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From book fairs to gay festivals, from walking trails to artisan masterclasses. Visit Hepburn Shire, it has it all.

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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

We offer 3 tours of the Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region.

1. Daylesford/Hepburn Springs Highlights Tour.
If you wish to see Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, this tour is for you. This tour takes in iconic places of both towns, visiting heritage / historic buildings / gardens / art galleries / Lavendula and locations of the 1850's gold rush and mineral springs reserves.

2. Daylesford & Spa Country Discovery Tour
Sightseeing tour discovering Daylesford and the Spa Country, visiting tranquil lakes, thundering waterfalls, forests, wildlife, mineral springs water tastings, cidery tastings. Visit the Spa towns of Trentham, Glenlyon and try the local food / wine with lunch. Bath in Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa included.

3. Daylesford & Castlemaine Discovery Tour
Sightseeing tour discovering the iconic places of both towns visiting mineral water springs / art galleries / Buda Historic home / Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park / Maldon township / Hepburn Regional Park /Castlemaine

  • 98 Vincent St, Daylesford
  • 03 5332 9199
  • Available 7 day per week for tours

Captains Creek Organic Wines

Captains Creek rises on our mixed organic farm at Blampied, near Daylesford, at the foot of Kangaroo Hills. Four generations of the May family have run the 80 hectare farm for more than 100 years since 1909. The vineyard was established in 1994 by Doug and Carolyn May.

From the lush Pinot Noirs to bright Chardonnays to thirst quenching Ciders, you’ll find the best selection of handcrafted organic wines come from the headwaters of Captains Creek. Our selection includes Sparkling white and red, Unoaked and Oaked Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Verjuice, a method champenoise sparkling apple cider and two farmhouse style apple ciders.

Our inviting cellar door offers delicious lunches served between 12-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring fresh organic produce from Captains Creek and surrounding farms. Enjoy our range of wines and ciders by the glass and regional beers in the wine bar plus housemade cakes and espresso coffee served throughout the day. Purchase Goldfields Farmhouse Cheeses, Istra smallgoods and other local produce including fresh vegie boxes direct from the farm in season.

Clunes Booktown

Clunes is a Booktown all year round and offers a FREE series of writer talks on the third Sunday of the month – known as Booktown on Sunday. The charming Goldfields village of Clunes is internationally recognised as a Booktown. It is a hub of ideas and the arts… along with a disproportionately high number of bookshops.

Each year, an army of local volunteers and a small team of staff, host the annual Clunes Booktown Festival, which attracts 18,000 people to enjoy the most amazing whole town bookshop in the world. Think author talks, workshops, live entertainment, a kids village, and good food.

  • Clunes, Victoria
  • Booktown on Sundays occurs the 3rd Sunday of each month. The annual Booktown event is in May each year.

Tinakori Animal Farm

Experience life on the farm - Relax & Play. Talk to the animals and enjoy all the country has to offer.

Perfect for school, kindergarten, play group & day tours. Feed the sheep, deer, pigs, emus, ducks, kangaroos, geese, wallabies & hens.

Bring your lunch, BBQ & play on the lawns, swings, slides & sandpit.
$5 per head entry for day visit. Overnight guests get free entry to the animal farm.

  • 150 Kierces Road, Clunes
  • 03 5345 3060
  • Flexible opening hours-Phone call before.

Bowen & Kenneth

Bowen & Kenneth is a home decor & design boutique located in the heart of Daylesford, offering an eclectic range of homewares and furnishings ranging from bespoke furniture and artwork to locally crafted objects and unique finds.

  • 1/9 Howe Street Daylesford
  • 0353481678
  • Please contact us for public holiday trading.

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