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lost magazine | daylesford & surrounds April 2012 | volume 11 issue 116

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contents LITTLE BIT

of forest magic


get your gluten on


from wasteland to oasis


drinking woman


art Vs craft


with your yogic self


and chocolate


nice buns indeed


it’s the Squealin’ Sailor’s Ball


not exactly ‘still’ life


so, run the rock!


old masters need not apply


subtitle: eat more betroot




tidying not required









cover: ‘the coffee series’: ‘Larder Daylesford’ 57A Vincent Street

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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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A little bit of magic

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in the forest

AUTUMN in this region is just out-of-control-super-gorgeous. Crunchy leaves in flame colours, warm clothes, frosty morns and open fires. It’s like we’re living in a great big Autumn picture postcard cliché. And It. Is. Sweet. Autumn also brings with it a favourite seasonal visitor to the region. In their thousands. All manner, shapes, sizes and colours of fungi. From perfectly round circles of fairy ring toadstools to the classic red-with-white-spots fairy toadstool, delicious field mushrooms, even gourmet truffles, Central Victoria is home to an amazing variety of fungi species. But before you go foraging for a basket of forest-freshmushies to sauté and serve up with eggs on toast, best you learn what you can and can’t pick around these parts. As well as some wonderful edible varieties, the region is also a prime area for the particularly nasty species, the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides). This toxic mushroom looks very similar to several edible mushroom varieties, however the Death Cap is responsible for more fungal poisoning fatalities worldwide than any other species. (Including two recent tragic fatalities in Canberra.) The best way to discover what’s on the menu and what’s not, is to be guided by an expert. Photographer and fungi expert Alison Pouliot runs fascinating fungi workshops throughout the region in Autumn, introducing participants to the incredible diversity and curiosities of the fungi kingdom. Alison’s workshops address identification, ecology, history and include a field trip to nearby forests to search for what has popped up this week. Participants are advised to wear weather appropriate clothing. (Here’s the heads up… It’s usually wet). The first workshop is The Fungi, An Introduction to a Curious Kingdom. To be held Saturday, April 14. The second workshop is The Bizarre and the Beautiful, A Deeper Exploration of a Curious Kingdom, to be held Sunday, April 15. Both sessions will be held at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre (High Street). Cost for each session: $70. More info call Trentham Neighbourhood Centre: 5424 1354, or visit:, or: kd


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Hepburn Springs

minerals, massage & village life

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.

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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. 6

Anderson’s Mill Festival get your gluten on

ANDERSON’S Mill is a pretty impressive five storey bluestone flour mill built 150 years ago at Smeaton. The Anderson family milled flour and oats for about 100 years before grain farming moved to other regions. In the 1970s, the Mill became one of the first buildings added to the Historic Buildings register. And after a whole lot of elbow grease the Mill has been restored and each year celebrates the fact it’s still standing at its very own festival. The Anderson’s Mill Festival will be held Sunday, April 1, 10am – 5pm. Enjoy fine local produce, wines and gourmet goodies, live entertainment, craft stalls and tours. Entry: $12 adults, $5 kids and $30 family. If you miss the festival, Mill tours are run on the first Sunday of each month 12 – 4pm. For more information: or call: 0417 537 335. kd


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from wasteland to oasis THE first Sunday of each month (April 1 this month) you can learn how to become just that bit greener by taking a tour of one of Australia’s best documented and well known permaculture demonstration sites, Melliodora (16 Fourteenth St, Hepburn Springs). Not familiar with permaculture? Well, your tour guide at Melliodora, David Holmgren, can help… as he, and Bill Mollison, originally coined the word in the ‘70s to describe “an integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man”. Melliodora is a mudbrick passive solar house, complete with mixed food gardens, orchards, dams and livestock, it’s even bushfire resistant. The creek revegetation demonstrates how permaculture can help restore and improve land. Incredible to think Melliodora was a blackberry covered wasteland in the ‘80s before the Holmgrens rescued it. Info:, bookings: 5348 3636 or email:



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.

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

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Country Cheap Eats Champ – The Age Cheap Eats Guide 2012

Lyonville Vaudeville one show only

YOU’D better believe it - Christa Hughes is comin’ to town. Christa’s eclectic resume (La Clique, Circus Oz, Machine Gun Fellatio), has seen her perform in the worlds’ biggest cities to all manner of audiences, from Broadway, to Shanghai, and now she’s bringing her Beer Drinking Woman show direct from Melbourne’s Spiegeltent to Lyonville Hall (Bremner Ave, Lyonville) for one show only; Sunday April 1, 7:30pm. Surprise! Beer Drinking Woman is all about drinking, and accompanied by pianist Leonie Cohen, and a bevvy or two, Christa delivers her booze laden covers (think everyone from Sinatra to Tom Waits) with a vampy vixen verve, a nod to 1920s cabaret, and delivers them all with delicious wit. Cheers to that. Tickets are $20 from Can’t Think Straight (41 Vincent Street, Daylesford) For more info kd contact Kareena Hodgson: 0410 514 972.

