6 Top Things To Do In Hepburn Springs and Daylesford

6 Top Things To Do In Hepburn Springs and Daylesford

If you are looking for what to do in Daylesford, this is the second part of my 6 top things to do in Hepburn Springs and Daylesford. You can read Part One here. 

4. Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

No visit to the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area should go without visiting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.  Established in the late 1800’s there are many old trees throughout the Botanic Gardens at Wombat Hill and a variety of foliage. Prince Charles has even planted a tree there!

If you feel up to it you can climb the 90 stairs up the narrow spiral staircase, to the top of the tower.

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In its day, before all the trees grew, I’m sure they would have been some spectacular views of the area however, most the trees now hide the view.
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Wombat Hill is a cool and beautiful place to escape the heat of the day. There is a cafe there called Wombat Hill House. Unfortunately, it was Tuesday when we visited and like many places to eat in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, the cafe is closed on Monday and Tuesday’s.

5. The Mill Markets Daylesford

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The Amazing Mill Markets is an absolute “must do” when visiting Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Talk about a walk down memory lane! The Daylesford Mill Markets are located at 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford and if you are visiting other parts of Victoria they are also located in Geelong or Ballarat.

The Daylesford Mill Markets are located at 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford and if you are visiting other parts of Victoria they are also located in Geelong and Ballarat.

The Mill Markets holds Australia’s largest mix of collectables, fashion, industrial vintage antiques, home decor collectables, there really is something everybody!

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You’ll find antiques, Australian pottery, vintage clothing, fine china, old vinyl records, vintage furniture, industrial items, jewellery, homewares, retro memorabilia and collectables.  You name it and I am sure you would find it there!
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6. The Perfect Drop Daylesford

Tuesday nights for eating out is a quiet night in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Unless you want to eat at a Pub or at Pizzaria there isn’t a lot on offer.  We did find one restaurant open called The Perfect Drop, you can read my review here.

Other Things to Do in Daylesford

You could have a massage in Daylesford as there is a collection of Day Spa’s in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs areas. After all, it IS known as the “Spa Capital of Australia.”

There are also plenty of wineries near Daylesford, again being Tuesday only one opened. As Melbourne to Daylesford driving time is only an hour and 30 minutes, we were told weekends are very busy. Melbournians escape the city for a little rest and relaxation so the townships come alive at those times.

Where do you go and what do you see when you visit Daylesford and Hepburn Springs? What are your 6 top things to do in Hepburn Springs and Daylesford?

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