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A small idyllic town located about 113miles North West of Melbourne, Daylesford looks like a town taken out from all the Hollywood western films. Wooden houses not more than a floor tall on either sides of roads, a lot of bars and Salons, hell, it has even had a history of Gold Rush during the 1800s.

Prior to European settlements the place was called Wombat, a name which till now some stores retain, and Wurrung Aborigines used to live here. It is only when an Irish immigrant John Egan found alluvial gold in what is now Lake Daylesford, the town gained popularity. Once the gold resources were exhausted, there was a shift to quartz reef mining.

The town radiates such a relaxed vibe it has named itself as a Spa Country.

You’ll find a lot of Spa’s around the town that give some of the best massages so make sure to include them in your vacation itineraries. Other than that the town has some wonderful local markets, a museum, some great cafes & restaurants and about 65 mineral springs. They alone account for 80% of Australia’s mineral water springs. A simple town that can be covered mostly by walking.

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Facts and Stats for Daylesford*

  • Pollution Statistics in Daylesford

    Know the pollution level of Daylesford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.22 (Low)
  • Daylesford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Daylesford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Daylesford.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
  • Living in Daylesford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 28.02 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Daylesford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Daylesford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.98 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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