Daylesford Forest Picnics

A unique picnic experience

Enter by a private entrance, winding your way through the tall trees, to come across a secluded setting.

Here there is a beautifully set table, comfortable chairs, and delicious food using local seasonal ingredients, served with a fine wine from a neighboring vineyard.

All for you to enjoy in private, in tranquil surroundings.

This is the land of eucalypts and wattles, of kangaroos, echidnas, kookaburras, and delicate seasonal wildflowers. The air is fresh, there is the call of the birds, the rustle of the leaves, dappled sunlight.

Our property, overlooked by Mt Kooroocheang, has stunning native grasslands, rocky outcrops and 60 acres of native forest, bounded by a spring fed creek. Just 15 minutes from Daylesford, Eastern Hill is set on the Dja Dja Wurrung lands, and once formed part of the pastoral run of Captain Hepburn, the first European settler in this region.

Fresh, local and seasonal food

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We are proud to be supplying food from Spade to Blade of Daylesford: local, fresh, organic dishes from a master chef, accompanied by fine wine from a neighboring organic vineyard, Captains Creek Organic Winery.

This experience showcases the best of our region while treading lightly on the Earth, respecting the beauty and fragility of this very special place.

Your menu is selected by Spade to Blade chefs. It will vary based on seasonality and availability of local produce. All food is plant based.

Sample Menu

Spaghetti squash fritters with stone fruit chutney

Falafel with quinoa and eggplant puree

Pasta salad from the kitchen garden

Veggie calzone

Little tartlets

Pickles, relish and ferments


Captains Creek Organic ‘Kooroocheang’ oaked chardonnay

What we provide

A delicious food hamper from Spade to Blade together with a bottle of local organic white wine from Captains Creek Organic Winery.

Drinking water

The table, with chairs, will be set for you with all crockery, glassware, linen and cutlery.

What you need to bring:

Sunhats and sunscreen. Personal insect repellent is a wise addition.

Wear practical enclosed footwear suited to walking through the forest, and clothing suitable for being outside.

The picnic is for two hours and ….important to note …. there are no toilet facilities on site.

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Pricing is based on:

  • A hamper and a 750 ml bottle of wine per two guests.
  • Direct bookings. Bookings through other booking platforms may vary.
Two guests$ 180.00
Three to four guests$ 360.00
Five to six guests$ 540.00
Seven to eight guests$ 720.00

Book Your Picnic

This experience takes place on our private property.

On the day of your picnic, you will receive detailed information to help you find the location.

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Cancellation policy

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • A $110 non-refundable deposit is included to secure your booking
  • A minimum of 14 days notice is required for any changes to the booking

Weather policy

All picnics are weather dependant.

  • You will be notified if the forecast looks bad for the weekend and will postpone the picnics as needed. You can reschedule for the next available picnic.

  • Up to 8am of the day of your booking you can nominate to have your hamper and wine delivered to another location within the Hepburn Shire. Delivery will be in the morning of your booking.

Emergency declarations

Our cancellation policy as above applies

After the 72 hour cut off, if an emergency is declared in the Hepburn Shire, for weather or related events, your picnic will be cancelled and your booking funds reimbursed.

Daylesford Forest Picnics

The forest was our first experience of this magnificent property. I love it. I love the tranquility. I love that it is home to the native animals, the native plants. I love that it is unchanged and left alone just to be a forest.

The forest is a significant area of remnant native forest with unique seasonal wildflowers and a protected habitat for native animals and flora.

Our picnics are a unique opportunity to experience the peace and beauty of a privately owned forest in central Victoria.

Open Hours

Sat – Sun: 11:00 am – 4.00 pm


Blampied Kooroocheang Road Blampied, Victoria


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