Take a walk around picturesque Lake Daylesford and take in the sights and sounds of nature. A short stroll from the town centre, Lake Daylesford offers something to keep everyone happy.
Children love bird spotting and the playground is always a hit. Why not hire a paddle boat for an hour or two or spend the day and utilise the BBQ facilities.
You will find a cafe and restaurant right on the shores of the lake and many more activities. Don’t forget to taste the famous mineral water at Wombat Flat Mineral Spring and Central Springs Reserve.
Lake Daylesford is a manmade lake, originally a site of gold diggings, then later a Chinese market garden. The construction of the lake began in 1927 and was and still is used for many recreational activities.
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Here at Daylesford Cider we produce a range of multi-award winning ciders made using the 17 varieties of English-heritage listed cider apples we grow organically on the farm just outside Daylesford. The styles of cider range from traditional ‘still’ with an almost bone-dry palate, through to lightly carbonated and sweeter ones.
It only seems fitting that our ciders are sold from an English style Tavern cellar door. The Tavern offers a cosy setting in Winter and in Summer people can kick back in the courtyard and landscaped gardens and enjoy the lawn games.
The cellar door is open 7 days a week serving our range of ciders to drink in or take home, as well as local and regional beers, wines & soft drinks. The kitchen is open for lunch Friday-Monday, offering a modest menu to accompany a cider or two.
We host live music, private parties, weddings, food events and more, so please get in touch to see how we can help. A Cider Makers Tour can be arranged with notice. See you soon, Cheers!
In 2013 Jen & Owen Latta established WINE AND THE COUNTRY,
a wine shop & bar in Daylesford showcasing little known and lo-fi wine producers. Four years later and it's time to add to the wine offering by opening a delicatessen, sandwich & coffee bar right next door.
Dos is a Spanish inspired delicatessen stocking some of the regions's & the World's best cheese and smallgoods producers.
Drawing on their too-short time in Grenada, Owen & Jen wanted to recreate their favourite aspects of their trip and open small delicatessen showcasing the regions and the worlds best cheeses, where you can also get simple toasties & baguettes using only the most authentic ingredients. Quality bread, meats & cheeses in the humble baguette, panini or sourdough toastie.
+ a variety of coffee & soft drink offerings for sit in or takeaway.
Creswick Woollen Mills
Creswick Woollen Mills offers an exceptional destination for both tourists and locals alike. Conveniently located between Ballarat and Daylesford, the Mill is the perfect destination for day-trippers, holidaymakers and tour groups, both large and small.
Visitors at the Mill can also experience the bustling café and enjoy a cup of coffee on arrival, or a freshly baked treat from the range of locally produced cake and slices. Stopping for lunch at the dynamic Mill café is highly recommended - local produce is championed across its hearty and generous menu.