Although there is much more to Hepburn Springs than just the day spas and health retreats that frequent it, let’s face it, they’re certainly a bit part of what attracts so many visitors to this scenic part of Victoria. Home to the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia, a holiday to Hepburn Springs is said to hold a range of health-giving benefits. In fact, the Hepburn Springs Mineral Springs Reserve offers a range of old-fashioned pipes and pumps that really allow you to taste the difference between a number of mineral formulations.
In Hepburn Springs you can literally soak up the local history by visiting the spa and wellness centres and mineral springs including Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. Established in 1895, this pamper palace still offers indulgent beauty therapies, massages and hydrotherapy. However, there’s more to Hepburn Springs than just a good soak in the tub. There’s also the chance to soak up the region’s rich history including the legacy of the area’s Swiss Italian migrants who established Hepburn Springs during the gold rush of the 1850s. History buffs will love the Historic Village Walk that makes its way to a number of restored Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco buildings as well as the Old Macaroni Factory (1859) and Villa Parma (1864).
Wander the main street and enjoy a hot drink at one of the many chic cafes or indulge in a long and leisurely lunch at one of the fine dining restaurants or charming historic country pubs. This is also the perfect place to stock up on a variety of the region’s excellent fresh local produce and wines from the fantastic vineyards that surround the region. The Hepburn Regional Park is also worth a visit to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers and diverse range of wildlife. Follow the waters or make your way along the 16km Tipperary Track and visit the Hepburn Pool, Sailors Falls, the Blowhole and the famous waters of Mount Franklin.