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lost magazine | daylesford & surrounds July 2012 | volume 11 issue 119

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contents PACKING A PASSION for alpaca fashion


in Lyonville



& organic gluten free vegan lasagne 10


extreme cuteness ahead


awesome store


of sunshine


with a hint of basil...


Maldon town...


on Bastille Day


is not a dirty word


but not as we know it...


at the fayre in Glenlyon


have it









sunny rainy clear leafy Hepburn day 40


gig guide


cover: St Mel Cyclery, Daylesford ‘coffee retro style’

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is an independent monthly magazine circulating throughout Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, Castlemaine, Woodend, Kyneton, Creswick, Clunes & surrounds. Publishers: lost publishing Design: Stefan Overzier Photography: Stefan Overzier Carolyn Managh Editor / Sub Editor: Danni Petkovic / Kathy Douglas

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Packing a passion

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for fashion

ALPACAS are handy to have around this time of year. Not only do they protect those sweet little lambs from hungry foxes, (true story, they chase them away – totally awesome to witness)… they also provide us with a seriously exquisite fleece, which, (right up there with cashmere) is regarded as one of the finest (and warmest) in the world. (30% warmer than wool, with apologies to the afore mentioned sweet little lamb). Alpaca wool is light, super soft and is also non allergenic, so you won’t get all itchy and scratchy whilst trying to rock a fab new scarf. For years, Alpaca Passion (now at 72 Vincent Street, Daylesford) has offered Daylesford shoppers the complete alpaca boutique experience. Bringing the world’s finest alpaca fashion to town. So passionate are owners Keith Wadsworth and Liz Robinson, they also run an alpaca farm, with about 100 happy alpacas chilling out and galumphing around the foothills near Mt Buffalo. They’re so good at this alpaca caper, their rather fetching female alpaca ‘Giaconda’ won Champion Brown at the National Alpaca Show in Sydney (and for those not up to date with the current national alpaca grading system, that’s as good as it gets peeps). Clearly it’s not just Keith and Liz with the passion for Alpacas though, as they’ve just doubled the size of their Daylesford store! And if you’re thinking nah, alpaca’s not my style, think again… it’s anything but granny cardies and hippie ponchos, this is high end stuff from Kuna and Sol (think: alpaca couture) and is made from the finest baby alpaca wool, and only stocked in four or five countries in the world. Alpaca Passion also sell a fabulous range of Australian made stretchy, textured, vibrant Vigorella bodywear to wear layer, upon layer, upon layer… topped with a layer of something alpaca, (of course)! Alpaca Passion Daylesford is open 7 days 10am – 5pm, and their sister store (for those of you taking this teeny mag back home to Melbourne) is at 3/1122 High Street, Armadale, and is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. For more information phone 5348 1177 or kd


Arty monsters biting off

more than they can Chew(ton) THE Monster Art Space (226 Main Road, Chewton) is opening a new exhibition entitled ‘Versus’, by Maxine Wade, Sunday, July 1, 2pm till 6pm. Comprising over 40 stunning pieces in watercolour and ink, the works are inspired by the artist’s recent tour of Italy, (plus other local subjects). Maxine is also an art teacher, and took ten students on her Italian travels to join her in painting and sketching landscapes. (Not a bad excursion really)! Her home studio is opposite the exhibition venue, and will also be open during the exhibition. The opening doubles as the official launch of the new space, and is a free event. Come along, and be transported to Italy via Maxine’s works. The exhibition will be on display until Tuesday, July 10, (inclusive). Open daily from 11am till 5pm. More info: or phone: 0400 835 057. dp

Falling head over heels

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in Lyonville

LYONVILLE Hall has hosted bake offs, contortionists, wood chops and critically acclaimed musical acts. So why not throw an acrobat into the mix? Tom Flanagan brings the chaos to town in his tricky-awesome-acrobatic-slapstick show of hijinks and hilariousness: ‘Kaput’. (Ex-Circus Oz, and veteran of comedy and fringe festivals), Toms’ acrobatics are sure to make the most of every square centimetre of the teeny stage at Lyonville Hall (Bremner Avenue) I mean when a bloke is used to the big top, and he gets a stage a few metres long what could possibly go wrong, right? Bring on the chaos, comedy and acrobatic craziness. Kaput is a show for all ages, and will be held Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, at 7pm. Kids’ tickets: $10, adults: $15, (or $40 for a family of four), from Can’t Think Straight (41 Vincent St, Daylesford), and Radio Springs Hotel, Lyonville. For more info call or email Kareena: 0410 514 972 or kd


The state-of-the-art Salus Spa is designed with blonde wood and splashes of Tiffany blue. The Spa is surrounded by waterfall fed streams and has nine treatment areas, including the Tree Top Mineral Spas which contain 100% pure mineral water. Enjoy relaxing massages, premium Elemis facials, advanced performance body treatments and more. Non residential guests welcome. Bookings essential.

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books, antiques, coffee & architecture

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Clunes’ rustic buildings are filled with books, antiques and coffee. This is an old gold town that hasn’t gone glam… yet. Stroll under wide verandahs on fabulous bluestone streets and choose your poison: long black or long neck, then pick an open fire and unwind some more. where Clunes is a haven for treasure hunters… somewhere in the middle of gold country. Bring a road map and a treasure map and seek your fortune in gold, collectables, second hand books and vintage items of all descriptions. what Discover beautiful bush tracks and trails of gold, lollies and lattes, miners’ cottages and mine the second hand book stores for more books than you could read in a lifetime. how Clunes is a 40 minute rambling country drive from Daylesford, past historic gold mines and 1850s’ ruins, scenic volcanic country, bubbling creeks and patchworked farmland. From Creswick, Clunes is a direct 15 minute drive.

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lost the guide to where to find it gluten free vegan lasagne HEADING out of Daylesford, past the Sunday Market, you arrive at a crossroads. On your right is the Farmers’ Arms Hotel, and on your left is a Balinese gazebo, colourful flags and a warm welcome to a wonderful community minded space called Fair’s Fair. Fair’s Fair is something of a cultural emporium incorporating a retail store, Healthspring Therapies, holistic alternative healthcare, and the newly opened Sunflower Organics: wholefoods store and café. It’s a busy place with so many independent businesses under the one roof, but the all-encompassing vibe of the entire space is inclusive, positive, nurturing and 100% soul feeding. The Fair’s Fair store is filled with incredible, ethical and beautiful fair trade products from around the globe including artisan wood and stone pieces from Indonesia, fashion and jewellery, music, textiles, indigenous pieces and more. For more info on their gifts, goodies and good vibes, go to Jaya, Paul and John at Healthspring Therapies provide professional holistic natural therapies and body work, including Bowen Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (Google it!) remedial, therapeutic and relaxation massage, creating a balance between your physical and spiritual being. (Ahhh, relaxing just thinking about it all really)… For a full list visit: Treatments available 7 days, phone Jaya for an appointment on: 0422 018 162. Sunflower Organics is Daylesford’s brand new organic and vegan corner store. Selling loads of well priced bulk grains, nuts, seeds and gluten free super foods, packaged treats and staples. The store incorporates the Sunflower Café serving up a delicious organic menu, all vegan, with loads of tasty raw dishes. (The word on the street is that Claudia’s gluten free vegan lasagne is outta sight)! Fair’s Fair is open Thursday to Sunday 9am-4pm. 1 Knox Street Daylesford, Ph: 5348 3637 kd


