Daylesford Tourism

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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 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.38 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (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 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 61.11 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.88 (High)
    • Attacks 69.44 (High)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.22 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Daylesford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 35.81 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 31.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 97.22 (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 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.4 USD

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

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