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


Daylesford has the highest concentration of natural mineral springs in Australia.

Get in

By public transport

One can arrive in Daylesford by V/Line coach from Castlemaine, Ballarat or Woodend but there is only one stop in Daylesford and most of the sights are quite far without a car.

By car

Daylesford is about a 1 hour 20 mins drive from the centre of Melbourne. It is the easiest way to get to Daylesford. Go along the Western Freeway and follow the signs to arrive in Daylesford.

Get around

The town area is quite small and easily walkable, but for sights outside the town, a car or bike will be needed. Daylesford is quite steep so cycling may be difficult.




There is a strip of shops in the town centre. There is a large second hand book with over 2 stories of books. There is also artwork at Stony Creek Gallery (see above) and craftwork from various shops.



Daylesford is fairly quiet during the night as most places close fairly early.


Most bathhouses also provide accommodation at an additional cost. There are also many country retreats available. Below is an incomplete list of a few of the places to stay at.


Go next

Ballarat, Castlemaine, Trentham, Kyneton and Woodend are all nearby. Bendigo is about an hour away.

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