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. Enjoy an Italian-style farm-to-table experience at Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar. Visit Annie Smithers' Bistrot for acclaimed French cuisine with a produce store full of seasonal preserves. Choose from The Royal George Hotel that serves up city-style dishes, Mr Carsisi's Middle Eastern flavours, or one of the many eateries serving up killer coffee and local delights.
Pick up a bottle of Kyneton Olive Oil, made by second-generation Trovatello family olive growers and lunch at Pizza Verde. Monsieur Pierre will ply you with coffee and take-home meals plus Istra smallgoods for impromptu picnics.
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.