Nestled side by side in the Central Highlands of Victoria, two towns shimmer as the undisputed crown jewels of this majestic region. Echoing the vibrant history of the Gold Rush in the 1850s, these towns were once known as Jim Crow. However, when Swiss-Italian miners unearthed something unique in the area, they halted some of the gold mining activities to safeguard a precious treasure.
Fast forward to today, these radiant gems are known as Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. The secret treasure that the Swiss-Italians stumbled upon and chose to protect was nothing other than Mineral Water. These towns now stand as a testament to Australia’s largest concentration of mineral springs, firmly establishing the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs region as the Spa Centre of Victoria. Whether or not you plan on indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, there’s much to relish here – from serene nature walks to a delectable food scene and an irresistibly relaxed artsy atmosphere. These towns serve as favourite weekend getaways, enveloped in a charm that’s hard to resist.
Golden Nugget Discovery Tours offers an in-depth exploration of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs with our comprehensive walks and tours of the Spa Country.
For the walking enthusiasts, we invite you to join us on the Goldfields Track. This impressive walking track stretches from Ballarat to Bendigo but graces Daylesford and Hepburn Springs’s serene forests, lakes, and creeks. As you traverse this path, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Lake Daylesford and the surrounding creeks, along with the towering eucalyptus forests teeming with the delightful chirping of native birds.
Our driving tours offer an expansive journey through Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, and the surrounding Spa Country. These tours are meticulously curated to cater to diverse interests, from art and nature to lakes and waterfalls, food and wine, botanical gardens, and the sublime experience of bathing in mineral water. To discover more about our offerings, please visit the Daylesford Tours section on our website. As you delve into these twin gems of the Central Highlands, prepare to be swept away by the timeless allure they continue to embody.