Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful, heritage garden surrounding the historic Buda Castlemaine

Buda Castlemaine

Daylesford Gourmet have partnered with Buda Castlemaine to bring you the opportunity to picnic in the grounds of an authentic Goldfields villa house and heritage garden, just half an hour from Daylesford. A visit to this historic home is a must for lovers of the Arts and Crafts movement and Gold Rush architecture. Bring a picnic rug to enjoy your picnic lunch on the lawn overlooking the township, or listening to the aviary birds while seated at one of the courtyard tables.

Our Buda picnics are packed with picnic favourites made by small-batch artisans in and around Daylesford and Castlemaine, and each *picnic pack includes a unique picnic keep-kit with picnic tools for you to keep, all packed into a chic jute cooler bag (yours to keep!) so you can take all your leftovers and rubbish with you. You can also choose to add on a bottle of local wine, cider or a range of locally-made non-alcoholic drinks (please note: glassware is not provided so you’ll have to bring along your own).

Scroll down to select from either a gourmet or taster picnic, (with gluten free and vegetarian options), or our popular Vegan Snacks Box. You can also purchase a voucher for a Buda Castlemaine picnic – the perfect gift for lovers of gardens and picnics.

Order ahead via the links below, and we’ll deliver your box directly to the Buda reception on the morning of your visit, so all your have to do is turn up! ORDERS NEED TO BE PLACED AT LEAST 48HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT.

Buda Castlemaine is an easy 30 minute drive from Daylesford at 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine. More instructions.

*Vegan Snacks Box does not include picnic keep-kit or cooler bag, instead it includes a souvenir Daylesford Gourmet calico tote.

  • Buda courtyard blossoms
  • Buda House and Garden
  • Buda picnics
  • Buda Castlemaine Picnics
Daylesford Picnic Box

Gourmet Picnic

Picnic Taster

Picnic Taster

Vegan snack box

Vegan Snacks Box

Daylesford gift voucher

Buda Picnic
Gift Voucher

Getting to Buda Castlemaine

By Car:

Buda is located at 42 Hunter Street in the Central Victorian township of Castlemaine. It is easily accessible, whether you’re coming from Melbourne, Bendigo or Daylesford.

On Foot:

Situated on the corner of Urquhart and Hunter Streets, Buda is a 15 -20 minute uphill walk from the Castlemaine Market Building (Visitor Information Centre) on Mostyn Street, via Hargraves Street.

By Train:

V Line Bendigo trains stop at Castlemaine. Buda is a 20 minute uphill walk from the Castlemaine train station, or a taxi service is available on PH 5447 4477.