Mad Day Out

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for a MAD ride LOOKING for a mad day out?? Well then ‘lycra up’ for the annual Mad Ride this Sunday, April 1, as the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club Inc. holds the 29th consecutive Melbourne Autumn Daytour. The ride takes well,… riders, on a picturesque journey through the rolling hills and forest of the Macedon Ranges. There are four route options for the 1000 odd riders taking part; Family friendly 40km road cruise on the quieter roads, a 65km road ride, a 120km road (ahemm) challenge (Mad? Yes.) and a 60 km mountain bike forest ride (sounds pretty… does it pass any wineries??) All routes start and finish at the Woodend Indoor Sports Stadium, (Tylden Road) Start time is from 8 to 9:30am. For more information email: or phone Jon on: 9517 4306. Riders of all ability welcome. dp


Art vs Craft

winner takes all THE arty and crafty among those dwelling in the region – (and let’s just say that’s the majority) - love a bit of friendly competition. Every creative-type worth their glue gun hangs out for this time of year, as the Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show is on from Friday, April 6, till Monday, April 9.The competition is fierce, and the quality of work outstanding. Jewellery, ceramics, paintings photography and needlework will be on display and works will be available to purchase - with proceeds benefiting fantastic local initiatives, (last years’ takings funded an artist in residence at Trentham Primary School, and art books for the new Trentham Library). Prize winners will be announced on opening night (Thursday, April 5, from 7.30pm, Tickets $15). Mechanics Institute Hall, High St, Trentham. More info: Lyn Williams 5424 1199 or visit: kd

Make peace with yourself

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at Easter

EASTER is synonymous with healthy food and relaxation. All over the world, people take time out to get back in touch with their inner selves. Sorry, what’s that? Chocolate? No, no… here in Hepburn Springs, we know no such word… our bodies are temples and we only celebrate the healthy... Okay… what we meant to write, was… that you could choose this option at the Yoga Retreat at Hepburn Retreat Centre (9 Lone Pine Avenue, Hepburn Springs) Friday April 6 untill Monday April 9, if you so desire. A weekend of sumptuous vegetarian food, meditation and yoga, optional extras of massage, a soak at the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, tarot reading and astrological charts, led by inspiring Yogi Michelle Jayne from Yoga Ground. The retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga experience, visit: for more info or call: 0409 216 873. For more info on the centre: dp 12

The Argus

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hot off the press PEPPERS Mineral Springs Retreat (124 Main Road Hepburn Springs) has had more than just a lick of paint in its latest metamorphosis. The transformation brings with it a superb new restaurant. The Argus Dining Room will be one of Victoria’s most inspired fine dining experiences. Under the watchful eye (of certain magicians) Frank Moylan and Melissa Macfarlane, (think Farmers’ Arms Daylesford, The Royal George Kyneton, and The Crimean North Melbourne). The Argus opens its doors March 28, with Ryan Sessions in the kitchen, and his all new team. Ryan hails from Port Fairy’s two-hatted Merrijig Inn and believes in local produce, (the new vegetable gardens are being planted out the back as this wee mag heads to print!) The beef is aging, the wine chilling, the linen starched, glasses polished. Best make your reservation before the word gets out! Dinner Wednesday till Sunday and Sunday lunch. Phone: 5348 4199, or more info: kd













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all for glory. And chocolate AHHH Daylesford, a blissful, relaxing paradise. Day spas, cosy open fires, daytime siestas under alpaca throws. A heavenly place in Autumn for lovers of relaxation and serious downtime. Daylesford is all this and more… unless of course, you are a Rogainer. Rogaining (for those uninitiated) is a hybrid of marathon, orienteering and the gentle art of bush bashing… on foot. For hours on end. For no financial gain. No alpaca throws in sight. The Victorian Rogaining Association is holding two x 6 hour Rubys and Basalt Rogaine events just out of Daylesford, Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. 10am – 4pm each day. The point of Rogaining is to navigate your way through an open air course, with a map and compass, locating and checking off various checkpoints along the way. (The organisers are tricky folk and like to hide them too, it ain’t as easy as it sounds!) Once you’ve found them all, the winner is presented with chocolate. (Nice.) And you get to relax at the Hash House. (Well, a little relaxation is mandatory, it is Daylesford after all!) After six hours of mind bending map reading, and flat out cross country running, the Hash House delivers the goods with a BBQ, cheese toasties, stews, soups, cakes, and drinks. Now as much as we love the great outdoors, the publishers of this (somewhat appropriately named) magazine, have been known to take the wrong turn down a one way path, following a GPS, (true story). So rest assured you won’t find us traipsing through the bush with said compass, oh no. We have word that the local rescue chopper crew and associated dog squads would be most displeased with us if we attempted this event, so we’ll sit this one out thanks, (despite the lure of chocolate and toasted cheese sangas). But for the more adventurous of you… GO FOR IT! (Just remember to book a day spa and massage afterwards!) More info, registrations and other Victorian Rogaining Association events are online at: or call: Phil Giddings on 98362353, or Ken Dowling on 53483792. kd





