Joy:The best glamping site around for adults only. Boutique glamping with just 5 tents, each with their own private bathroom and bbq. Some things just aren't for sharing. The fire pit is the place to be communal where you can share a glass of wine and toast marshmallows (weather permitting).
Joy:One of our favourite wineries in the area. You can taste at the cellar door or have a fabulous lunch. Its a little bit further than we normally like to send people as its in Blampied, but its worth the drive! Doug and Carolyn are fabulous hosts too
Joy:The closest winery to Goldfield Glamping. The wine is good and if you can book ahead and have a long lunch you won't need to eat again that evening! Definitely worth booking (this should be under places to eat but its a winery!)
Joy:A fabulous winery with both a cellar door and dining room open from Thursday to Sunday.
We haven't yet visited the dining room (we've never got past the cellar door) but we're looking forward to trying and have had great reviews from guests
Joy:Book a secret forest walk and you won't be disappointed. You'll be directed to places that you probably wouldn't have found yourself or have the fun of a treasure hunt. GPS guided, self paced, the best way to see some hidden treasures in the area. https://secretforestwalks.com
Joy:A visit to The Mill, Castlemaine can be a short or long. From the Vintage Bizarre to the brewery, via chocolate, ice cream and wine. You can spend hours wandering the amazing spaces, buy antiques and curiosities, modern art and your weekly vegetables all in the same complex of mill buildings. Go for a wander, you don't want to miss any of it!
Joy:You can choose the level of bathing you want in either the bathhouse or upgrade to the Sanctuary (our particular favourite). The Sanctuary has a number of bathing options including a fabulous Salt and Magnesium round pool where you can float looking up at the domed roof. Wake yourself up again with a cool down plunge and bath by the creek in the tranquil pool.
Joy:I can recommend the hot stones massage at Renewal Massage Daylesford. Massage is such a personal thing but this is a little hidden gem. They can provide couples massages or individuals. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment
Joy:A small village that punches above its weight! Two cafes - we love them both Dig (great pizzas) and The Blackbird (fab breakfasts). Newstead Live (music festival) over Australia Day weekend gets the place buzzing.
Joy:Our absolute favourite restaurant! Located on Daylesford Ballan Road, Sailors Falls, its 5 minutes from Daylesford toward Ballan. Amazing food and great service. Choice of a la carte or degustation menu. Booking is highly recommended as they sometimes close for private functions.
Joy:with a fabulous view of the lake. Sometimes a challenge to get parked on warm days as it shares the car park with visitors to the lake. Enjoy a walk around the lake before eating to work up an appetite. Great spot and good food.