From tentative bud burst, to full blossom bloom, spring has undoubtably entered the room. All around us, in Daylesford/Hepburn Springs, are the long-anticipated signs of renewal and regeneration.

If like us, you are just shaking off that post winter sluggishness and are in need of some reinvigoration, then an indulgent treatment at EKO Skin Care Spa and a relaxing country retreat could be just the thing.

Longer days and warmer temperatures are beckoning us outdoors. Now is the perfect time to pack a picnic and explore the myriad walks the region has to offer; ranging from a gentle stroll around picturesque Lake Daylesford, to a more ambitious hike to Tipperary Springs tracing the route of the old water races cut by miners last century. A visit to the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens is also a must, at this spectacular time of year.

For many, spring is synonymous with the excitement of Spring Racing. Why not gather some friends together for a Melbourne Cup lunch? The Daylesford Hotel is the ideal venue; settle in for a leisurely lunch, enter the sweep and watch the race. The following day, venture out to neighbouring Kyneton for the Kyneton Cup, a marquee event in an idyllic setting, which forms part of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.

As the soil heats up, so too does the Festival & Events schedule. A Festival we won’t be missing is the Daylesford-Hepburn Caba’risque Festival (1st – 4th November) at the Palais. Expect the unexpected at this carnival party weekend of cabaret, circus, live music and dance. 

For your perfect spring break, Daylesford Country Retreats are introducing the following properties:

Table Hill Cottageyour quintessential Daylesford miner’s cottage

La Villetta120 year old property, meticulously renovated and styled 

Margies on Mount Franklinsensational panoramic views to Mount Franklin, this stylish hideaway is a romantic haven

Amarisgorgeous views of Doctors Gully and sure to delight couples looking for a romantic weekend away

See our full range of accommodation options here.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.