It is critical to be able to relax - now more than ever.

Being relaxed not only boosts your productivity, it facilitates mind-body integration for higher performance and can even help you live longer. The Daylesford Macedon Ranges region is home to plenty of amazing experiences that can help you recharge, relax, and reset. Check out these inspirational options for starters:

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Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa

Day Retreat – Allow up to 4 hours

The perfect balance of traditional water therapies and well-being spa therapies. This package is specifically designed to de-stress and restore balance. Included within your experience is a little time to nourish and replenish your body with a regional tasting platter, a glass of wine and a spa gift upon your departure.

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Daylesford Day Spa & Beauty

Total Bliss package – 120 mins

Let a therapist take you on a journey of Total Bliss with this package designed to de-stress your body and mind, restore balance and enhance relaxation. Enjoy a massage of your back, neck and shoulders or scalp, a rejuvenating body exfoliation, a massage of your hands and feet, and a hydrating facial to re-energise your body and mind.

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The Mineral Spa

Total Float & Relax – allow up to 4 hours

The Mineral Spa is an idyllic restorative haven and renowned as one of the most acclaimed and awarded natural mineral spas in Australia. Float away stress in a cloud of weightlessness before a rebalancing aromatherapy massage and freshening appetiser facial. You’ll be on cloud nine.

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Maiaveda Holistic Health Retreat & Spa

Ayurvedic Blissful Detox Ritual – allow 2 hours 30 mins

These therapies take the mind, body and spirit on an inner voyage of relaxation and mental purification. By creating an experience where you are held and nurtured, promoting energy flow and purification of the body-mind, this ritual supports the healing process and connection to your Higher Self. Includes a full body steam from the neck down infusing dosha specific herbs to detox.

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The Spa at Lake House Daylesford

100% Mineral Water “Tree Top” Soak – 30 mins

Set in a magical treetop location, private circular spa tubs sit in individual ‘cabins’ and look out through the willow trees to Lake Daylesford. Mineral water hydrotherapy is known to boost your circulation, assisting with the detoxification process and encouraging relaxation and general wellbeing.

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Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa & Wellness Retreat

Wellness package – up to 4 hours

Shizuka Ryokan offers a traditional Japanese experience. The wellness package includes a reflexology treatment, relaxation massage, an omakase banquet dinner with sake tasting cups to enjoy with your meal.

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Paul Matthews
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Paul has more than 25 years of marketing, tourism, business and stakeholder engagement experience in both private and public sector organisations.

He worked at Visit Victoria from 2017 to 2021 as the Head of Regional Tourism and Strategy. In 2021, he started his own business, the Visitor Economy Tourism Consultancy and has been working closely with Daylesford Macedon Tourism in the area of Industry Development.

Paul’s specialist areas of interest include Visitor Engagement, Destination Planning, Industry Development, Dark Tourism and Wellness. You can find more about Paul through his website or via LinkedIn.