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lost magazine | daylesford & surrounds November 2012 | volume 12 issue 123


for tiny town Daylesford


inside secret creative worlds


real photography exposed


it’s Festa time!


in Castlemaine


in Bullarto


sipping Mamma Africa


we pulled a few strings...


accept your fete!


in a photofinish


to take on a mountain


your bubble!


or something similar


your allowed to SHOW off









WOODEN SPOONS AT 30 PACES it’s a good ol’ fashion bake off!


art series cover: Hurricane by Christine Polowyj Lyonville, Victoria

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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 Cover image: Christine Polowyj Editor: Danni Petkovic Writer: Kathy Douglas Printer: Sovereign Press (Ballarat)

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It’s OK... play with your food AN EVENT called Circus Shenanigans and Pasta should probably come with a disposable poncho. Held as part of the Swiss & Italian Festa, (Friday, November 2, 4pm- 5pm), this is a double bill of slap-stick spaghetti and photography tom-foolery with two of Australia’s most talented circus performers providing an hour of hi-jinx and mirth. Daniel Oldaker is a crazy chef in ‘Live Flavour’ performing foodie stunts and fun, and Matt Wilson presents ‘The Photographer.’ Hold your breath and be amazed at the lengths he goes to take the perfect snap. Circus Shenanigans and Pasta will be held at The Palais (111 Main Road Hepburn). Children $12 (show only), or $22 show and pasta. Adults $12 show only, or $27 show and pasta. Pasta will be dished up 5pm ‘til 6pm. More info and bookings go to: or phone: 5348 4849.

So much talent

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for such a tiny town MORE THAN two hundred and fifty paintings will be on display at the 27th Annual Daylesford Rotary Art Show. (Friday, November 2, ‘til Monday, November 5). The Daylesford Town Hall (Vincent Street) will be transformed into a fine art gallery, hung with amazing original works by incredibly talented local artists, and everything is for sale. Come and wander the works, and if you fall in love with a piece - you can take it home that day. There are eight prizes this year, including Best in Show, Best Traditional, Best 9”x5” Landscape, Best Daylesford Landscape, Best Modern, Best Drawing, Best Historic and a People’s Choice Prize. (Don’t forget to vote for your fave)! Come and support the villages’ inspired artists and admire the creative works they’ve produced this year. The Art Show will be open 9:30am ‘til 5pm each day. Entry is via gold coin donation. For more information go to:


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Open Studios

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inside secret creative worlds IT’S NO SECRET that the region is somewhat of a magnet for talented creative artists of all genres. Perhaps it’s the clean country air, beauty of village life, supportive creative communities, or maybe even something magical in the water... (most probably a combination of all of the above). The inaugural Daylesford/Macedon Ranges Open Studios event is your chance to step inside the inner sanctum of many local artists’ studios and discover the pulse of creativity that keeps the creative peeps in the region producing such high calibre fine art. The event will be held over two weekends, the (unofficial Melbourne Cup) four day weekend: Saturday November 3, till Tuesday November 6, and Saturday November 10 and Sunday the 11th. Painters, ceramicists, printmakers, gold and silversmiths, metal artists, illustrators, sculptors, glass artists, mixed media and textile artists and photographers, (phew!) will throw open their studio doors and welcome you in to chat and view their works (and maybe even take a sneak peek at a work in progress if you’re lucky!) There will be Open Studios right across the region, from Romsey and Mount Macedon, to Malmsbury, Daylesford, Woodend, Kyneton and Trentham. There are 30 artists involved in this first-ever event for the region. Brief profiles of each artist are available online at: (Download the excellent guide book.) There you’ll also find detailed maps, and all the info you’ll need to create an inspirational weekend arts trail. See as many studios or as few as you like. And if you’re not sure where to start, head to St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall (22 Yaldwyn Street, Kyneton). Here you’ll find an exhibition showcasing each of the 30 artists involved. It’s just a teaser to whet your creative appetite. The exhibition will be open each day. All artists’ studios will be open 10am ‘til 5pm, and entry is free. For more information go to the website (above) or contact Jill Rivers on 0418 389 189.


Let us lead you...

... down the garden path THIS time of year watching the grass grow is akin to Formula 1 Racing. (Complete with buzzing bee sound). No sooner have you whizzed over the lawn with the Victa, and the grass is slapping you ‘round the knees, laughing at your futile attempts. The Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens celebrates Spring’s verdant enthusiasm and showcases 24 of the most beautiful, diverse and inspirational gardens in the region. Weeds have been plucked, bees are embarrassingly drunk on pollen, and grass has been trimmed into brutal submission. The festival runs Saturday, November 3, ‘til Sunday, November 11. Spend a lazy afternoon wandering fragrant flowerbeds, or while away a week in each perfecty-planted-paradise. Pick up a festival program ($3) and maps at the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre (Mostyn Street). For more info go to, or call Peter on 5470 6593.

Red lights and dark rooms

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WITH A smart phone in everyone’s back pocket, suddenly we’re all photographers. Well... when a photo on your phone turns out okay you put it on Facebook, get a few likes and feel like an artist, - that is, until you see the work of a real photographer... There’s a new photography gallery in Daylesford called Bokeh, (upstairs at 64 Vincent Street). Directed by Sonja Rolton, Bokeh will feature emerging and established, local and international artists. There are three exhibition spaces within the gallery, which will allow for a diverse range of photography to be on display at any one time. This month Bokeh is showing the work of Anthony Scibelli (A Brief Life) and Jason Blake (Destination Journey). (Not an iPhone happy snap in sight. Promise.) Bokeh is open 10am ‘til 5pm Thursday to Sunday, and public holiday Mondays. For more information, or to apply to exhibit, call Sonja on: 0403 136 655. 8

Parties, parades and pasta

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it’s Festa time!