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An instant classic just add theatre

CASTLEMAINE’S Theatre Royal has been entertaining Castlemainians for 150 years, and doesn’t she look good for her age huh? This month she’s hosting the inaugural Castlemaine Classic Film Festival, Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 8. The program features six of the finest films in world cinema, found on every film buff’s cinematic bucket list. The program looks like this: Friday 7pm The Tree of Wooden Clogs. Saturday: 10am Howards End, 12.45pm Cinema Paradiso, 3.15pm Kind Hearts & Coronets, 5.30pm Red Shoes, 8pm Rififi. Sunday 9am Rififi, 11.15 Red Shoes, 1.45pm Howards End, 4.30pm Cinema Paradiso, 7pm Kind Hearts & Coronets. Tix are $14. A Classic Pass (six sessions plus opening night party) is $80, and the Royal Pass (six sessions, premium seating, and opening night party) is $110. More info visit: or 5472 1196. kd


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extreme cuteness ahead THERE’S cute… and then there’s baby alpaca cute. A baby Alpaca is called a Cria, (aww) and on Saturday, July 7, (9am – 5pm) the Crias are meeting their adoring public at the Creswick Woollen Mill (Railway Parade Creswick). At this annual event it’s Cria vs Cria as the cutest alpacas this side of Peru face off in the cutest cria competition. Choose which baby alpaca you think is Creswick’s cutest and you could win a luxurious Creswick Woollen Mills prize. Pat the softest, baby animals around, (did we mention they’re cute yet?) and meet the breeders (can’t vouch for their cuteness though). Kids can get into a bit of face painting and craft. Browse the mill and extensive shop, (bet you can’t leave without one of their beautiful scarves, throws or blankets this time of year… mmm toasty). For more call Olivia: 5345 2202 or go to: kd


Some dates for your diary:

8pm, Sat July 14 Cabaret Bastille - French-themed burlesque - $40 2-course meal and show, then straight after at 10pm Le tour de France on le big screen. On Saturday August 4 Renee Geyer returns to the Royal, then Castlemaine Artists Market on August 5. Great new Australian film The Sapphires premieres on August 9 and will play until the end of the month when Cash Savage and band rolls back into town for a “piss off winter” party on August 31. September means warmer weather & three big Spring gigs: Julia Stone, Kate Miller Heidke and Lanie Lane.

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boutiques, rocks, playgrounds & beer

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At the base of imposing Mt Macedon, Woodend is a haven for bushwalkers, food, wine aficionados, lovers of boutique style accommodation and cosmopolitan shopping wrapped up in a cruisy country vibe. Woodend is what Weekends should be all about. where Well it’s at the end of the woods isn’t it? Well, sort of… Situated between Macedon and Kyneton, it’s the perfect place to base yourself for a weekend of wineries, or a stop over for delectable dining out. what Have a gourmet picnic at Hanging Rock. Let the kids loose at the truly fantastic Children’s Park. Sample a hand crafted beer or find a cellar door at an award winning winery. how Turn off the Calder Fwy and meander through the Black Forest from Melbourne. Catch a train from Southern Cross. Woodend is about 40mins drive from Daylesford, through perfectly picturesque countryside.

Glenlyon’s generallyawesone

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JUST down the road from Daylesford, as you head out the Daylesford-Malmsbury Road, you’ll happen upon a sweet hamlet by the name of Glenlyon. Glenlyon is as picturesque as a Central Victorian village can be, nestled in rolling farmland, home to happy cattle and teeny baby lambs, stunning vineyards tucked away on fertile hills strung with vines producing fabulous vintages and award winning wines, the Loddon River tumbling by, ancient trees lining the main street - shading beautifully restored historic homes, and a super excellent general store to boot. The Glenlyon General Store (63 Barkly Street) was reborn 12 months ago, and serves up delish brekkies and lunch, fantastic local produce, scrummy treats and coffee… (my how many times have we stopped there for coffee)? Now the store is launching something new. They’ve DIY’d themselves a stage and invited fantastic musos to grace the new performance space each Friday night. A bit of free live music and a bevvy with friends is such a fantastic way to roll into the weekend. This month the featured artists will be: Friday, July 6, Buck JR in a solo set, Friday, July 13, sublime Ballarat songstress Freya Hollick, Friday, July 20, Archer & The Long Gone Daddies, and Friday, July 27, Adrian Kosky & Friends.  The musical artists aren’t the only creative types to grace the General Store, as they’ve recently invested in a schmancy art hanging system (no BluTack or nails in walls here folks) on which to hang pieces of fine art created by lovely local artists. A new exhibition will open on the first Wednesday of each month. You’re even invited to the opening of each new show, from 6 till 7pm. All pieces are for sale, so buy a drink and something for your loungeroom wall. Art will hang throughout the month, so you have something to gaze at longingly, whilst sipping your latte, and toasting your tootsies in front of their open fires. The Glenlyon General Store is open seven days. For more info on bands and exhibits phone: 5348 7922. kd


One of Australia’s most in demand getaways, Lake House sits on the shores of Lake Daylesford. This small luxury hotel is renowned for its restaurant, which holds 2 Chefs Hats from The Age Good Food Guide & Cellar, which was Awarded Best Country Wine List. One of the Top 101 Best Hotels in the World – UK Tatler Magazine Best Dining – Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards Best Award for Excellence – New York Wine Spectator Award Open Lunch & Dinner 7 Days

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forests, fossicking, fibres & fromage

Cosy Creswick tucked up in a valley between volcanic hills is home to forestry and fossicking, alpacas and 1800s architecture, chocolate and cheese. Six good reasons right there to stay a while and enjoy everything Creswick has to offer.

what Wander forest trails, sample fine local produce and rug up in luxurious world class wool. Bring your clubs and have a few rounds, or shout a round at a Creswick pub.

how Creswick is an easy 15 minute drive from Ballarat and 20 minutes from Daylesford on the Midland Hwy. It takes about 17 hours to travel from Abu Dhabi UAE, to Creswick. 55

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where Creswick is surrounded by forest and forestry. Just further north, mullock heaps dot the paddocks, a sign of when rivers of gold were exhumed to line wealthy pockets in town.

