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Welcome to

The home of GOLD & SPA's & . . . .

Many attractions await the visitor to this special area situated on the slopes of an extinct volcano - Wombat Hill.
Wander around . . . .


whether you are enjoying public or private gardens,

. . . or simply browsing through the varied shops of the town centre.


The numerous Galleries feature works of local artists, some brightly coloured and others more traditional.

There are many wonderful Tea-rooms and Restaurants each welcoming and featuring their own specialities. Some have outdoor eating areas, others wonderful views while all have a special charm and represent the warmth of the area.

Guest houses and cottages are as always available, many are centrally heated but feature lovely open fires to set the mood for those cooler evenings.

Country style home cooked breakfasts complete with fresh seasonal fruit and home-made jam are a great start to the day. Evening meals and picnic hampers are available by arrangement.

The Wills Square Fountain was officially opened in 1902 and dedicated in memory of Queen Victoria.
It is floodlit at night proudly showing the details for which it has become famous.
'From School'
The bronze sculpture that enjoys pride of place in Albert Street Park, Daylesford is the work of internationally acclaimed sculptor, Mr. Stan Hammond.
It stands a memorial to the children of yesteryear.

The waters of 'Deep Spring' can be found at Eganstown via a sign on the Midland Highway. Set in a rocky gully the creek is a popular picnic spot. Deep Spring Mineral Water is popularly and regularly sought by locals and visitors for its refreshing and good tasting qualities.
The splendid and natural bush setting is another reason to take the Deep Spring waters that have been flowing from late last century.

Mineral Water is found in large underground aquifers. On passing through the mineral laden rocks the waters collect salts and minerals. Carbon Dioxide is given off from deep within the earth's crust which accounts for the effervescence.

The Hepburn Spa Resort
The emphasis is on the therapeutic value of mineral water and the relaxing environment in which to 'Take the Waters'.

HEPBURN POOL. Originally built in the 1920's the pool was created to contain the refreshing waters of Spring Creek. Apart from offering respite from the hot summer sun the 50 yard pool was popular with the many visitors to the many guest houses of the era. Swimming races were regularly conducted between the guest houses in the interests of good spirited rivalry.
Hexagon at Poolway Cottages - nearby

LAKE DAYLESFORD a purely ornamental lake was first discussed back in 1883 by the Borough, although construction did not commence until 1927, the site having become an extensive Chinese market garden complex complete with church, store and joss house. Daylesford's ornamental lake was filled and has been used as a recreation facility ever since and is a haven for wildlife.

Autumn offers some picture-post card scenes. Nature lovers and photographers return time and again to 'capture the colour'.

Jubilee Lake was originally constructed in 1860 as a water supply for the Daylesford and Hepburn Goldfields, the retaining wall collapsed in 1861 after floods and the dam was rebuilt and enlarged. It has been used as a recreation facility ever since and is a wildlife sanctuary. A few metres upstream past a magnificent stand of Elm trees is the Jubilee Lake mineral spring.