4 days in Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges Itinerary

4 days in Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges Itinerary

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4 days in Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


Lancefield ©
Lancefield is a town in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area in Victoria, Australia 73km north of the state capital, Melbourne and had a population of 2,357 at the 2011 census.HistoryThe area was used by the indigenous aboriginal people as a quarry site for the manufacture of stone axes and was first settled by European squatters in 1837. On the 20th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Curly Flat, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at A Market at Hanging Rock.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lancefield trip itinerary website .

Melbourne to Lancefield is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Daylesford.

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Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
Curly Flat ©
Curly Flat
A Market at Hanging Rock ©
A Market at Hanging Rock


Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Head to The Mill Markets and Chocolate Millfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stony Creek Gallery and Piper Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodend (Woodend Cemetery, Anglican Parish of Woodend, & more) and Gisborne Peak Winery (in Gisborne). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Passing Clouds Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Daylesford trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Lancefield to Daylesford in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Daylesford are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Daylesford

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Woodend, Gisborne Peak Winery, Chocolate Mill, Piper Street
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Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens ©
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens
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