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Mount Prospect: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery


Overwrought have been producing unique Australian metalwork for over eight years and have recently opened their own sculpture garden and gallery. Their gardens feature rustic metal sculpture and the gallery showcases local and interstate artists.

Set on the plains of the Central Victorian potato growing district of Blampied, Overwrought offer the visitor a tranquil spot to sit by the pond and enjoy the ambience of the Australian countryside.

Only eight minutes from Daylesford, toward Ballarat. Overwrought are easy to find and have ample parking for cars, coaches and caravans. On your next visit make sure to meet the artists who create the beautiful work on display - and say hello to the friendly alpacas too.




3409 Midland Highway
Blampied, VIC, 3364

Located 4.4K from Mount Prospect

The Tangled Maze and Mistydowns Nursery


Have a great family fun day at the Tangled Maze and Mistydowns Nursery - a large and unusual maze just bursting with flowers.

Mystery trails, puzzles and plenty of space for kids to burn up that unspent energy. Try a challenging game of mini golf or enjoy a leisurely game of bocce, giant chess, quoits or naughts and crosses to keep those busy minds occupied.

Rain hail or shine the whole family can have fun in the indoor activity centre on the synthetic ice rink or get the adrenaline going with a game of laser tag.

Relax and take in the fabulous views or enjoy the tasty meals in our tempting cafe. Browse in Mistydowns Nursery, well stocked with heritage roses, peonies and unusual perennials.

Bookings made by any groups will enjoy hours of pleasure at special rates. Christmas break-ups and birthday parties can enjoy what is on offer with a difference. Seating available for up to 120 people.

Tangles function room with its unique French Baroque decor is an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, parties or special events. Seating up to 120 guests with views to die for, it is fully licensed and completely self contained. The glass atrium entry is ideal for pre dinner drinks or small functions and overlooks beautiful wrought iron balustrade landing.

Getting lost in the maze is half the fun at The Tangled Maze, beautiful gardens, fabulous views, delicious food and coffee, a delightful place for all ages to relax and enjoy a great day out.

Weddings, corporate groups and conferences catered for both in their function room and team building activities outdoors.

Visit the Tangled Maze next time you are in the Ballarat region. There is something for everyone to enjoy because getting lost is only half the fun.




2301 Midland Highway
Springmount, VIC, 3364

Located 8.2K from Mount Prospect

Salus Spa at Lake House


The Salus Day Spa was voted Australia's Best Spa and Health Retreat in the Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards and was recently awarded Best Spa Experience for the Signature Salus Bliss treatment. The boutique spa is nestled amongst the lush gardens of the Lake House hotel; which also includes an award winning restaurant.

The state-of-the-art Spa designed with blond wood and splashes of Tiffany blue, is surrounded by waterfall fed streams and offers nine treatment areas over three levels.

Start with a hot mineral water spa. The deep tub is prepared with 100 per cent pure mineral water from a specially selected nearby spring. Guests sit shoulder deep in the effervescent water and look out through the treetops to the lake shore below.

Next try a massage; choose from relaxation, deep tissue or perhaps remedial with one of the exceptional therapists.

Indulge in a blissful Elemis treatment; an advanced performance facial, lime and ginger salt exfoliation or body wrap in the unique thermal steam and vichy cocoon.

The Hydrostorm is a perfect treatment for two people to share; incorporating vertical vichy, Swiss shower, colour therapy, steam and aromatherapy.

Large expanses of glass offer views to the lake shore, stream and cool fern gully. Outdoor balconies and sunlit lounges provide a lovely setting to enjoy a selection of spa cuisine and herbal teas.

In a region that boasts the largest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in Australia, Lake House Salus Mineral and Spring Water is available for guests to drink on site.




4 King Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 11.5K from Mount Prospect

Hepburn Regional Park


Hepburn Regional Park is located around the famous mineral springs townships of Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs. Here you will find natural mineral springs and relics of the gold mining era set in delightful bush surroundings.

The sheltered extinct volcanic crater of Mount Franklin provides ideal surroundings for a picnic or short term camping. Panoramic views can be obtained from the summit and there is a scenic walking track along the rim of the crater.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Daylesford-Ballan Rd
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 11.9K from Mount Prospect

Daylesford Day Spa


The Art of Relaxation is Daylesford Day Spa.

In an area renown for its mineral water springs, spa's and health treatments the new Daylesford Day Spa stands out in the crowd. Centrally located in a converted heritage building, Daylesford Day Spa creates a unique philosophy and nature-based experience for their clients. An earthy and harmonious ambience is coupled with a total commitment to providing the perfect environment for relaxation, rejuvenation and wellness.

At times you simply need to be pampered, Daylesford Day Spa have a treatment to suit everyone. Packages for those just wanting to relax, for those who like to be indulgent or if you have all day try the signature package "The art of relaxation" you will leave floating on cloud nine.

