Daylesford & Macedon Ranges
Within the beautiful botanical gardens lies a wondrous play space for children and under the shade of a huge age-old royal oak tree.
The gardens boasts fascinating plants ranging from California Red Gums to historic Weeping Elms with many wonderful shrubs and trees, a beautiful rose garden, arbours, a wonderful lake and fountain, picnic spots, arbours, walking paths (good to walk your dog on) and of course, the impressive playground.
Hanging Rock is a hauntingly beautiful and rare volcanic formation near the townships of Woodend and Mount Macedon.
Park the car and get ready to explore the rock and grounds. The vast grounds are just perfect for a walk around and picnic. There's lots of space including a playground, shady trees and covered areas and there's a cafe (closed Mondays) on site and a discovery centre. The discovery centre has great information about the geological details to do with the Rock and the part it plays in the local community and popular culture.
Mama has found a new love - The Gardens of Tieve Tara in Mt Macedon that can only be described as truely splendid...and enchanting and they're very kid-friendly.
Enter via the black gates and pop your $8 entry (per adult) into the donations box and then enjoy the spectacular gardens.
Pack a picnic as there's plenty of open space to sit down and enjoy the view.
For your caffeine hit and breakfast, lunch or treat sanctuary, we highly recommend 3 Little Pigs Cafe.
3 Little Pigs is a family owned cafe with a talented chef and locally sourced produce. With a great menu and Gridlock coffee, it's hard to beat this family-friendly cafe in the Gisborne area.
A big hit with locals and visitors to the region. Across the road from the park and playgrounds and monthly Sunday Market site.
Australia’s Spa Capital, the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is nestled in the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve near Daylesford.
The foyer/reception area is impressive with its rustic yet modern architecture incorporating large windows and natural timbers and a subtle aroma lulling you into the illusion that you are about to enter a truly tranquil world.