Hidden Gems of Daylesford Tours
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.
St Claire Country House
A country estate for your wedding
St Claire Country House is a country estate with gracious French Colonial buildings and a perfumed romantic garden, all set in tranquil countryside. It can provide the perfect setting for your fashionable wedding in the country.
The venue space comprises a French Salon and the North Lawn. The ceremony can be in the Salon or outdoors. The reception can be in the Salon or outdoors on the North Lawn.
Beautiful French Salon
The Salon of St Claire is a splendid French conservatory style room, filled with flowers and plants. It was designed to be beautiful and captivating – a space suited to special occasions.
A wedding ceremony can be held on the North Lawn. If you wish a floral arch or wall can be set up.
For a reception on the North Lawn, you can have a chic white canvas and cotton rope and pole tent, a traditional marquee or a canvas village, with stations such as a bar, a food area, umbrellas with wine barrels under them and a lounge area. Games such as croquet, boules and chess can be played.
There is on-site accommodation for up to 22 people, across 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is a central gathering space with a large designer kitchen, a dining table that seats 22, a lounge area that seats 22 and a home theatre.
Explore the surroundings
Trentham is the centre of a very interesting tourist region so please stay and explore.
Trentham East, where St Claire is located, is only one hour North West from inner Melbourne and five minutes from Trentham village, with its gourmet Annie Smithers restaurant, gastro pubs and trendy cafes.
Secret Forest Walks
Experience the beauty and seclusion of walking in the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology.
No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.
Your hand held GPS unit will show you the way.
Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks on the tracks and trails of the Wombat Forest, according to your tastes and abilities. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges. Short, medium and long, easy or challenging walks are available.
During the pre walk consultation we’ll select the right walk and show you how to use the GPS unit, and you’re away! Inquire about our back pack of walkers essentials, or you can BYO.
As well as the forest walks, The Lake Daylesford GPS Treasure Hunt is a new, fun and interactive game for families, friendship groups and, well, anyone who likes the trill of the hunt, teamwork and reward. Based on the International GeoCaching, it’s like a high tech Treasure Hunt set in beautiful surrounds.
Recipients of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for the last three years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.
Mob: 0418 301 281
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.
Abandon Stress Mobile Massage
Mobile massage service Abandon Stress therapists visit you for an affordable, relaxing, personalised and professional massage service in the heart of Spa Country, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
Experience massage packages available in-house for the ultimate in comfort and convenience promoting pampering, wellness and relaxation. De-stress and detox with the most ancient of natural therapies with a reliable and experienced local masseuse.
Bookings for singles, couples and girls' groups day-in are welcomed. Packages from 45 minutes per session or a 90 minute pamper 'Abandon Stress Package' with full body relaxation massage and blissful botanical facial.
Please visit the website for full massage service menu and rates.
A family-owned business, Alpaca Passion has been at home in Daylesford for over 10 years. With a vast range of stylish alpaca garments and cosy homewares selected from the best alpaca fashion suppliers in the world, Alpaca Passion is a shopping destination, and a must-visit on your next trip to the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges area.
Co-founders Keith and Liz began their passion for alpaca 15 years ago with the purchase of a small herd. At the time, not much was known about these captivating animals, or the luxurious fleece they produced. Nowadays, alpaca wool is a highly sought after natural fibre and Alpaca Passion is the premier alpaca fashion boutique dedicated to showcasing what the ancient Incas called “the fibre of the gods”.