We are proud to work with a number of gourmet partners who share our ethos and make it easy for to you order a gourmet box, grazing board or picnic to enjoy at their accommodation, winery or other local experience.

Gourmet partners

Picnic partners

Pair your picnic with a unique and unforgettable experience in our beautiful region.

  • Winery Picnics
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Winery Picnic Boxes

Order a picnic box to enjoy at one of our favourite local vineyards

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  • Country Canvasses
  • Country Canvases painting class
  • Country Canvasses with Tia

Country Canvases Painting Class

Paint, sip and picnic, with Macedon Ranges Artist, Tia Alysse

  • Buda Castlemaine Picnics
  • Buda courtyard blossoms
  • Buda House and Garden

Picnics at Buda Castlemaine

Enjoy a picnic box in the beautiful gardens of the historic Buda Castlemaine

  • Hanging Rock Llama Treks
  • Hanging Rock Llamas
  • Hanging Rock Llamas
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Hanging Rock Llama Treks

Enjoy a picnic after a llama-guided walk around Hanging Rock!

Winery partners

What’s better than picnicking in a vineyard? We’ve partnered with our favourite local wineries so you can pair your picnic with some of the most delicious wines at some of the most picturesque locations.

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Zig Zag Winery

Enjoy a picnic on the deck of the stunning Zig Zag Winery in Malmsbury

  • Winery Picnics
  • Picnicking at Parkside
  • Parkside Winery Sparkling

Parkside Winery & Farm

Enjoy a picnic picturesque vineyard and working farm in the heart of the Macedon Ranges

  • Lauriston Hills Estate picnics
  • Lauriston Hills Estate
  • Gourmet stay grazing board

Lauriston Hills Estate

Indulge in a private picnic in a Tuscan-inspired paradise – just half an hour from Daylesford.

Rowanston On the Track

Order a picnic box to enjoy at Rowanston Winery – on the Burke & Wills Track in Glenhope

Accommodation partners

We proudly partner with some of the best local BnBs, holiday parks and accommodation groups who offer their guests the opportunity to pre-order a gourmet box to be available upon arrival.

Get in touch at hello@daylesfordgourmet.com.au or call Sal on 0411 466 429 to find out your options and lock in your order which will be in your fridge when you arrive at your accommodation.

The best, most beautiful local BnBs

Acre of Roses, Trentham

Acre of Roses in Trentham has been described as ‘a spellbinding flower-filled retreat’, and is one of Australian Traveller magazine’s Unique Hidden Gems in their coveted list of 100 unique stays. Situated in the middle of a whimsical rose garden, you’ll find The Potting Shed, an old working garden shed turned cosy adults-only studio that honours its horticultural heritage. Also on site is the luxurious wellness escape – The Miner’s Cottage’, a ‘Hamptons-meets-country’ 2-bedroom 1860s Miners Cottage, fully restored with all the mod cons.

What we love about Acre of Roses: Your dog can stay with you in The Potting Shed, and when you stay in the The Miner’s Cottage you can relax in a rainwater filled cedar hot tub!

Briars Cottage & Loft, Daylesford

  • Briars Cottage Daylesford
  • Briars Cottage hot tub
  • Briars Loft deck

Briars Cottage and Briars Loft are two beautifully appointed 2-bedroom cottages maximising privacy and perfect for a romantic weekend, or a mid-week escape. The cottages ooze style and charm, with magnificent bush views of Doctors Gully.

What we love about Briars Cottage: Briars Cottage has a hot tub on the deck overlooking the bush – the perfect way to end a busy day exploring the local region.

Greenleaf, Daylesford

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Nestled in a quiet street in the heart of Daylesford, the unique and stylishly appointed Greenleaf accommodates  up to 6 guests across 3 spacious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Close to Lake Daylesford and the centre of town, it’s perfect for a cosy romantic getaway, family or friends reunion.

What we love about Greenleaf: The 7-seater hot-tub jacuzzi, and the chic firepit nestled into the landscaped garden overlooking the neighbouring bushland gully.

