Getaway from Melbourne: A Day In Daylesford

Passing Cloud Winery

Daylesford is perfect for a short getaway from the bustling city of Melbourne with only an hour and a half drive out north-west. Be ready to be greeted with great food, beautiful sceneries and wonderful people. Explore this amazing town with me as we visit three of the key attractions.

Passing Clouds Winery

A road trip in Australia would not be the same without visiting at least one winery. In the spirit of embracing the Aussie drinking culture, I like to pop by some wineries along the way. One that we really liked is Passing Clouds Winery. It has seasonal reds and whites and one that they are known for is The Angel. Not to mention that it is accompanied with a beautiful landscape as its backdrop.

30 Roddas Lane
Musk 3461 Victoria
Tel: (03) 5348 5550


Mercato @ Daylesford

A small contemporary restaurant with a formal atmosphere that sits in the middle of nowhere along the quiet streets of Daylesford. Known for its unique modern Australian cuisine menu, it is usually packed with people from the town as well as tourists.

Be ready to be blown away by its entrées such as, the Twice cooked Western Plains pork belly with Hervey Bay scallops and Roasted quail with Istra bacon drenched in raspberry vinegar jus. The mains are equally mouth watering with Roasted breast of duck in red currant jus and Eye fillet of aged Kyneton Black Angus beef. The list goes on and this is a place you would want to pop in at least once when you visit Daylesford.

32 Raglan Street
Daylesford 3460 Victoria
Tel: (03) 5348 4488

Lavender Farm

Lavender Farm Ice Cream

Lavandula Lavender Farm

Lavandula Lavender Farm

For the love of nature, this is one place you will appreciate. Apart from the beautiful greens and pretty garden with fresh lavender and roses, there are some farm animals on site such as ponies and alpacas. For the foodie like you, there is a little cottage that sells Lavender Ice Cream and Lavender Scones. Great place to have a picnic if you brought your own mat! Entrance fee is AUD$4 per person and AUD$1 for kids.

350 Hepburn-Newstead Road
Shepherds Flat 3461 Victoria
Tel: (03) 5476 4393

About the writer:
Just like that foodie friend of yours, Natalie is one who hunts down all the yummy food places and will want to order every single dish on the menu! Especially if it comes to dessert! With a strong passion for food and writing, she started a little writing space on Tumblr and her journey begins. You can read about Natalie’s adventures in Sydney here.