Relaxing 3-day getaway to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges
Bathe in mineral springs, sample local flavours at award-winning restaurants, and unwind in tranquil accommodation on this restorative three-day getaway.
Journey through Victoria’s lush central highlands for a weekend of wellness and rejuvenation in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. Make relaxation a priority across the weekend as you unwind in soothing mineral springs, replenish with fresh produce from local farm gates, and peacefully browse art galleries in quaint country towns.
Day 1: Melbourne to Daylesford via Kyneton
- Drive time: about 1.5 hours
- Distance: 128 kilometres (79.5 miles)
From Melbourne drive to Kyneton, a picturesque country town just an hour away from the city. Wander along Piper Street, where award-winning fine-dining restaurants meet antique shops and beautiful heritage buildings. If you're here on a Saturday, don't miss a Parisian-inspired lunch at Midnight Starling, one of the town's top restaurants. If you're visiting through the week, stop into Piper Street Food Company to build your own lunch with a selection of delicious house-made charcuterie including terrine, sausage, rillettes and pâtés.
From there, take a five-minute walk to Musk Lane Wine, an urban laneway winery meets cellar door, wine bar and beer garden. Or step into Animus Distillery for a refreshing cocktail made with local small-batch hand-crafted gin.Show more
Day 2: Explore Trentham
- Drive time: 20 minutes
- Distance: 22.5 kilometres (13.9 miles)
Start day two with a delicious breakfast at one of Daylesford’s gourmet eateries. Take your time at Koukla, Larder or Wombat Hill House Cafe, which all serve up scrumptious plates of local produce. Walk off breakfast with a leisurely browse through the town’s boutique shops before hitting the road again.
Next, drive to the pretty township of Trentham, 20 minutes east of Daylesford. Stop en route to explore the incredible Trentham Falls, one of the longest single-drop waterfalls in Victoria.
Day 3: Relax in Hepburn Springs
- Drive time: about 30 minutes
- Distance: 27 kilometres (16.7 miles)
Ready to relax? Grab your towel and skip over to Hepburn Springs, the heart of the ‘Wellness Region’, just 10 minutes away from Daylesford. Waste no time in plunging into the soothing mineral springs at historic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.