Ooh la la

la Femmes JENI Wren is an artist based here in Central Victoria. Her favoured mediums are mainly graphite, ink and pastel, and she uses them to deftly capture the beauty and essence of the womanly form. Her art has been displayed in other galleries and art shows, and has been sold both locally and interstate. Jeni has won a Commendation Award and has displayed her work in front of the Governor of Victoria. Jeni approaches her first solo exhibition with anticipation and excitement, having combined her love of drawing and the naked form, her work explores breathtakingly beautiful feminine sensuality in this exhibition aptly entitled: ‘La Femmes’. The exhibition launch is at local gallery and shop: Can’t Think Straight (41 Vincent Street, Daylesford) on Saturday, July 7, at 7pm, and will be exhibited until the end of August. More info: 0411 250 648. dp

A little Jay

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of sunshine JAY Hoad has followed the sun for the past six years, travelling the globe for musical inspiration and magical life experiences. So he really must have had his fill of sunshine to find himself here this time of year. Jay is something of a didgeridoo and stringed instrument virtuoso, creating all manner of wild and wonderful sounds out of a collection of instruments picked up on his global musical walkabout. His tour resume is impressive, with world music festivals under his belt and a tour with Bob Marley’s Wailers in the States. Jay’s show is energetic and funky and will warm anyone who dares brave the cold: Friday, July 13, at the Palais (111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs). Tickets are $15+ booking fee or $50+ booking fee for dinner and show. (Dinner from 6:30pm show from 8:30pm). For more information call The Palais: 5348 4849 or visit the website at: kd


The hub of Glenlyon Open Seven DayS 8am-6pm Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun Brekkie, Lunch, Coffee, Cake & Catering 63 Barkly Street, Glenlyon 5348 7922

A dining experience with a ‘FAULTY Towers The Dining Experience’ is an internationally acclaimed show (from Brisbane) in its 15th year. This year it has already toured as many countries and festivals, proving that peeps still love the chaos and absurdity of the television show… of almost the same name. After cracking up theatre restaurant goers abroad, the show is back in Oz, and what’s more, it’s in our ‘hood. The Grange at Cleveland Winery (55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield) will host Faulty Towers, The Dining Experience on Sunday, July 8 from 12noon, with what else but, a dining experience… which includes a three course meal and two hours of interactive fun, as you become part of the show… complete with Basil and Sybil, (just pray that Manuel’s not your waiter). Bookings essential on 5429 9000, email or visit: For more on the show visit:



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All bound for Maldon town... ...many miles away

KIDS have always gone loco over trains…. well before Thomas rolled down the hill and round the bends on the Island of Sodor. And seeing that the school holidays will roll to a stop soon, it’s time to treat the little dudes to a bit o’ awesome train action in Maldon. Trains For Kids will be held: Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, and is a cracking day out for the whole family, (particularly those with trainspotting tendencies). Take a classic steam train ride from Maldon Station (Hornsby Street) or treat the wee train enthusiasts to trolley rides, an animal farm, sausage sizzle, Cobb & Co. coach rides, model railways and more. Steam trains depart Maldon Station 10:30am, midday, and 1:30pm. Tickets are $22 for adults and $13 for kids. More info at: or call: 5470 6658. kd

Liberté, egalité, fraternité

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vive la Trentham!

JULY 14, also known as le quatorze juillet, also known as, La Fête Nationale, also known as French National Day, also known as ‘get yourself to Trentham and celebrate the symbol of the uprising of the modern nation’, aka Bastille Day. Jump on the Frenchy bandwagon and head to The Cosmopolitan Hotel (Corner Cosmo Rd & High St) to feast on a French, well… feast! They’ve even got a real live French chef to prepare said feast, featuring very Frenchy truffles… (locally sourced of course)! Fine wines from nearby Passing Clouds Winery will be matched with the oh so délicieux fungi goodness. Georgie Patterson from Aussie Truffle Dogs will also put on a show with her special pooches and show you just how they sniff out the buried local truffles. Cost $85pp (excluding wine), bookings essential, phone: 5424 1516 or email: dp


Hepburn Springs

minerals, massage & village life

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Nestled in forested foothills, Hepburn Springs has lured visitors to its abundance of natural mineral spring water for generations. Little has changed, bring bottles and tap your own at the source, or sample local sparkling of the grape variety at one of Hepburn Springs’ fine restaurants. where Hepburn Regional Park wraps around Hepburn and Hepburn Springs. Gullies and ridges, hills and creeks make for scenic country drives, good hiking and private and spectacular accommodation. what Wander forest trails, indulge in heavenly spa treatments, see live music, shop for quirky treasures, dine in style and sleep in boutique accommodation, all in one day‌ or take your time and unwind over a week. how Hepburn is a leisurely 5 minute drive from Daylesford, a bit over an hour from Melbourne and about 25 hours from Paris + transfers from Tullamarine.

Alla Wolf-Tasker’s café & store in the enchanting surrounds of the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the café or select from our picnic and take home range. Sit inside by the fire, on the indoor shared tables, pull a stool up to the bar or bathe in the sunshine in the lovely north facing kitchen garden. Country Cheap Eats Champ – The Age Cheap Eats Guide 2012

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Car Entry off Central Spring Road Daylesford, Victoria, Australia Open Thursday – Monday from 9am ‘ till 4pm. No reservations.

Storm the Theatre Royal on Bastille Day

JE M’APPELLE lost? OK, so we didn’t do too well in Madame LeFranc’s year eight French class, but we know the important stuff. (That’s you fromage). Oui indeed. When it comes to the indulgent delights of the country that brought us Champagne we are more than happy to spruik “Vive la France”! Saturday, July 14, is Bastille Day (thanks Mme LeFranc), and to celebrate, the Theatre Royal (30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine) presents Cabaret Bastille! An evening of cabaret, burlesque and the Tour de France on the big screen afterwards! Ooh la la! The mistress of ceremonies Leila Léontine (direct from Paris) will be joined by international burlesque bombshell Willow J, and cigar girl Kathrin Ward, in a tastefully titillating evening of saucy songs and stories… Followed by bikes bikes bikes bikes bikes, (Go Cadel)! Tix are $40 and includes a dinner of French deliciousness. For more info and bookings: 5472 1196 or kd

The only hibernating yogi

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need be a bear

WHILST most of us hibernate next to some form of heating device in winter, there are folk out there getting all active and zen and nimble and well, warm…(without plonking themselves on the stove top!) they are doing yoga. Not only good for the body and mind, it’s also a good way to keep warm. So, if you like to feel warmth in winter, there’ll be no excuses not to give it a go this month with Daylesford Yoga (39 East Street) offering a free trial. Saturday, July 21, at 10am you are invited to get along and see what Iyengar Yoga is all about. If you are already a yogi, or have perhaps just had a wee winter break and currently not practicising your poise, there’s good news for you too, the Poise and Happiness Winter Workshop is on from July 2 until 5. Attend all classes for $150 ($140 conc) or casual is $45 ($40 conc) per day. More info or bookings: 5348 3888 or dp


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to Ballarat 45 km to Clunes 43 km to Creswick 27 km

All things nice...

