Welcome to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

If you are interested in wonderful produce and great food and wine, then this is the place for you.

Only 80 minutes from Melbourne and surrounded by hundreds of hectares of lush rolling farmland and beautiful forest our region is breathtakingly beautiful – lakes, watercourses, hills, pretty villages and distinctly felt seasons.

Why not explore our rich Swiss-Italian history, culture and architecture. Dine out at our acclaimed restaurants, congenial gastro pubs, rustic trattorias, vineyard eateries, and cosy cafes. You might dine simply or lavishly but you will dine on food produced by chefs proud to link local producers with the regions visitors.

Drink directly from our mineral springs or try our internationally award-winning wines, boutique brews, or hand-crafted ciders.

Or simply put rest and rejuvenation at one of our world-class spa facilities at the heart of your next break away.

homepageHARVEST WEEK FESTIVAL 25 Apr – 4 May 2014

Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Week Festival is a celebration of the harvest, dating back to the time when the success of the crops dictated the lives of the people.

From 25 April – 4 May, the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Region will celebrate the harvest of Central Victoria showcasing the region’s abundant food and wine, celebrating the best producers, farmers, provedores, restaurateurs and vignerons. Ten food filled days of indulging in all that is great about where the region.

There are so many activities and events for everyone to enjoy. Try experiences as varied as hands-on permaculture to sausage making; visit farm gates throughout the region and take advantage of the many special harvest week offers; become a ‘local’ for a night or attend one of the many feasts on offer. Read more…