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Daylesford - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the Hepburn Shire that includes the towns of Creswick, Clunes and Trentham, Daylesford is part of the popular 'Spa Country', a region renowned for its natural beauty and mineral springs reserves. This area contains 80 per cent of Australia's mineral springs, a region of unique geological and hydrological features that provide a major tourist attraction for the many thousands of visitors to the region.1

Daylesford today is a far cry from its former gold mining past, with its breathtaking scenery, natural mineral springs, spa retreats and holistic services. Together with nearby Hepburn Springs, it is the perfect place for either a romantic getaway or a relaxing holiday. It is also a great place to base yourself to visit the Goldfields Region and Ballarat.
 

Check out our listing of Daylesford accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre
98 Vincent Street
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460
Ph: +61 3 5321 6123
Fax: +61 3 5321 6193
Email
Web: www.visitdaylesford.com.au

Located in the old fire station building. There is an Interpretive Mineral Water Display that includes educational video and a showcase area displaying information on the many attractions in the area.

 

MSN Map of Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
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Daylesford Attractions

Daylesford Historical Society Museum • Daylesford & District Historical Society Inc
• 100 Vincent St, DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 • Ph: 03 5348 1453 • Email
• Daylesford Historical Society Museum has approximately 800 square metres of interior displays and approximately 250 square metres of covered yard and houses an large collection of local memorabilia and artefacts.

The museum also has extensive archival resources that are accessible by arrangement for research to researchers and genealogists. As the Museum and archives are operated entirely by volunteers please contact the Society to arrange for use of the research facilities. The Society is always grateful for donations.

Group tours are welcome by arrangement and catering can be arranged.
The Daylesford Spa Country Railway
• The Central Highlands Tourist Railway
• DAYLESFORD VIC 3460 • Ph: 03 5348 1759 Enquiries (24 Hr CHTR Info Hotline)
• Ph: 03 5348 3503 (Daylesford Station - Sundays only)
• Take a trip through the forest on Victoria's Central Highlands in this unique railway experience on the 120 year old Daylesford branch line of the former Victorian Railways. See and ride restored trains up to 70 years old from the “Home of Victorian Railmotors”.

The Tourist Railway is a living museum of railway history, registered in the Museum Accreditation Program. Enquire at Daylesford Station about our ongoing displays of railway history and our restorations and preservation projects.

Train services and special trains include:
  • Sunday excursion trains every Sunday of the year.
  • Charter trains by arrangement.
  • Champagne Train, the Silver Streak!
    Pre-dinner drinks and savouries on board the train. Ideal for couples and groups.

Contact us for details of our regular Sunday services (travelling between Daylesford, Musk and Bullarto).

Special train services: Silver Streak Champagne Train to Bullarto and return.
— First Saturday of the month early evening, approx 1 1/2 hours.
— Other dates by arrangement (Contact Ph: 03 5348 3622).

Charter trains — available for social events, weddings etc (by arrangement).


Lavandula Lavender Farm
• 350 Newstead-Hepburn Rd, SHEPHERDS FLAT via DAYLESFORD
• Ph: 03 5476 4393 • Fax: 03 5476 4390 • Email
• A Swiss Italian farm that grows lavender, olives and grapes. Stoechas lavender is in flower from October. The English lavender fields are at their best from Christmas. The La Trattoria is fully licensed and serves Swiss Italian cuisine and lavender scones. The Barn is home to the Lavandula Shop, carrying a large range of home grown Lavender products, country style goods, local arts and craft, dried herbs and flowers. Located just 10 km north of Daylesford on the Hepburn-Newstead Road, Melway 609 C8.
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Daylesford Distance

Distance to Daylesford
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Daylesford:
  Km
• Avoca 88.6
• Bacchus Marsh 55.0
• Ballarat 42.0
• Castlemaine 36.9
• Clunes 43.6
• Creswick 26.9
  Km
• Heathcote 88.0
• Hepburn Springs 3.2
• Maryborough 62.2
• Melbourne 111.4
• Mount Macedon 61.1
• Woodend 44.0
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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Daylesford Other Links

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Source:
1 Hepburn Shire - A Brief Profile, Hepburn Shire Council, Retrieved October 22, 2009
 
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