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Samadhi spa health retreat: A deep and profound counselling experience

I needed help to get over some significant life problems. I found Samadhi after a friend told me about her healing experience with Wayne & Annah at Samadhi. I can honestly say that I got more out of my few days away than the help I had received from my regular weekly counselling sessions for the last 2 years. Wayne challenged me to look for deeply and authentically at my self to see the patterns that I had created for myself. Life seems so much clearer now and I am extremely grateful for the life changing experience of my Transformation retreat.

The retreat itself is so luxurious, I had my own private buddha garden with spectacular stone sculptures towering outside my accommodation windows. Every little details is accounted for, my meals were delicious and it was just so rewarding to rest and relax in the beautiful Samadhi accommodation.

The massages and spa treatments were also fantastic. The spa therapy area is like your own private retreat within a retreat. The body work was divine.

I would recommend this health retreat to anyone who is need of counselling or therapy help. What both Wayne and Annah do works. My future outlook is positive and I have a renewed sense of passion for my future.

Thank you so much Samadhi.

Quiet
Great views
Amazing Buddha garden
Totaly luxurious

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: National/State Park, Luxury Travel, Spa and Resort
  • Written May 9, 2010

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Central Springs Inn: Convenient location

The Central Springs Inn is located right on the Midland Highway and within easy walking distance to Vincent Street and that entire street has to offer in the way of shopping and eating.

The Inn consists of 3 main buildings: A historic and National Trust preserved former Gentleman’s Guesthouse built in 1865, the former Provender Store (see photo) now the restaurant, and finally a modern 2 story motel style block.

We stayed in a standard suite which had all that would be expected in a motel – queen sized bed with electric blankets, comfortable couch, plenty of space, tea/coffee, toaster, iron and ironing board, large flat screen TV and a generous sized bathroom. Room was air conditioned and a necessity for the central highlands of Victoria, well heated. Perhaps my only criticism is the dingy bedside lighting, although easily overcome by removing the light shade.

Breakfast is available in the Provender Store Restaurant, a pleasant sun filled room with an open fireplace. All you can eat buffet continental breakfast is $13 and for an additional $2, a hot freshly cooked breakfast in addition to the buffet is available.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written April 26, 2010
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Musk Manor: Manor style house at Musk

This place is very attractively furnished and does have a manor type feel about it, even though the exterior is quite modern.

Great gardens, quite symmetrical at times. Quite a rural outlook, but not miles from anywhere.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written December 18, 2006
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Musk manor from the outside

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Falls Cottage, Koroocheang (on the same property): Cottage near the falls

Less expensive than the main Falls house, quite simple by comparison, but the bedrooms are still tastefully done. The surroundings are more plain.

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  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written December 18, 2006
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The falls at Koroocheang: Koroocheang B & B in the countryside

There are 2 houses on the property, quite some distance from each other (I think we went by car between the 2 to have a look).

The main house is huge, double storey, and surrounded by gardens and paddocks, and just a few minutes walk to the Koroocheang Falls (which are on the property).
There's even a spa outside on the front decking, and another one inside.
The decor is quite stunning, with a spiral staircase in the centre of the lounge, which has an almost middle eastern feel to it with all the colorful scatter kitchen. Expensive but stunning, is my take on this one. Ideal for a large group of friends (10-12 people I think it will take).
Outside, with all the paddocks and the dams & waterfall, there's a very rural feel.

The Falls cottage is much smaller, single storey (see next tip)

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written December 18, 2006
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outside of the house, facing the dam.

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The Signal Box (beside 'end of the line' carriage): Restored railway signal box

On our B & B day inspection tour, we only had a look at the outside of this unique B & B as there were guests inside at the time.

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  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written December 18, 2006
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End of the Line: restored train carriage B & B

On another of my Daylesford Visitor Information familiarisation tours.... this restored train carriage was very impressive, with many features restored to be as close to the original.

Really something out of the ordinary with many nice touches (including bath duck, pictured!)

