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Arial photo of Lake Dayleford showing the Lerderderg Track.

More about family stays in Daylesford

Daylesford, Victoria, is famous for its spas and romantic getaways, but it's also an equally great weekend and short getaway destination for families. It's only a 1.5 hours drive away for most Melbournians, which means you can visit on a day trip or a short stay without spending days planning your trip.

Surrounding Daylesford are several small towns (Hepburn Springs, Creswick, Trentham, Kyneton, and Castlemaine) each making a good base camp for day trips to Daylesford and the surrounding area.

Once you've locked in your accommodation, then plan your days with the best things to do in Daylesford and nearby.

How to get last minute family accommodation in Daylesford?

Accommodation in Daylesford can be hard to come by, especially during the high demand school holiday and public holiday periods. Try these tips to find affordable accommodation just in time.

πŸ‘Ά Travelling with an infant

When travelling with an infant, consider buying a portacot or safely co-sleeping. This can often unlock many more hotel options which may otherwise not work for you.

Travelling with young kids

Similarly, bringing a small inflatable mattress and a sleeping bag can be the difference between locking-in accommodation or missing out.

In either of these scenarios, you may need to:

  • list fewer kids when searching accommodation sites online
  • make sure the property policy is ok with this; you may need you to get in touch with them

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