The promise of a nice sunny Mother’s Day was replaced by  a sombre cloudy day. At least it was dry and the sun that hardly managed to poke through the clouds made the weather cool and crisp.

This year, for Mother’s Day we went to Daylesford and Mt. Macedon. It was a day outing to enjoy the beauty of autumn colours and to explore the area.

Daylesford is around 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Together with the adjacent town of Hepburn Spring, the place is wellknown for their natural springs. People can have a dip in a refreshing spa bath and sample the crystal clear spring water. The town is also wellknown for the art galleries and  it’s Sunday market near the railway station. We had a quick and light lunch at the local pub and restaurant.

From Daylesford we drove about 40 km to Mt. Macedon. The bright yellow, orange and red colours of autumn along the street in the town of Macedon was really breath taking. We went to the War Memorial Cross Reserve which is located 4 kilometers from the summit of Mt. Macedon. Before walking to the Memorial Cross, we warmed ourselves by having a nice cup of cuppuccino, home made scones and sweet muffins at the licenced tearoom and cafe in the reseve.

The traffic way back home was  absolutely crowded along the Tullamarine Freeway to go to the Burnly Tunnel on the South Eastern Freeway,  so we decided to turn left towards Brunswick rd to go via Eastern Freeway.