2005 - By John Boom

Daylesford is around an 80 minute drive from Melbourne, Victoria Australia and is nestled high in the
hills. The town like many in the area was founded on gold and has since prospered into a popular
tourist destination.  

Daylesford has many local attractions including a small lake, mineral water springs in various
surrounding areas, a weekly Sunday market and various events throughout the year. There are
several walking tracks through the bush which makes an interesting walk coupled with several nice
picnic spots to fill in a day or more. Most of the stores are open 7 days per week and they cater well
for the tourism market.

The sketch photos I've taken reveal many interesting buildings and homes to see. There's also the
Daylesford Railway Station, which usually has tourism trains running on weekends and public
holidays. The train trip goes through the Wombat State Forest and back. The train station doubles as
a Sunday market area every week. Most of the pictures will tell the story as you see them.