Around 150 years ago, the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges were bristling with gold rush fever. The lure of fast fortunes brought instant prosperity into this part of the Great Dividing Range, a legacy you can clearly see when visiting this 'gem' with its lavish mansions and rose fronted gardens. These days, this mountainous area is not only renowned for its high concentration of natural mineral springs, it is now also a haven for provedores, locavores, restaurateurs and vignerons alike who have made the tree-change for a different and more sustainable way of life. But there is so much more to do than eat and get pampered! No wonder Victorian's have marked this as one of their top spots for a weekend away - you'll be hard pressed to fit everything in on a weekend.