(even for the Dads) IF YOU enjoy shopping for kidlets hooo boy, you’re in for a treat! (And so are the wee tackers…) The Sugar and Spice Market is on Sunday, July 22, at St Ambrose Hall, Woodend, (corner Anslow and Templeton Streets). This market specifically sells gorgeous bits and bobs for kiddies. The majority of stuff is handmade, and chances are it’ll be sold to you by the clever ‘n’ crafty person who made it. Sugar and Spice is chocablock full of unique, artisan kiddie gear, free facepainting, (yippee!) goodie bags and cupcakes galore. It’s only held twice a year in Woodend, so if you’re in the ‘hood be sure to go along (Is it too early to say…‘Chrissy pressies’??) It also boasts a coffee corner, for those folk (read: dads) who need a break with the weekend papers. (Love)! Open 9am – 1pm, entry is free. kd


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is not a dirty word MID-WINTER in the Central Highlands. Possibly the LAST place you’d want to be is knee deep in the compost heap. But! If you long for ripe summer tomatoes fresh picked and still warm off the vine, fragrant basil and jewel-like summer strawberries bursting with sweetness, you’d better don the gumboots and get out there sunshine! The glorious garden gurus from Diggers at Blackwood’s Garden of St Erth (Simmons Reef Road) are showcasing mulchy goodness in a wormtastic compost workshop (Sunday July 22, from 11am). Experienced food gardener Julian Blackhurst will show you how to make the most magnificent compost to have your garden humming with life once the sun comes out again. Fee is $20 for Diggers members and $25 for non members and includes a fact sheet to take home. Book though the Garden of St Erth shop on 5368 6514. kd



old wares, eclectic art & indulgence

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Not to be outshone by its historically beautiful, mineral spring rich and gastronomically outstanding country sisters, Kyneton has come out firing in recent years and is stunning visitors with everything from daffodils to dessert. Indulge in Kyneton’s eclectic shopping and to-die-for dining. where Just off the Calder Freeway, Kyneton shines. Pack an appetite and head to Piper Street where there’s reputedly more hatted restaurants on this little street, than in any other in regional Australia. what Shop for handmade fashion, or handmade chocolates. Find retro relics and bold contemporary art, devour exquisite dinners, or relax with friends over cheese and fine wine. Let the country hospitality undo what the city has done. how Kyneton is an hour’s drive from Melbourne (Calder Fwy) or an hour on a V/Line train from Southern Cross. Kyneton is a half hour drive from Daylesford via Tylden.

It’s Christmas

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but not as we know it... SOME find it hard to believe that these parts are most popular in winter. And when you need to layer up before you get out of bed each day – we can understand it. But we’re here to point out some of the reasons for said cool time popularity. Open fires, red wine, spas, massage, red wine, freshly baked bread, rich cheeses, fresh winter earth produce, red wine, warm coffee, mystique frosty mornings and did we mention red wine? How about warm red wine delicately spiced served during a wintery Christmas. Yep we’re talking Christmas (in July) complete with mulled (gluh) wine. The clever folk at Campaspe House (Goldies Lane, Woodend) are making hay while the sun shines (or in this case, doesn’t) and are putting on a spread, complete with roast turkey, ham, seafood platters and traditional Christmas pudding (getting warm just thinking of it!) Pop Saturday, July 21, 7pm on the calendar for a very special Christmas extravaganza…and for some, the best part maybe you can choose who you share it with, not just those with the same blood line… more info:, bookings: 5427 2273. To seek out other fine venues in Spa Country to wine, dine and spa options, turn to pages 47-55 for restaurant/café, winery and spa directories. dp





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Fair fare

at the fayre THERE are soooo many hatted, lauded and applauded dining establishments in this region it’d take years to treat your tastebuds to all the delights conjured by our clever chefs and their talented teams. But if your tastebuds can’t wait years to sample the complete culinary delights of the region, fret not visiting tongues, the Glenlyon Fine Food and Wine Fayre is upon us, Sunday, July 29! Well regarded on the Victorian Food and Wine calendar, the Fayre is a celebration of over 35 of the regions’ finest vignerons, chefs, and food producers, plating up mouthwatering morsels and heavenly mouthfuls and serving tastings of outstanding vintages, bubbles and brews. The Fayre will be held in the grounds of the Glenlyon Shire Hall (Daylesford-Malmsbury Road) 10am to 4pm. Entry $12.50 (includes glass, tastings, live music and cooking demos) More info phone Joy Durston: 0418 312 935. kd

Winter in the

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tropics of Hepburn MID WINTER. Prime time for open fires, chunky scarves, and hot chocolate with a mountain of marshmallows… and if you’re in Hepburn Springs, it’s also time to bust out the swimwear. The Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is a cocoon of luxury and warmth in wintertime. Soak away a lazy couple of hours in the relaxation pool and spas, or book ahead for the Sanctuary, where the underwater spa couches, salt therapy room, steam room and monsoon showers will have you convinced you’re somewhere near the equator - rather than in the depths of a Central Highlands winter. For the low down on private mineral water baths, spa treatments, special winter packages, prices and bookings go to: or call: 5321 6000. The Bathhouse is located at Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs, and is open 9am to 6.30pm daily. kd


Dinner Wednesday to Sunday • Lunch on Sundays 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs 03 5348 4199 •

A Bee in our bonnet about honey

POKE your head into any pantry in Daylesford and you’re guaranteed to find a tub of golden deliciousness right along side the Vegemite. Des O’Toole is a man we all love ‘round these parts, as Des and his wife Debi and their swarms of talented bees deliver kilos of outstanding locally produced honey for our morning toast. Des and Debi’s bees cruise and peruse the native pollens in the Wombat State Forest, the grasses and flowers in nearby paddocks, as well as scores of magnificent gardens around town, producing many different and delicious varieties of high quality honey. Des’ honey is produced as naturally as possible using a cold extraction technique to keep all the goodness and unique flavours intact. Sample this seasons’ varieties each Sunday at the Daylesford Sunday Market (16-18 Raglan Street). Or take some O’Tooles Honey home straight from the source, at 143 Jubilee Lake Road, Daylesford. kd

As Luckwood

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have it...

TWO local like-minded mates, Dori and Sharon, have had a cracker of an idea. It’s an organic fruit and veggie box scheme in the Macedon Ranges area, called Luckwood Organics. The deal is: seasonal produce is sourced direct from small organic farms in the area (which are in abundance!!) and distributed to Woodend and Kyneton, where you pick up the produce box from one convenient (pre-arranged) location, saving you precious time and cutting out a few (unnecessary) middle men for the farmers. Direct food. Affordable prices. Local, seasonal, organic, locavore food accessible to all. We like. They also offer add-ons to your box like: eggs, meat and homemade baby food and soon will have complementary recipes to assist with creative cooking. If you would like to join up, just shoot them an email with your details: or telephone Sharon for more information: 0487 444 090. dp 38

