Taste of Talbot

Autumn 2020 will go down as one of the most anticipated seasons in Australian…

Things That Lift Your Spirit

When times are tough, it’s important to keep forging ahead, keep your body active…

For the Love of Spuds

George Wicker planted his first potatoes as a teenage boy. One spring, he was given…

Autumn is our Favourite Colour

The picturesque village of Blackwood is tucked in between the Wombat and Lerderderg…

Market Heroes

The sun is setting on a warm Saturday night, and farmer Florian Hofinger is…

Best of the Best

The region's trophy cabinet gets bigger

Grimes’ Wine

When AFL footballer Dylan Grimes and partner Elisha escaped to Daylesford for a…

Turn Over a New Leaf

You may have seen the ‘documentary’ (and I use the word very loosely) Game Changers…

Hot Chocolate

That Willy Wonka bloke has nothing on the chocolate makers, confectioners and hot…

Meat the Experts

Matt Layfield’s cattle are head down, slowly walking through the thick grass,…

Workshops with Heart

Being part of a workshop is a clever way of creating great memories from your time…

Speaking of Yarns

Much-loved and respected regional success story Creswick Woollen Mills has…

The Sound of Music

From pub rock to cabaret and cocktails, the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region…

Places to Go, Colours to See

Autumn 2020 will go down as one of the most anticipated seasons in Australian…

Eclectic Clunes

Water can enhance your mood and calm your soul. Take the plunge and visit one of…

Shining Light for Solar

A ten-year plan to turn the Hepburn Shire, in Central Victoria, into a model…

The Road to Attwoods

Those who have followed Attwoods wines over the past decade have seen their star…

ChillOut Festival Breaking Records in Daylesford

As the in-coming Festival Director for the nationally celebrated ChillOut Festival,…

The Sweetest Spud of Them All

Richard Tippett is a spud man right down to his dusty bowyangs. He grows his…

Relishing a Healthier You this Autumn

Imagine embracing the onset of the cooler months in a state of calm and vitality.…

Ripples of Joy

Water can enhance your mood and calm your soul. Take the plunge and visit one of…

Win a Best Autumn Escape

Tourism is an enormous contributor to the financial and social health of regional…

Summer Night Sky

We’re fortunate in Australia to have some of the darkest skies in the world,…

Blampied Village

First settled around the 1860s, the place known as Blampied epitomises the ‘blink…

Movers and Sculptures

Sculptors make some of the loudest and boldest statements in the world of fine art.…

Christmas Centrepiece

My most treasured memories with family and friends have been around special…

Wheelie Fun Summer

Summertime is almost here, and that means the best of the food truck scene will…

Secret Garden

In the heart of the Kyneton Botanic Gardens, a giant Californian Redwood towers…

Top 10 Picnic Spots

George Wicker planted his first potatoes as a teenage boy. One spring, he was given…

Warming to Global Change

The drive towards sustainability by businesses across the region is on the…

Something’s Brewing in Woodend

Brewer Paul Holgate stands proudly in his brand new taproom. The sweet smell of…

Heart of Stonefields

Paul Bangay has touched the hearts of many a green thumb, but we’d like to think…

Walk on the Wild Side

Standing on the top of Porcupine Ridge, the forest falls away to the river below.…

Get on Your Bike and Go

Our region has long been the centre of ‘wellness’, a state of being that can be…

Best Short Walks

Need a natural health kick? Since the late 1800s people have visited the Daylesford…

Dairy Flat Farm by Lakehouse

A sustainable growing facility dedicated to regenerative agricultural practices, it…

Views to Dine For

Summer dining is made even more delicious by the destination. The Daylesford and…

Off the Grid

Set in the Wombat State Forest, Blackwood Ridge is a small boutique plant nursery…

Pump it Up

There’s a gurgling sound as the water is drawn up from deep within the earth……

Macedon Ranges Got Talent

He’s the larger than life larrikin with whom you’d love to natter the day away.…

Catch the Gin Bug

Move over winery tours, gin distillery hopping is the latest trend to hit…

Coolest of the Cool

When people drink wine, the link is often missed between what’s in the glass and…

Dark Moon Rising

Australia is known the world over for its wine, with over 150 grape varietals grown…

All Hail the Local Ale

A group of mates like to brew their own beer. They end up being so successful at it…

High on a Hill a Legend Grows

It is very quiet and still on the craggy hilltop until a biting wind whips the gum…

Young Blood

The next generation of Macedon Ranges winemakers are doing things differently

The Art of Bathing

In the west, a bath is a place we go to cleanse our body. In Japan, one bathes to…

A Thirst for Life

In the spring of 1836, on a cold, dark, and stormy night a baby boy was born aboard…

What to Drink this Spring

Lake House Founder & Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker’s vision – to be surrounded…

Well Styled Weekends Away

It seems to be the way…you sneak up to Daylesford for a few cheeky weekends away,…

The Locals Favourite Locals

You can always tell a ripper pub by the number of locals who go there. Our pubs are…

All You Need is Love – Clifftop at Hepburn

Clifftop at Hepburn’s award-winning villas offer luxury accommodation in the heart…