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nice buns indeed IT’S a hot debate. Which Hot Cross Bun gets the tick of approval, and which one gets a (Family Feud style bowboow) cross this time of year. Let us weigh in to the debate and introduce you, (for the sadly unacquainted), to RedBeard Historic Bakery’s Organic Wood-fired Hot X Bun. This award winning Easter treat (Best Hot Cross Bun, Herald Sun 2011), is hand crafted by those clever bakers at RedBeard (38A High Street Trentham). They don’t believe in big chunks of orange peel, (bless ‘em). Instead, there’s a subtle citrus hit muddled with spice and organic, locally sourced dried fruit, and let’s just say… served warm with butter… hot damn girlfriend!! Hot X Buns are $3 each or $14 for ½ doz at RedBeard, selected Farmers’ Markets, or the weekly Daylesford Sunday Market, (Daylesford Train Station, 18 Raglan Street) till the end of Easter. kd

Break out the Janome...

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it’s a dress up party!

SQUEEEE! The Squealin’ Sailor’s Ball is coming to town me hearties! The Theatre Royal (30 Hargraves St Castlemaine) is setting sail on a wayward seafaring adventure Friday, April 13, from 8pm. Polish up yer peg leg, hoick on your mermaid’s tail and press the nautical finery for a night of plundering pirates, deep sea divas and saucy sailors ahoy! Yer entertainment for the evening will be (aptly named) Rapskallion, and vaudevillian villains The Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show, both bands hail from festival and fringe shows stages, so aye, a night of swashbucklin frivolity is assured. Band together your shipmates and sailors, dress the part (BYO parrot) for the one and only Squealin’ Sailor’s Ball! Tickets are $25 presold, $55 dinner & show, $30 at door. More information and bookings at: or telephone: 5472 1196. kd 18

Herbal lore liqueurs DaYlesForD

Beautifully presented liqueurs, ports and complimenting liqueur chocolates and liqueur fruits.

lot 2, railway crescent, daylesford • t: 0488 905 674


golf, bread, falls & friendly folk

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.

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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. 20

Body Art Championships not exactly ‘still’ life

EVERY kid under six has had either an (a) Spiderman, or (b) Butterfly painted on their face at some point in their lives. At the Australian Body Art Awards it is highly doubtful you’ll see a Spiderman in competition, instead, you can expect jaw droppingly elaborate art on human canvasses painted by highly skilled body artists from around the country. The Australian Body Art and The Face and Body Painting Convention will be held at the Daylesford Town Hall (Vincent Street) Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Performances and awards will be held Friday and Saturday nights, and classes with Australian and international face and body artists will be held throughout the week. Tickets and more info at: or contact Maria Mormile on: 0407 627 427. kd

Running rocks!

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so, run the rock!

AUSTRALIA’S other famous rock (the one of the hanging variety) permits folk to not only climb to the summit, but on occasion, race your way there! Hanging Rock (South Rock Road, Woodend) will co-host ‘Run the Rock’ with the Cancer Council Victoria on Saturday, April 21. With a lovely choice of distance: 17.5 kilometre, 10 kilometre, five kilometre run/walk and a two kilometre kids run - the event boasts quiet country roads, rural picturesque backdrops and bush trails, with scenic views of Mt Macedon thrown in for good measure and… with the exception of the kids run, there is a bonus lap around the base! Just what you’ll need to run off the Easter and school holiday fare! More info: or phone: 9285 0600 dp


Glenlyon’s own Louvre

(old Masters need not apply) THE Annual Glenlyon Art Show is calling for entries. (Can you hear them? uuum, no?) If you are an artist with a new piece ready (or almost ready) to submit, the Art Show organisers want to hear from you by Monday, April 9. First Prize is $1000, Runner Up $250, and the People’s Choice Award is $200. best whip out the brushes toot sweet! And if you’re no local Leonardo, fear not. Those with an appreciation for the fine arts are all welcome to Opening Night, Friday, April 20, 7pm where the winners will be announced. The Art Show will then run Saturday, April 21, – Sunday, April 29, 10am – 5pm, at Glenlyon Shire Hall, Barkly Street. More info on the show and entry forms available at, from the Glenlyon General Store, or Benjamin Bandicoot, Vincent Street Daylesford. kd

Let us lead you...

