Daylesford and Macedon Ranges
Just an hour outside the Melbourne CBD this beautiful and majestic region offers groups an escape from the city without travelling too far.
The region is affectionately known as spa-country due to the wealth of health spas, Australia’s largest concentration of mineral springs and fresh alpine air. It’s also the perfect location for your group to unplug in picturesque surroundings, refresh and approach a new project or the year ahead with a clear focus.
With a number of corporate venue spaces and casual accommodation options, from luxury retreats and hotels to intimate venue spaces, there’s something to suit every size and style of gathering. Daylesford and Macedon Ranges is a region where sophistication and natural beauty meet quaint country atmosphere. Delegates will enjoy the very best of typical Australian bushland and farming without sacrificing any creature comforts.
The region is also rich with food and wine experiences including truffle hunts (depending on season) as well as food, wine and farm gate tours. Groups can also engage in a guided tour of Hanging Rock, a sacred spot for local indigenous people and one of the region’s most visited natural attractions. This geological beauty was formed more than six million years ago by volcanic action, and is an incredible spot for sunset drinks at the top. Hanging Rock plays host to a variety of music concerts, farmers markets, and events throughout the year and also features its own winery.
For group activities, there are plenty of options for golf at nearby courses such as RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick to the bushland setting of Hepburn Springs Golf. There are also bicycle tours, horseback riding, cooking classes and of course world-class signature spa treatments from the Hepburn Bathhouse.
When your delegates are ready for a time-out to unwind, refresh and get down to business, this is the region to consider.