Things To Do In Daylesford: Your Weekend Guide

Heading to Daylesford this weekend? Here are some tips for while you're there

If your idea of the perfect escape means having enticing things to do in easy reach, Daylesford has you covered. Not only will you find country charm, stunning scenery and beautiful accommodation in this regional Victorian town, Daylesford will also keep the gourmands and indulgence-seekers happy. 

A sense of history is enjoyed throughout this laidback town, with original architectural features and other remnants reflecting its gold-mining history. These days however, don’t come seeking the same sort of action-packed things to do in Daylesford – this is relaxation central. 

Treat yourself to a day (or two) of pampering
For most, a stay here won’t be complete without a dip in the natural, healing waters of nearby Hepburn Springs. This is spa country, after all. And Daylesford is full of retreats offering massage treatments, natural therapies and other pampering experiences, so you can leave your city stresses behind.

Uncover culinary heaven thanks to the many dining options
Foodies will love the exciting local venues, whether it's fine dining at the long-time star performer Lake House or mixing it with the locals at The Farmers Arms, where you can also get a great counter meal. 

There’s also excellent Japanese at Kazuki, woodfired pizzas at Ellender Estate in neighbouring Glenlyon or Cliffy’s Emporium for top local produce if you’re keen to whip up your own meals. The Perfect Drop is a brilliant spot for a pre-dinner drink and snack too.

Embrace the vintage shopper within
A stroll along Vincent Street will uncover all manner of antiques and art that may be hard to resist. And for anyone who loves to rummage through bric-a-brac and find vintage gems, time your stay with a Sunday and head to the Daylesford Spa Country Railway Market. Here you can find everything from books, clothes and collectables to even spare car parts. 

Daylesford is a beautiful region with so many great and varied things to do; shop for brilliant produce, dine in award-winning eateries, take in the stunning surrounds, roam antique shops and boutiques, or indulge in some pampering. However you choose to enjoy your stay, make sure you have luxury Daylesford accommodation to unwind in at the end of each day.