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...up the garden path ONE of the most photographed driveways in Victoria would have to be that of Wombat Park. (4719 Midland Hwy, Daylesford) A grand entrance lined with 100+ year old Elms winds away teasingly, to two beautiful, lovingly tended gardens, one planted in 1854, and another landscaped in 1911, by Taylor and Sangster. (Daylesford Botanic Gardens). If you have ever wondered where that impressive Elm avenue leads, Wombat Park is opening their magnificent garden to the public, (for the first time in 12 years), Saturday, April 21, 10am – 4pm. (Oooh! Yay!) This unique private residence is home to important Daylesford history and significant, heritage listed trees. Entry is $10. All proceeds go to the restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Wine, food and plants available for purchase. For more information contact Patrice O’Shea 5348 7540, or email: kd



books, antiques, coffee & architecture

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.

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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. 26

Go and get locavored!

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subtitle: eat more beetroot

HOW hard can it be to connect growers and producers to consumers? Seems like a basic supply and demand scenario. Except, simple it is anything but... Just at the end of last month Dick Smith gave away $100000 of tinned beetroot that he bought from a NSW farmer who could not sell it. This poor farmer was about to plough it back into the earth as he couldn’t compete with the influx of cheaper overseas imports. Recently Aussie supermarkets made statements that Australians will always buy cheaper produce over anything from local farmers… well, let’s not generalise folks… but perhaps those supermarket peeps need to venture on down to the Daylesford region. Part time Hepburn resident Ewan McEoin, from the Locavore Edition, is doing his bit to stop the madness and has cleverly published the first comprehensive guide to Victoria’s regional produce and the people that grow, make and sell it. Aptly titled: ‘The Field Guide to Victorian Produce’ the aim is simple: reconnect producers and consumers, (shazzam!) And to bring transparency, authenticity and provenance to the foreground by sharing the stories of over 300 Victorian growers, producers and providers. Ewan hopes by sharing these stories much needed connectivity will be built in this sector of community, which can only be a good thing, right? Of course Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges features as does interviews from well known Victorian chefs in: Alla Wolf-Tasker, Stefanie Alexander, Dan Hunter, Michael Ryan, Andrew McConnell and Stefano Di Pieri to name a few. Pick up a copy and do yourself and our lovely Victorian farmers a favour… Local stockists are: Cliffy’s, Wombat Hill House and Lake House or jump online to order:, or call Ewan on: 0448 446 044 for more info. dp



old wares, eclectic art & indulgence

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.

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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. 30

Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa

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

La Vendemmia! salute!

IT takes an almighty effort to make a good bottle of wine. And when you think of what those precious bunches on the vine have to contend with before they make it to the bottle, (surviving bugs, frost, birds, hail, wind, storms and wildlife – phew!) once they’re safely picked it’s time to celebrate! La Vendemmia is the traditional Italian celebration of the grape harvest. Ellender Estate (260 Green Gully Road Glenlyon) is hosting their harvest celebration Sunday, April 22, 12:30pm. Join them at the long tables at L’Osteria for regional food and wine with friends. You will also be given the opportunity to sample the juice and fermenting wine, as villagers have traditionally done at harvest for eons. Tickets are $80. More information and bookings: or phone: 5348 7785. kd

Loco for Locos?

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all aboard the working bee! NOTHING wrong with a bit of train love. The Daylesford Spa Country Railway, (operating out of the historic Daylesford Train Station, 18 Raglan Street), is run on a little bit of hard work, and a whole lot of loco love. The lovingly restored tourist trains that run weekly from Daylesford’s Sunday Market through the bush to Musk, are all maintained, cleaned, driven, and operated by volunteers, and all monies raised from ticket sales go back to restoring the trains, tracks and grounds. Ahh they’re a passionate bunch the volunteers at DSCR, so if you’re handy with maintenance-y stuff, and mad about trains, the team would love you to volunteer your time at the next Way and Works Working Bee, Saturday, April 21, from 10am. For more information go to: or contact Ian Fell: (A/H) 9807 1247. kd


Tatler ( London) 101 Best Hotels in the World 2 Chefs Hats / Best Country Wine List – The Age Good Food Guide Best Hotel Dining – Gourmet Traveller Awards Open Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Seasonal shared platter specials – available lunch Monday – Friday.

