Hepburn Springs, the shining gem of the Daylesford region, is located just over an hour’s drive away from Melbourne and offers a peaceful and relaxing escape from the frantic urban pace of the city. Cosily nestled below the lofty and impressive height of the Macedon Ranges, this resort town has been bestowed with the prestigious title of the “Spa Capital of Australia”, a nod to its location in the middle of the largest concentration of mineral springs in the country. These mineral springs are set against the picturesque backdrop of lush green Australian forests, crisp blue skies and crystal clear lake water.
As you might expect, the Spa Capital of Australia is home to a myriad of deluxe day spas and soothing therapy centres that offer hydrotherapy, massage and beauty therapy, making use of the health benefits of the spring water’s naturally occurring minerals.
Make the most of your time in this stunning region by choosing accommodation with Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, a Daylesford retreat that will allow you to truly relax, rejuvenate and enjoy your holiday.
Attractions and Activities in Daylesford
The mineral springs should be your first port of call when it comes to Daylesford’s best attractions and activities. Soothe your mind, body and spirit and soak all your troubles away in the restorative flowing waters of the Hepburn Springs Mineral Spring Reserve. The newly and lavishly refurbished Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, located conveniently close to Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, offers an amazing array of health and beauty treatments for the ultimate pampering experience. This is in addition to its already superb pool and day spa facilities, which all draw mineral waters directly from the source.
Once you’ve revitalised yourself at the spa, it’s time to venture forward and explore all the other wonderful natural sights that Hepburn Springs and Daylesford has to offer. The Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is a treat for the senses, famous for its lush plantation of lavender, olives, chestnuts and fruit which can be sampled in the form of delectable seasonal dishes at the La Trattoria eatery. If you’re feeling up for a brisk walk, try one of the many bushwalking tracks at Hepburn Regional Park, which wind through towering sun-dappled trees and calm, tranquil creeks, leading to spectacular panoramic views. For something a little more unique, head to the Wombat Forest for the Secret Forest Walks, where you can map your own journey through this beautifully secluded nature wonderland.
If your stomach is starting to grumble, the Main Road of Hepburn Springs is the perfect place for you to tuck into a hearty meal or enjoy a coffee with your travel companions. With so many cafes, restaurants and historic pubs to choose from on this lively, bustling street, you can’t go wrong. Here you can also admire the stunning gardens and architecture of the village, which reflect the stylistic influence of Swiss Italian migrants who settled into the area during the mid-nineteenth century gold rush.
For those who are seeking out more of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford’s amazing local produce, don’t miss the opening days of the Talbot Farmers Market and Daylesford Market, which offer fresh fruit, vegetables and other regional delights. Chocolate lovers can indulge their sweet tooth by visiting the Chocolate Mill and purchasing sumptuous treats made with 100% cocoa butter and natural bourbon vanilla, while wine connoisseurs should make the most of the region’s finest wineries (including the excellent Ellender Estate and Captains Creek wineries) by undertaking a leisurely cellar or vineyard tour.
Accommodation in Daylesford
Enjoy stylish and comfortable accommodation in picturesque settings for your holiday in Daylesford by choosing the Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel. Whether you’re travelling with a partner, friends or family, this incredible hotel provides an intimate retreat for a relaxing break amongst the gushing mineral waters and sprawling rural greenery of Hepburn Springs. With elegant rooms and suites that have been charmingly decorated to create a warm and inviting ambiance, as well as excellent services and facilities designed to meet your every need, Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel is your perfect home away from home.
While you’ll likely want to spend your days out and about discovering the beauty of Daylesford, you’ll be pleased to know that a first class restaurant and multi award winning spa await your return to your accommodation. Enjoy a delicious cocktail or fine wine at the stylish Argus Bar Lounge before dining in style at the Argus Dining Room. Feast on fresh and appetising modern Australian cuisine made with the choicest regional produce from the onsite Argus Kitchen Garden and succulent meat sourced from the Vale Hill farm in Smeaton.
Take a leisurely dip in the Mineral Spa located behind the hotel, which offers an incredible range of massage therapies, open air mineral pools and fantastic sauna facilities. Don’t forget to try out the Spa’s exclusive soft pack float beds, which will have you reclining in a heavenly hammock of warm water without even getting wet.
The tranquil surroundings, superior facilities and warm, friendly service at the Peppers Mineral Spring Hotel make accommodation in Daylesford an easy choice. Escape to Hepburn Springs and discover for yourself the natural beauty and wonder of the stunning Daylesford region. This tranquil holiday destination offers the perfect reprieve from the stresses of everyday life, allowing you to truly slow down, take in your surroundings, and revive yourself to full health and vitality.