HEPBURN Springs’ Swiss & Italian Festa is an annual celebration of the heritage of early settlers to the region. This year the Festa celebrates 20 years of parties, parades and pasta, with a bit of film, facepainting and fireworks thrown in there to boot. There are so many events across the six day celebration, and here are a few highlights for the diary. Barcaldine House (238 Dairy Flat Road, Musk) is hosting a mini Italian Film festival (of sorts), screening Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso and Bread & Tulips over three nights with a delicious Italian dinner by Rosemarie & Frank La Rosa. Tickets $42 (dinner and film). Book at the Daylesford Visitor Info Centre. Dinner at Bellinzona (20 Anni di Festa a Bellinzona) (Friday, November 2,) will be just a little bit gorgeous with Bellinzona’s head chef Robyn Davies creating a fabulous menu matched to local wines and Sergio Ercole (one of Australia’s finest classical and Latin guitarists) entertaining diners. Dinner is $60, (three courses) Bookings essential 5348 2271. Bellinzona (77 Main Road, Hepburn Springs). The Grand Parade and Family Festa is a much loved community celebration, with a parade marching/dancing/ yodelling/playing its way down Main Road Hepburn Springs from 10:30am Saturday, November 3. After the parade wander down to the Mineral Springs Reserve for fun, Swiss and Italian food stalls, performances, spaghetti slurping and waiter races. The Family Festa rolls on ‘til 3pm. As always, the Swiss & Italian Festa ends with a bang. The Lantern Parade and Fireworks (held from 7:45pm Sunday November 4, at Mineral Springs Reserve), is a fantastic tradition. Bring a picnic blanket (and another to rug up in, it gets cold!), and kick back under the big gums and enjoy the weeees and ahhhhs of a pretty spekky fireworks display to wrap it all up. For full details on all events grab a program at the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre (98 Vincent Street) or go to: and download a copy. 10

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THE SWISS & Italian Festa is a celebration for the whole community and visitors alike. With so many must-do/see events crammed into the six day festa, it’s a bit tricky to know which ones to lock into the social calendar. Well, if last year is anything to go by, when international festival favourites The Shuffle Club played The Palais (111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs) they raised the roof, bounced the floorboards, and had everyone up and dancing ‘til the wee hours. They were so well loved that the Festa committee signed them up for the Festa’s 20th Anniversary Party: (Saturday, November 3, 8pm till 1am). The theme is Harlequins and Diamonds. Frock up in the finery, add a bit o’ bling and bedazzlery, buckle up the dancing shoes and hit the wonderful Palais Ballroom for a night of fun and frivolity. It promises to be a Festa highlight. Tickets are $30 at the door. For more info call the Palais on: 5348 4849.

Enchanting chanting

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in Castlemaine

ANI Choying Drolma is a Buddhist Nun from Nepal. Being from high in the Himalayas, she is a little closer to heaven than the most of us, and if you’ve heard us sing in the shower lately, her voice is certainly closer to heaven than ours. Ani is recognised as one of the finest singers of her generation living in the Himalayas. She has performed her beautiful interpretations of Buddhist mantras and songs around the world, from Hamburg to Hong Kong, and now for the first time, she will be performing in Australia. And in our neck of the woods at The Theatre Royal (30 Hargraves Street Castlemaine, Saturday, November 3 from 7pm). Ani will be performing a mix of Tibetan Buddhist chants and traditional Himalayan songs in her pure, uplifting, enchanting voice. Prepare to be inspired. Tickets are $53.50 ($46.50 conc.) For more information and bookings go to: or call 5472 1196. 12

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Kids, goats and goats’ kids in Bullarto fields

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BULLARTO Primary School is probably the cutest school in the bush. The students have their own goats and once a year host a Goat Field Day, celebrating everything their amazing animals bring to the table (um, quite literally). Sunday, November 4, the school will showcase their wee herd with a bit of help from the Central Highlands Goat Club, and share their knowledge on goat milking and cream making. The Happy Goat Cafe will be serving up all manner of goaty delicacies and deliciousness, goat pizzas, goat pies, even goat sausages on the BBQ. Nice. There will also be a (nongoat themed) jumping castle (well it would’ve been tricky with those horns), and stalls to browse as well. The Goat Field Day will be held 10am ‘til 3pm, at the primary school, 131 Bullarto South Road. Entry by gold coin donation. For more info contact the school on: 5348 5559.


