Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

A nature retreat ready for exploration

One of Australia's favourite wellness regions, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges is famed for its natural mineral springs. An 80-minute drive north-west of Melbourne will take you to this stunning part of the state. Come for some pampering at one of the many therapeutic retreats, then head outdoors and experience the healing power of the natural surrounds.

If you're up adventure you'll find that here, too. From mountain peaks to beautiful native forests and bushland to explore, there's plenty to keep you busy. See remnants of the region's gold mining history on scenic bush walks. Tackle steep climbs to reach panoramic elevated views. Get an adrenaline rush on some of the state’s best riding trails. And don’t forget to keep an eye for local wildlife like wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and wombats.

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