Weekend Adventures: Daylesford

Last weekend B and I headed to Daylesford, about 90 minutes from Melbourne, to belatedly celebrate our anniversary. We headed out of town around lunchtime on the Friday and were stupendously lucky with the weather, it was blue skies and sunshine the whole three days!

We spent our time exploring, going to markets and eating lots of food so I thought today I’d share some of our adventures, although some of the places we ate deserve a post all of their own! Be warned, lots of photos to come!

There is no shortage of accommodation options in Daylesford, from fancy hotels, to cottages, motels and everything in between. We wanted something pretty central so we could leave the car behind and walk everywhere, and eventually settled on the Double Nut Chalets which are set back from the main street and consist of 4 studios. It was exactly what we were after – quiet & comfortable with some lovely additions like a spa, a bottle of champagne in the fridge, chocolates on our pillows and a basket of breakfast foods in the kitchen. We would most definitely stay there again!

Double nut chalets daylesford

Daylesford Weekend

We made the most of the sunshine and headed down to Lake Daylesford for an afternoon wander. It’s such a beautiful spot!

Lake Daylesford Daylesford WeekendWe then had a delicious dinner at the Farmer’s Arms (post to come!) and ended our Friday very happy campers! Saturday started with massages at La Vie en Rose which was exactly what my poor back needed!  After a fantastic lunch in the sunshine at Breakfast & Beer (also getting its own post!) we checked out some of the markets Daylesford is famous for, including the Mill Markets which was jam packed with amazing vintage furniture, clothes, books, records, home decor and a whole lot more!

Mill Markets Daylesford

Check out the size of this light! Amazing!

Mill Markets DaylesfordWe did some more wandering through the gorgeous streets, stopping for ice cream along the way before we hit up happy hour at the Perfect Drop, and then settled in for dinner (also worthy of its own post – I have some writing to do!)

Daylesford Weekend Daylesford Weekend

Sunday started with a visit to the weekly produce & bric-a-brac market where I picked up some locally grown grains and we saw a whole heap of gorgeous puppies (as well as a trailer full of mushrooms!)

Daylesford Weekend

We then headed up to Wombat Hill to take in the view from the top of the tower (and what a view!) and refuel for the drive back to Melbourne.

Daylesford Weekend

The Wombat Hill Cafe is known for its cakes so we decided to share a pizza to ensure we’d have room for dessert! We went with the potato & rosemary pizza and it was really delicious.

Wombat Hill Cafe Daylesford

We then shared a slice of the Citrus Tart which was equally as tasty – really zesty and a great combination of both lemon and lime flavours shining through. It was the perfect way to end our weekend of eating!

Wombat Hill Cafe Daylesford

And that folks was our weekend in Daylesford! It was a wonderfully relaxing weekend away and we came home feeling refreshed and ready to face the week ahead! I shall report back with those food posts soon, they’re worth waiting for I promise!

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8 Comments on Weekend Adventures: Daylesford

  1. Bec
    September 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm (10 years ago)

    Yum that tart looks delicious! What a lovely weekend 🙂
    Bec recently posted…David’s Restaurant

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm (10 years ago)

      It was such a nice little getaway (and delicious cake!)

  2. Bec
    September 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm (10 years ago)

    I love Daylesford, now I am craving a country get away! gah. Lovely post 🙂 p.s excited to meet you tomorrow x
    Bec recently posted…Garlic Gnocchi Bake w/ kale

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm (10 years ago)

      Excited to meet you too lady!

  3. Nicole - Seeking Victory
    September 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks so beautiful. I’ve never been to Daylesford but have heard so many good things.
    Nicole – Seeking Victory recently posted…Happy Monday

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm (10 years ago)

      It’s a gorgeous spot Nicole, and only roughly 90 minutes from Melbourne so perfect for a weekend away!

  4. Kloe's Kitchen
    September 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm (10 years ago)

    What pretty pictures! I love it!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      September 26, 2014 at 10:39 am (10 years ago)

      It’s a gorgeous spot isn’t it! Not hard to take a good picture there!


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