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.
Order vibrant plates of modern South East Asian cuisine at Fook Shing or treat yourself to French-bistro style fare at Midnight Starling. Find 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. Round out your ramble with a small-batch, handcrafted gin at Animus Distillery's lounge and cellar door.
Check out the inspiring work of local designers and pick up something for home at galleries and boutiques, including Stockroom, Macedon Ranges Interiors, Mollisons, The Persian Room, and No Town Outfitters.
Natural springs and day spas
The Kyneton, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs region is home to the largest concentration of natural mineral springs in Australia. Fill your bottles at the old pump and picnic under the rotunda at Kyneton Mineral Springs Reserve or opt for a more tailored rest and rejuvenation experience at Ellenis or the Maiaveda Holistic Day Spa.