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written December 18, 2006
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Spa & Fire: Guest House

Several rooms have spas. Some of the rooms are a little basic, but the place is quite old, hence the smallish rooms and traditional passageway down the centre of the house, but there's one particular bedroom and one bathroom that more than make up for it in the romance department - the bedroom with the 4 poster bed, and a bathroom which has not only a spa, but a fire on the other side of the room as well (see photo 2 & 3)

One slight disadvantage is that though the rooms have their own ensuites, there's no cooking facilities, and 1 common room with tea/making facilities only... but still good for a night or two as there are so many choices for eating out in Daylesford.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written November 18, 2006
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Ambleside: Views of Lake Daylesford from the balcony

Ambleside is one of Daylesford's traditional hosted B & B (but guests still have their privacy as the hosts live downstairs)

Warm, rich feel to the surroundings. The only thing it lacks is spa baths (but I think being an older property, there just hasn't been room in the original bathrooms)

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Luxury Travel
  • Written November 18, 2006
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Many and Varied: Amazing Range of Accommodation

Through out Dayelsford and Hepburn you will find all different types of accommodation.
Bed and Breakfast:- This usually means that you are staying where someone will cook you breakfast. You will have ensuite off your bedroom. It can mean shared living space.
Apartment/Unit:- This is self contained. You will have bedrooms, bathrooms and living area and a fully equiped kitchen. These will have outdoor area and usually have a Hottub or spa. They have all the convenience of home.
Cottage or House:- These are a full styled house with all the extras.
Houses and Apartments have breakfast supplies for you.
Also most accommodation have little extras. You can ask about these when you book.

I am going to recommend the booking agency
Daylesford Getaways. This agency has a very good online booking service. All their properties are listed on their website. You can do virtual tours for most. Floor plans and good photos of each property. They have places for big bookings or small.

They offer many other services. It's a very professional service.

They photos I have put on this page are just an example of some that are available.

Weekends and holidays are more expensive.
Prices can range from $100 per night to $600 for a Friday and Saturday night.
Just depends on the property you choose

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Gay and Lesbian, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Family Travel
  • Written December 8, 2005
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There are Many on The Lake

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Jubilee Lake, Daylesford: Jubilee Lake, on site caravan

We all slept in the caravan or annexe. We spent a lot of time swimming, walking, reading, barbecueing our meals, or tending to the fire at the camp site.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, School Holidays
  • Written October 20, 2005
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A native at the camp site

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Eagles Nest Self Contained B & B: Eagles Nest - Self Contained

Another property we visited which was very different to any of the others on the day.... especially with its eastern influence and telescope in one of the main rooms, to take advantage of the high views - hence where the name comes from, I guess

The views are quite spectacular. The B & B is quite small, so ideal for a couple who doesn't need a huge amount of space. The Spa set into the decking outside is also rather special and luxurious.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 15, 2005
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Note the buddhas beside the doorstep

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Peppers Springs Retreat: Springs Retreat Accommodation and Spa centre

Another property we toured as a group....

Springs retreat is a historic Art Deco property - combination of Hotel, Motel, upmarket Restaurant and Spa Complex. It's also a luxury property where the prices are higher than the average, but not as expensive as Lake House by any means.
Also has many attractive features and the spa complex out the back is different to that of the one at Lake House in that it is more water and treatment based rather than specialty showers and 'cocoons'. There are several spa pools, including large plunge pools with a clear and artistic view out floor to ceiling glass windows.
Also features a conference centre.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Food and Dining, Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel
  • Written September 15, 2005
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Arcturus self contained B & B: Arcturus B & B

Another property we visited on one of our staff tours around Daylesford

The property is self contained (as are many of the 500+ B & B's around town), in a good loaction in the middle of Hepburn Springs within walking distance to shops & restaurants.
Inside, it is extremely vibrant, a lot of blue, which attracted my attention, as I am a fan of bold colours if done well, and it gives the B & B an out of the ordinary feel, which is important when there is so much competition. It's nice also to be on several different levels. Spa bathroom is impressive.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Luxury Travel
  • Written September 15, 2005
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Daylesford Lake Villas...: A bit of Luxury..

This is one of the lovely accommodation villas, They offer 2 day packages, either weekend, or during the week.

2 Days - weekend - $450 AUD
2 Days - weekdays - $360 AUD

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written June 12, 2003
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