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From world famous restaurants to farm gate produce.
Visit Hepburn Shire, it has it all.

Eating in the Hepburn Shire

Its not just about good food and wine in the Hepburn Shire. We love a great story behind the produce. Speak to anyone serving or selling this regions produce and they will tell you a story bathed in history, serendipity and good old fashioned hard work.

From casual dining in lovely local cafes to fancy affairs in historic hotels, you can have your cake and eat it too. Fish and chips by a lake, picnics in gardens or an eight course degustation in a private dining room, you can experience it all in the Hepburn Shire

Cosmopolitan, charming and full of local produce, not to mention the local identities that produce and serve the food

 

Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve

Relax, rejuvenate and explore. This region is home to over 80% of Victorias Mineral Springs, famous for the stunning natural setting and healing waters.

The Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve was Australia’s first Mineral Reserve created in 1865 and houses the historic Bathhouse and Pavilion buildings. Take some time out to rejuvenate and ‘take the waters’, or explore one of the many walking trails that are found throughout the reserve. Have a wander along the creek to each mineral spring and taste the famous mineral water from the pumps or free-flowing pipes throughout the reserve. There are BBQ facilities, picnic areas and a playground, why not spend the day.

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The historic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa and Pavilion Cafe are located in the Mineral Springs Reserve.

Lake Daylesford

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.

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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.

Swiss Mountain Hotel

Swiss Mountain Hotel established in 1865 is the oldest licensed weatherboard hotel in Victoria, and one of regional Victoria's oldest licensed hotels.
Come in and meet the locals - try some local and Victorian beers or a glass local of wine, or even coffee and cake.
What about food - got something for everybody. From the pub classic to modern bistro menu to the best local beef we can find.

Daylesford Cider

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!

Pink Muesli

Pink Muesli is the award-winning BEETROOT MUESLI. The first and only vegetable muesli in Australia, Pink Muesli harnesses the health benefits of beetroot in a delicious crispy cereal. Raw and dehydrated to retain every bit of goodness, PINK MUESLI is a multivitamin mix of premium ingredients sourced from local organic farms. It is guaranteed to brighten up your breakfast bowl, your salads, your desserts, giving you a nutrition boost. Five varieties are on offer, including three gluten-free. Free tastings are available. Walk-ins welcome!

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