Hotel.Restaurant.Spa T +61 3 5348 3329 E

Upholding the Lore in Daylesford

BACK in ye olde days herbs were blended using ancient recipes to create potent medicines and tonics. Roger McLean, founder of Herbal Lore Liqueurs (Lot 2, Railway Cres. Daylesford) has perfected the modern day herbal tonic with his range of fine liqueurs, specialty ports, liqueur chocolates and liqueur fruits. His range blends all manner of organic hand picked Australian herbs, to create more than just an incredible depth of flavour. Each of his hand crafted blends offers a unique experience for the drinker. Some subtle, some sensual, some sublime. We hear one in particular is just what the doctor ordered for your romantic weekend away… (Here’s a tip… it’s the one called Midnight Desire – nudge-nudge-wink-wink say no more.) Visit the cellar door for tastings, open Friday to Monday 10am-5pm or by appointment 5348 1920. kd

Plats du jour

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at maison du jour PLATS du jour sounds a wee bit fancy, for what is merely a casual lunch. Whilst it quite literally translates (in French) to ‘plate of the day’, there is also an upward trend of the French custom of ‘plats du jour’ – shared plate styled eating. Not one to miss a beat, Lake house (4 King Street, Daylesford), have jumped on board that trend and are offering multiple shared platter two course lunch specials midweek, Monday to Friday, from just $50. The dishes will celebrate seasonal and local ingredients and for a slight change in pace offer a more casual style of eating either on the outdoor terraces overlooking Autumnal foliage or the waters of lake Daylesford or in dining room that Lake House had became famed for. Bookings recommended. Telephone: 5348 3329 or for more information visit: dp


A joyous mess

with no need for tidying

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WE COULDN’T have worded it better, so we didn’t… “Lily and King are a lovely acoustic mess from Melbourne, Australia. Our aim is to use all of our limbs for making music at the one time, and to find more junk to hit. Our music is joyful, beautiful and a bit dirty and wicked too.” Signed the artists! Lily (Lisa Baird) and King (Tony King) have been called, raw, rambunctious, soulful and wild. Sounds like our kinda night out! This month check them out for yourself, head to Horvat’s (Shop 8 Howe Street, Daylesford) on Saturday, April 21, from 9pm for an ‘abundance of foot stomping’… more information on this quirky duo visit: or for more information on the venue phone: 5348 2333 or visit: Full gig guide for April can be found starting on page 51. dp





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boutiques, rocks, playgrounds & beer

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.

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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. 40

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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SINCE 1916 Australia and New Zealand have commemorated ANZAC day on 25 April, the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915. Here is a list of places withthin this region to honour the sacrifice, salute the service and learn from the price paid for freedom of country: MOUNT MACEDON play host to one of the largest Dawn Services in Victoria at the Memorial Cross (Macedon Regional Park, Mt Macedon). Its the most significant war memorial in Victoria after the Shrine of Remembrance. Commences at 6am. DAYLESFORD dawn service will be held at 6.30am followed by march to the Cenotaph. Assemble at Daylesford Town Hall at 10am for 10.15am March to Cenotaph, where remembrance service will be held. Refreshments to follow at the RSL rooms. CRESWICK Dawn service will be held at 6am at the Cenotaph, a gun fire breakfast at 6:30am at the RSL ($5 donation), march commences 10:30am with a remembrance service at 10:45am at the Cenotaph followed by light refreshments at the RSL. From 1pm until 6pm at the Doug Lindsay reserve clubs rooms footy will be on big screen and 2-up played in the breaks. CLUNES assemble at the RSL Hall at 10.30am for a 10.45am march and 11am service at the War Memorial. Followed by service at the Town Hall and refreshments afterwards at the RSL rooms. BALLAN meet at RSL rooms at 1pm for a 1:15pm march from rooms to the Cenotaph in front of the Ballan Post Office for wreath laying, march will then back to the Mechanics Institute where the main Anzac Day service will be held followed by afternoon tea at the RSL Clubrooms. For more information on Anzac Day and commemorative services around Australia go to: or visit: dp


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Massy Ferguson

ploughing up Hepburn WITH a brilliant name like Massy Ferguson, how could we not write about this rock and twang band from USA?? As quoted in the Seattle Weekly: “You know only good things can come from a band that named itself after a farmequipment company” And let’s face it… not just any farm machinery company! This alt country rock quartet from Seattle appears to have put themselves on a sightseeing tour of Victorias’ prettiest places, and are heading to Hepburn town fresh from the Apollo Bay Music Festival on Tuesday, April 24 with the promise to rock the Palais (111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs). Let’s hope they’re touring on a comfy bus rather than a combine harvester. Tickets are $50 dinner and show (6.30pm)/$15 pre-sale show only (8.30pm). Info: or 5348 4849. dp

