September is all about Father’s Day and footy finals! 

After a two year hiatus, the AFL Grand Final returns to Melbourne and this year you can also escape to Daylesford for the grand final long weekend!

Who will it be this year? Melbourne again, Collingwood or the Cats?

It’s the time of year to watch the grand final at a pub with friends, grab a great feed and sample some new boutique brews in Daylesford.

We’ve put a list of our favourite local establishments for you (and Dad) to enjoy below, along with something much better than a Bunnings voucher this Father’s Day…

From foodie finds to freshly tapped brews, we have a great selection of pubs in Daylesford and surrounds.

Daylesford Hotel – under new ownership, the Daylesford Hotel has gone up a notch. Now open 7 days a week, with live music bringing joy to the weekends.

The Royal Daylesford Hotel (pictured above) – one of the oldest fully restored hotels in Daylesford, with delicious food and a big screen in the sports bar.

The Farmers Arms – a long-time favourite with its wonderful beer garden (furry friends are welcome), showcasing regional produce on a seasonal menu.

A few minutes drive away in Trentham, you will find The Cosmopolitan Hotel and The Plough @ Trentham. Or head out to the Swiss Mountain Hotel at Blampied – one of the oldest weatherboard continuous licensed pubs in Victoria. Built in 1865, it’s since been extended to include a beer garden and large dining area.

Explore the local area here >>

Don’t give Dad a Bunnings voucher this year!

The gift of travel or a future getaway is much more exciting than a garden edge trimmer or a power drill! 

And when Dad is ready to redeem his voucher, make it really special and book one of our luxury properties below…

Doesn’t Dad deserve the best? 

Surprise him with a booking at one of our most luxurious properties!

Sky High (pictured above) – an iconic piece of architecture with 360 degree panoramic views. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Sleeps 8

Vue Lake Daylesford – right on the water’s edge, Vue Villa is a stunning luxury escape in the heart of Daylesford. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 4

Lithic House & Lithic House Two – uniquely designed, these beautiful contemporary homes sit effortlessly within the Australian bush landscape. Each house has 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 4

Arenas South – clean lines, soaring ceilings, beautiful natural lighting, timber, concrete and big windows opening onto courtyard gardens. 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 6

See our luxury collection here >>

Book your fully-flexible Daylesford retreat today…

…go on, you deserve it!