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Daylesford and Hepburn Springs


Claiming the title of the Spa Capital of Australia, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are known for their mineral waters, afternoon teas, and stately homes. A massive volcanic basin filled with water lies beneath the area. Minerals and gases are naturally added to the water as it rises through the porous rock.

Lake House in Autumn, Daylesford, 2012 Ray Messner, courtesy Tourism Victoria; 489x244

Lake House in Autumn, Daylesford, 2012 Ray Messner, courtesy Tourism Victoria

The Lake Daylesford Central Springs Reserve offers a variety of springs, and public pavilions, and you can sample the different qualities of the springs. Hot spas and massage are available at the Hepburn Springs Spa Complex. Swimming is permitted at the Hepburn blowhole.

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Above: Daylesford Steam Train station

See also:
Weekends in Spa Country

Hepburn Springs, Tara and Alex demonstrating the use of one of the pumps; daylesford_spring3.jpg - 17056 Bytes
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Daylesford Springs

Just the facts:

Daylesford Tourist web site
Visit Victoria
Historical Society
Getting there:
Motorists can either take the Western Freeway to Ballan or the Calder Freeway to Woodend. From either of these towns take the turn-off to Daylesford and enjoy a country drive through the forest, paddocks and hills.
There are also two V/Line train lines that service the area. Local bus companies travel between all the major towns and stop at all the region's train stations.