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Find the Daylesford weather forecast. January is the warmest month with average maximum temperatures of 27°. July is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 5°. Bring your umbrella in August, the rainiest month of the year!
Discover the best things to do in Daylesford for your dream getaway
Daylesford has been in the spotlight for its famous mineral waters which have earned it the title, 'Spa Centre of Australia.' There are a lot of exciting activities you can enjoy in this quaint town in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Unwind in one of the mineral springs, stroll amongst the historic buildings on the town's main street, take part in a variety of festivals all year long and explore the area's local wineries, cafes and restaurants.
Experience local dining at its finest
Kazuki Restaurant offers diners a tasteful and unique combination of food from France and Japan. Their eight-course tasting menu is sourced from the best local ingredients offering guests a truly unforgettable dining experience. Vist the memorably named Surely Goat, a cafe that serves great food and drinks. The ambiance is relaxing, with a cosy fireplace that's great for both date nights and intimate family dinners.
Daylesford has one of the finest boutique wineries in the entire country. Several wineries in the area have intimate cellar door tastings that let you taste the best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and sparkling wines which ar produced in the region. Passing Clouds, the Guildford Vineyard and Cellar and the Hanging Rock Winery are just some of the unmissable local producers. Captain’s Creek Organic Wines and the Kyneton Ridge Estate also produce exceptionally good examples of the cool climate wines the region is known for.
Go on a picnic with the kids
Daylesford offers unique locations for a family picnic. Plan a picnic besides breathtaking lakes and mineral springs. Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens is a special treat, there is plenty of room for kids to explore and play in the area and it also has a cafe, lookout tower and picnic tables for guests.
Maze House has a challenging 25 year old hedge maze and families can enjoy a tasty snack in their in-house cafe or just take in the view. Children are spoilt for choice with a variety of exciting activities such as the Winter Maze Hunt where kids have to find several photos in the maze to win a prize. Youngsters can also test their skills at the carnival fun garden.
Treat yourself at the mineral springs
Ever since it was discovered by locals in 1836, the mineral springs in Daylesford have been used to ease pain and various ailments and to promote therapeutic health benefits. The Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is strategically located between Hepburn Springs and Daylesford and has the advantage of getting mineral water right from the source. The facility features relaxation pools, communal bathing areas, aroma steam rooms and a salt therapy pool that's perfect for guests who just want to relax and unwind. They also offer a day spa for reviving treatments.
For adventure seekers, the region has a massive network of walking trails that are mapped and marked. As you hike through beautiful bushland you will encounter a variety of wildlife along the way. Set up a picnic and marvel at the beauty of the local landscape. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, set up camp in one of the forty campsites in the picturesque Mount Franklin Reserve
Visit the local markets for fresh produce
Held every first Saturday of each month, local farmers and producers gather at the Daylesford Farmers Market to sell fresh farm produce and products. They sell olives, olive oil, fresh farm eggs, cheese, local honey, bread and fresh meat and vegetables all produced closeby. Another regular event is the Daylesford Sunday Market, where everyone can sell and buy almost anything, from car parts and antiques to street food.
Officially announcing that Spring has arrived, the ever popular Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival is usually held during the first two weeks of September. Usually, local gardens are open to visitors and a Spring Flower Show is held to showcase the best locally grown specimens in a variety of categories. Visitors are entertained with one-act plays, antique and vintage fairs, ferret racing and various literary events and concert performances. Guests can also dance the night away at the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Gala Dance and enjoy the delicious supper prepared during the event.
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