Cottage at Honeysuckle Farm, Lauriston

  • Honeysuckle Farm windmill
  • Honeysuckle Farm Cottage
  • Honeysuckle Farm outdoor bath

Set on the grounds of the beautiful Lauriston Hills Estate; a 104 acre working farm & vineyard, the Cottage at Honeysuckle Farm is a peaceful escape just over an hour from Melbourne. Tastefully restored while retaining it’s historic charm, this early 1900’s cottage sleeps up to guests.

What we love about Honeysuckle Cottage: Relaxing by the fire-pit in the twilight overlooking the windmill field or bathe under the stars in the antique claw foot bath & rain shower!

Lawson Lodge Country Estate, Macedon Ranges

  • Lawson Lodge Picnic
  • Lawson Lodge Lake
  • Lawson Lodge Glamping
  • Lawson Lodge Fireplace
  • Lawson Lodge Fire Pit
  • Lawson Lodge Cheers

Lawson Lodge Country Estate in the stunning Macedon Ranges is the ultimate retreat destination. With beautiful group accommodation nestled in a quiet bush setting, it is one of Victoria’s premier mountain lodges. Offering an outstanding range of features, including a private golf course, cinema, fire pit, outdoor dining spaces, private sports bar, fishing lakes with water sports and panoramic views. Whether you are looking for a golf weekend, relaxing family holiday, large group accommodation, boutique conference venue, or a base to explore this beautiful region, it’s all here in one place.

What we love about Lawson Lodge Country Estate: You can stay in a gorgeous Moroccan style glamping tent where you can really take in the distinct sounds and scents of the Australian bush.

Little Wren Cottage, Macedon Ranges

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  • Little Wren Cottage

Little Wren Cottage is a cosy countryside retreat nestled in the idyllic Macedon Ranges. With stunning views through the valley, just an hour from Melbourne makes it easy escape the city and enjoy the wide open, green space and abundance of native wildlife.

What we love about Little Wren Cottage: Perfect for couples, this cosy little space allows you to light the wood fire, then snuggle up in bed while you watch the fire flames dancing as you drift off to sleep. Then you can wake up to watch the sunrise without even getting out of bed.

Omaroo, Glenlyon

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Omaroo offers a rural escape with suberb vistas, pink sunsets and star-lit night. This stunning, architecturally designed 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom retreat in Glenlyon is surrounded by peaceful countryside, where kangaroos graze in the next door paddock.

What we love about Omaroo: The central double-sided fireplace warms both the kitchen and the lounge area, and the famous Glenlyon General Store is just a 5-minute walk away!

Owl + Oak, Castlemaine

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  • Owl+Oak bath

Owl + Oak is a stylish, recently renovated home in Castlemaine, with 3 queen-size comfy bedrooms and a spacious landscaped backyard with outdoor setting gathering around the firepit.  Just a stone’s throw away from some of the best walking trails around, vintage markets, cafes, and bakeries which which Castlemaine is famous for. An inviting, deep tub awaits for you to relax in after a day exploring the region.

What we love about Owl + Oak: It’s a 3-minute walk to Wesley Hill Community Market, every Saturday morning.

Little Vine Caboose On Zig Zag Vineyard, Drummond North

  • Restored Train Caboose On A Vineyard
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  • Zig Zag Rd. Cellar Door
  • Zig Zag Winery Daylesford Picnic Box
  • Zig Zag Rd. Vineyard

Snuggle up in a beautifully Restored Train Caboose overlooking one of the most picturesque vineyards in the Daylesford / Macedon Ranges region. Just 5 minutes from the quaint little town of Malmsbury and a scenic 25 minute drive from Daylesford, this original 1950s “red rattler” guardsman’s carriage has been lovingly renovated with everything you need for a cosy weekend away, including a toasty indoor wood heater and a sunny north-facing deck overlooking the vineyard and undulating “Belltoper” forest beyond.