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Buffalo Soldier

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sipping Mamma Africa CONFESSION. We at lost magazine are quite partial to a beverage. Yes, that could mean beer. (Often does...) Yes, that could mean raspberry cordial. (Prefer it to Fruit Cup...) But not a day passes without a cup (or five) of coffee. Oh blessed Coffee Bean, how we love you. *sigh* Daylesford is a town not short on good coffee. In fact, if you find a bad one you’re probably not in Daylesford. Still, when Vigen Karibian moved to town he thought Daylesford was due for a new shot of espresso, and decided to roast his own. (Look out... Did we just hear freshly roasted in Daylesford?! Squeeee!!) Vigen has created a range of coffee blends and a new cafe inspired by his own African heritage. Buffalo Soldier is the coffee, and Buffalo Girls Coffee Bar is the cafe. The first range sounds all fashionista - (being the Spring/ Summer collection) and it’s called Mamma Africa. Mamma Africa blends will be all single origin African blends, and oh-so super spesh. Buffalo Girls Coffee Bar is the new cafe tucked in behind Lark at 4c Duke Street, in an old garage. The atmosphere is industrial-old-school-lo-fi-street, with internationally renown graf artists adorning the walls, sculpture, and random acts of art, reclaimed timber, and loads of space to spread out with the newspaper, prams (kiddie friendly yes!) the perfect space to catch up with your old-school crew. Vigen is rolling out espresso (of course) cold drip, a bit of old school plunger (don’t be scared!) and he’ll also be baristaing up a new surprise method every now and then to keep those jaded coffee snobs on their caffeinated toes. The Buffalo Girls Coffee Bar is opening this month. (Hooray!!) The cafe will be open Thursday ‘til Saturday 8:30am ‘til 4:30pm. They’ll be selling take-home packs of coffee (so don’t stress if you don’t live close enough to get your daily Buffalo Soldier fix). Wholesale coffee sales enquiries are welcome Monday to Friday on 0423 250 713. For more info go to: facebook/buffalogirlscoffeebar


One Nana’s trash

is another Nana’s Rembrandt HAVE you ever watched the program ‘Antiques Roadshow’? The one where Nana’s crappy old painting (the one that hangs in the loo) is assessed to be a priceless Rembrandt? There’s just something about it that has us transfixed... (We love the ones where the snooty ma’am expects her dirty ashtray to be an ancient Greek vessel, where in actual fact it’s just a dirty ashtray.) If you’ve ever wondered the history or value of treasures around your home, take your pieces on the road to Blackwood. The Blackwood Spring Antiques Roadshow will be held at Forest Edge Country House, (26 Martin Street Blackwood) from 9am ‘til 4pm, Sunday, November 4. Expert valuers will assess your treasured items for free and will share their knowledge on their history. More info call: 0418 302 706.

Music from heaven?

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...we’ve pulled some strings THE MELBOURNE Mandolin Orchestra has travelled the globe entertaining lovers of plucking and strumming since 1967. This 23 piece stringed orchestra is coming to Daylesford (as past of the Swiss & Italian Festa program) and will be playing the beautiful Convent Chapel (7 Daly Street) Sunday, November 4, 11:30am ‘til 12:30pm. The Orchestra will be playing a sample of their incredible repertoire, spanning centuries, from classic Italian Renaissance tunes, and well loved folk songs, to more contemporary compositions including popular Italian pieces, and a selection of Arias with soloist, soprano Charlotte Betts-Dean. Tickets are $30 and available from the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre (98 Vincent Street). For more info visit the website at: or go to:



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To market, to market to buy a thingamajig

NOTHING like a rummage through an artists’ market to unearth a thingamajig of great beauty and substance. The Castlemaine Artists’ Market is held monthly, (this month on Sunday, November 4, 10am ‘til 3pm) and is well loved for its art, hand crafted loveliness, unique pieces with soul and beautiful thingamajigs for your home, wardrobe and life in general. The market is held in the laneway and bricked garden around the Theatre Royal, (Hargraves Street Castlemaine). Grab a coffee at the Theatre, and wander the stalls, (there are more than 45 of them, so make it a big coffee) chat to the artisans and makers and discover more about the pieces you fall in love with. If you’re somewhat of an organised freak - this is Christmas present central for the creative people in your life - you know, the ones who are really hard to buy for? - You will find something here. (Hint hint, ahem). More info at:

Pony rides and fairy floss

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accept your fete

ONE OF the best things about being a kid was getting to go to your school fete. The cake stall was a highlight. The jaw achingly chewy toffees were in equal parts terrifying (especially with five wobbly teeth in your mouth) and brilliant (with five wobbly teeth in your mouth - hello... bring on the tooth fairy)! St Michael’s Primary School (29 Smith Street Daylesford), is holding their annual school fete on Saturday, November 4, from 9:30am until 3:30pm. It’s circus themed with carnival rides, pony rides, a sideshow alley, puppet show, circus acts, face painting, a silent auction, trash and treasure, a spinning wheel, prizes, games, a cake stall (fingers crossed for toffees) as well as produce, books and loads of fun and laughs for everyone. For more information on all the fun of the fair give Marija a call on: 0438 678 844. 20












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It’s a fascinator...

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WHAT IS it about horseracing that makes one put an overpriced feather on one’s head? This question remains one of the great mysteries of life. It is best not to ask, just to embrace and accept the practice, don the finery and hightail it to the racecourse! The NMIT Kyneton Cup (Wednesday, November 7,) is an important part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. (What else can one do betwixt Cup day and Oaks day?? Where shall one get their fix of fillies, frocks and fascinators, punting, pampering and prizes? KYNETON RACECOURSE that’s where!) Kyneton Racecourse (situated on Campaspe Place) is the oldest country racecourse in the state, with the first Kyneton Cup held in 1873. (Back in those days you probably had to ride a horse to get there, pfft, how’s the fascinator supposed to cope with that)? Nowadays there are marquees, roving live music and pampering sites, fashions on the field, a DJ, food court, and apparently even some horse races. The NMIT Kyneton Cup features a nine race program worth over $100,000 in prize money. Giddy up. The course is one of the most picturesque in Victoria, with grand old oaks and elms lining the banks of the Campaspe River. Perfect place to park a picnic banket and an esky for an afternoon of racing and fun with buddies. If you can’t make it to the Kyneton Cup, the racecourse offers a great day out for corporate and group Christmas parties. Friday, November 23, is Christmas Party Raceday. Book a marquee for your team of colleagues or friends and celebrate trackside. Entry to the course is $15, or there are many marquee packages available. The day is a huge celebration with live music and entertaiment and lots of Christmas cheer. Shuttle busses run to the course from Kyneton Station. General admission entry to the 2012 NMIT Kyneton Cup is $20. Gates open at 10am. For more information visit: and click Kyneton, or call 5422 1866. 22


