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Things to do in Daylesford

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
Always on the hunt for creative, fun, and interesting places, events, and experiences.
Published May 6th 2013
Daylesford is a luxurious and peaceful town near Melbourne
Daylesford is 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the foothills of the great Dividing Range. It is an easy drive from Melbourne. The main shopping and cafe strips in Daylesford are Albert Street and Vincent Street.

Daylesford is a place to escape the city and relax. There are several parks, gardens, and lakes to visit and explore. Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens has great views, and meandering paths. The gardens are off Wombat Street. Lake Daylesford is further down Vincent Street heading south and is a great place to walk, see the birdlife, and go for a picnic.

Daylesford view Lake
View of the lake at Daylesford

Daylesford has a strong foodie culture, and several grand pubs that are perfect during the colder months.

Cliffy's Emporium at 30 Raglan Street Daylesford, support local and organic produce. You can dine in, or shop there. The emporium is well organised, casual, and is a great to chance to try food from the region. Enquiries: (03) 5348 3279,

Daylesford Farmers Arms Hotel at 1 East Street Daylesford was built in 1857, and is a cosy, red brick building, with great staff and an impressive menu. Enquiries: (03) 5348 2091,

There are many rooms in Daylesford, and they range from motels, to B&Bs, to luxury houses. Accommodation fills up quickly during festivals and special events.

Daylesford House by the Lake
Daylesford luxury accommodation

A good value option is the Daylesford Central Motor Inn at 54 Albert Street Daylesford, with rooms from around $100 per night.. Enquiries: (03) 5348 2029,
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Why? A peaceful getaway from the busy city.
Where: Daylesford, Victoria
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I think Daylesford Wine Tours should be added to this list guys a must do do do!
by clay (score: 0|2) 2572 days ago
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