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Just a short 90 minute drive by coach from Melbourne; you’ll discover what Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges has to offer. Daylesford, where you can find breathtaking scenery, a myriad of historical wonders, natural mineral springs, spa retreats and a number of shopping experiences.

1. THE DAYLESFORD EXPERIENCE

Morning Tea

Enjoy our famous homemade scones in The Convent Gallery followed by a guided tour through the galleries, old convent and chapel. Free time to browse the grounds, gardens and shop.

Lunch

Served in the Bad Habits Cafe in The Convent atrium with tea/coffee or wine.

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Daylesford Timber Benders

Visit this amazing Timber Bending business using 1850s machinery, steam bending solid timber for – vehicle restoration, architecture, furniture and more. Last of its kind in Australia. Demo included. Group bookings by appointment. $6 per head, $8 with tea/coffee. Coach Parking at door. Ph: 03 5348 7767

Daylesford Cider Company

Learn about the history of cider and how it is made from traditional English cider apple trees grown in our own orchards. Groups of 15 or more $6 p.p. Free cider tastings. Ph: 0418-336 191

Afternoon Tea

A quick stop at The Chocolate Mill on the way home. All chocolate is made on site and sold exclusively from the venue. With a retail store and a viewing window to see the production as it happens. Ph: 03 5476  4208

2. GARDEN LOVERS

Browse & Morning Tea

Cocooned in the Wombat State Forest, The Garden of St Erth features an extraordinary range of plants from around the world.Thousands of naturalized daffodils carpet the lawns in September and through the summer months the herbaceous border features Digger’s perennials and grasses.The garden culminates in an extravagant display in March for our Autumn Festival. May marks the end of our gardening year with a blaze of Autumn- coloured trees and late perennials. Cafe open Thursday-Sunday or by appointment. Ph: 03 5368 6514

Lunch

Visit the Convent Gallery and meander through the 6-acres of award winning gardens surrounding the building. Eye-catching artwork, elegant bronze sculptures and awe-inspiring views contrast with the fragrant and colorful gardens that have blossomed in the rich volcanic soil.  Stop in the Bad Habits Cafe in The Convent atrium served with tea/coffee or wine.

Afternoon Tea

A visit to nearby Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm for a real European experience. The 1860s golden stone farm buildings are surrounded by beautiful European gardens and their farm growing lavender, olives and grapes. Explore the gardens, meet the farm animals, visit their giftshop in the old Barn and enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea of lavender scones in their La Trattoria Cafe. Ph: 03 5476 4393

3. SPA COUNTRY SHOPPING

Morning Tea

Enjoy our famous homemade scones in The Convent Gallery followed by a guided tour through the galleries, old convent and chapel. Free time to browse the grounds, gardens and shop.

Lunch

Served in the Bad Habits Cafe in The Convent atrium with tea/coffee or wine.

Browse

Head down and browse Vincent St where you’ll find boutiques, jewellery, produce, fashion, artisan handmade goods and art

Afternoon Tea

Located in a massive warehouse, treasure hunters have the opportunity to spend many hours browsing and meandering through an eclectic mix of wares at The Mill Market. There is a fantastic variety of furniture, records, vintage clothing, books, fine china, glassware, industrial items, jewellery, quality antiques as well as Australian pottery, homewares, memorabilia, retro fashions and collectables as well as everything in between. All goods are from the 1850’s right through to present day. There is also the Peppermill Cafe where you can stop for afternoon tea. Ph: 03 5348 4332

 

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