Daylesford Tourism

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.

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

    • Burglary and Theft 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.64 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60 (High)
    • Attacks 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 72.73 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.36 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.64 (High)
    • Safety Index 46.29 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.02 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.1 (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.

  • 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 12.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.13 USD

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