Samadhi Retreat – Local Attractions

Samadhi is an ideal base from which to explore the multitude of local attractions the Spa Country has to offer.

Daylesford is just 8 mins drive from Samadhi – Spa & Wellness Retreatand located just over 100km north-west of Melbourne. The Spa Country offers a year round getaway destination whatever the season and boasts the largest concentration of natural mineral springs in Australia.

The town itself is surrounded by thousands of hectares of state forest and includes walking tracks through the forest alongside rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Region are host to a range of gourmet restaurants and cafes, shops, art galleries, boutiques, lakes, numerous walks, boating facilities, mineral springs, local wineries, places of historical interest, magnificent gardens and more, including a popular weekly Sunday market!

Samadhi – Spa & Wellness Retreat is centrally located within easy walking distance to the Loddon River and mineral springs of Glenlyon. A myriad of bushwalking tracks meander from the property at Samadhi,where guests have even encountered a platypus in the local Loddon River Waterfalls; stunningly beautiful, and only a short distance walk from the retreat! Bird life is abundant and their songs are ever uplifting to the spirit.

Why not explore the region using your walking guide (supplied in your retreat) or picnic by the tranquil Loddon River that is just a 5 minute walk from your front door!  Local vineyards and wineries such as Ellender estate, are popular, and many are open for inspections, tastings and cellar-door sales.

Annual festivals abound, among them the Lavender Harvest Picnic at Shepherds Flat, the Daylesford Macedon Produce Day, the Glenlyon Fine Food and Wine Fayre, the Swiss Italian Fiesta. Many tourists go trekking to Trentham Falls, through the Larders State Park, Wombat State Forest and to Mount Franklin ( an old extinct volcano).

Arts and craft buyers are well catered for, as are book browsers and antique buyers. Sporting and adventurous types can play a game of golf in Hepburn Springs, explore the countryside on horseback, or leisurely recline in your private boat on Lake Daylsford. Take scenic photo’s, go fishing in the local streams and reservoirs, or gently meander away the day as you leisurely recline in your private boat on lake Daylesford.


For many people, there is nothing more glorious than looking across a field of flowering lavender at the Lavendula Lavender Farm, whereas for others their taste is exclusively for rich dark Chololate from the local Choloate Mill. The famous Convent Gallery, a nineteenth century mansion in Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, is also a favourite an exhibits local art, fashion jewellery and sculpture.

With regional centres such as Ballarat and Bendigo well under an hour’s drive away as well as closer access to charming and historical towns such as Castlemaine, Trentham, Kyneton, Maldon, and Clunes, the “Spa Country” really can claim to offer something for everyone.


Samadhi offers its guests a comprehensive information manual on the various attractions and activities throughout in the region. For more information call Daylesford Information Centre on (03) 5348 1339, or visit Tourism Victoria’s website:

Samadhi has compiled a list of things to do and see within our region, which includes links to relevant sites that may be of interest to our guests. In addition we offer links to other sites we call ‘Friends of Samadhi‘:

Restaurants & Cafe’s 


Book Shops

  • Avant Garden Bookshop, 46 Vincent St, Daylesford
  • Lake Daylesford Book Barn, 1 Leggatt St, Daylesford



  • Cherished Memmories 95 Albert St, Creswick (03) 5345 1392
  • Newlyn Antiques, 2851 Midalnd Hwy (03) 5345 7458
  • Anthroplogy 86 Albert St , Creswick (03) 5345 1511


  • Palais, 111 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs (03) 5348 4849
  • D’Bar, 1/74 Vincent St, Daylesford (03) 5348 2982

Things to do and see . . .

Friends of Samadhi!

The Essentials

Luxury accommodation. Gourmet organic breakfast and dinner. Guided meditation. And one wellness session of your choice.

The Essentials could be your whole stay at Samadhi Retreat – its a great  option on its own. Or you could go deeper via your choice of six unique retreat programs.

Thank you Wayne and Annah from the bottom of my heart for making me feel safe in your beautiful surrounds. To have crossed paths with the both of you couldn’t have come at a better moment.

Having arrived spent you have managed to present me the tools to be able to face the next chapter. I’ll Be Back.

Tina Arena


Reignite the spark of life in every cell of your being…


Embrace gentle self-care and restore loving balance…


Accept the challenge of embodying your whole self…


Find sanctuary in an environment of pure tranquility…


Make a fundamental shift and integrate positive change…


Shine the light of awareness on your spiritual depths…


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Beautiful natural setting
in the Macedon Spa Region.


A unique selection
of treatments and activities.


Each one of our guests
receives relaxed, attentive care.


Highly trained staff
With 30 years’ experience.


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