The Hotel: Blue Cliffs Retreat-Daylesford and Hepburn Springs
Just over an hour from Melbourne, Blue Cliffs Retreat provides a relaxing and romantic bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Australia’s ‘spa country’. Set on 25 acres of native bush, totally surrounded by the Wombat State Forest, the private villas boast Balinese, Safari, or African-inspired interiors and scenic views overlooking the creek and valley.
Guests can feel at home, staying in the make most of the fully equipped kitchen, unwind making use of the indoor spa bath and relax on the verandah’s daybeds.
Dusk Spa Villa
- Bed size/type: King-sized bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- The villas offer a spa bath, shower, kitchen, extensive outdoor decking and verandah, great view of bush & creek valley and (seasonal) wood fire
The Area: Hepburn Springs, VIC
A resort town studded with Heritage-listed mineral springs, Daylesford-neighbouring Hepburn Springs offers its visitors a serene environment designed for shedding the stresses of everyday life. Boasting a heritage diversified by its earliest settlers, Hepburn Springs is a cultural melting pot of descendants of 19th-century miners from around the world and Swiss-Italian enthusiasts who became enamoured and never left.
Immerse tired minds, bodies and souls in the carefree charms of Hepburn Springs, such as the nearby Mineral Springs Reserve, with its history-steeped legacy preserved thanks to the locals’ efforts. Native icons include Hepburn Bathhouse, established in the late 1800s, Hepburn Pool, the iconic Lavender Farm and Convent Gallery
Swiss and Italian vestiges continue to enrich the region through many of the mineral springs and buildings. Explorers drop into nearby Daylesford for a dining experience and shop-scouring.