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Things to do in Daylesford, Australia – A complete guide to visit Daylesford

By Shanmugam - August 25, 2020
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Daylesford is one of the most astounding cities in Australia. A trip to this place will make you feel like going on a cosy and unforgettable dream. Locals of Daylesford call the city as Australia’s premier spa town. Whenever you visit Daylesford during your Australia vacation ensure to halt at this place for a day or two. What is so-called the most established and premium spa town was once a gold-mining town. The city has gone through so many developments and modernization right from the time it got established in 1852. Though it has seen so many developments, it still holds its authentic history and tradition. It has never failed to give an amazing experience to the travellers. It is one of the best weekend getaway spots and there are so many things to do in Daylesford. We have customised this guide with the best things to do in Daylesford.

Things to do in Daylesford
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Places to stay!

Daylesford is one of the most budget-friendly destinations in Australia. There are so many hotels and premium stay options in Daylesford. All these places wouldn’t cost you not more than $150 per night. Moreover, the resorts, hotels and stay option will mostly be 500 meters of the visitor information centre and metres away from the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Check out the top 3 hotels and Inns to stay during your Daylesford vacation!

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Daylesford Central Motor Inn

Located at 54 Albert Street, Daylesford Central Motor Inn is one of the top hotels to stay during your vacation. The inn comes with a lot of amenities such as BBQ facilities, free wi-fi, and has a well-mainatined garden area. If you are family traveller, then you can spend your evening by having a BBQ at this attractive outdoor garden. The base room category that you can avail at this three-star hotel is a standard room. This room category will cost you $125. It can accommodate two and comes with one Queen bed, with a crib available on request. You don’t have to worry about your food if you are staying at this hotel. You can get continental, Italian and Australian cuisine for an additional cost.

Things to do in Daylesford
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Central Springs Inn

Yet another family-friendly stay option located in 6 Camp Street, Daylesford, VIC, Australia. Central Springs Inn is a four-star premium hotel with 46 rooms and a fireplace in the lobby. Why it is called a haven for the family traveller is that it has the Heritage Family Mezzanine and Executive Suite. These room category can accommodate four to five people. Though it is a family room still, both the rooms will cost you only $129 per night. Moreover what is so special about the hotel is that you can find a mini library at this hotel. You can have your breakfast while reading books at the library.

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Albert Guest House and Mills Spa Suites

Perfect for couple and solo traveller, Albert Guest House and Mills Spa Suites is one of the most budget-friendly hotel in Daylesford. This four-star restored pub will cost you $110 per night. At this cost, you can stay in Albert Guest House’s Cozy room that comes with a private bathroom and complimentary breakfast option for two people. All the room category in this four-star hotel is furnished, and well maintained. If your travelling with your friends then you can very well take the adjoining rooms.

Things to do

After figuring out the best stay option, its time to explore and find out the best things to do in Daylesford. To experience the best side of Daylesford and its surrounding area, then it is perfect to start your day from the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. People from all over the world visit this spa for its relaxing 32-degree relaxation pool, 35-degree spa pool with immersed seating, a salt therapy pool and creekside bathing. The bathhouse offers you a spectacular view of nature. You can experience this amazing view while taking a relaxing bath at the pool. You can also find other therapy and relaxing options at this place. Try the Aroma Steam Room and spa steam therapy at this place.

Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
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Apart from spas and therapies, Daylesford has the finest collection of the garden. Out of all the astounding gardens in Daylesford, it is best recommended to visit the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Located near an extinct volcano, the place offers you an amazing view of Daylesford. Spread across 10 acres of land, it is a perfect place to spend your evening with your family and loved ones. It was established in 1863. If you are an art lover, then you should consider visiting the Convent Gallery which features eight galleries, a museum and a coffeehouse.

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Dishes to try

With plenty of eateries available in Daylesford, the option can make you feel overwhelmed. Check out the add picked few places to treat your palate that will certainly retreat your taste buds. To those who are looking to taste pastries and sweets then drop by the Himalaya Bakery & Café on Vincent Street. You can taste fresh biodynamic loaf, doughnuts and cakes. If you wish to taste an after wood-fired pizza then check out Café Koukla. The place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you are looking for some astounding views while having your meal then consider Sault. The restaurant covers 125 acres of land and the restaurant offers food that is cooked from the best local produce. After your meal, stroll through the restaurant’s lavender field. One of the best place to spend your time with loved ones. To taste multiple cuisine options, head to Mercato @ Daylesford. You can taste your taste buds with a fusion of European and modern Australian cuisine. has been crafted by chef Richard Mee to bring you a fine country-dining experience.

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All these things to do in Daylesford will definitely keep you engaging and will never bore you. Daylesford vacation is worth doing with your family and loved ones. What are you waiting for? Quickly, book your Australia trip with PickYourTrail for a hassle-free vacation. Additionally, you can also chat with our destination expert though Whatsapp query. For more information refer to the guides page and also download the Pickyourtrail app from Play Store or IOS.

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