infamous for it's relaxation factor. There are a wide range of articles that outline some of the top things to do in Daylesford however at a glance the following are what attract a huge amount of visitors to one of the few spa countries in Australia:

  • Energise by visiting the mineral springs
  • Enjoy the great outdoors, with a plethora of fishing, hikes and much more.
  • Learn about the rich history of the area, both with respect to the indigenous owners of the land and when the area was found to have awesomely therapeutic mineral springs that brought crowds from all over.
  • Wine tasting and relaxing day spas

And much much more, all if which can be found on the guide linked above or anywhere on the web.

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Daylesford has some of the most beautiful properties that can be found online or when you arrive. Some of the properties are cottages with a beautiful old school vibe. Daylesford really comes alive and is a truly gorgeous place to visit.

That being said, there are a wide range of properties of all budgets and styles to stay at in Daylesford and the surrounds which you can book individually, organise with a travel agent, or have a provider manager all of your Daylesford accomodation on your behalf. You'll be sure to find something that will fit your requirements, whether that's to bring along a furry friend with pet friendly accomodation.


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