Located in the spa capital of Australia only a little over an hour from Melbourne in Central Victoria. Surrounded by eucalypt forests with most of Victoria’s natural mineral water it is a mecca for indulgence and health. There are probably more spas and therapy centres in this little town than anywhere else in the country.
Hepburn Springs has been sitting in the shadow of Daylesford for nearly a decade but things have started to turn around. Shopping is improving in the town with new specialty stores opening in the main street. Hepburn Springs has become much more involved with festivals including the Swiss – Italian festival and the Lavender harvesting. Not to mention the huge facelift of the Hepburn Spa Resort.
Hepburn Springs was the place for massage and spa long before Daylesford became known for it, especially through the Hepburn Spa Resort. It is a twin town to Daylesford, but stands on its own for luxury accommodation, wide variety of dining and abundance of spa facilities. Hepburn Springs is a town of steep hills set within a bush setting. It really doesn’t matter where you stay as most accommodation will offer a great view.
The Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve at the end of Main Road (where the Hepburn Spa Complex is located) offers several tracks through the beautiful natural bushland. There are several different spa pumps to try the natural mineral water (each one with its own taste), a children’s playground, picnic areas and barbeques.
Hepburn Springs has a proud Swiss – Italian heritage which can be seen in the architecture and some of the festivals throughout the year. The lavender farm Lavendula (a short drive out of the town) celebrates this history with gardens, a lavender harvest festival and cafe/restaurant.
The town has become more sophisticated in recent years with an increase in shopping, upmarket spas and restaurants. Hepburn Springs offers visitors a quality destination at any time of year and of course you can travel to Daylesford in less than 3 minutes.
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