Four seasons in one

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sunny, rainy, clear, leafy Hepburn day A GROUP of talented local photographers have collaborated to bring an aptly entitled exhibition: Four Seasons of The Hepburn Shire to not only the Hepburn Shire, but also Mt Alexander’s…Sarah Corfe, Oliver Holmgren, Ivan Carter and Elizabeth Wade have used their skills with the shutter to create a series of images that highlight the ever-changing light, colour, faces, places and moods of the four seasons of the Hepburn region. Now we all know that four seasons can and do often occur in just one day, but this particular collaboration has been two years in the making! That’s a lot of seasons over 730 days!! The opening night of the Hepburn Shire exhibition is Friday, July 13 at 6:30pm and will be at the Door 3 Gallery (East Street Studios). The exhibition will then be open to the public from 10am till 5pm Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. The Mt Alexander region exhibit will be held on Saturday and Sunday July 28-29 from 10am till 5pm, with the opening night happening at 6.30pm on the Saturday eve, at CASPA Gallery (off Hargraves St, Castlemaine, above Stoneman’s Bookroom). Info: or dp



golf, bread, falls & friendly folk

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Is it a golf town? Is it a farm town? Is it a forest village? Is it boutiquey and gorgeous? Can you get good fair trade organic coffee? And an enormous oversized statue of a giraffe? Yes. Yes to it all. It’s Trentham… and yes, you really should pay a visit. why As above, tiny Trentham is many things to many people… but since Trentham is our little secret, you’ll still be able to get a park in the main street on a Saturday. what Buy still-warm organic sourdough currant buns, peruse galleries and antiques over your latte, see live music, eat truffles in a decadent stable and celebrate the humble potato. how Trentham is a picturesque 15-20 minute drive from Daylesford through Wombat State Forest and farmland, 15-20 minutes from Woodend and 15 minutes from Kyneton.

Gig Guide JULY Old Hepburn Hotel - 236 Main Rd, Hepburn (03) 5348 2207 The Palais - 111 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs (03) 5348 4849 Radio Springs Hotel - Cnr High St and Main St, Lyonville (03) 5348 5562 Perfect Drop Wine & Food Lounge - 5 Howe St, Daylesford (03) 5348 3373 Horvat’s WINE Bar - Shop 8, Howe St, Daylesford (03) 5348 2333 The Cosmopolitan Hotel - High St, Trentham (03) 5424 1516 Daylesford Inn - 2891 Ballan Rd, Daylesford (03) 5348 2554 Glenlyon Store - 63 Barkly St Glenlyon (03) 5348 7922 Lyonville Hall - Bremner Ave Lyonville Daylesford Town Hall - Vincent St, Daylesford Theatre Royal - 30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine (03) 5472 1196 The Cosmopolitan Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar

Thursday 5th Performance Night 7.30pm

the Old Hepburn Hotel

Friday 6th Buck Jr 5pm (Upfront Acoustic Troubadour) Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6pm Forever Young 7pm Zoophyte 8:30 Pugsley Buzzard 9pm

Glenlyon General Store Horvat’s Wine Bar the Old Hepburn Hotel The Palais Horvat’s Wine Bar

Saturday 7th Early Sessions with ‘Carmen Morris & Dan West’ 6pm Horvat’s Wine Bar Varietease (A night of vaudeville, cabaret and burlesque) 8:30pm The Palais Brother Popcorn 9pm Horvat’s Wine Bar Hydrosis 9pm the Old Hepburn Hotel Sunday 8th Reservoir Frogs 1pm The Cosmopolitan Hotel Rory Ellis 3pm the Old Hepburn Hotel DJ Dusty Stylus & ‘DJ DR Know & the Lazy Dero’ 7pm Horvat’s Wine Bar 43

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Sunday 1st Travelling Concessions 1pm DJ Dusty Stylus & Special Guest ‘DJ Seb’ 7pm

Gig Guide Friday 13th Open Mic Night 1pm Freya Hollick (Quirky Etheral Folkstress) 5pm Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6pm Jay Hoad 8:30 Moodswing 9pm

The Cosmopolitan Hotel Glenlyon General Store Horvat’s Wine Bar The Palais Horvat’s Wine Bar

Saturday 14th The Early Sessions with ‘Dave & Wendy’ 6pm Cabaret Bastille 8pm Jarek (Album launch) 8:30 GOYIM 9pm

Horvat’s Wine Bar Theatre Royal The Palais Horvat’s Wine Bar

Sunday 15th Blisstronic Jazz 1pm DJ Dusty Stylus & Special Guest ‘DJ Sam’ 7pm

The Cosmopolitan Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar

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Friday 20th Archer & The Long Gone Daddies 5pm Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6pm Jennie Brown & Jude Russell Trio 9pm Saturday 21st The Early Sessions with ‘Lewis Ingham’ 6pm Deep Down & Dirty 9pm Sunday 22nd Inka Sounds 1pm DJ Dusty Stylus & Special Guest ‘DJ Cupcakes’ 7pm Thursday 26 Andrew Wishart 8:30


Glenlyon General Store Horvat’s Wine Bar Horvat’s Wine Bar Horvat’s Wine Bar Horvat’s Wine Bar The Cosmopolitan Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar The Palais

Gig Guide Friday 27th Adrian Kosky & Friends 5pm, Blues Folk Roots Stylings Glenlyon General Store Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6pm Horvat’s Wine Bar Catch Release 8:30 The Palais The Zaporozhets 9pm Horvat’s Wine Bar Saturday 28th The Early Sessions with ‘Earl Leonard’ 6pm Sol Nation 8:30 Mustered Courage 9pm

Horvat’s Wine Bar The Palais Horvat’s Wine Bar

Sunday 29th Lewis Ingham 1pm The Cosmopolitan Hotel DJ Dusty Stylus & Special Guest ‘DJ Zolly Gold’ 7pm Horvat’s Wine Bar

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To list your gigs in lost, email: by no later than the 16th of each month.

Winery Guide 5348 2741

GRANITE HILLS 1481 Burke & Wills Tk, Baynton 7 days 11am-5pm

5423 5227

BIG SHED WINES 5348 7825 1289 Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon 7 days 10-6pm (10-7pm Summer)

HANGING ROCK WINERY 88 Jim Rd, Newham 7 days 10am-5pm

5427 0542

CAPTAINS CREEK Kangaroo Hills Rd Blampied Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

HERBAL LORE LIQUEURS 5348 1920 Lot 2 Railway Crescent, Daylesford Friday to Monday 10am-5pm or by appoint.

5345 7408

CHANTERS RIDGE 0427 511 341 440 Chanters Ln, Tylden Saturday & Sunday by appointment

HORVAT’S CELLAR DOOR Shop 6 Howe St Daylesford Friday - Tuesday 12-5pm

0429 585 129

COBAW RIDGE 5423 5227 31 Perc Boyers Ln, East Pastoria MonThuFri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5.30pm

KYNETON RIDGE 90 Blackhill School Rd, Kyneton Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

5422 7377

CURLY FLAT 263 Collivers Rd, Lancefield Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

5429 1956

PASSING CLOUDS 30 Roddas Ln Musk 7 days 11am-5pm

5348 5550

ELLENDER ESTATE 260 Green Gully Rd, Glenlyon Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

5348 7785

PARAMOOR 439 Three Chain Rd, Carlsruhe 7 days 10am-5pm

5427 1057

FONTANELLA WINE & VINEYARD 5348 7908 1225 Malmsbury Rd Glenlyon Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

ROWANSTON ON THE TRACK 5425 5492 2710 Burke & Wills Track, Glenhope 7 days 10am–5pm

GISBORNE PEAK WINERY 69 Short Rd, Gisborne South 7 days 11am-5pm

SAILORS FALLS ESTATE 1073 Telegraph Rd, Sailors Falls Saturday & Sunday 11am–5pm

5428 2228

GUILDFORD VINEYARD & CELLAR 5476 4457 6720 Midland Hwy Guildford Saturday & Sunday 11.30pm-5pm

