Explore Daylesford / Hepburn Springs
There’s so much to see and do in Australia’s Spa Capital!
There really is something for everyone in the Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region! Whether it’s physical nourishment at one of Daylesford’s award-winning eateries or spiritual sustenance in world-famous mineral springs and spa resorts, you’ll be sure to depart Bellinzona Resort planning your next return to Australia’s Spa Capital.
WOMBAT DISCOVERY TOURS
For a truly one of a kind experience in the Daylesford region you can’t go past Wombat Discovery Tours! Traverse the majestic Wombat State Forest at night in search of Wombats, Kangaroos, Owls and much more!
Located in the Coliban River Scenic Reserve and surrounded by lush bushland teaming with native animals, Trentham Falls is not only one of Victoria’s longest single drop waterfalls, it’s also one of Victoria’s most beautiful.
Travel ten minutes North of Daylesford you will discover Lavandula. A Swiss Italian Farm nestled amongst the rolling hills of Shepherds Flat. Grab a bite to eat from their onsite cafe and sit outdoors under the ash trees before meandering through the stunning lavender fields. Open for breakfast, lunch or something sweet.
One of the only facilities in the world where visitors can witness the process of manufacturing a cricket bat from start to finish, Cricket Willow has a rich Swiss Italian History dating back five generations. Stroll the trees in the willow grove before selecting a Jabaroo bat from the onsite shop then take to the famous ”field of dreams”.
SECRET FOREST WALKS
Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Wombat Forest, guided by modern GPS equipment. No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges.
For nearly 100 years, Palais-Hepburn has drawn musicians & performers from around the world to the tranquil and beautiful setting in one of country Victoria’s prime entertainment venues. The new Palais-Hepburn has recently had a stunning makeover & provides live entertainment all year round!
HEPBURN GENERAL STORE
The Hepburn General Store is a must visit when discovering the Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region! An old fashion store with modern attitude, part cafe, part providore, The Hepburn General Store has an array of local and imported products that will leave you amazed! Open every day for breakfast and lunch.
Let your beauty and character shine when you sit down for your very own drawn to life portrait by local artist Kristeena Saville. Be the muse for an original work of art and capture something expressive as well as representational. Usually small, intimate portraits drawn from life. This is a quirky, unique experience not to miss out on!
DAYLESFORD’S MINERAL SPRINGS
It just wouldn’t be right to visit Australia’s Spa Capital without pumping and tasting one of the 60 mineral springs dotted throughout the Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region. The region contains 80% of Australia’s mineral springs, with a large concentration located only a short walk through the forest from Bellinzona Resort.
Every weekend you will find a number of markets running throughout the region including farmers markets, craft markets, antique markets and heaps more. Now a Daylesford institution, the Daylesford Railway market runs every Sunday offering visitors to the region the opportunity to purchase some of the regions finest produce and crafts to take home – be sure you leave some room in your luggage before heading home!
THE HEPBURN BATHHOUSE & SPA
Providing one of a kind experiences in indulgence and rejuvenation, pamper and treat yourself at the World-famous Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, located only 1km from Bellinzona Resort. For a truly memorable experience, be sure to check out Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
Any visit to Daylesford isn’t complete without a peaceful and relaxing walk around Lake Daylesford. Teaming with natural beauty and wildlife, Lake Daylesford is a must do when visiting the region. Stop by for a picnic on the shore or a coffee at the renowned Boathouse Cafe.
Curious about Daylesford and Hepburn’s history? Well then come along for an engaging guided walk and all will be revealed! The stories and history will come to life as you walk through the living museum that is Daylesford.
Owned and run by Hepburn local legends Connie & Kyla, Portal 108 was born from the dream of a better life! Specialising in Women’s fashion and accessories, at Portal 108 you’ll find styles that fit your personality, from some of the most exciting labels across Australia and around the world!
If you want to have some ‘real’ adventure, come riding with Victorian Quad Bike Tours! The quad bikes are so easy to ride that you don’t need any previous experience as the bikes are fully automatic. All you need is a desire to do something different, challenging, and above all lot’s of fun!
AMAZING MILL MARKETS
At the Amazing Mill Markets you will find a selection of vintage clothes, vintage furniture, collectables, antiques, memorabilia, home decor, fine china, art, glass, coins, jewellery, books and records to name just a few things. Remember to stop for something delicious to eat or a refreshing cup of tea at the café.
DAYLESFORD WINE TOURS
Join Clay and his lovable sidekick Maizy the Labrador from Daylesford Wine Tours for a boutique cellar door experience sampling the best wines, ciders, spirits, ports and liqueurs the region has to offer.
DAYLESFORD CHOCOLATE MILL
Opening in 2003, The Daylesford Chocolate Mill has become a local institution. Using only the finest Belgian couverture chocolate in all their fair trade products, the Chocolate Mill is a must see and do for any Daylesford visitor!