Daylesford travel guide

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You're Going to Love Daylesford

With a population of 2.606, Daylesford is a must-see destination in Victoria, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Daylesford

If you’re looking for affordable options, Lake House - Daylesford (4 King Street) and Betel Boy (57A Vincent St) are great picks.

When to visit Daylesford

Daylesford in August
Estimated hotel price
$150
1 night at 3-star hotel
Daylesford in August
Estimated hotel price
$150
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Daylesford

Plane

Although Daylesford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL), which is located 70 km from Daylesford.

Car

Another option to get to Daylesford is to pick up a car hire from Melbourne, which is about 88 km from Daylesford. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Melbourne.

Bus

Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Daylesford. From Canberra, the bus ride to Daylesford takes 772 km and will cost you around $245. From Sydney, the ticket costs about $262 for a journey of 1159 km.

Plane

Although Daylesford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL), which is located 70 km from Daylesford.

Car

Another option to get to Daylesford is to pick up a car hire from Melbourne, which is about 88 km from Daylesford. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Melbourne.

Bus

Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Daylesford. From Canberra, the bus ride to Daylesford takes 772 km and will cost you around $245. From Sydney, the ticket costs about $262 for a journey of 1159 km.

Airports near Daylesford

Airlines serving Daylesford

Lufthansa
Good (4,414 reviews)
KLM
Good (800 reviews)
SWISS
Good (905 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,170 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,232 reviews)
Air France
Good (962 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,519 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (475 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,821 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,087 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,456 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,315 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (796 reviews)
Finnair
Good (900 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (863 reviews)
LOT
Good (671 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,159 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (805 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (366 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,644 reviews)
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Where to stay in Daylesford

Average rates range from around $301 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $314 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Daylesford

Most booked hotels in Daylesford

Hepburn at Hepburn
5 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
$187+
Peppers Mineral Spring Hotel Hepburn
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$225+
Hotel Bellinzona Daylesford
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$238+
Daylesford Central Motor Inn
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
$129+
Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa & Wellness Retreat
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$282+
Central Springs Inn
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$168+

Hiring a car in Daylesford

Expect to pay $1.79 per litre in Daylesford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.39 and $28.52.

Expect to pay $1.79 per litre in Daylesford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.39 and $28.52.