Seek wellness and tranquility in Victoria's oldest spa town with Gemma Watts, on the perfect weekend away in Daylesford
Start your weekend staycation with breakfast at café Koukla located within the hotel. This cafe has the most gorgeous interiors with such an amazing David Bromley mural around the fireplace. The perfect place for a cosy winter porridge. Next, head to The Convent Gallery with over 7 gallery spaces that incorporate art, history and culture. Before lunch, take a big walk through the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens before heading to Daylesford Cidery for 10/10 woodfired pizzas and cider at the cellar door (this place is dog friendly too which makes the experience all the more better). After checking in to Hotel Frango in the early afternoon, head to The Mill Markets - the ultimate treasure trove for vintage goodies. In the evening, enjoy some pre-dinner drinks in the hotel bar and then make your way to Bistro Terroir for a dining experience that offers incredible service, food, wine and atmosphere.
On Sunday morning, wake up and make your way to The Sunday Market which has been running in the town for over 41 years. Wander to the corner of Vincent and Albert street to explore the shops in the area, stopping in at Manteau Noir to shop for niche fragrances, Paradise Bookshop for your next cosy read and Brick Lane Bazaar for retro treasures of your dreams. End the afternoon with a stop-in at Winespeake Cellar & Deli to pick up a spread of wine and cheese to completely delight your tastebuds.