Things To Do In Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

Things To Do In Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are an amazing mix of historical locations, walking trails, visiting mineral springs, exploring the many shops and of course sitting down to feasts of local produce.

Several times I have visited Daylesford and Hepburn Springs as they are only three kilometres apart it is easy to travel from one to the other.

Each time I visit I am surprised by a new discovery, a great meal or a stunning new view. The population is normally about three thousand but can swell to double or triple on the weekends as it is so popular, celebrities have been known to visit frequently.

frangos and frangos daylesford

This beautiful historic building is part of the Frangos & Frangos cafe, hotel, restaurant on Vincent street, Daylesford.



Daylesford and Hepburn Springs was discovered by the mid 1800s when gold and the 'magical' mineral springs where found. By the late 1800s the towns people soon realised the area was very special and promoted it has a tourist town.

Visitors arrived by Cobb & Co coaches, by train and then by cars, guest houses were built to cope with the hundreds of visitors. Some of these guest houses are still being used today and are part of the areas history.

These images below are an excellent example of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, they show the variety of scenery and things to do in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.

To discover much more about Daylesford and Hepburn Springs see Daylesford Delights - Your Guide To Discovering Daylesford


Vincent Street is the main shopping street in Daylesford


lake daylesford

Lake Daylesford is very popular as it has many views, you can walk around it on the 'Peace Mile' walking track. There are several mineral springs to stop at and plenty of picnic opportunities.


view of driving daylesford

This is the stunning view that will greet you as you drive into Daylesford on the Midland Highway. On top of the hill is the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens which are about 150 years old and are a 'must see' free attraction.


fernery wombat gardens

This is the fernery in the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, it is quite stunning and was established over a century ago.


soda spring mineral bathhouse hepburn

This image is in the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve looking towards the 'Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa' building and the Soda Spring in the foreground in a lovely relaxing setting.


hepburn mineral springs pavilion cafe

This is also in the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve walking between the Bathhouse and the 'Pavilion historic building' which was built over one hundred years ago and now is being used as a very unique cafe.


hepburn bathhouse spa

The 'Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa' building has been renovated many times as it started over one hundred years ago as 2 baths. Now it is a luxurious and very modern facility.

The Blowhole in Eighteenth Street in Hepburn Springs


bird jubilee lake

Jubilee Lake is a few kilometres away from the main street but well worth the visit, it is a haven for wildlife, a caravan and camping ground, paddle boats can be hired, there is a walking trail, picnic areas, a kiosk, fishing can be done, there is a large playground and oval. An excellent place to visit anytime.



To discover much more about Daylesford and Hepburn Springs see Daylesford Delights - Your Guide To Discovering Daylesford

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