What we love about The Caboose: It’s a caboose! And it’s at our absolute favourite local vineyard.  Whenever we guests stay, we head to Zig Zag for a wine tasting, then sit on the deck with a couple of bottles under the vines and enjoy a long and lazy Daylesford Picnic Boxes lunch as the sun sets over the vineyard.

The Barn Woodend

  • The Barn - Tia Alysse Art

Just up the road from the centre of Woodend, tucked behind a white picket fence you’ll find The Barn Woodend – a darling, spacious, light-filled barn with soaring cathedral ceilings and French doors leading to a sunny private courtyard. Believed to be dating back to the mid 20th century, The Barn has been lovingly renovated to include everything you need for a relaxing mini break at the base of Mount Macedon, the perfect base for exploring all the region has to offer.

What we love about The Barn, Woodend: Opposite the toasty wood heater in the open plan lounge room, above the comfy, loungy, couches, the central wall of The Barn features some stunning art by one of my favourite local artists – Tia Alysse. You can book in to do a painting class with Tia which she runs from her Malmsbury studio on weekends – just a 20 minute drive from The Barn.

Zulu Land Studio, Daylesford

  • Zulu Land Deck
  • Zulu Land Studio
  • Zulu Land bed

Celebrating the rich heritage of South Africa, Zulu Land Studio is an enchanting studio getaway that conjures African cultures, rich palates, and ancient artefacts. Perfect for an intimate getaway or solo retreat, Zulu Land has a large deck with views over the valley – a secluded oasis depicting the African Savanna (except often with kangaroos!)

What we love about Zulu Land: A percentage of your stay at Zulu Land will be gifted to 500 Elephants, an organisation dedicated to the health and protection of African elephants in Malawi.

17Pounds Country Estate, Bullarto

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  • The Pavilion @17Pounds

17Pounds Country Estate is situated on the forest edge between Daylesford and Trentham and features the beautifully appointed Shillings & Pence Cottage. Surrounded by old trees and ferns, you will be enchanted by the sounds and perfumes of nature. The estate grounds has a private creek and four walking trails, so all you have to do is step outside of your luxury accommodation to experience your own private piece of the Wombat State Forest.

What we love about 17Pounds: The Pavilion by the waters edge is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate, private picnic in style and comfort!

Accommodation groups

Holiday parks

BIG4 Castlemaine

Award-winning BIG4 Castlemaine is a peaceful retreat in the heart of vibrant Castlemaine. Located directly opposite the popular Mill Complex artisan precinct and next door to Castlemaine’s renowned Botanical Gardens and Nature Reserve, the park offers luxuriously appointed Villas, Glamtainer, Safari Tents, Bell Glamping Tents, self-contained cabins and pet-friendly powered and en-suited sites.This is your ideal base for exploring all that Central Victoria’s goldfields region offers.

What we love about BIG4 Castlemaine: The park and its surroundings offer more beautiful picnic options than you could shake a picnic rug at. Stunning private decks with views across the trees, open fires in winter, the picture-perfect lake and shade trees in the Botanical Gardens next door – it’s picnic heaven!

Jubilee Lake Holiday Park

  • Jubilee Lake
  • Jubilee Lake picnic table
  • Jubilee Lake Cabin
  • Jubilee Lake Cabin interior
  • Jubilee Lake paddleboat

A hidden gem with lake views, Jubilee Lake Holiday Park & Café is a peaceful, pet-friendly park great for daytrips for a picnic or BBQ, or overnight for campers, vanners or cabin-lovers who want to linger lake-side. The onsite café is open 9-5 every day for coffee, snacks, and lunch. Nestled into the Daylesford bushland and perched by a tranquil lake, visitors love to swim, fish or hire a canoe or paddleboat to get back to nature and take in all the beautiful birdlife.

What we love about Jubilee Lake Holiday Park: We love taking our dogs on the beaut little loop walk around the lake, and we always get a thrill seeing the resident peacocks which live onsite (look out for the stunning white peacock, and keep your eyes open in Summer for a beautiful souvenir peacock feather!

Daylesford Gourmet proudly partners with the following, local small-batch food makers.