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Questions, voices, eyebrows and money raised

PRIMARY school fundraisers have improved since the 80s. No to knock the good ol’ Lamington Drive, but we’d rather have a night out with friends than deal with hundreds of kilos of cake. Hepburn Primary hosts a Trivia Night fundraiser every two years. That’s two years of meticulous planning, organising, collecting (very awesome) auction items, and collating the juiciest trivia questions to quiz and bamboozle you in your weakened Friday night state. You are invited to gather ‘round the table with your heads full of useless (yet vital) trivia, Friday, November 9, from 7pm, at Hepburn Primary School Hall, (Main Road), to battle it out for prizes and (not so trivial) glory. (C’mon, we all know the real winners are the kids here, so dig deep, have a bit o’ fun with friends and raise some cash for Hepburn’s little school). BYO drinks and nibbles, (and lamingtons). Tickets are $15. To book a table call Nicole on: 5476 4113, or 0419 152 246.

Eggs, butter, flour, sugar...

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a recipe for deliciousness!

A SPONGE cake is supposed to be as light as air, a mud cake the exact opposite. If you’ve attempted a Sponge, but it turned out more like its heavy cousin, help is at hand in Trentham town. Saturday, November 10, Trentham Neighbourhood Centre (High Street) is hosting a Spongecake Making Workshop. Your aproned guru, Marie Louise Stafford ,will show you the tips, tricks and Nana-know-how you’ll need for your Sponge to attain the heavenly feather-light gravity-defying attributes of sponge perfection. Bake your little hearts out 10am ‘til noon, then enjoy a slice with a cuppa (and afford yourself a little smug grin, knowing that you’ve joined the successful-sponge-baking-elite). The Sponge Baking session is just $10 and everything is supplied. To book, call the Centre on 5424 1354.


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Challenge yourself

take on the mountain FOR SOME, riding a pushie up Mount Macedon is akin to torture. However, some people dig a bit of torture... and will be pretty pumped to know there’s a Mount Macedon charity ride planned for Sunday, November 11. The Mount Macedon Challenge is a recreational ride open to serious riders to raise money for the Cancer Council of Victoria. There are two courses: the ‘short’ course is 83km, and the long course is 130km, both taking in the summit of the mountain - with some pretty spekky views to Melbourne and some magical countryside along the way. This is a new event, and features full mechanical and medical support, great on course entertainment and being in foodie central, some of the best stocked refreshment stops you’ll get in a ride anywhere. Contact Cycling Victoria for more info: 8480 3000 or visit: and click on Mount Macedon Challenge.

The outlook is fine...

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...for food and wine

THE FOLKS at Ellender Estate Winery (260 Green Gully Road, Glenlyon) are just a little bit excited about Budburst. (See article on page 30). They are hosting tastings, with delicious picnic lunches (from Kyneton’s Piper Street Food Co.) at their picturesque vineyard all Budburst weekend (Saturday, November 17, and Sunday November 18). But... they seemingly can’t wait for those buds to burst, as they are hosting a special event Budburst lunch at the Argus Dining Room (Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat, 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs) Sunday, November 11, at 12:30pm. Start with canapes and a glass of sparkling in the Italianate gardens of Villa Parma (where one of the first vineyards in Victoria was planted in the 1850s), then enjoy a stellar lunch matched with fine wines from Ellender Estate. Cost: $95 per person. For more information and bookings call 5348 2202 or visit: 26

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Let us Budburst...

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...your bubble

THE MACEDON Ranges Wine Region is oh-so-cool in so many ways. Of course you have your stunningly picturesque rolling green hills, strung with vines, and dotted with excruciatingly beautiful I-don’t-wanna-go-back-to-reality villages, (Cool? Oh yes.) And that other ‘cool’... as in, Winter-starts-in-Apriland-ends-in-late-September way. It’s the latter type of cool that gives the Macedon Ranges its Cool Climate Wine Region badge. And this time of year something magical happens, the vines awake from their Winter hibernation and burst forth with the first buds of the season. These teeny buds of the next vintage excite the winemakers (and wine lovers) all over the region. Those first green buds are cause for much celebration, so much so, that they get their very own festival. The Budburst Food and Wine Festival will be held Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18, (10am-5pm) across the region at over 20 participating wineries. Buy a tasting glass for $15, and discover the wines of the region. Many of the acclaimed wines of these cool climes include award winning Chardonnays, Rieslings and Pinot Noirs. Compare Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, and heavenly blends. (A friendly reminder: just leave room in the boot for all the cases you’ll need to take home). Chefs from the finest restuarants in this gourmet wonderland have created delectable menus, meals, tasting plates and snacks to give you the complete Macedon Ranges food/wine experience. There are several wine dinners, lunches and degustations matched to new release and cellared wines at restaurants and wineries throughout the region. There will be live music at many venues and happy winemakers willing to share their latest drop and a yarn or two. For the full program of events, dinners, and wineries open (and most importantly... wines available), go to: and download the program, maps and more info. There. That’s the weekend sorted. Now you just need to toss a coin to see who’ll be designated driver... Heads or tails? 30