5348 6626

ZIG ZAG RD 5423 9390 201 Zig Zag Rd, Drummond North Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm


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BARCALDINE HOUSE 238 Dairy Flat Rd, Musk Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

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Market Guide BALLAN FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, 2nd Sat of month Mill Cottage 96 Inglis St Ballan

HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE SPRING FAIR Sat. & Sun. 10am – 4pm Daylesford Inn, 2891 Ballan Rd, Daylesford

BREAKFAST BAZAAR 113 - 115 Main Road, Hepburn Springs Last Saturday of the month from 9am

KYNETON FARMERS MARKET 8am-1pm, 2nd Sat of month St Pauls Park Piper St Kyneton

CASTLEMAINE ARTIST MARKET 10am-3pm, 1st Sun of the month (ex.Jan) The Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves St

LANCEFIELD & DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, 4th Sat of the month, (3rd Sat in Dec) High St Lancefield

CASTLEMAINE FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, 1st Sun of the month Mostyn St Castlemaine

LANCEFIELD-ROMSEY LIONS CLUB MARKET 8am-2.30pm, 4th Sun of month (except Jan, Jun, Jul) Main St Romsey

CRESWICK COMMUNITY MARKET 9am-1pm 3rd Sat of the month 19-21 Victoria St Creswick

MALMSBURY VILLAGE MARKET 9am-3pm, 2nd Sun of month (Sept-May) Gardens, Calder Hwy Malmsbury

DAYLESFORD FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, first Sat of month Daylesford Primary School Vincent St

RIDDELLS CREEK FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, 3rd Sat of month (exc. Dec) Riddells Creek Primary School

DAYLESFORD MAKERS MARKET 10am-3pm, first Sat of month Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent St

TALBOT FARMERS MARKET 9am-2pm, 3rd Sun of month Scandanavian Cres Talbot

DAYLESFORD SUNDAY MARKET 8am-4pm, every Sun Daylesford Railway Station Midland Hwy

TRENTHAM FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, 3rd Saturday of the month A Lions Club Project, Trentham Town Square

GISBORNE OLDE TIME MARKET 9am-2pm, 1st Sun of month Hamilton & Aitken St Gisborne

TRENTHAM SUNDAY MARKET 9am-2pm, 4th Sun of month Main St Trentham

GISBORNE ALL SEASONS MARKET 9am-3pm, 1st Sun of month Brantome St Gisborne

WOODEND MARKET 9am-3pm, 3rd Sun of month High St Woodend


Gallery Guide ART YARRAMUNUA 76 Vincent St, Daylesford Thu-Sun 10am-5pm

0406 995 697 PARADISO ARTS 1089 Telegraph Rd, Sailors Falls Call for appointment

5348 6600

BENCHMARK COLLECTIVE 97A High St, Woodend Thu-Mon 11am-5pm

5427 1711 PENNY SCHOOL GALLERY 5475 1911 11 Church St, Maldon, Daily 11am–5pm Dinner Fri–Sun 6pm

CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT 41 Vincent St, Daylesford Thu-Mon 10am-5pm

5348 6695 PORTAL 108 5348 4353 108 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun p/h 10am-4pm

CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY 5472 2292 RED PEPPER GALLERY 14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine 35 Vincent St, Daylesford Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat/Sun 12-5pm Daily from 10am

5348 3111

CONVENT GALLERY 5348 3211 STONY CREEK GALLERY Cnr. Hill & Daly St, Daylesford 10 Stony Creek Rd, Daylesford Daily 10am-4pm, Seven Galleries Thurs-Sun from 10am

5348 1884

FALKNER GALLERY 35 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm

5424 1599

MADE GALLERY 1 Camp St, Daylesford Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

5470 5858 THE ARTIST’S MUSE 32 High St. Trentham Fri, Sat & Sun from 11am

0437 687 942 THE CLAY FIRE GALLERY 5348 3733 63 Vincent St, Daylesford Daily 10am-5pm, pottery, glassware,

MOONGATE ORIENTAL ANTIQUE & GALLERY THE PANTECHNICON 5348 3500 106 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs 0437 687 942 34 Vincent St, Daylesford Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm Thu–Mon 11am-5pm, warehouse gallery OVERWROUGHT 0403 675 170 THE WOODSHED GALLERY 5348 4050 61 Central Springs Rd, Daylesford 21a Raglan St. Daylesford Fri-Sun Garden art, furniture, gates Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10-5pm Sun 10-3pm


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CHRISTOWEL DESIGN GALLERY STOCKROOM & WOLF AT THE DOOR 10 Forest Ave, Hepburn Springs 0407 809 920 98 Piper St, Kyneton 5422 3215 Daily Thurs-Mon from 10:30am

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Restaurant/Cafe Guide AMERICAN HOTEL 90 Albert St. Creswick L&D Daily, bistro & pub meals

5345 2510

COFFEE BASICS 5470 6270 1 Halford St. Castlemaine B&L Mon-Fri, Castlemaine’s own roastery & euro style cafe

ANSHUMANN DA DHABA 74 Vincent St. Daylesford L&D Daily, fine dining Tandoori cuisine

5348 2982

CONVENT GALLERY 5348 3211 Cnr Hill & Daly St. Daylesford B Fri-Sun / L Fri-Mon hearty fare in the bad habits cafe

ARGUS DINING ROOM 5348 2202 124 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs L Sun / D Wed-Sun Contemporary local/seasonal dining

THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL 5424 1516 Cnr High St. & Cosmo Rd. Trentham D Thurs L&D Fri-Sun, upmarket meals in historic gardens/stables

BOATHOUSE CAFE Lake Daylesford B&L daily, restaurant food, boat hire

COSY CORNER 5348 2576 3 Tenth St. Hepburn Springs B 8am Sat-Sun / L&D Thur-Tues traditional & modern cuisine & curry night

5348 1387

BOCCONCINI DELICATESSEN CAFE 53484555 DARMAGI 59-61 Vincent St. Daylesford 97 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs B&L daily, D Thu-Mon European style deli & providores contemporary Italian

5348 2221

BOWLS BISTRO 10 Camp St. Daylesford, L Fri-Sun/D Tue-Sat, homestyle & modern bistro

DAYLESFORD HOTEL 2 Burke Sq, Daylesford daily pub meals

5348 2335

BREAKFAST & BEER 5348 1778 117 Vincent St Daylesford B,L&D Tues-Sun craft brews, coffee & regional Aus cuisine

DAYLESFORD HOUSE CAFÉ 105 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L Wed-Mon European style food

5348 3557

CAFE 33 33 Fraser St Clunes daily cafe meals

DU FERMIER 5422 2039 42 High Street Trentham B&L Wed-Mon French style farmhouse cafe/provedore

5348 3499

5345 3775

CLIFFY’S EMPORIUM 5348 3279 30 Raglan St. Daylesford, B&L daily fine produce in historic deli/cafe