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free arty inspiration

FOR decades, artists from all over have found themselves being struck by inspiration right here. Perhaps it’s the water? The air? The coffee? (yep, probably that last one). Since the 1800s the region has collected, nurtured and showed off more than its fair share of tremendously creative peeps and their works. And Thursday, April 26 – Sunday April 29, forty of Castlemaine’s best fling open their Studio doors, and welcome you inside their inner sanctum for a chat, a stickybeak, and to check out finished works and what’s ahem… on the drawing board. The Inaugural Castlemaine Art’s Open is a festival of open studios, and showcases the works of sculptors, photographers, painters, animators, jewellers, printmakers and combinations of the above. Works will be for sale, but even if you don’t purchase, you’ll be richer for the experience. For more on artists and studio locations go to: or call: 5472 2225. kd


“ T h e B o o k o f t h e Ye a r ! ” Carolyn’s Mum

to Daylesford,L ve with

Witty tour guide of Daylesford, through the eyes (and wardrobe) of international fashionista, Carolyn Managh Stockists: Larder, Convent Gallery, Daylesford Info Centre Tarot Readers &

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lithia Springs is a small family run grove producing high quality extra virgin olive oil. Organically grown and hand harvested, the predominantly Frantoio olives produce a fresh tasting oil with a distinctive peppery taste. For sales call (03) 5476 4442 available at selected purveyors of local produce Farm door sales weekend only. 79 Mullers Lane, Sheperds Flat

Love a bit of chilli

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when it is chilly

UNLESS you’re from planet Mars and on some kind of hunger strike, you’re probably aware we’re not short on dining establishments ‘round here. From white starched linen, to white paper wrapped fish n chips, whatever you feel like feasting on tonight there’s a pretty big chance you’ll be patting the belly post-dinner, smiling in that “ahhh I so loved that meal” kinda way. If spice is on the agenda, Daylesford has a new Thai restaurant/take away worth its Tom Yum. Red Ginger Thai (31 Albert Street) has a comprehensive and authentic Thai menu, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available for happy tummies all round. Red Ginger Thai is open six nights a week (closed Tuesday) from 5:30pm. There is a $15 lunch special available 11am – 2:30pm Friday till Sunday. Phone for reservations and take away orders 5348 1163. Full restaurant & cafe guide can be found on pages 59-62 kd 46

Harvest Week

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all in good taste PICK any of the 52 weeks on the calendar and you’re guaranteed a gourmet experience in this region. Each of the four seasons delivers stellar produce, and super-talented kitchen folk mix, whip, blend, bake, cure and concoct all manner of deliciousness to showcase what’s freshest and in abundance at any given time. Great local food is relished here all year round… but especially so at Harvest time. Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival is a celebration of harvest. This festival dates back to the days when the success (or failure) of crops would make or break a community. The Harvest Festival will be held Friday, April 27, till Sunday, May 6, and will feature events, workshops, competitions, samples and tastings, and more great food than you can poke a fork at. The list of things to do/eat as you taste your way around the region is many and varied… From forums on sustainable agriculture, to composting, from preserving to bread baking. Try your hand at Bullboar Sausage Making Workshops with Gary Thomas, a Masterclass at the Lake House with Justin North, Paul Wilson, Teage Ezard and Alla Wolf-Tasker, take a walking tour and Slow dinner at Tuki Trout Farm, browse the trestles laden with just picked produce at the Daylesford & Lancefield Farmers’ Markets or try your hand at Italian Cheese Making at Aperitivo in Kyneton. There great initiatives for foodie kids this year, a special kids illustration and writing workshop about food production, and the Harvest Week Festival Junior Chef of the Year competition, this year’s theme is based on the humble potato (well, over 30 varieties are grown around here, so the kiddies of the region have gotta love their spuds!) For everyone else, there’s a restaurant, café, market, farm gate stall, cellar door and tasting plate with your name on it. Hope you packed your appetite. Throughout the week look for the Harvest Festival/Daylesford Macedon Produce farm gate signs on restaurants, cafes, farm gates, cellar doors and food stalls and around the region. For bookings, information, and the full program of events go to: kd


bit-sized meal-sized feast-sized LIKE a challenge? Fancy being a blooger and getting your words into the blogosphere? Well, blog this and challenge yourself all at the same time… Sunday April 1 until Saturday April 7 is the Local Harvest Challenge. It’s exactly what is says: challenge yourself to only find good food close to you. Enjoy fresher, tastier, seasonal produce without the food miles and discover a face behind your food. You can chose the level of commitment behind your challenge (bit-sized, meal-sized, or feast-sized) – and there is a handy website to help you out with info, activities and events. Then you can blog away your experiences as you make changes both large and small. Info:, there is a facebook page and twitter name: (as if there wouldn’t be!) Locally you can head to 31 Albert Street Daylesford for the Community Food Garden. 49

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as long as it’s local you decide!

