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Rummage: Treasures of the Gold Rush Region

September 16, 2020

We all love to rummage. It’s the possibility of discovery, of finding treasures hidden within known and familiar things. From beautifully formed furniture to entomological specimens and relics from the Gold Rush era, Daylesford offers many avenues through which to explore, discover and seek out rare or coveted vintage pieces steeped in Central Victorian history.

Stay the weekend and discover what’s local. We love…

Daylesford Sunday Market: Clothing and collectables, antiques and locally produced food, the Sunday Market kicks off at 8am and runs until the early afternoon. With lots of free parking on site, get lost amongst the eclectic mix of stalls and the excitement of a large market atmosphere.

  • Time: 8am -3pm
  • Date: Every Sunday
  • Location: Daylesford Railway Station
  • 18 Raglan Street (Midland Highway)
  • Parking: Yes

Found at Hepburn: Tactile and functional pieces full of story and the romance of the time-worn, Found at Hepburn is less a shop and more an experience. With layer upon layer of original Australian and French provincial vintage, you’ll fall in love with their extensive range of furniture, kitchenalia, rare Victorian pieces and specimen collections.

  • Open: Thursday – Sunday
  • Location: 108 Main Road Hepburn Springs

The Mill Market: A bazaar of miscellaneous pieces offering a huge range of clothing, vintage, furniture, collectables and memorabilia. Find jewellery, coins and even art under one roof. From the precious to the sentimental, seek and you shall find in this massive market space.

  • Open: 10am – 6pm, 7 days
  • Location: 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford
  • Parking: Yes

Paradise Bookstore: An old Georgian bank building converted into a bookstore boasting 14 rooms of new and second hand books, records and ephemera, Paradise Books is the epitome of what you’d hope to stumbleupon when walking down the street of a small country town. All old-world charm mixed with the excitement of discovery, you’ll lose time rummaging through the shelves and leave wanting more.

  • Open: 10.30am – 6pm, 7 days
  • Location: 46 Vincent Street, Daylesford