A New Tour to Discover Daylesford’s Old Secrets

Alice's Journeys Walking Tours of Daylesford will stir your imagination, leaving…

Where the Best of the Country Meets the Best of the City

There is something special about Australian country towns. People have time to…

From Slow Flower Tales to Slow Flower Trails

The officer checked my passport and, in a mono-toned voice, asked, “reason for your…

Beyond the Daily Grind

The origins of coffee may be the stuff of legend, but today it is very much a part…

A Spring in Her Step

Brylie Rankine knew she was onto something early on. Working in front-of-house café…

Cool Country

There is something very earthy and natural about the Macedon Ranges; it’s kind of…

The Art Of Documentary Film Making

In an increasingly virtual world lived online, more and more people are craving the…

Ominous Beauty

The deer skulls were gathering cobwebs and cluttering a German lounge room. Via…

The Art of Writing

Mount Macedon made sense as a base for our family as it was close enough to…

Fashion as Art

Art is often defined as self-expression through creativity. Not everyone can be a…

Provocative Paintings, Puddings and Prudes

Norman Lindsay was famed for his portraits of voluptuous sirens and insatiable…

The Artful Winter Garden

Winter - the very word induces a long sigh and slows the breathing. As a gardener…

Follow the Winter Art Trail

If the arts are your thing, there is plenty to satisfy you in the Daylesford and…

Men Have Skin in This Game

As winter rushes at us, the word is out for men: start looking after your skin.

A Total Immersion This Winter

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend heralds the start of winter. What better way to…

The Art of Lost Trades

To find true art in the simplest of things, for example a perfectly coopered bucket…

The Art Of Movement

With the shorter and colder days in winter, here’s a sequence of four asanas…

Snapshot Of An Artist: Carly Williams

Carly Williams is a popular abstract artist living in Daylesford. Her continually…

Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Art in the Vines Sculpture Exhibition & Trail at Hanging Rock Winery is a must do…

Meet a Local Producer

We love regional producers and providores in the Daylesford Macedon region.…

Man of the Land

David Holmgren comes in from the garden of Melliodora, his home on the edge of a…

A Quiet Revolution

Hidden behind the flowering acacias and fragrant eucalypts of the Macedon Ranges,…

Gut Health

In a strange and circuitous way my life has led me to thinking daily about an old…

Autumn – Our Best Kept Secret

A very long time ago, in my early 20’s, I was sitting in a café in picturesque…

Snapshot of an Artist: James Robertson

On a sprawling, hillside property with Mount Franklin standing regally in the…

The Inside Word

Our region celebrates the change of season to autumn with a stunning array of…

Discover Holgate Brewhouse Woodend

The explosion in popularity of craft beers over the last few years has been…

Forging a Local Food Community

Driving into our local villages in the Daylesford Macedon region, you’re likely to…

Hemp – A Boutique Industry Waiting for you to Discover

Hemp is no longer the domain of the tie-dyed, brownie-munching hippy. The…

A Berry Good Time

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into freshly picked ripe fruit. If you’re…

The Best Farm Gates in the Region

You’ve hit the road. There’s a bite in the air and the sky is bursting with blue.…

Autumn

There is no place better than the Daylesford Macedon Region to witness the…

Summer

Just the name evokes thoughts of long, balmy days, playful breezes and long, cool…

Clunes

Town of Mystery. It’ll charm the pants off you! 

A Love Story

Under moonlit draped skies, and slightly under the influence of rum, Kieran and Sue…

Farmers’ Markets – It’s in our NATURE

Along with the fresh country air and the relaxed lifestyle, one of the biggest…

Romantic Getaway

Experience the essence of the Macedon Ranges, an easy one-hour drive from Melbourne…

Explore the Macedon Ranges Wine Region & Join the Party

Discover hidden treasures set in the maze of laneways that weave around the Macedon…

Happy Hens

Imagine a landscape filled with lush, green hills. A shaggy, white Maremma…

Fishing Spots So Beautiful, the Fish are a Bonus

In the mid-1800’s (around the time the European population in the Daylesford…

In Need of a Girls’ Weekend?

You're wrecked. You’re doing 12-hour work days that intrude on your Netflix time.

The Lost Children

On a quiet country lane, on the crest of a hill overlooking Daylesford, is a small…

Bee Friendly Gardens

The Diggers Club’s Top Tips for Attracting Bees to your garden

New Things are Afoot at Daylesford’s Lake House

Never ones to rest on their laurels, Alla Wolf-Tasker, her husband Allan and their…

Pets’ Paradise

This is for all my fellow four-legged, wagging-tailed buddies on the best places…

Rambling Adventures in the Lerderderg State Park

Dappled light plays across a winding dirt track as birdsong provides a twittering…

Ten Quirky Things To Do

Ever taken a llama for a walk?

An Adventure with Herbs

Ahh! Glorious summer! Picnics, barbeques, fresh air and sunshine. Lay back and…

Live Music Scene

Our sultry twilights are the perfect environment for enjoying some live music and a…

Searching for that special something, for that special someone?

