Hi Vanessa, hope you are reading this, thanks for your comment on my last post! You asked for some tips on visiting Daylesford, especially shops. There are two oppies in town: Vinnies on Howe Street (average) and MS Shop on Duke Street (good). For retro shops you must visit the huge Mill Market on the outskirts of town. Also Junk Style upstairs on the main drag. My favourite junk shop is the Daylesford Bazaar on Vincent Street towards Hepburn. If you like to craft there are two great shops in town, Threadneedle and Purl's Palace. As for cafés there aren't any really retro or groovy ones but the friendliest are Beer & Breakfast opposite the primary school, and the Book Barn bookshop and café down at the lake, where there is also a pretty walking track and a children's playground. If you visit on a Sunday the bric a brac market is pretty good too. Have a great trip!
To everyone else: I am thinking of putting together a little zine with best tips for cute and retro places to visit around Central Victoria, if you have any great tips or secrets from around these parts please let me know! xx