Good old stuff

from the good old days THEY DON’T make ‘em like they used to. For pretty much everything, the previous statement is entirely true. Which is kind of why antiques are so super spesh. The Daylesford Antiques, Art and Collectables Fair (Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18,) will feature pieces from around 1810 to 1940. Around 30 antique dealers, will have their quality antique furniture, art, china, glass and crystal, clocks and collectables on display and for sale. This is precious stuff, some of it two centuries old... (which really is amazing... what stuff have you bought lately that will still be around in 200 years? Probably not that flat screen telly hanging in the lounge huh?) The fair will be held at Daylesford Town Hall (Vincent Street) 10am ‘til 5pm Saturday and 10am ‘til 4pm Sunday. There will also be wine tastings and sales from Passing Clouds. For more info go to: or call Frank on: 9005 5602.

The Tour de Ballan

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or something like that... BIKE riders are a special breed, and we’re not talking about your ride-to-workers, or the hipsters with flowing hair and wicker baskets, and we’re not talking about kids with spokey dokeys and training wheels. We’re talking about the logo-emblazoned-lycra-clad-espresso-sipping speeders. The lycra-ed ones will be whizzing by when The Annual Ballan Cycling Classic is held Sunday, November 18, all over roads throughout the Central Highlands region. This charity ride is held annually to raise funds for the local hospital, the CFA and Ballan Red Cross. There are four rides to choose from, everything from an easy 25ks, for families and novices, a 50k ride, a 100km ride and a gruelling 150 kilometre ride taking in a few hills, some spectacular scenery, and plenty of sore thighs at the end of it all. Cheer on the riders from Cowie Street Ballan, or squeeze into the lycra and enter! More info, entry fees and routes: au



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A writers’ block party (can we get an invite?)

MOST people reckon they can write. Well, y’know, you go to school, you learn to write... Therefore... you CAN write. Right? Well, sort of. You don’t have to be a Poet Laureate to be able to throw a few words together, but if you often find your linguistic knickers in a knot, and get tongue-tied on paper, then perhaps a Creative Journaling Workshop can help smash that writer’s block. This one day session (Sunday, November 18) is designed to invigorate and inspire your writing. Give your tired mind a workout in a fun and informal environment, with life coach and poet Lisa D’Onofrio, and author Simmone Howell. A series of exercises will draw out that stubborn creativity and help you find clarity in your written work. The Creative Journaling Spring Workshop will be held at The Readers, 107 Vincent Street, Daylesford, 10am ‘til 3:30pm. Cost $120/$100 concession. For more information and bookings call: 0401 097 599.

All I want for Christmas

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is an Istra ham

BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day. This can be directly attributed to one thing. Bacon. In this part of the world, bacon achieves new levels of awesomeness due to our friends down the road at Istra Smallgoods (36 Wheelers Hill Road, Musk). Istra has earned legendary status on brekky plates, in picnic hampers and on antipasto tasting plates everywhere, with their range of amazing hand cured pork products. (Think prosciutto, pancetta, salamis, afore mentioned bacon, chorizo, and out-of-this-world hams). With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to order your Istra Christmas ham tickety tock! Orders will close early December. (They are seriously delish, we made one last year, got a bit excited at the deliciousness and made another one for new years eve. True.) Ham prices are $13.50per/kg on the bone or $15.70per/kg boneless. (Half and full sizes available.) Order at the farm shop or phone 5348 3382. 34

Big, ugly and unusual, LOVE late spring. The evenings are longer, the sun is warmer, and the endless menu of winter pumpkin soup is well behind us. Pumpkin is an autumn harvest vegie, and if you’re mad about a ladle of steaming pumpkiny goodness, well best you plant your seeds about now. The Diggers Club at the Garden of St Erth (Simmons Reef Road, Blackwood) has just packed away their Spring festival flags, but canny vegie gardeners ‘round these parts already have the Autumn Festival in their sights, as the Diggers Club holds a pumpkin growing competition in Autumn! The time is nigh to start sowing your seeds now, so your prize winning pumpkin is ribbon ready by Autumn. (Did you know the largest pumpkin ever grown was 667 KILOS! Sheesh! That’s a whole lotta soup). There will be prizes for the biggest, the ugliest and the most unusual. So get planting! More on the pumpkin growing comp call St Erth 5368 6514. 35

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Silk, stainless steel,

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and jousting with knitting needles CHAIN MAIL. Not the most practical of garments, particularly in an environment when you can get a little rusty in the rain. Enter: the impossible creativity, care and exquisite craftsmanship of the Japanese textile gurus at Habu.... Habu have expertly woven the finest stainless steel threads with silk to create a luxurious yarn, with a delicate touch and metallic gleam like nothing we’ve seen. (How do you think that brainstorm went down? “I know guys, we’ve got this delicate raw silk right? - Let’s mix a bit of metal in and see what happens!” Bonkers, but it totally works!) Basically what they’ve done here is created Couture Chain Mail. And boy is it stunning! Down at Village on Vincent (the little arcade at 21 Vincent Street, Daylesford) Renata, (and her alter ego Lulu-ThePassionate-Knitter), has just opened a teeny specialist yarn shop called Lulu Kane. Here she knits the most delicate scarves, garments and even jewellery from the finest yarns in the world. (Including an extensive collection of Habu yarns). Renata has collected kilometres of exquisite yarns from places as distant and diverse at Mongolia, Japan, the USA, the Himalayas, and Italy. These precious yarns are all for sale. The fibres are unique and quirky, with shiny copper and silk dyed in dusky hues, through to muted mohairs and vibrant silks and ramies. Renata has exhibited her knitted pieces in Melbourne and her items are for sale... (we’re talking serious wearable art here). Or, if you can drive a set of knitting needles, she’ll sell you the pattern for any of her garments and yarn in what ever colour you like, to create your own unique masterpiece. Or if you know a natty knitter and are organised enough to be thinking Christmas already, she’s also selling Knitting Sets, complete with pattern, yarn and sweet wooden needles as a gift for a crafty pal. (And don’t worry, they turn out more ‘runway ready’, than ‘knights of the round table’). Lulu Kane is shop 3 at Village on Vincent and is open Saturday and Sunday, 11am ‘til 4pm. For more information call Renata on: 0411 705 185.


