10 Things To Do In Daylesford and Hepburn Springs on Mother's Day
You don't have to venture too far to plan a fun and jam-packed weekend in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
From pampering spa experiences to delicious dining, we've tracked down 10 places for a unique, entertaining, and all-around fun itinerary for you and your mum to enjoy.
1. Devonshire tea and bubbles for two.
Everyone loves scones with jam and cream, and what's better than treating your mum to lovely Devonshire Tea this Mother's Day at the historic Hepburn Pavilion.
It’s a simple way to start your day followed by a walk through Mineral Springs Reserve or a visit to the iconic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa for a little 'me' time.
2. Take a walk in Mineral Springs Reserve.
One of the region’s gems, especially in autumn, is the Mineral Springs Reserve. Families have enjoyed visiting the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve since the 1860’s. Generations of community members have looked after the Reserve, preserving its beauty and amenity for the enjoyment of all.
Bring your mum to take some time-out while exploring the natural wonders in the Reserve. Follow a meandering trail, stop to listen to the kookaburras or squat on a patch of grass to enjoy a picnic.
3. Relax with the ultimate mineral wellness experience.
Treat your mum to a luxurious pampering she will never forget.
Begin her day with some water therapy in the Bathhouse. Mineral water gurgles naturally from the ground in Hepburn and it will restore her body with its healing powers. Then a visit to The Sanctuary where mum can recline and relax, submerge in natural mineral water - heated to 35 degrees, on an underwater couch.
Afterwards mum can nourish her skin with a Moroccan Hammam ritual experience with steaming, soaping, scrubbing and lathering, and to end her indulgent day, a Moroccan Milk Mineral Bath with rose petals.
4. Attend a workshop.
Carve, stitch, bake and paint your way to inspiration at workshops and classes all across the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region. Learn new skills, fine tune your senses and delve into a world of creativity at classes run by local studios, boutiques and kitchens.
Not only will you pick up a new skill, but it’s a great way to spend some one-on-one time with your mum on her special day.
5. Immerse yourself in pure luxury at the Hepburn Springs Escape Villas.
Turn the weekend into a mini-vacation and discover how it feels to wake up in the idyllic location on the banks of the Mineral Springs Reserve, just moments from the award-winning Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa and strolling distance to boutique cafés, renowned restaurants and bars.
Unwind with mum, in your individual, freestanding Villa with over 75 square metres of luxurious, modern living and entertaining space. Modern fixtures and refined boutique styling combine to offer you the regions finest accommodation. Privacy and style, all in one glorious Villa, designed for you and mum to Escape.
6. Visit Art Galleries.
Step into the “art zone” with mum by visiting the many independent galleries and artist-run spaces around Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. The Convent Gallery is a must. Uniting history, spirituality, art and culture all under one roof.
The Convent houses seven galleries featuring work by over 100 local, national and international artists. There are also many beautiful art spaces in Vincent St, Daylesford and Piper St in Kyneton on your journey to the area.
7. Shop 'till you drop.
There's no better mother-daughter activity than shopping. For that ‘wow’ factor, you and mum will find normally hard to source, stylish items in the magnificent retailers in Vincent Street, Daylesford including Harry and Me, eCasa, Manteau Noir and Frances Pilley (our favourites!).
You can also find the styles that fit your personality, from some of the most exciting labels across Australia and around the world at Portal 108, just walking distance from the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
8. Take a visit to Lavandula.
This Swiss Italian Farm is a sight to behold with its sprawling gardens, old stone buildings, charming cafe and crazy geese roaming the grounds. Once you have experienced the rural European serenity of the farm, beautiful food and extraordinary lavender produce (including lavender ice cream and lavender Champaign) you will want to visit again and again.
But don’t tell too many people about this wonderful place. Just take mum!
9. Go to a wine tasting.
Pour your mum a glass (or three) of vino this Mother’s Day. Experience wine tasting and master the sniff, sip, and swirl as you and your mum enjoy an array of blends.
Visit the award winning Hanging Rock Winery and while you’re there, treat yourself to an extra bottle or two, along with a gourmet picnic box and grab a spot on their deck or lawns – it’s the perfect place to wile away the afternoon, taking in the iconic backdrop of their vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon.
Or located just five minutes out of Daylesford in Musk, on top of the Great Dividing Range is Passing Clouds. The cellar door and dining room boast views over the vineyard and winery to be enjoyed while tasting their wines and perhaps accompanied by lunch slow roasted over coals.
10. Get pampered with the ultimate mother and daughter escape.
Celebrate Mum this Mother's Day by spending quality spa relaxation and restorative time with your mum and the ultimate pamper pack this Mother's Day.
This unique and personalised Mother / Daughter escape for two is designed to reconnect while relaxing your mind, body and soul.
> Sanctuary and Bathhouse Bathing
> Regional Tasting Platter
> 60min Hepburn Wellness Massage
> 30min Hepburn Wellness Facial
> Bonus Spa Gift
> 2 people
> Allow up to 5hrs