Stroll down the historic blue-stone-paved Piper Street of Kyneton and fill a basket…

Grass Fed & Free-Range

On the mineral rich volcanic pastures of Blampied, you will find one of the oldest…

The Scent of Summer

To date, no master parfumier has been able to perfectly capture the summer…

Splendid Spring

It's hard not to fall in love here during Spring.

The Art of Picnicking

Gather your people, swing by a provedore and lay the rug down at a picture perfect…

Spring Gardens

As the crisp Winter dew begins to melt, the Daylesford Macedon region unfurls like…

Flower Farmers

Seasonal, Scented, Freshly Harvested Flowers & Foliage

Mud, Sweat & Two-Wheels

If you need an outdoor mountain bike fix of sweat and dirt or a downhill challenge…

Get Hitched with Country Style

“If You Got Any More Beautiful The Sun Would Leave Its Place And Come For You” -…

Back to Her Roots

Eriko Pannam didn’t expect to cook Japanese food.

The Ancient Incas called it “the Fibre of the Gods”

Stepping into Alpaca Passion is a true sensory experience. Every piece you see…

Take life one sip at a time

A unique place to experience masterful blending, powerful botanicals and herbs,…

Interview with Jason Waterhouse and Magali Gentric

Jason and Magali are responsible for one of the hottest, contemporary art spaces in…

Interview with Calum McClure – The Old Castlemaine Gaol

The Governor's Café at the Old Castlemaine Goal has sprawling views of Castlemaine…

Interview with Josh – Rainbow Eggs

Charming and full of exuberance is seventeen-year-old Josh from Rainbow Eggs.

Interview with Tess Brady

With sparkling eyes and searing intelligence, the highly acclaimed author and…

Interview with Charles Dickie – Lerderderg State Park

Charles Dickie has been a Park Ranger for thirty-seven years and currently has…

Blanketed in History

Pinches Ryzowy created Creswick Woollen Mills in 1947. He was the personification…

Peas in a Pod

When two people just “get” each other, banter flows like rich, warm chocolate under…

One Very Fine Yarn

Gales of laughter, bales of delicious woollen garments and an up-close and personal…

Feed your Creative Cravings

Art Galleries in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region dip into your guts and…

Stay. Play. Relax.

That feeling of anticipation as a child when you head off on a mini adventure is…

Pampering Spas & Treatments

Healing and wellbeing vibrate in every breath of crisp winter air and crunch of…

Must-have Designer Labels at Harry and Me

“Let me be surrounded by luxury, I can do without the necessities! “ - Oscar Wilde……

Hotel Frangos Warms Hearts and Bellies

Let the worries dissolve with a getaway at Hotel Frangos.

Australia’s Winter Wonderland

We adore winter - air so cold that when you breathe it in, it hits you like a jolt…

Time to Get Cosy

Cocoon yourself from the depths of Winter in the homely surrounds of the Daylesford…

Rock with Josh

When Josh Bowes needed stone to create a skull for an exhibition at the Ballarat…

Ten of the Best Cellar Doors

Hit the highway and in under an hour from Melbourne, you’ll be barraged with…

A Winter Walk on the Wild Side

The Daylesford and Macedon area is abundant with picture perfect locations ideal…

The Farmers Arms Wraps its Arms Around Winter

Winter is coming and our team at the Farmers Arms Hotel are getting hot under the…

The Perfect Mid-Winter Getaway

The 14th Woodend Winter Arts Festival brings international and Australian artists…

Effervescent Elixir

With 85% of the nation’s mineral springs located around the Daylesford and Macedon…

Wines with Soul

The only alcohol Llew Knight recalls from childhood was the odd beer for the…

Spring Detox

Crawl out from under the covers and clear away the cobwebs.

Warming the Cockles

As winter closes in on the Daylesford Macedon region, as the air becomes crisp and…

A Local Wine Expert’s Insider Tips

The Lake House Daylesford is unarguably one of the top restaurants in Victoria.

Alla Wolf-Tasker, Lake House Daylesford

“A masterclass in how to do it right” - Good Food Guide, Australia.

Feast your Senses at the Convent Daylesford

Perched on the slopes of Wombat Hill is The Convent Gallery, Daylesford.…

Nothing Beats a Country Pub

Local pubs are havens for laughter and live music. The beverages are often local…

Slow Fashion

Manteau Noir is a unique retail store located in Daylesford.

Autumn is in the Air

Treat yourself to the autumnal foliage spectacle around Mt Macedon, and be sure to…

Soak in the Wellness

The Daylesford Macedon region’s mineral springs are a natural elixir born of…

David and Yuge Bromley

David and Yuge Bromley are the two creative forces behind the business Bromley &…

Gin’s the Thing

Sliding into the limelight with a bouquet of botanicals and a swag of awards are…

Forest Bathing

Unlock your senses under the canopy of a green forest in the Daylesford Macedon…

A Yarn Worth Reading About

The Daylesford Macedon region is an organic, foodies delight.

Nature’s Bounty

In autumn, as the leaves on the trees turn golden and fall to the ground, driving…

Unique Locations Outstanding Wine

In less time than it takes to watch your favourite program on Netflix, the Macedon…

A Dose of Wellness

A mini break to the Daylesford Macedon region is the perfect antidote to life’s…