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Daylesford Historic Railway Station

The Daylesford Spa Country Railway And The Daylesford Sunday Market Are Popular Attractions For Locals And Visitors a like. Situated Close To Wombat Hill, Surrounded By Old Elm Trees, It Is A Must See Weekly Event.

Travel in a restored railmotor along a section of the former Daylesford branch line between Daylesford and Bullarto, a distance of about nine kilometres.

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Starting at Daylesford Station:- The brick buildings on the passenger platform were constructed in 1881, and the timber and corrugated iron goods shed in 1882. The large new shed is primarily for the restoration and maintenance of railmotors. Immediately after leaving the station the railmotor passes over the East Street Bridge, a steel plate girder bridge constructed in 1890 to replace a timber bridge.

Just past the 75mile post, the earth-works of the old railway to Creswick and Ballarat can be seen curving away to the right as the railmotor rounds a curve to the left.

After two unsealed roads are crossed, a three mile climb up a steep 1 in 50 grade is commenced near mile post 74. The line winds and twists in typical branch-line fashion through picturesque forest and farm country on its way to Musk. At curves with a speed limit lower than the rest of the line, a curve board indicates the direction of the curve and the maximum speed in miles per hour a train may travel while rounding the curve.

Musk Station: The timber edged earth platform with a ramp at each end has remained essentially the same since the station was constructed in 1882. Although hundreds of similar platforms were constructed by the Victorian Railways, the platform at Musk is the only example in use today. The original timber buildings on the platform were replaced in the late 1960’s by the “mallee shed” shelter on the platform today.

The line again passes through heavily timbered forest and fern gullies before the last 1 in 50 grade to Bullarto. Bullarto Station is 2452 feet (747.4m) above sea level and today is the highest station in Victoria. In the 1930’s Bullarto had a small, well kept passenger station with an attractive garden, a corrugated iron goods shed, long goods loading platform and a cart weighbridge.

  • Train rides operate every Sunday & the first Saturday of the month

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Daylesford Sunday Market

All day event18 Raglan Street (Midland Highway), Daylesford

Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with...

Lakeshore House, Daylesford

Lakeshore House is:-
-a large country villa,for 8-10 guests,children welcome
- set in a large beautiful garden shaded by mature trees
-slopes down to the lake where waters lap a few metres away.
-in the heart of the lake tourist (& swimming) precinct yet so private!
Through the back garden gate,take the lake path to:-
- nearby cafes, Bookbarn, Boat House & kiddie playground
-rent pedalos and kayaks, take a picnic!
Easy walk to:-
-the premier restaurant Lake House
-the Peace Mile or Lover's walk around the lake perimeter or
-explore the bushland and natural mineral water pumps just below Within the property:-
- all rooms are spacious with large picture windows & views
-4 bedrooms feature flexible bedding and hotel quality sheets.
-sofabed adds opportunity for 2 extra guests(either King or 2 singles)
-two separate living rooms,TV's,comfy couches & cushions
-super kitchen provides excellent self-catering
-morning breakfast goodies ,tea & coffee supplied
-large table adjacent dining room, log fireplace & lake views
- bath sheets & towels,vanity packs,all bed & kitchen linens
-two full bathrooms,extra toilet
- full laundry in sun/wet room
-hydronic heating, open fire and air-con for climate control
Outside:-
-2 patios, one spans the back of the house overlooking garden & lake
-garden furniture, BBQ for al fresco dining.
-bocce court (balls provided)
- lawns spreading beneath mature trees
-direct access to the lake
-car parking
Other amenities:-
-complimentary WIFI, 2 TV's, games, DVD's, croquet
LOCATION:-
-110 kilometres from Melbourne
-in the heart of the Daylesford lake tourist precinct,
- directly on Lake Daylesford shore,skirting Central Springs Reserve.
-100 metres to Bookbarn, Boathouse, 250m. to Lake House
-Daylesford shopping hub an easy stroll or one minute drive
-wineries,markets, galleries, farm gates and quaint neighbouring
towns a pleasurable drive away.

Ideal for : groups, reunions, wedding guest accomodation, special
occasions and small workshops

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...A TRULY GREAT SPOT TO STAY FOR PEACE & QUIET OR
TO SPRINGBOARD TO ALL THE LOCAL SPA FACILITIES...

Amaroo Farm

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.

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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.

Daylesford Cider Co

Here at Daylesford Cider we produce a range of ciders made using the 17 varieties of English-heritage listed cider apples we grow organically on the farm just outside Daylesford. The ciders we produce are also English in style, ranging from traditional ‘still’ with an almost-bone dry palate, through to lightly carbonated and sweeter styles.
It is the apple varieties we use that make our ciders multi award winning. There is a great range of ciders to enjoy, and 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. On weekends the kitchen is open 12-3, offering a modest menu to accompany a cider or two, as well as light lunches on Fridays.

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