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Kyneton Attractions


Albion Hotel

Local and nearby gourmet eateries:

Kyneton is a magnet for food lovers with great places to eat dotted throughout the town. The restaurants are outstanding with two currently awarded Age Good Food Guide Hats. The cafes and bakeries also offer superb meals, snacks and coffees and those seeking first class take away meals have many options.


Piper Street:

Piper Street is the oldest and most historic street of Kyneton with an abundance of bluestone and other historic buildings. It is home to outstanding restaurants and has a wonderful array of shops with antiques, jewellery, exotic furnishings and homewares, fashion clothing, luxury items, galleries and the Museum.


Bluestone and other historic buildings:

Kyneton is famed for its historic 1850s buildings throughout the town and district. A Kyneton Town Walks map which has a marked guide to Kyneton's historic buildings is available from the Visitor Information Centre. The history of most of these locations is outlined in "Discover Historic Kyneton".


Markets

The Kyneton markets (monthly on the 2nd Saturday 8am-1pm):

Kyneton's monthly Farmers Market and Community Market creates a hive of activity in Piper St. Fresh produce, wines, arts and crafts, plants, clothing and countless miscellaneous items are on sale at bargain prices.


Festivals and Fairs:

The Lost Trades Fair in March and the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival in September are major events and attract visitor from across the State. The Kyneton Agricultural Show, the Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival and the Kyneton Music Festival are also events of significant interest.


Mineral Springs:

Kyneton Mineral Springs is 3 km north-west of the town on Burton Av (the old Calder Highway beyond Piper St). Excellent quality mineral water can be pumped free of charge. The Mineral Springs Park is great picnics with magnificent oak trees, play equipment, free barbeque, ample seating and tables and good toilets.


BlackHill Reserve

Black Hill Reserve:

Black Hill Reserve, 9km north of Kyneton features large granite outcrops and abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas and kookaburras. Panoramic views are available from the higher points. During season visitors can see beautiful wildflowers. There are several great walking tracks in the Reserve.
NB: In January 2015 a major bushfire caused serious damage to the flora and fauna at Black Hill. It is still recovering from that damage.


Botanic Gardens

Kyneton Botanic Gardens (Corner Mollison & Clowes St Kyneton):

Established in 1866, the gardens contain 17 trees on the register of significant trees in Victoria. Plants provided by Baron Ferdinand Von Meuller were an important element in establishing the Gardens.
A recent popular addition at the west end of the Botanic Gardens has been the Kyneton Community Park, a play area for all ages designed by renowned landscaped architects Laidlaw and Laidlaw.


Kyneton Museum:

The Museum, situated in one of the oldest bank buildings in country Victoria at 67 Piper Street, has an extensive collection reflecting the history of the area together with Victorian artifacts and costumes. The Museum offers several special exhibitions each year.


Campaspe River

Campaspe River Walk:

This popular walk follows the Campaspe River for nearly 3 km. From the Mollison St Bridge its skirts past the Botanical Gardens on to the racecourse and along the way you will see the old weir, native birds, and the old mill ruin.


Recreation & Entertainment:

Kyneton boasts fine recreation and sporting activities including the Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre with its 8 lane heated swimming pool, indoor stadiums, squash courts and fitness centre and adjacent tennis courts. Other facilities include three sporting ovals, bowling greens, croquet courts, well appointed golf course and first class racecourse.
Quality entertainment is offered in the Kyneton Town Hall with a wide variety of visiting shows throughout the year.


Sculptures and mosaics:

The After Black Saturday Memorial mosaic is on the wall of the Town Hall in Hutton St and other mosaics and sculptures are located throughout the town.
Kyneton's Sculpture Park is located on either side of the Piper St Bridge adjoining Quarry Reserve. It is an ever growing display of the talents of local sculptors. The fascinating Dromenon, a circular tiled labyrinth is in the grounds of the our Lady of the Rosary presbytery in Ebden St and the powder-coated steel panel and fence on the corner of Hutton & Mollison Sts created by Anton Hasel celebrating Kyneton's connection with the Light Horse Brigade are also works worth viewing.


