The waters of Daylesford are famous for their relaxing properties. Whether you prefer to enjoy a mineral spa, a decadent meal of local produce or accommodation with a lake view, the waters provide it all. And most relaxing of all, Daylesford is an easy hour from Melbourne Airport
With an abundance of natural therapists, the largest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in the southern hemisphere coupled with award-winning restaurants and boutique accommodation, discover today the depth and diversity that makes Daylesford the perfect getaway.
Visit the renowned Convent Gallery in Daylesford offers a wide range of experiences. This 19th Century Victorian mansion was built in the 1860's as the private residence for the Gold Commissioner, the building was purchased by the Catholic Church in the 1880's and was a convent and boarding school for nearly 100 years. Left in disrepair, the site was purchased by artist Tina Banitska in 1989. Over the past 15 years she has tirelessly and meticulously restored the building and grounds, highlighting its original splendour and combining aspects of contemporary architecture and art into the fabric of the building.
The Convent houses seven galleries featuring work by over 100 local, national and international artists. Featuring fine art, sculpture, limited edition prints, ceramics, glassware and textiles, the exhibition program, changing every eight weeks, showcases a diverse array of traditional and contemporary artwork. Plus the sunlit Mediterranean cafe produces world-class fare in a relaxing and art filled environment. The stylish lounge bar is perfect for intimate rendezvous and vibrant get togethers and is open late on Friday and Saturday nights.