Wellbeing, fine food and history go hand in hand in Kyneton, a gold rush village that offers the best of country living with the sophistication of the city. Once a place of rest for miners on the way to the Bendigo goldfields, Kyneton now boasts a tempting array of renowned restaurants, wineries and cafes, day spas, boutiques and cultural festivals.
Piper Street and beyond
Linger on Piper Street, a modern-day gourmand's paradise long known for its heritage buildings and antique dealers.
Celebrate local, seasonal produce at Source Dining, hatted by the Good Food Guide or treat yourself to French-bistro style fare at Midnight Starling. Find wood-fired goodness at Pizza Verde and pub grub classics at the Royal George Hotel. For take-away gourmet goods, the Piper Street Food Company Picnic Shop is your one-stop French charcuterie and picnic provisions shop.
Check out the inspiring work of local designers and pick up something for home at boutiques and design stores, including Stockroom, Macedon Ranges Interiors, Mollisons, The Persian Room, and No Town Outfitters.
Wellness and vitality
The Kyneton, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs region is home to the largest concentration of natural mineral springs in Australia. Find balance, rest and rejuvenate at Ellenis or the Maiaveda Holistic Day Spa.
History at every turn
Your journey around Piper Street will have you wandering along nineteenth century granite streets lined with bluestone architecture. Grab a small piece of history at one of the local antiques and galleries, or find out more at the Kyneton Museum.
Sunshine and shade
Bring your bike to town and pedal down leafy country lanes on the Three Towns Scenic Route, enjoy bushwalking in Black Hill Reserve or explore the historic botanic gardens, established in 1858. Make the most of Kyneton's vantage point on the Campaspe River. Pack a picnic from the town's bounteous suppliers and relax by the river. Celebrate the region's abundance of natural mineral springs and fill your flask from the pump at the Kyneton Mineral Springs.
The village of Kyneton boasts a packed calendar of community and cultural events throughout the year. Stock up on fresh, seasonal produce at the Farmers' Market on Piper Street, the second Saturday of each month and cheer on your favourite horse at the NMIT Kyneton Cup. Live life to the full at The Kyneton Music Festival and the Taste of Kyneton festival in the summertime or visit in spring for the Kyneton Antique Fair and Kyneton Daﬀodil & Arts Festival.