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Health and Wellness Holidays in a Small Town – Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia

The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges area of Victoria is world-famous for the restorative properties of their mineral springs. Over the last 30 years, holidaymakers have flocked to this area, and in particular to Hepburn Springs, to take advantage of hydrotherapy healing and relaxation. The hometown atmosphere of Hepburn Springs welcomes you and immediately begins to wipe away stress and concerns.

Taken together with Hepburn and Daylesford, the total area boasts a population of just over 3000 souls. In Hepburn Springs proper, the population barely breaks 600. Even with such a modest permanent population, options for holiday accommodation and holiday home rentals abound. The settlement was originally called Spring Creek, and was settled by immigrants working in the mining industry during the 1850’s. Hepburn Springs is located only 5 km north of Daylesford, in the middle of the largest concentration of mineral springs in Victoria.

While You’re Here….

If you’re planning a holiday in Hepburn Springs, a hydrotherapy treatment and massage visit is an absolute must. But don’t let your holiday stop there! Depending on the location of your holiday home away from home, you’ll be within easy walking distance (or at most a short drive) from local diversions.

Golfers will enjoy the Hepburn Springs Golf Club. The 18-hole course promises scenic vistas of the surrounding bush land from every hole. The convenient location on Links Road means that you’re never too far from world-class holiday accommodation, making it easy to transition from a day on the links to a night in town.

If golf isn’t your game, a tour of the local vineyards may be in order. You’ll find four working vineyards within ten minutes of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, including one specializing in Northern Italian-style varietals. Any connoisseur of fine wines will enjoy spending an afternoon traveling to each of these and sampling their wares. Holiday rentals can be found nearby the vineyards as well, keeping travel times short and enjoyment times longer.

Consider the long-established Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve bathhouse when choosing your hydrotherapy destination. The Reserve was established in 1895 to ensure that mining interests did not damage the mineral springs industry in the area. The bathhouse was created to serve the nascent health and wellness business, and continues in use today after a full renovation in 2008. Take your choice of treatments here, with mineral waters from different springs and with different contents available on site. Be warned that this is a rather popular destination, and can get crowded at times. It may be a better idea to first decide on your holiday rental home location, and then choose a spa that is convenient to your location. In this way, you can target locations closer to the center or nearer the edges of town, as you like.

Finally, don’t forget the history of Hepburn Springs. The town was founded on the Jim Crow Creek Diggings gold mine, and the remnants of that industry have been turned into tourist attractions. Visit the Blowhole Gold Diversion Tunnel, which was used to divert the entire Jim Crow Creek away from gold mining operations. Also see the Breakneck Gorge Puddling Site and the Jim Crow Creek Gold Mining Diversion Sluice. Head back to your holiday accommodation for a quick clean up, and then (if in season) watch a football match (Australian Rules) with the Hepburn Burras. Cheer along with the locals and urge the hometown side to victory!

Be Prepared for the Local Weather

Hepburn Springs enjoys temperate weather year round, with the warmest temperatures coming in December through February, and cooler weather in June through August. Expect daytime highs of 26° to 28° Celsius in December through February, with nighttime temperatures dropping to a low of 3.5° to 4° Celsius in June through August. The “summertime” temperatures will have you looking for blankets at night, so pack a jacket for nighttime perambulations. Is a fireplace to your liking? Check the availability of holiday accommodations that have the features you want. It is, after all, your holiday!

Making the Trip

It’s definitely not a short distance from the United Kingdom to Australia, but getting to the Land Down Under has never been easier than it is right now. Every major air carrier servicing the London area offers flights to Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, with flights leaving at multiple times daily from all major airports (London City, Gatwick, Heathrow, and Stansted). One word about local transportation: bus and rail services are really limited, so hiring a car is highly recommended. It takes just over an hour to drive from the airport to the Daylesford – Hepburn Springs area, and having a car on hand makes it much easier to move between spas, holiday rental homes, and local attractions.

Now that you know a little more about Hepburn Springs, isn’t it time to book that trip? We could all use a little rest and relaxation, and you’ve found the perfect place for it – Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia.

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great house nice and comfortable and very clean

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the property was not far from town but far enough to feel like your in the bush
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
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Beautiful location

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