Music, Mates and Heavenly Pizza

THE Palais in Hepburn is an icon in the region, bumping in bands from all over the country and around the globe week in, week out. “Sure”, you say, “we know the Palais is ace lost... tell us something new”… Okay. How’s this? The Palais had a complete refurb-nip-and-tuck last year, and built itself the grand-daddy of all wood fired pizza ovens, and boxes up pizza love five nights a week (Wednesday till Sunday) A highlight on the pizza menu (and somewhat appropriate this time of year) is ‘The Be Jesus’. “Divine?” you ask?… Uh Huh. Olive tapenade, rockling fillets, leek, chilli and mozzarella. Best you say Grace before you scoff the lot. Check out The Palais pizza menu online at Call ahead on 5348 4849, or call in at 111 Main Road Hepburn Springs. kd

There’s movement at the station

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word has gotten out...

DAYLESFORD doesn’t do Prada. Well at least it didn’t. Until Carolyn Managh came along. Her plight to Prada-up Daylesford one encounter at a time has resulted in the recent publishing of her blog series : ‘Tweed Tea & Wellies’, the story of a city chick meandering through the rugged country wilderness… The book ‘to Daylesford with Love’ delves further into the lifestyles of the author and the many ‘local and famous’ and poses the question (quite oft) “where are all of the single men hiding out?”. It’s an amusing tale of the daily challenges of country (Prada-less) life and just proof that there is something in the water around here...and that there may even be drop bears... ‘To Daylesford with Love’ is on sale locally at: Larder Daylesford, Convent Gallery, and Daylesford Visitor Info Centre, for more, visit: dp


Gig Guide APRIL 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 - Howe St Daylesford (03) 5348 2333 The Cosmopolitan Hotel - High St Trentham (03) 5424 1516 Daylesford Town Hall - Vincent St Daylesford Glenlyon Store - 63 Barkly St Glenlyon (03) 5348 7922

Thursday 5th 7:30pm Performance Night 8pm Jack Larm Friday 6th 6pm Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 9pm Moodswing 4pm Live Music

Old Hepburn Hotel The Cosmopolitan Hotel

Old Hepburn Hotel The Palais

Horvat’s WINE Bar Glenlyon Store

Saturday 7th Horvat’s WINE Bar 6pm Live Music 9pm Pugsley Buzzard The Palais 8:30pm Emmy Bryce and Kate Vigo with very special guest Old Hepburn Hotel 9pm Untapped Trio Sunday 8th 7pm Sunday ‘Funk’n’Groove’ DJ Sessions

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Sunday 1st 3pm Truckstop Honeymoon (USA) 1pm Liz Frencham & Myles White

Gig Guide 8pm Michelle Parsons 1pm Min Trio Thursday 12th 8pm Jack Larm Friday 13th 6pm Bruce Armstrong & Jan Palethorpe 9pm Duncan Graham & His Co-Accused 4pm Live Music Open Mic Night Saturday 14th 6pm The Early Sessions with ‘Victoriana Gaye’ 9pm Live Music 8:30pm Ballarat Ska Orchestra

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Sunday 15th 9pm Sunday ‘Funk’n’Groove’ DJ Sessions 1pm Grumpy Neighbour Thursday 19th 8pm Jack Larm Friday 20th 6pm Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 9pm Jennie Brown & Jude Russell Trio 8:30pm The Australian Body Arts Awards 4pm Live Music 52

Old Hepburn Hotel The Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Palais

Horvat’s WINE Bar Glenlyon Store The Cosmopolitan Hotel

Horvat’s WINE Bar The Palais

Horvat’s WINE Bar The Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Palais

Horvat’s WINE Bar Daylesford Town Hall Glenlyon Store

Gig Guide Old Hepburn Hotel 9pm ‘The Special Guests’ and (special guests) ‘The Smart Alecs’

Sunday 22nd 7pm Sunday ‘Funk’n’Groove’ DJ Sessions 4pm ‘Family Farm Band’ 1pm Deep Down & Dirty

