Kyneton and the Macedon Ranges
Hanging Rock taken by Marg Thornell
Pipers Street - Kyneton
Memorial Cross taken by Marg Thornell
The Macedon Ranges is a picturesque region of Victoria, Australia and offers visitors art galleries, historic buildings, beautiful gardens, delicious food and wine and a wide range of sporting venues including heated swimming pools and numerous golf courses.
The township of Kyneton is central to Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat, approximately an hours drive to each, and within half an hours drive of Woodend ,Trentham, Macedon, Castlemaine and Daylesford.
Kyneton has three main streets: Mollison Street, Piper Street and High Street. Piper Street has the oldest streetscape and still has many of its original buildings. Kyneton is home to mineral springs, the Campaspe River , botanical gardens and many historic buildings, many with bluestone architecture dating back to the gold rush era.
During the year the town hosts several events including the Kyneton Jazz Festival, Kyneton Daffodil Festival, Kyneton Agricultural Show and the Kyneton Cup. A full calendar of events can be found at http://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/calendar/calendar.asp and http://www.kyneton.org.au/or for race meeting detailshttp://www.countryracing.com.au/
Kyneton boasts many fine and casual dining establishments including Annie Smithers (One Hat in The Age Good Food Guide), The Royal George (One hat in The Age Good Food Guide), Pizza Verde and Star Anise Bistro are also listed in the Age Good Food Guide. For more information on dining in Kyneton and Macedon Ranges visitwww.visitmacedonranges.com/food-wine/restaurants or www.kyneton.org.
The Macedon Ranges region is well know for the Hanging Rock Reserve, which is the location of regional festivals and horse racing. A book and movie called "Picnic at Hanging Rock" tells a story of the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls from the Rock on February 14, 1900.
Some of the events held at the Rock:
- The Age Harvest Picnic in February
- Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show in February
- New Years Day and Australia Day Races
Other regional events include:
Attractions in the Macedon Ranges include:
- Mt Macedon Memorial Cross
- Hanging Rock
- Turpins Falls
- Kyneton Museum
- Kyneton Olive Oil
- Kyneton Golf Club
- Trentham Golf Club
- Trentham Falls
Pictures of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges provided by Visions Of Victoria