     Black Saturday Mosaic

Galleries:

At least a dozen private Galleries can be found in Kyneton and District featuring a vast range of media and styles.
Those regularly open in Kyneton township include:

   Works of Art: 176 Mollison St,
         www.works-of-art.com.au
   Stockroom: 96 Piper St,
         www.stockspace.com
   The Old Auction House: 52-56 Mollison St,
         www.theoldauctionhouse.com.au
   Lauriston Press: 37B Piper St,
         www.lauristonpress.com.au
   John Lloyd Gallery: 48 Piper St,
         www.johnlloydgallery.com.au
   Gallery 40: 9 Piper St,
         www.gallery40.com.au

Daffodils

The Golden Mile of Daffodils (Burton Avenue Kyneton):

A two metre wide and one mile long carpet of magnificent golden daffodils runs along the side of the Old Calder Highway on the Bendigo side (now Burton Avenue) from around the last week of August until well into September.


Lauriston Reservoir (Reservoir Rd Lauriston):

Lauriston is the middle reservoir between the Upper Coliban and Malmsbury Reservoirs. Located on the Kyneton-Lauriston Road the environs of this Reservoir are very attractive. It is a great place for family picnics and for walking.


Malmsbury Botanic Gardens (Mollison Street Malmsbury):

Tree planting for the Malmsbury Gardens started in 1863 with the assistance of Baron Von Mueller. It is a beautiful setting with outstanding trees around a central lake. The gardens afford a great view of the bluestone Railway Viaduct.


Malmsbury Viaduct

Malmsbury Viaduct:

The famous bluestone Viaduct Bridge which carries the rail line across the Coliban is a magnificent example of the work of the pioneer railway developers.


Malmsbury Reservoir (Daylesford Rd Malmsbury):

Construction of this Reservoir commenced in 1866 and was concluded in 1874. The Reservoir supplies water to Castlemaine and Bendigo and many farms along the way via race by gravity. Malmsbury Res is a popular picnic spot.


Hanging Rock:

Just a 10-15 minutes drive from Kyneton, Hanging Rock is one of the State's most popular and intriguing geological attractions. More information can be found at: www.hangingrock.info


Turpins falls

Waterfalls - Trentham Falls and Turpin's Falls:

Both waterfalls are within 20 mins drive of Kyneton. When rainfall has been reasonable, they present spectacular views. Trentham Falls is Victoria's highest single drop waterfall.


Mount Macedon:

Mount Macedon is famed for its spectacular gardens. The Major Mitchell Lookout located near the Memorial Cross provides a panoramic view. Numerous walks can be taken in the Macedon Regional Park.


Daylesford & Hepburn:

The famous lakes, spas, mineral springs, gardens and galleries of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are just 20 minutes drive from Kyneton.


Wineries:

Wine produced in the area is held in very high regard. Wineries include:

   Barfold Estate: 57 School Rd Barfold,
         www.barfoldestate.com.au
   Big Shed Wines: 1289 Malmsbury Rd Glenlyon,
         www.bigshedwines.com.au
   Birthday Villa: 101 Mollison St Malmsbury,
         www.birthdayvilla.com.au
   Cobaw Ridge: 31 Perc Boyers Lane East Pastoria,
         www.cobawridge.com.au
   Granite Hills Winery: 1481 Burke & Wills Track Baynton,
         www.granitehills.com.au
   Hanging Rock Winery: 88 Jim Rd Newham,
         www.hangingrock.com.au
   Kyneton Ridge Estate: 90 Black Hill School Rd,
         www.kynetonridge.com.au
   Paramoor Winery: 439 Three Chain Rd Carlsruhe,
         www.paramoor.com.au
   Rowanston on the Track: 2710 Burke & Wills Trk Glenhope,
         www.rowanston.com