The Convent: Daylesford

Things to do, Walks and tours Daylesford
Convent Gallery, Daylesford
Photograph: Visit Victoria

It takes so long to explore the convent that you’ll even be handed directions that advise you where to go and in what order. Built in the 1860s during the gold rush, it’s now home to multiple touring exhibitions and old artefacts, from the bell tower right down to the basement. Actually, a local artist, Tina Banitska, had bought the property in 1988 after the last nuns moved out in the ’70s. A stroll around the carefully cultivated grounds is a must (particularly if you like begonias), as is a morning stint in the Bad Habits café, which serves everything from high tea (which must be booked) to mulled wine.

By: Jenny Valentish


Venue name: The Convent: Daylesford
Address: Cnr Hill & Daly St
Opening hours: Daily 10am-4pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Daylesford
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