9.1 out of 10

Daylesford

Ranked 3rd best suburb in Central Highlands
-37.3478337807699 144.141233542088
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Sep 14, 2020

"Picturesque spa country"

Daylesford is a beautiful place to visit, and I'm jealous of those who get to live there! It's a great place for a weekend away, just a short trip from Melbourne but you couldn't feel further away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

There are so many options for massages and other spa treatments, and just as many great places to eat whether you're after a trendy brunch and coffee, or something fancier. The Wombat Hill botanic gardens and Lake Daylesford are perfect places for a relaxing walk and a picnic.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Sep 14, 2020

"A picturesque historic village"

Only 90 mins drive from Melbourne, Daylesford is the perfect destination for a day trip or slow-paced lifestyle. There are loads of day spas, BNBs, galleries, cafes, markets, boutiques, historic buildings, and antique shops throughout the area. I recommend Larder cafe on the main street for a killer brunch and great coffee, followed by shopping up Vincent Street.

For fine dining, set on 125 acres with stunning gardens Sault restaurant will not disappoint. They're currently doing takeaway orders and delivery to Melbourne during COVID-19 restrictions https://www.sault.com.au/

Check out Daylesford Lake or the Botanic Gardens to take in the lush leafy scenery.

Home to loads of charming Victorian cottages and weatherboard houses, this area is perfect for anyone looking to make a tree change or to buy a country holiday home with great Airbnb potential.

There's a reason Melbournians flock to Daylesford for weddings and R&R, it is absolutely beautiful and so conveniently located!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Perfection"

Fabulous place to live and visit.
Pros
  • Great sense of community
  • Gorgeous scenery and lakes
  • Cosmopolitan country feel
Cons
  • No indoor swimming pool
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Relaxation capital of Melbourne"

More health spas than anywhere else for a reason, a very relaxing place to visit, would be fantastic to retire to.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great weekend getaway"

There is a relaxed way of living in Daylesford. It's very popular for Melburnians looking to escape the city for a weekend and dozens of people linger over a coffee at the numerous cafes in this trendy town. If you like to keep active, go for a walk around Lake Daylesford or if you love vintage items, the Mill Market is well worth a look. There are plenty of places to stay and lots of eateries from a good hearty pub meal to the upmarket Lake House which has won dozens of awards for its fine fare. If you haven't discovered Daylesford, you are missing out.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees