Just a short one-hour drive from Melbourne, the town of Daylesford is the perfect rural mini-retreat – a unique destination blessed with great restaurants and cafes, a range of accommodation options, and the Hepburn Springs spa complex.
As well as being an attractive place to visit for LGBTI travellers, many have made it their permanent home – according to some estimates, around 20% of Daylesford’s population identify as LGBTI.
Daylesford is also home to one of Australia’s biggest bear festivals.
Daylesford is a great part of the world to visit at any time of year, but if you like your men with a bit of grunt, then Beartopia is worth adding to your itinerary.
- Luxury: Kudos Villas – Five-star luxury in the spa resort town of Hepburn Springs.
- Mid-range: Hotel Frangos – Right in the heart of Daylesford, the perfect base to immerse yourself in this region.
- Budget: The Daylesford Hotel – Room options include a self-contained apartment which is ideal.