Oh, to be a Judge... at a wine show!

DAYLESFORD is plonked on top of some pretty special dirt. Lovely red, volcanic-y dirt fed by special bubbly waters. Truly good stuff, that grows mighty fine grapes... and since we’re already talking about Red, Bubbles and Plonk, we might as well cut to the chase. The 11th Annual Daylesford Wine Show will judge around 250 of the best wines from the region this month. The winning wines will be showcased in a grand dinner at Lake House (4 King Street, Daylesford) Friday, November 23. The winning wines will be matched to an inspired menu of the finest local produce. Dinner is $110, call Lake House for reservations: 5348 3329. Saturday, November 24, each of the wines judged will be available to taste at the Daylesford Neighbourhood House (13 Camp Street) Entry is $5. Sample the regions’ wines at this stellar cellar door, and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice award. Call Miranda for info: 5348 7825.

Summer lovin’...

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lovin’ the CFA

SUMMER means good times. You get to take your jumper off for starters (which is a big deal around here), but not only that, it’s party time, with celebrations rolling on from Spring Racing ‘til Back To School. Boy we like to celebrate summer in Australia! In actual fact there are officially only TWO things that can’t be celebrated in Summer, and they are #1: Mosquitos, and #2: Fire Season. Fire Season is absolutely no laughing matter around here, and our CFA do a cracker (and significantly stressful) job looking after our communities this time of year. The Trentham CFA is extending their Fire Station, and are holding a Music Trivia night to help raise funds, Saturday, November 24, at the Trentham Footy Clubrooms. (Falls Road, Trentham). It’s $15 a head, (tables of 10), BYO supper, bar service and nibbles provided. Support the Trentham Brigade and get along for a fun night. 38

More info and bookings call Paul Healy 0439 741 732.



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Shop 19, 130 High Street, Woodend

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At 141 years of age

you’re allowed to SHOW off YOU KNOW an event is probably pretty good when it has been running for 100+ years. The Daylesford Agricultural Show is a sprightly 141 years old and still kicking like a blue ribboned pony. The Show is a good old fashioned country show complete with the finest livestock, machinery, rides, sideshow alley and showbags, horse events, best baked goods, beautifully handmade crafts, right down to best pet guinea pig. (Mr Fluffy has been in serious training for 12 months. You have been warned). It’s all on at the Showgrounds, Victoria Park, Daylesford, Saturday, November 24, 9am ‘til 3:30pm. Tickets available at the gate: adults $8, kids 5-15 years $3, aged pensioners $4, family admission $20, (2 adults 3 kids), children under 5 free. For more info call Sandra: 5348 7997.

A stroll down...

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...memory lane

NOSTALGIA can strike when you least expect it. One moment you’re innocently sipping your latte, the next BAM, you’re neck deep in vintage. (Just a warning, this could happen to you folks... Particularly if you happen to be wandering down Vincent Street Daylesford). Brick Lane Bazaar (at number 34 Vincent) is a new treasure trove of retro relics and marvellous memorabilia. There are 30 stallholders, and their wares are displayed from floor to ceiling, with everything from seventies sunglasses to Michelin men, industria, vintage fashion, vinyl records, old signs, funky furniture, flash trash and kitsch, teeny tiny porcelain animals (eeee! cuteness!) or browse the books for an escapist weekend read. Brick Lane Bazaar is open 7 days a week 10am until 5pm. For more information check out their Facebook page (search Brick Lane Bazaar Daylesford) or phone: 5348 3500. 40

Wooden spoons at 30 paces... it’s a good ol’ fashion bake off!

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WHAT IS the point of having a sweet country hall if you can’t host a Bake-Off we ask? The close community of cakelovers at Lyonville (just a few ks out of Daylesford) love their little hall, and boy do they love their cake. The locals are tying on the aprons and setting the ovens to 180 degrees for the tastiest battle ever. Icing shall be slathered, crumbs scrutinised and ganaches um.. ganached. It’ll be cut-throat, and freakin’ delicious. The annual Lyonville Bake Off (Sunday, November 18) is open to anyone in the region who fancies themselves a bit of a baker, with categories such as scones, big and little cakes, slices, savoury pastries, and a kid’s section. If you are entering, drop your cake off at 10:30am, or just hit the hall (Bremner Avenue, Lyonville) from 11am to score a piece (ha!) of the action. Buy a slice, a whole cake or Devonshire tea, with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the cutest hall in the region. For more info call Shirley on 5348 5690.