Horvat’s WINE Bar

The Palais Daylesford Town Hall

Horvat’s WINE Bar Old Hepburn Hotel The Cosmopolitan Hotel

Tuesday 24th 8:30pm Massy Ferguson (Seattle USA)

The Palais

Thursday 26th 8pm Jack Larm

The Palais

Friday 27th 6pm Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 9pm Out of Our Trio 4pm Live Music Saturday 28th 6pm The Early Sessions with ‘Martin Myles’ 9pm Shotgun Shack 9pm Vinyl Tapp

Horvat’s WINE Bar Glenlyon Store

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Saturday 21st 6pm The Early Sessions with ‘Hugh McGinlay’ 9pm Lily & King 11pm DJ Justine 8:30pm Tim Guy 8:30pm The Australian Body Arts Awards

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Sunday 29th 7pm Sunday ‘Funk’n’Groove’ DJ Sessions 3pm Spyndrift 1pm Sonnymoon Quartet


Horvat’s WINE Bar Old Hepburn Hotel The Cosmopolitan Hotel


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.

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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 & DIST. 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 0406 995 697 PARADISO ARTS 5348 6600 1089 Telegraph Road, Sailors Falls Designer, maker, Sculptural furniture

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

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

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

5348 6695 PORTAL 108 5348 4353 108 Main Road, Heoburn Springs Open 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 Open daily from 10am CECODE WORKROOM 2 /1 Camp St, Daylesford Open Fri-Mon 11am-5pm

5348 3111

0419 606 986 STOCKROOM & WOLF AT THE DOOR 98 Piper St Kyneton 5422 3215 Thurs-Mon from 10:30am

CHRISTOWEL DESIGN GALLERY STONY CREEK GALLERY 10 Forest Ave, Hepburn Springs 0407 809 920 10 Stony Creek Rd, Daylesford Open daily Thurs-Sun from 10am

5348 1884

CONVENT GALLERY 5348 3211 THE ARTIST’S MUSE Cnr. Hill & Daly St, Daylesford 32 High St. Trentham Daily 10am-4pm, Seven Galleries Open Fri, Sat & Sun from 11am

5424 1599

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

5470 5858 THE CLAY FIRE GALLERY 5348 3733 63 Vincent St, Daylesford Daily 10am-5pm, pottery, glassware,

JOHN TEMPLE GALLERY 0418 131 262 THE PANTECHNICON 5348 3500 72 Vincent St, Daylesford 34 Vincent St, Daylesford Panoramic photography specialist 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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ART YARRAMUNUA 76 Vincent St, Daylesford Open Thu-Sun 10am-5pm

Winery Guide

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

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 58

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

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 (Peppers) 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 5348 4555 59-61 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L daily, European style deli & providores

DARMAGI 97 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs D Thu-Mon 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

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

5422 6611

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

EUROPEAN SAUSAGE BAR 0433 739 788 121 Vincent St. Daylesford Fri-Mon bratwurst, chorizo & juice bar

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

THE FARMERS ARMS HOTEL 1 East St. Daylesford D Wed-Sun, Bar 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 63 Barkly St. Glenlyon B&L Daily Quirky cafe, corner store

5348 7922

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 Thurs-Sun Australian cuisine

5348 4946

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

5348 4022

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


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KAZUKI’S AT THE RAGLAN 5348 1218 1 Camp St. Daylesford L Fri-Mon / D Thurs-Tue Japanese inspired dining room, bar, courtyard

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

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

5348 2363

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

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

5348 3711

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

5348 4700

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

5345 3205

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

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

5345 3700

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

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

5348 2207

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

5345 1120

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

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

5422 6241

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

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

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

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

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

5348 4488


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

5424 1002

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

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

5348 1163

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

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

5348 2297

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

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

THE GOOD TABLE 5472 4400 233 Barker Street, Castlemaine L&D Thu-Sun local, seasonal, fine dining

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

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

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

5348 6555

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

5472 5166

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

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

5470 5090

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

TUKI RESTAURANT Stoney Rises Smeaton L daily ultra fresh trout specialists

5345 6233

5345 1557

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

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

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

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

OM REIKI CENTRE 5348 1864 42 Tipperary Springs Rd, Daylesford

ACQUA VIVA DAY SPA 5 Tenth St, Hepburn Springs,

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

5348 2111

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

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

SPECIALIST MASSAGE GROUP 1800 226 935 mobile, 7 days


lost the guide to where to find it

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




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Daylesford Mill Market Tel: 5348 4332 105 Central Springs Rd & The Rex Arcade, Vincent St

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lost - the guide to where to find it, Daylesford & surrounds, April 2012

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