Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Australia

The region of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Australia is located right on Melbourne’s doorstep. The region is just 115km/70 miles to the North West of Melbourne city. This region lies between the Calder and Western Freeways, less than an hour’s drive from the city. The area consists of several villages set in the picturesque foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The larger ones being Daylesford, Kyneton, Woodend, Macedon and Mt. Macedon.

Daylesford’s initial growth was due to the thousands of workers looking for gold. Today the town is much more famous for the bubbling mineral waters which flow from its many springs. With its beautiful mountain scenery, forests, gardens and lakes, Daylesford has become a major tourist, holiday and alternative lifestyle town. So too has neighbouring Hepburn Springs. There is a thriving industry built around physical and spiritual wellness, this includes spa treatments, massages and acupuncture.

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Australia have lots to offer. Travel around the Macedon Ranges and take in what the region is best known for. Explore and discover the historic stone buildings, views of Mount Macedon, fresh farm produce and boutique shops. Then there are also the picturesque gardens and inspiring art galleries. Don’t forget the many restaurants and cafes serving the best local produce.

To reach this region near Melbourne, take the Calder Freeway from either the West Gate Freeway/Western Ring Road, or CityLink.

Where To Stay

There is so much to see and do within this region that we highly recommend you stay at least a few days. We offer a great choice on accommodation in Daylesford and Macedon Ranges to suit every budget. Whether travelling for business or leisure, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges is an outstanding area to visit with over 190 hotels, guesthouses and cottages to choose from.