EGO’S CULINARIA 10 Howe St, Daylesford B&L, Thur-Mon coffee, high tea, cakes

COCOA CHY 84 Albert St. Creswick L daily chocolate and pastries

ELLENDER ESTATE 5348 7785 260 Green Gully Rd. Glenlyon L Sat-Sun wood fired pizza in winery garden


5345 1150

5348 4001

Restaurant/Cafe Guide EMPORIUM ON PIPER 89 Piper St. Kyneton B&L daily light meals, coffee and cakes

5422 6611

HARVEST CAFE 29 Albert St. Daylesford B&L Mon-Sun vegan & gluten free foods

THE FARMERS ARMS HOTEL 1 East St. Daylesford L&D daily modern Australian

5348 2091

HEPBURN GENERAL STORE 5348 2764 102-104 Main Rd. Hepburn B&L daily hot food, sandwiches & provisions

FOOD GALLERY 77 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L daily cafe style food

5348 1677

HEPBURN PAVILION CAFÉ 5348 1900 Mineral Springs Reserve Rd. Hepburn Springs B&L daily, speciality - morning & afternoon tea

FRANGOS & FRANGOS 82 Vincent St. Daylesford L Fri-Sun B&D Sat-Sun licensed Mediterranean cuisine

5348 2363

HIMALAYA BAKERY 73 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L Wed-Mon organic, vegetarian and vegan

5348 1267

GARDENS OF ST ERTH Simmons Reef Rd. Blackwood L Fri-Sun cafe in garden setting

5368 6514

HOLGATE BREWHOUSE 79 High St, Woodend L Tues-Sun D daily pub meal in brewhouse

5427 2510

GLENLYON GENERAL STORE 5348 7922 63 Barkly St. Glenlyon B&L Daily Quirky cafe, corner store & gallery

HORVAT’S WINE BAR 5348 2333 Shop 6 Howe st. Daylesford D Fri-Sun, wines, music & homemade pizzas

GRACENOTES CAFE 1/123 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L daily / D Fri-Sat Australian cuisine

HOT CHOCOLATE CAFE 5476 4208 5451 Midland Hyw. Mt Franklin Tues-Sun hot choc, coffee, teas and milkshakes

5348 4946

THE GRILL AT TYLDEN 5424 8119 43 Trentham Rd. Tylden L&D Wed-Sun wine bar serving food from the grill

INNER BISCUIT 34 Piper St. Kyneton B&L Mon, Thurs-Sun organic patisserie and cafe

GUILDFORD HOTEL Midland Hwy. Guildford L Sun / D Fri-Sat pub fare pizza, pub and curry nights

INNSPIRED @ DAYLESFORD INN 5348 2554 158 Ballan Rd. Daylesford L daily D Wed-Sat local contemporary Australian

5473 4215

HARVEST 383 RESTAURANT 5345 9600 1500 Midlands Hwy. Creswick L&D daily - Novotel Forest Resort contemporary Australian cuisine

JIMMY’S BAR 82 Vincent St. Daylesford L&D Thurs-Sun Modern Australian

5422 1129

5348 2363


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5348 4022

Restaurant/Cafe Guide KAZUKI’S AT THE RAGLAN 5348 1218 1 Camp St. Daylesford L Fri-Mon / D Thurs-Tue Regional, seasonal, French-Japanese inspired

MERCATO @ DAYLESFORD 32 Raglan St. Daylesford L Sat-Sun / D Thurs-Tues regional, seasonal fine dining

KOUKLA 82 Vincent St. Daylesford B, L & D daily cafe with wood fire pizza oven

MILL MARKET CAFE 5348 4332 105 Central Springs Rd. Daylesford daily cafe meals

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LE PECHE GOURMAND 69A Albert St. Creswick B&L Tue-Sun Boulangerie-Patisserie

5348 2363


5348 4488

MODERN DAY BAKERY 69-71 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L daily bakery and cafe

5348 2714

LADLE FOODSTORE 30 Piper St. Kyneton B&L Daily gourmet foodstuffs

5422 2430

MRS SMITH’S 91 Piper St. Kyneton L Thurs-Sun / D Thurs-Sat Fine food and wine

5422 6844

LARDER DELI 57a Vincent St. Daylesford B&L daily, D Wed-Sat licensed exotic deli fare

5348 4700

MUFFY’S 28 Albert St. daylesford B&L daily, muffins, pies and snacks

5348 3711

LAKE HOUSE RESTAURANT 5348 3329 King St. Daylesford L&D daily local, seasonal modern fine dining

NATIONAL HOTEL 35 Fraser St. Clunes D daily country style pub meals

5345 3205

LAVANDULA SWISS ITALIAN FARM 5476 4393 350 Hepburn-Newstead Rd. Shepherds Flat L Sat-Sun Mediterranean fare

OHARA’S BAKERY AND CAFE 24 Fraser St. Clunes B&L Daily pastry and cafe food

5345 3700

LEMON TREE CAFE 86 Albert St. Creswick B&L Daily hearty meals

5345 1120

OLD HEPBURN HOTEL 236 Main Rd. Hepburn L Wed-Sun / D daily generous pub meals

5348 2207

LITTLE SWALLOW CAFE 58a Piper St. Kyneton B&L Wed-Mon modern Australian

5422 6241

PERFECT DROP WINE & FOOD LOUNGE 5 Howe St. Daylesford 5348 3373 L Sat-Sun / D daily casual dining, serious flavours, local produce

LUCINI’S HISTORIC PASTA CAFE 5348 4345 64 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs L Fri-Mon / D Fri-Sun Italian meals in macaroni factory

PIZZERIA LA LUNA 5348 4123 24 Albert St. Daylesford D Thurs-Mon, gourmet and traditional pizza, take away. delivery (fri & sat nights)


Restaurant/Cafe Guide PUBLIC INN 5472 3568 Barker & Mostyn Sts. Castlemaine L&D daily modern Australian upmarket pub meals

ST MEL CYCLERY & COFFE Shop 5, Park lane Daylesford 5348 3637 Fri-Sun Cycle shop cafe

RADIO SPRINGS HOTEL 5348 5562 Cnr High St. & Main St. D Thurs-Fri L&D Sat-Sun Contemporary Italian pub meals

SUNFLOWER ORGANICS 1 Knox St. Daylesford 5348 3637 B&L daily vegan, vegetarian, organic store & cafe

REDBEARD HISTORIC BAKERY Old Bakery Ln. Trentham B&L daily organic bakery and cafe

5424 1002

SWEET DECADENCE AT LOCANTRO 87 Vincent St. Daylesford 5348 3202 B&L daily chocolates, sweets and cakes

RED GINGER 31 Albert St. Daylesford L Fri-Sun D Wed-Mon authentic Thai cuisine

5348 1163

TANGLES AT THE MAZE 5345 2847 Cnr Midlands & Smokeytown Rd. Creswick L daily D Fri CafĂŠ at the maze / mini golf

RED STAR CAFE 115 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs B&L daily / D Fri-Sat relaxed, contemporary dining

5348 2297

TASTE OF SPICE 51 Raglan St. Daylesford L Fri-Sun / D daily Authentic Indian cuisine