Stone treatments are a specialty. Stone therapy is an ancient form of healing which involves the use of hot basalt stones. The stones are placed onto the body, tapping into its energy system, creating a sense of balance and promoting healing. Daylesford Day Spa have stone treatments for pure relaxation, muscle relief and for your mind, body and spirit. Redirect your energy in a positive way rejoice in the stones as they restore your mind, body and spirit.

Have a look at the extensive packages listing, and if your looking for something different ask the staff to put together your perfect Indulgence package. If time is limited just relax with a massage, body treatment or facial.

Daylesford Day Spa uses Jurlique products which are all natural plant based skin and health care products designed to enhance your holistic health and well-being. Herbs and plants are grown in the Adelaide Hills and all products are made in Australia. They are proud to promote Australian made products.




25 Albert Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 12.1K from Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect: Events

A Taste of Truffles


Join Black Cat Truffles throughout June and July for A Taste of Truffles - an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy.

Talk to the truffle growers, see their truffle dogs in action, harvest truffles and sample a range of truffle infused treats with tips on how to get the best from your truffle.

Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Black Cat Truffles.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Jul
      9th Jul
      16th Jul
      23rd Jul
      30th Jul


150 Howards Road,
150,
Howards
Wattle Flat, VIC, 3352

Located 10.4K from Mount Prospect

Daylesford Farmers Market


On the first Saturday of the month Daylesford's local farmers, producers and vignerons gather on the oval of the Daylesford Primary School to sell their very fresh produce and products.

You will find everything from cheese, olives, olive oil, eggs, fresh meats, fresh veg and fruit, local honey, jams and preserves, bread, truffles and all your weekly staples to seedlings, plants and chooks for the backyard.

Remember they are seasonal so monthly there are a few changes with the farmers and producers but that is the exciting thing about seasonal it challenges your cooking, keeps food fresh, real and interesting. For the latest list of producers and any other updates visit the operator Facebook page.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Jun
      2nd Jul
      6th Aug
      3rd Sep
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec


102 Vincent Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 11.8K from Mount Prospect

Daylesford Words In Winter


A feast for the mind and the appetite is on the menu for a lively country book celebration, Words in Winter, centered in Daylesford.

This year the theme is Food for Thought; Finding food, food, growing it, cooking it and enjoying it. Four locals with wide experience as writers and growers join the festival, inlcuding reknowned food critic for The Australian, John Lethlean; Claude Forell, former reviewer for The Age and now local resident and blueberry farmer; Kate Berry, blogger and magazine editor of Lunch Lady; and Rohan Anderson, a modern-day hunter-gatherer, and book author of Whole Larder Love.

Words in Winter runs from August 5 to 7 at a wide range of venues across Hepburn Shire.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Aug
      6th Aug
      7th Aug


76 Vincent Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 12.0K from Mount Prospect

Daylesford / Hepburn Springs Mineral Water Festival


The area of Daylesford Hepburn Springs has 85 per cent of Australia's natural mineral water - the jewel in the crown of this magnificent country.

Queen's Birthday Weekend: June 11, 12 and 13, 2016 from 10:00am to 5.30pm.

This gift from nature is celebrated each year by offering a happy and healthy festival for the whole family.

There will be natural organic preservative and chemical free Mineral Water Beer, Apple Cider and Ginger Beer, Hot Chocolate (Mayan and plain), coffee, teas (hot and iced) and German beer cakes.

Gourmet chef, Vanessa Weidemann, will be cooking up a storm for you all this year. Vanessa will be making gourmet soups (plus traditional) for your enjoyment, lunches, brunches and more. Yummy.

Vanessa is a traditional Australian chef cooking all nation foods with a twist of her own flair.

Come along and enjoy what this area does best - food and drink.

Times: 10:00am to 5:30pm. Please call for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun
      12th Jun
      13th Jun


47 Vincent Street,
136 Main Road, Hepburn Springs 3461 Victoria,
Main
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 12.1K from Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect: Travel Tips

Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre


Situated in the heart of the Spa Country the Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre is the perfect place to commence your visit to this wonderful region.

Whether you are here for a day or a week, their friendly volunteer staff members will be able to provide you with information on accommodation, attractions, things to see and do, events, eating out, regional information and much more.

Located in the old fire station building, walking into the Centre is like walking into another world. Their Interpretive Mineral Water Display includes an educational and informative video, and a showcase area displaying information on many of the attractions the area has to offer.

Available free to hire from the Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre is the TrailRider - All Terrain Wheelchair. This allows those visitors who have limited mobility to access walking tracks and trails that they would not normally be able to access. Contact them to get more information. Bookings essential.

The Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre also has a great website to assist you with your enquiries.

The Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.




98 Vincent Street
Daylesford, VIC, 3460

Located 11.9K from Mount Prospect

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