Published on 7th June 2017
by Kate Shanasy

Long a source of fresh produce and rich historical significance, Kyneton has in recent times emerged as a cultural hub, giving rise to a new wave of eager chefs, artists, musicians and produce makers intent on celebrating the region.

Kyneton is nestled within the stunning Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, home to a slew of natural mineral springs and waterfalls. Natural lures are ever-present here – the Campaspe River flows through town, making a flowing backdrop to Botanic Gardens (established in the mid-1800s), bluestone architecture from the gold rush era, postcard perfect tree-lined roads and vast plains of farmland.

The wider region here is ripe with orchards, cheese makers, olive groves and wineries, as well as local home growers, many of whom contribute to some of town’s best restaurants and cafe menus too.

One quickly gets a sense of the close-knit community in Kyneton. Many of the people you interact with over the town’s counters and bars are the business owners themselves. Whether grazing on food, ordering a drink or asking after an artwork, expect above-and-beyond friendly service.

With so much to explore and an abundance of incredible food and drink to sample, you might struggle to sit back and take it slow. Here’s our guide to everything Kyneton has to offer.

Welcome to Kyneton


Kyneton’s diverse drink options hero many wine, beer and spirits offerings from the local region.


Between rustic farmhouse luxury and a 90-year old converted tram, accommodation in Kyneton is an experience in itself. Check out even more places to stay in Kyneton.


A Cosy Winter Weekend in Kyneton

Locals say winter is Kyneton’s busiest season. When you can combine crisp morning nature walks with fine foods and warm open fires, it’s easy to see why.