These two former gold mining townships now comprise Australia’s spa capital. Hepburn Springs is the main centre for mineral springs and is home to the historic spa building.
Five kilometres away, Daylesford, the larger of the two townships, is home to an unusually large number of grand old buildings considering the town’s small size. The two townships are surrounded by Hepburn Regional Park that has many hiking trails to mineral springs and disused gold mines. The twin towns make a good stop if you’re driving between Ballarat and Bendigo.