Gig Guide OCTOBER 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 Horvat’s WINE Bar - Shop 8, Howe St, Daylesford (03) 5348 2333 The Cosmopolitan Hotel - Cnr Cosmo Rd & High St, Trentham (03) 5424 1516 Daylesford Inn - 2891 Ballan Rd, Daylesford (03) 5348 2554 Glenlyon Store - 63 Barkly St Glenlyon (03) 5348 7922 Daylesford Town Hall - 98 Vincent St, Daylesford Theatre Royal - 30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine (03) 5472 1196

Friday 2nd Palais Du Lush 3pm Travelling Concessions 6-8pm Table Hill evening Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6-8pm Shaun Kirk 9pm Jali Buba Kuyateh 9pm till late

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

Saturday 3rd Live music lunch The Early Sessions with ‘Kestral’ 6-8pm Mr Geoffrey Williams evening Michelle Parsons 9pm Family Farm 9pm till late

The Radio Springs Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar The Radio Springs Hotel The Old Hepburn Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar

Sunday 4th Crosswind 1pm Kerry Fields 3pm The Dear Family All Stars lunch Suzanna Espie 3pm Zeptepi evening

The Cosmopolitan Hotel The Palais The Radio Springs Hotel The Old Hepburn Hotel The Radio Springs Hotel 43

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Thursday 1st Travelling Concessions evening

Gig Guide Julia Rose 7-9pm Funky late night tunes with great Local DJs 9pm till late Monday 5th Performance Night Cup Eve Special 7pm till late Thursday 8th Marty P and Associates evening Friday 9th Family Farm 6-8pm Lily P evening Midnight Woolf with Humbug Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6-8pm Open Mic night 7pm Perch Creek Family Jug Band 9pm Truly Madly Deeply 9pm till late

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Saturday 10th A Little Left of Centre lunch Horvats 3rd Birthday Bash 6pm till late The Sitting Ducks evening Tripodium 9pm

Horvat’s Wine Bar Horvat’s Wine Bar

The Old Hepburn Hotel The Radio Springs Hotel The Glenlyon General Store The Radio Springs Hotel The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine Horvat’s Wine Bar The Cosmopolitan Hotel The Old Hepburn Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar The Radio Springs Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar The Radio Springs Hotel The Old Hepburn Hotel

Sunday 11th Reservoir Frogs 1pm The Cosmopolitan Hotel Daylesford Sec. College Music Showcase 3pm The Old Hepburn Hotel Funky late night tunes with great Local DJs 7pm till late Horvat’s Wine Bar Gillian Eastoe and Terry Murray lunch The Radio Springs Hotel Goyim evening The Radio Springs Hotel Thursday 15th The Ciderhouse String Band evening


The Radio Springs Hotel

Gig Guide Friday 16th Jack Oskar Larm 6-8pm The Glenlyon General Store Anam Cara evening The Radio Springs Hotel Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6-8pm Horvat’s Wine Bar Open Mic featuring A Capella Duo - Karen & Naomi Daylesford Inn Nova’s Basement with Antonio Lulic (UK) 8:30pm The Palais The Resignators 9pm The Old Hepburn Hotel The Jennie Brown & Jude Russell Trio 9pm till late Horvat’s Wine Bar Saturday 17th Birdland lunch The Early Sessions with ‘Pennyweight’ 6-8pm Louis and the Cocktail Shakers evening Hydrosis Xmas Show 8:30pm The Publicans 9pm till late

The Radio Springs Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar The Radio Springs Hotel The Old Hepburn Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar

Sunday 18th Shaun Brown 1pm The Cosmopolitan Hotel Scott and his 88 keys lunch The Radio Springs Hotel Charlie Parr (USA) 4pm The Old Hepburn Hotel Family Farm evening The Radio Springs Hotel Funky late night tunes with great Local DJs 7pm till late Horvat’s Wine Bar

Friday 23rd Freya Hollick 6-8pm Nadine & Sammy (USA) evening Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6-8pm Nat Allison 9pm The Redans 9pm till late

The Radio Springs Hotel The Glenlyon General Store The Radio Springs Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar The Old Hepburn Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar

Saturday 24th Sweet Nothings lunch The Radio Springs Hotel The Early Sessions with ‘Bride Stripped back’ 6-8pm Horvat’s Wine Bar 45

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Thursday 22nd Adam, Beth & Stephanie (USA) evening

Gig Guide Stephanie Colman (USA) w Gerry Hale & Docs Holidae The Radio Springs Hotel Sol Nation 8:30pm The Palais Vinyl Tapp 9pm The Old Hepburn Hotel Duncan Graham & His Co-Accused’ 9pm till late Horvat’s Wine Bar Sunday 25th Liz Frenchman 1pm The Cosmopolitan Hotel Zeptepi lunch The Radio Springs Hotel Daniel Champagne 3pm The Old Hepburn Hotel Liz Frenchman and the People We Know evening The Radio Springs Hotel Funky late night tunes with great Local DJs 7pm till late Horvat’s Wine Bar Thursday 29th Cat and Clint evening Friday 30th Archer & The Long Gone Daddies 6-8pm Grumpy Neighbour evening Adrian Deakin Solo Piano 6-8pm Norm Gray Jazztet 9pm till late

The Radio Springs Hotel The Glenlyon General Store The Radio Springs Hotel Horvat’s Wine Bar Horvat’s Wine Bar

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TALBOT FARMERS MARKET 9am-2pm, 3rd Sun of month Scandinavian 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 FARMERS MARKET 9am-1pm, first Sat of month High St Woodend

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

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


Gallery Guide ART YARRAMUNUA 76 Vincent St, Daylesford Thu-Sun 10am-5pm BENCHMARK COLLECTIVE 97A High St, Woodend Thu-Mon 11am-5pm

