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Highlights in Daylesford
- Luxury spas
- Diverse restaurants
- Pleasant botanical gardens
- Charming lavender farms
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Winding through farmland and woodland, the charming little town of Daylesford offers a taste of tranquillity to holidaymakers. With modern holiday rentals near the spectacular forests and springs, you can enjoy a natural stay away from the big cities. You'll be invigorated by the natural mineral waters and inspired by Daylesford's tranquil scenery. There are award-winning restaurants and wineries to delight you with exquisite food and wine. Daylesford is a destination to revive your body and mind. Come and rejuvenate in this wonderful destination!Relaxing and minimalist holiday rentals with whirlpool baths
You can enjoy an enriching stay in luxury holiday rentals! With a minimalist style, the rentals have all the necessities covered for you to relax. You can expect beautifully decorated rooms, heated floors, air-conditioned bedrooms, modern kitchens, outdoor hot tubs and magnificent views. Enjoy privacy and comfort, relax with a cup of tea on the sunny terrace area and take a soak in the hot tub to release tension. The peaceful setting combined with the contemporary design of the accommodation will leave you in absolute awe.
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North of Daylesford you'll find Hepburn Springs, home to Australia's largest concentration of mineral springs. You can experience the benefits of these minerals at the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve and enjoy massages, hydrotherapy, and a range of other wellness experiences at the famous Hepburn bathhouse in the centre. Historic Hepburn Springs also boasts The Mineral Spa, one of Australia's most acclaimed and award-winning natural mineral spas. Hepburn Springs is undoubtedly popular for its spas that help the body and spirit.Daylesford's main attraction
Overlooking Daylesford, the Convent Gallery, located in the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in the centre of town, has been described as “Australia's most beautiful gallery”. The gallery is surrounded by stunning gardens and features a Mediterranean restaurant, a bar, a restored chapel, a large glass conservatory and three levels of art in a 19th century Victorian mansion. Here you can see a variety of national, local and international art styles. You'll see sculpture, ceramics, artwork, glassware, textiles, and prints. The convent is also an Australian Tourism Award winner.
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The picturesque Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens are a popular place to visit, especially with nature lovers. With rare and unusual plants, these gardens at the top of Wombat Hill extend over 10 hectares of pure nature. You can enjoy beautiful surroundings, lovely flowers at the Begonia House, incredible views from the Pioneer's Memorial Lookout Tower and have a snack at the Wombat Hill House Café, a small house built in 1948. You can also relax by the water at the picturesque Daylesford Lake and walk along the tree-lined path that surrounds it.Daylesford for couples
North of Daylesford, you can enjoy a romantic Mediterranean experience while enveloped in the delicious scents of the Italian Lavender and Lavandula Swiss Olive Farm. The Swiss-Italian farm has beautifully cultivated gardens and groves that will make you feel like you're in Europe. There is nothing more wonderful than a date in the thriving lavender field. You and your better half will delight in exquisite gourmet food and lavender champagne at La Trattoria Bar & Eatery, a rustic outdoor café. You can also bring your picnic to enjoy on the lawns.
Wombat Hill Botanic Garden sits on top of an extinct volcano.
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Daylesford's Sunday Market offers a collection of stalls where you can find a little of everything. Browse the stalls at this authentic Australian country market and enjoy homemade delicacies. You'll find everything from trinkets and crafts to valuables to take home as souvenirs. Don't miss the Farmers' Market, either. Sample local produce such as apple cider, pies, honey, cheeses, and artisan bread.2. Taste the fantastic chocolates at Chocolate Mill
Located just north of Daylesford, Chocolate Mill is a sweet tooth's paradise. Offering over 12,000 handmade chocolates a week, this chocolate shop is a gastronomic hotspot that can't be missed. Visit the shop, sample these award-winning chocolates and sip a hot chocolate in the Hot Chocolate Café. You can taste everything from milk chocolates, dark chocolate, white chocolate to sugar-free chocolates!3. Have a delicious veggie lunch at Pancho
Offering a passion for food and drink, Pancho restaurant offers you the best fresh and innovative dishes made with local ingredients. Enjoy the hospitality, jungle ambience and sip coffee in a cosy corner. Pancho offers a tasty plant-based menu with bowls of spiced cauliflower and hummus and roasted beetroot with aged cheddar cheese. However, you'll also find meaty dishes such as the hot roast beef roll and eggs with peas and ham.4. Enjoy the best meat menu
For a more extensive meat menu, head to The Farmer's Arms. Sourcing from organic farms, the restaurant offers generous meals of delicious flavour that will leave you in awe. Relax in the warm informal atmosphere, savour the cocktails and sample the diverse food. Within the menu you will find Pork Belly, Lamb and Beef Ribs, Chicken Schnitzel, Filet Mignon, Fish, and Chips and more!5. Sip an apple cider at Daylesford Cider Co
Brought from the hills of England, Daylesford Cider Co's handcrafted cider is a delight to try. Visit this English-style winery and do a tasting to sample the best of ciders. Produced from cider apples, you'll find something to suit every palate, from a dry cider to a lighter or fruitier one. The venue also houses a restaurant offering meals such as wood-fired pizza and desserts such as apple crumble.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Daylesford
How much did it cost for a holiday rental in Daylesford in 2020, during the corona crisis?
Considering the average price of A$474.09 per night, Daylesford lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in Australia.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Daylesford?
Travellers who want to save as much as possible should travel to Daylesford in October, January, and December which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of A$357.61, A$375.06, and A$379.19 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When does the price of holiday rentals in Daylesford go up the most?
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Daylesford, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of April (with an average of A$543.17 per night), followed by September (A$526.4), and August (A$514.02).
Is Daylesford a good location for a last-minute getaway?
When visiting Daylesford we recommend you to think ahead, as 75% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
The most available months, on average, are August (with an availability of 46%) October (39%), and September (37%), according to the trends observed in 2019.
When are fewer lettings available?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is January (only 1% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by December (2.75%), and November (7.75%).
How many holiday lettings are there in Daylesford?
In Daylesford we have an extensive catalogue of approximately 570 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 3 local and international partners.