Hepburn Springs photos

Hepburn Springs

The small town of Hepburn Springs is located within a region that contains Australia's largest concentration of natural mineral springs, 4 kilometres north of the larger centre of Daylesford.

Hepburn Springs is offers an attractive and scenic destination for visitors, surrounded by thick forests, gullies, and a multitude of mineral springs. The Mineral Springs Reserve, at the northern end of town, is home to the iconic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, an extensive network of bush walking tracks and BBQ facilities. The park has a collection of mineral springs, some flowing continuously, and others operated with a hand pump. Visitors are able to freely bottle their own bubbling mineral water from the springs which include Locarno, Soda, Sulphur and Wyuna.

Making use of the mineral waters are a number of spa resorts within the town where the visitor can experience hydrotherapy and other health treatments in a luxurious environment.

The commercial heart of Hepburn Springs is spread along Main Road. There are a couple of hotels, cafes, restaurants, a post office and several shops, intermingled between residential properties. The influence of Italians and Swiss who originally settled in the area due to the gold rush is evident in the gardens and architecture of the town.

Jacksons Lookout, on Back Hepburn Road, consists of a tower visitors can climb in order to view the thick forests that surround the town.

Around 7 kilometres north of town on the Midland Highway is Mount Franklin. This extinct volcano features a shady picnic area and there are good views from its summit.