ROYAL HOTEL & CAFE NOSH 5348 2205 Cnr Vincent & Albert Daylesford L&D daily hearty pub fare and snacks

THEATRE ROYAL 5472 1196 30 Hargraves St. Castemaine L&D daily traditional italian pizza & atomica coffee

RUBENS 5348 2843 70 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs L&D 7 days Mediterranean cuisine & take-away

THE CONSERVATORY 5348 2202 (at Peppers) 124 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs B, L daily Relaxed casual dining

SAULT 2349 Ballan-Daylesford Rd. L Fri-Sun / D Wed-Sun modern Australian cuisine

THE ELECTRIC SITAR 5348 1676 4/27 Albert St. Daylesford D Wed-Sun / L Fri north, south indian cuisine. limited seats

5348 6555

SAVOIA HOTEL 5348 2314 69 main rd. Hepburn Springs L Tue-Sun / D daily bar snacks, bistro meals, seafood

THE GOOD TABLE 233 Barker Street, Castlemaine L&D Thu-Sun local, seasonal, fine dining

SMOKEYTOWN CAFE 77 Albert St. Creswick L Daily / D Fri-Sat, country comfort meals

THE PALAIS 5348 4849 111 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs D Thu-Tues traditional woodfired pizza & pub meals

5345 1557

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Restaurant/Cafe Guide EMPYRE BOUTIQUE HOTEL 68 Mostyn St, Castlemaine L&D Wed-Sun fine dining gold rush hotel

5472 5166

WATER GARDEN 5348 3592 111a Vincent St. Daylesford L daily/D daily Sat-Sun - Yum Cha traditional Chinese

TOGS 58 Lyttleton St. Castlemaine B&L daily cafe food on rooftop garden

5470 5090

WILLY’S EUROPEAN SAUSAGES & SNACK BAR 0475 350 480 Shop 1, 121 Vincent St. Daylesford Friday to Sunday

TUKI RESTAURANT Stoney Rises Smeaton L daily ultra fresh trout specialists

5345 6233

WOMBAT HILL HOUSE Central Springs Rd. Daylesford B&L Thurs-Mon Cafe, store & vegetable garden


4373 0099

ABANDON STRESS MASSAGE 0401 369 743 mobile, 7 days

NALINI RETREAT 0417 783 087 1st Floor, 57 Vincent St, Daylesford

ACQUA VIVA DAY SPA 5 Tenth St, Hepburn Springs,

5348 2111

OM REIKI CENTRE 5348 1864 42 Tipperary Springs Rd, Daylesford

ALBERT DAY SPA 12 Camp St, Daylesford,

5348 4337

OMADA DAY SPA 5348 4499 106a Main Rd, Hepburn Springs

BODY ISLE DAY SPA 5348 3498 10-16 Forest Ave, Hepburn Springs,


5348 5718


QUEENSBERRY STUDIO 23 Queensberry St, Daylesford

5348 3653

DAYLESFORD DAY SPA 25 Albert St, Daylesford,

REDSPA SANCTUARY 0422 130 569 studio 20, 37-39 East St, Daylesford

5348 2331

ENDOTA DAYLESFORD 5348 1169 cnr Vincent St &Central Springs Rd,

SALUS SPA AT LAKE HOUSE King St, Daylesford,

5348 3329

HEPBURN BATHHOUSE & SPA 5321 6000 Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs

SAMADHI RETREAT & SPA 6/57 Vincent St, Daylesford

5348 7926

INN TOUCH DAY SPA 2891 Ballan Rd, Daylesford

5348 2774

SATYANANDA YOGA 5345 7434 393 Dean Barkstead Rd, Rocklyn

MINERAL SPA @ PEPPERS 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs,

5348 2100

SHIZUKA RYOKAN 5348 2030 7 Lakeside Drive, Hepburn Springs


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Spa Guide

Essential services TAXI SERVICE Daylesford 5348 1111 / 5348 3333 AMBULANCE/FIRE 000 POLICE DAYLESFORD 5348 2342 STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE 132 500 SECURITY Central Highlands Security 0407 881 918 DENTISTS 13 Hospital St Daylesford 5348 2523 54a Hargraves St Castlemaine 5472 3437 21 Lyttleton St Castlemaine 5472 1377 MEDICAL CENTRES 10 Hospital Street 5348 2227 Mon, Wed 8.30am - 7.30pm Tue, Thu, Fri 9am - 6pm Sat 9am - 12 A/H EMERGENCY GP CLINIC 5348 2371 PHARMACY 39 Vincent St, Daylesford 5348 2301 Mon to Fri 9–6pm Sat 9–4pm, Sun 10–1pm HOSPITALS Hospital St Daylesford 5348 2371 VETERINARY PRACTICES 77 Raglan St Daylesford 5348 1088 86 Main Rd Hepburn 5348 4851


WILDLIFE LINE 1300 094 535 INTERNET ACCESS Hepburn Hub at Neighbourhood House 13 Camp St Daylesford 5348 3569 9am–5pm Monday–Friday REGIONAL VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 98 Vincent St Daylesford 5321 6123 POST OFFICES Daylesford – 86 Vincent St Hepburn Springs – 108 Main Rd VIDEO LIBRARIES Videoland 8/11 Howe St Daylesford 5348 1196 ATMS Commonwealth Bank 39–40 Vincent Street Daylesford ANZ Bank 52 Vincent Street Daylesford Bendigo Bank (Newsagency) 45 Vincent Street SUPERMARKETS Coles Supermarket Albert Street Daylesford 7am –10pm Mon – Sun IGA Daylesford 26 Vincent Street POOL TABLES Savoia Hotel 69 Main Rd Hepburn Daylesford RSL Vincent St Daylesford Old Hepburn 236 Main Rd Hepburn

rural couture A colourful guide to the fabulously stylish and well designed life in Daylesford. BREATHE. RELAX. LAUGH. AND BREATHE AGAIN.

What’s Trending...Design + Decor In-house Couturiere The inimitably stylish, Melinda Ross (creative director of Topham Traders) popped over for a cup of mulled wine last week. Don’t know what was more traumatizing for her; my freezing house, 1970’s venetian blinds in my open plan dining room/kitchen, tatty lounge curtains that sit 10cm from the wooden floorboards or the non colour-blocked inbuilt fireside bookshelves!

Paris Maison & Objet 2012 – trends, textiles & movie star style The future of travel is a five hour commute between Melbourne and Paris. I’ve sent a detailed email to Richard Branson. Still waiting for his reply. So, I’ve done my own Eurohopping with a visit to Ballarat’s Doyenne of Style, Melinda Ross, to hear about the latest textile trends out of Paris Maison & Objet 2012.

Slipper couture The creator of couture slipper heaven, Kirsty Powell, designs and releases a new “flower” every season from her London atelier. It’s difficult to decide whether slipper couture fits best in the fashion industry or homewares, as they seem to straddle both beautifully. Kirsty launched her first wearable art collection in 2004, at the Paris Maison et Objet homewares Exhibition.

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lost - the guide to where to find it, Daylesford & Surrounds