Less than 90 mins drive up the Calder Freeway via Woodend brings you to the sylvan townships of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs and their network of natural springs and hydrotherapy spas / visitvictoria.com. Make a weekend of it and stay at the boutique Lake House / 5348 3329 / lake house.com.au / complete with spa and splendid resto, plus nearby Botanic Garden sib eatery Wombat Hill House / 4373 0099 / wombathillhouse.com.au. Detox at divine, Asianstyle Samadhi Retreat / 5348 7926 / samadhiretreat.com.au / with suites, day spa and yoga; or try the White House / 58 Albert St / 0416 032 111 / thewhitehousedaylesford.com.au / a two-bed designer miner’s cottage. Soak n’ dip at serene Hepburn Bathhouse / Mineral Springs Reserve Rd / 5321 6000 / hepburnbathhouse.com. Sample top share plates and regional wines at The Perfect Drop / 5 Howe St / 5348 1100 / lunch Fri-Sun, dinner daily / theperfectdrop.com, or hit mellow café Koukla / 82 Vincent St / 5348 2363 / 7.30am-late Fri-Wed, till 4pm Thu / frangosandfrangos.com / for delish pizzas, cakes and joe.