0406 995 697 MOONGATE ORIENTAL ANTIQUES&GALLERY 106 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs 0437 687 942 Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm 5427 1711 OVERWROUGHT 0403 675 170 61 Central Springs Rd, Daylesford Fri-Sun Garden art, furniture, gates

BOKEH GALLERY 0403 136 655 PARADISO ARTS 64 Vincent St (Upstairs), Daylesford 1089 Telegraph Rd, Sailors Falls Wed–Sun 10am-5pm Phone for opening times

5348 6600

BRICK LANE BAZAAR 44 Vincent St, Daylesford Thu–Mon 10am-5pm

5348 3500 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 RED PEPPER GALLERY 35 Vincent St, Daylesford Daily from 10am

5348 3111

CHRISTOWEL DESIGN GALLERY STONY CREEK GALLERY 10 Forest Ave, Hepburn Springs 0407 809 920 10 Stony Creek Rd, Daylesford 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 Fri, Sat & Sun from 11am

5424 1599

FALKNER GALLERY 35 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm MADE GALLERY 1 Camp St, Daylesford Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

5470 5858 THE CLAY FIRE GALLERY 5348 3733 63 Vincent St, Daylesford Daily 10am-5pm, pottery, glassware, 0437 687 942 THE WOODSHED GALLERY 5348 4050 21a Raglan St. Daylesford Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10-5pm Sun 10-3pm


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CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY 5472 2292 STOCKROOM & WOLF AT THE DOOR 14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine 98 Piper St, Kyneton 5422 3215 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat/Sun 12-5pm 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

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

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

5348 2982

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

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

COLLIBAN FOODSTORE & CAFE 5424 1774 18 Market Street, Trentham B L Fri-Tue Continental breakfasts & light lunch

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

5348 1387

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

BOCCONCINI DELICATESSEN CAFE 5348 4555 59-61 Vincent St. Daylesford B&L daily, European style deli & providores

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

BOOKBARN CAFE Lake Daylesford, Daily Coffee, cakes and light snacks

5348 3048

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

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

5348 3499

DARMAGI 97 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs D Thu-Mon contemporary Italian

5348 2221

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

DAYLESFORD HOTEL 2 Burke Sq, Daylesford daily pub meals

5348 2335

CAFE 33 33 Fraser St Clunes daily cafe meals

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

5348 3557

5345 3775

CLIFFY’S EMPORIUM 5348 3279 30 Raglan St. Daylesford, B&L daily fine produce in historic deli/cafe 50

5345 1150

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

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

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

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

5422 6611

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

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

5348 2091

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

FLOUCH’S 12-14 Piper St. Kyneton L&D Wed-Fri B,L&D Sat-Sun French inspired fine dining

5422 3683

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

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

5348 1677

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

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

5348 2363

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

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

5368 6514

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

5348 1267

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

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

5427 2510

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

5348 4946

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

GRANGE BELLINZONA 5348 2271 77 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs B Sat/Sun D Fri/Sat High Tea Sat Australian cuisine

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

5473 4215


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5348 4022

Restaurant/Cafe Guide

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

5422 1129

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

5422 6241

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

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

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

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

5348 2363

5348 4488

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

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

KOUKLA 82 Vincent St. Daylesford L&D 7 days, B Sat&Sun cafe with wood fire pizza oven

5348 2363

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

5348 2714

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

5345 2731

MR CARSISI 37 Piper St. Kyneton B, L & D Fri-Tue Turkish inspired mezze

5422 3769

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

5348 4700

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

5422 6844

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

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

5348 3711

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

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

5345 3205

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

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

5345 3700


5345 1120

Restaurant/Cafe Guide 5348 2207

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

5348 6555

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

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

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

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

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

ST-MEL CYCLERY & CAFE Shop 5, Park lane Daylesford 5348 3637 Wed-Mon Coffee and Treats

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

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

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

5424 1002

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

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

5348 1163

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

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

5348 2297

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

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

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

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

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

5345 1557

5348 4183


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

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

5472 4400

TUKI RESTAURANT Stoney Rises Smeaton L daily ultra fresh trout specialists

5345 6233

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

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

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

5472 5166

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

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

5470 5090

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


4373 0099

Spa Guide 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 QUEENSBERRY STUDIO 23 Queensberry St, Daylesford

5348 3653


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

DAYLESFORD DAY SPA 25 Albert St, Daylesford,

5348 2331

SALUS SPA AT LAKE HOUSE King St, Daylesford,

5348 3329

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

SAMADHI RETREAT & SPA 6/57 Vincent St, Daylesford

5348 7926

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

SATYANANDA YOGA 5345 7434 393 Dean Barkstead Rd, Rocklyn

INN TOUCH DAY SPA 2891 Ballan Rd, Daylesford

5348 2774

SHAKTI MASSAGE & 5348 1629 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES phone for appointments & details

MINERAL SPA @ PEPPERS 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs,

5348 2100

SHIZUKA RYOKAN 5348 2030 7 Lakeside Drive, Hepburn Springs


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

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 97 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

Established in 1974

open dail y 11-5pm

Pa s s i n g C l o u d s W i n ery & C ell a r d o o r 3 0 r oddas l ane M u s k, V ictor ia 3461 ( 5 m i n u tes from day lesf ord)

P h one: 03 5348 5550 e xc l u s i ve @passingc

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66 For more information call 5422 18 au visit

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lost magazine November 2012  

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