Description

Daylesford is a spa town located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia, approximately 108 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. First established in 1852 as a gold-mining town, today Daylesford has a population of 2,548 as of the 2016 census. As one of Australia’s few spa towns, Daylesford is a notable tourist destination. The town’s numerous spas, restaurants and galleries are popular alongside the many gardens and country-house-conversion styled bed and breakfasts. The broader area around the town, including Hepburn Springs to the north, is known for its natural spring mineral spas and is the location of over 80 per cent of Australia's effervescent mineral water reserve.

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Around Daylesford VIC 3460


Our Picks on what to Do in Daylesford VIC

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens VIC

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Daylesford Mini Golf

Clayfire Gallery Daylesford VIC

Daylesford Museum & Historical Society VIC

Red Pepper Gallery

Our Picks on where to Stay in Daylesford VIC

Daylesford Hotel

Central Springs Inn

Avala Accommodation

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Daylesford VIC

Sakana Restaurant

Muffys Cafe

Harvest Cafe Daylesford

Shopping in Daylesford VIC

Community Services  


Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre
98 Vincent Street,
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460

Hepburn Shire Council VIC
1 Duke Street,
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460

Daylesford Police Station VIC
12 Vincent Street,
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460

Daylesford District Hospital
13 Hospital Street,
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460

Daylesford Library Daylesford VIC
Corner Bridport and Albert Street,
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460

Daylesford Olympic Swimming Pool - VIC
63A Central Springs Road,
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 616 m (2,021 ft)
  • Population: 2,548
  • State electorate(s): Macedon
  • Federal Division(s): Ballarat
  • Established (yr): 1852
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Castlemaine VIC 3450 (37.7 km, 31 mins)
Creswick VIC 3363 (28.9 km, 24 mins)

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Acknowledgement of Country

Daylesford VIC is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.