We take small group tours in our 4x4 bus into the Daylesford hinterland exploring the natural and social history of the Central Highlands.
You will see wildlife, the remains of the gold rush and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the area with your expert local guide is your host.
balconies lakeside reopened in December 2017 after an extensive refurbishment. Boasting an ultimate lakeside location all 3 studios have unrivalled views over Lake Daylesford to Cornish & Italian Hills beyond. Ranging in size from 26sq.m. to 41sq.m. the boutique accommodation is modern yet understated making the most of the perfect vista. Featuring en suites, King beds with deep pillow-top mattresses, luxurious goose down & feather doonas, split system air conditioning & hydronic heating, complimentary WiFi, 49ins flat screen smart TV's, dining tables inside & on each private balcony, freshly cooked breakfast delivered daily to the studios from an ever changing seasonal menu & a pod style coffee machine to name just a few amenities - guests have everything to enjoy a semi self-contained stay. Contact us now to book your stay at balconies lakeside overlooking Lake Daylesford.
Nocturnal guided Tours of the Wombat State Forest, explore the forest by night and see amazing animals like Wombats, Kangaroos, Owls, Possums and Bats. It's a very fun, informative and affordable tour that will leave you with a better understanding and appreciation of our beautiful forest. Regular Saturday night tour starting at 7.30pm /8.30pm depending on season. Duration about 2.5hrs. Pickup from up from local accommodation. Private tours available. Gift cards available.
Luxury Farm Cottage Accommodation
Picturesque, pretty, private and peaceful, Amaroo Farm offers up to five guests luxury farm cottage serviced accommodation: it is nestled amidst 80 acres of undulating prime farming country. The cottage has a beautiful English cottage garden surrounding the east and south side, with roses on the west, whilst the north side contains variegated hedging.
It is secluded and private: The kitchen is modern and fully equipped: the living room/dining has a Ned Kelly wood stove (unlimited wood and kindling kept in a wood shed next to the cottage) with electric heaters in the bedrooms for additional warmth in winter. There is a well-appointed bathroom, (shower and bath) toilet and full laundry facilities.
Electric fans in all rooms provide respite for summer months, as does the ability to open both lounge and master bedroom doors out onto the deck.
An outdoor dining suite, an umbrella for shade and a BBQ provide you with the option to eat and relax outside.
Enjoy the complimentary breakfast starter or purchase a voucher for breakfast from your hosts to spend at the Glenlyon store. We also provide complimentary coffee, tea, milk and sugar. All linen and soap are provided. All you need to bring are your personal belongings, food and beverages.
Spring Hill is 58 minutes from Melbourne on the Calder Freeway.
Stone and Straw is a wonderful combination of European style luxury bed and breakfast accommodation with an adjoining 'Activities Studio' plus beauty and massage treatment room. It is located a short 7 minute drive from Daylesford and a 500 metre stroll from the delights of the Chocolate Mill!
Stone and Straw is situated on 5 acres of partially landscaped gardens which are home to numerous native animals and birds and is a 'sanctuary under the stars' at night! Our activities include yoga, dancing with No Lights, No Lycra and many workshops which are updated regularly on the facebook page. The Goldfields walking track is in front of the house so is a great base to explore the area or just 'chill out' and read a book in the gardens or in front of one of the log fires.