GoGet Roadtrip: A weekend in Daylesford
Daylesford is a charming town located in the heart of the Victorian spa country, just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Known for its natural beauty, mineral springs, and abundant wildlife, it's the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend getaway. If you’re in need of a retreat, harness the restorative powers of Daylesford for your next weekend away. We’ll even give you some tips on what to do while there so relax, book a GoGet and hit the road!
Visit the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
One of the highlights of Daylesford is its natural mineral springs, and the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is the perfect place to experience them. The spa offers a range of relaxation and wellness treatments, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and massage, all using the healing properties of the mineral water. If you’re looking to treat yo’ self after a busy week, it's the best way to unwind and rejuvenate.
Explore the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens
For a relaxing stroll in the outdoors, head to the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. These stunning gardens are home to a wide range of native and exotic plants, as well as a lookout tower with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours soaking up the beauty of this tranquil oasis.
Visit the Amazing Mill Markets
The Mill Markets is a must-visit attraction for anyone looking for vintage and antique treasures during their weekend away in Daylesford. Located in the historic Daylesford woollen mill, this indoor market features over 60 stallholders selling a range of unique goods, from furniture and homewares to clothing and collectibles. Take a few hours to browse and discover hidden gems, and don't forget to stop by the on-site café for a coffee and snack. Whether you're a collector or simply enjoy the thrill of vintage shopping, the Mill Markets is a great addition to your Daylesford itinerary.
Discover local art and culture
Daylesford is home to a thriving arts scene, with a number of galleries, studios, and museums showcasing the works of local artists. Visit the Convent Gallery, housed in a restored 19th-century convent, to see a range of contemporary art exhibitions, or head to the Daylesford & District Historical Museum to learn about the town's rich history.
Sample the local produce
With its fertile soil and cool climate, Daylesford is home to some of the best produce in the region. Visit the Sunday market at the Daylesford Station to taste a delicious range of local food and drink. Or spend a day touring some of the fabulous wineries nearby. A GoGet fave is Zig Zag Rd Winery and make sure to try their rieslings and sparkling shiraz if they’re in stock (snap up some bottles to take home too!). Passing Clouds Winery is also a team favourite - do try their pinot noir.
Take a scenic drive
Take a scenic drive in your GoGet through the surrounding countryside. The region is home to some stunning natural scenery, including picturesque valleys, rolling hills, and sparkling lakes. Take a picnic and stop at one of the many lookout points along the way to soak up the views.
GoGet out there!
From spa treatments to scenic drives, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Daylesford. So, why not book a trip and experience the charm of this delightful town for yourself? Grab a GoGet today and hit the road. No Membership? No problem! We’ve got the perfect plan for you!