Kyneton & The Macedon Ranges
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 hour's drive to each, and within half an hour's 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 details http://www.countryracing.com.au/
The Macedon Ranges region is well known 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 the story of the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls from the Rock on February 14, 1900.
There are various events held at Hanging Rock each year including Horse Racing, markets and Concerts.
Some attractions around the Macedon Ranges:
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