Skip to content.

Regional Map

Hanging Rock
Mount Macedon
Riddells Creek

Natural Attractions

Natural Attractions

Hanging Rock

Dramatic, unique and perfect for all ages, Hanging Rock is a place where history and mystery meet headon.

Indigenous History

The Macedon Ranges region is home to sites of national significance, and the local indigenous community is still active today.

Memorial Cross

Find out more here

print this page



Kyneton has a collection of some of the finest bluestone buildings outside of Bendigo and Ballarat. It has a unique character forged on the wealth of the goldrush. Today, Kyneton is a rural hub with a creative and gastronomic focus on the diverse and evolving Piper Street precinct.


kyneton.jpgA visit to the Kyneton Museum on Piper Street will flesh out the living history of the area with machinery displays, period quarters, themed collections and galleries of local heritage. Alternatively take a walk through the quiet streets and marvel at the wealth of bluestone buildings and heritage trees.

On the second Saturday of the month, the Kyneton Farmers' Market in St Paul's Park becomes the hub of activity for the town, as patrons stock up on local produce for the larder, then spread out for late breakfasts or long lunches in the cafés, pubs and providores around the town.

Piper Street is a wonderfully restored example of past times. It is possible to imagine a dirt track running down the road with horses tied up to the posts and eucalyptus powered gas lamps glowing in the cold mornings.

Today, it is a bustling strip of turn of the century terraces that line the wide boulevard, where you are likely to meet browsers fossicking through luxurious boutiques up and down the street, or hungry guests popping into the awarded Annie Smithers Bistrot or Royal George Hotel.

The Kyneton Botanical Gardens provide an ideal starting point for the Campaspe River Walk which winds its way along the edge of the Campaspe River to the Kyneton Racecourse or Piper Street.

Kyneton is surrounded by family operated boutique wineries that offer intimate cellar door and dining experiences in evocative pastoral country and granite strewn paddocks.






Shamrock Hotel
Shamrock Hotel Visit Kyneton's Shamrock Hotel for its friendly atmosphere, family friendly bistro, great bar meals, beer garden and live music. We want to give every visitor friendly service and a great experience. Looking to stay overnight, look no further than our recently refurbished rooms.
Type: Hotel
Tariff: From $85 per room
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 14 rooms
Ellis House
Ellis House Ellis house is a beautifully renovated country retreat; built in the 1850s it is a part of Kyneton’s rich architectural history. Tracie Ellis, founder and creative director of AURA home, has renewed the house, balancing a respect for the original features with contemporary needs. Escape the city to breathe the country air – the hardest thing will be to leave.
Type: Self-contained house
Tariff: From $495 per night (2night minimum)
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 8 adults
Angoby's of Kyneton Boutique Accommodation
Angoby's of Kyneton Boutique Accommodation Escape into your ’other’ life as you cross the threshold of Angoby’s and enjoy our Hospitality. Delight in our gourmet breakfasts and indulge your taste buds and allow us to pamper your every wish. All of this one hour from Melbourne.
Type: Bed and breakfast
Township: Kyneton
Pieces & Prints
Pieces & Prints Specialising in canine, feline and equine art and collectables. Limited and classic prints and paintings. Porcelain figurines, bronze, tins, tapestry and more. Australian Alpaca products, knitwear, handknits and luxury garments. Find us in the heart of historic Piper Street. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am -4.30pm
Township: Kyneton
Paramoor Winery
Paramoor Winery Founded by Will Fraser and awarded 5 stars by James Halliday, Paramoor Winery is a short drive from Woodend and Kyneton. Acknowledged as one Victoria’s most outstanding boutique wineries, its highly acclaimed gold medal winning wines have been judged among the best in the region. Paramoor serves gourmet wood-oven pizzas the first and second weekend of each month.
Township: Kyneton
Mollisons Luxurious centrally located boutique accommodation. The lovingly restored and renovated Bank of NSW building is a short walk from award winning restaurants, shops and markets, the ideal base for exploration of the Macedon Ranges region. Relax in the modern comfort of tastefully appointed rooms, some with fully equipped kitchens, enjoy the grandeur of one of Kyneton’s most significant landmarks.
Type: Boutique Accommodation
Tariff: Rooms from $230 per night weekend and midweek packages available.
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 16 beds
St Agnes Homestead
St Agnes Homestead St. Agnes Homestead is a heritage property restored to its original charm as a country retreat. Nestled amongst 6 acres of woodland garden with a vineyard, tennis court and pond. The rural atmosphere ensures that once inside the gate, you will want to stay, relax and enjoy the surroundings. A short stroll to the Piper Street shops and renowed restaurants.
Type: Bed and Breakfast & Self Contained
Tariff: From $200 - $250 per night
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 10 people.
Highbury Mix : Sizes 8-14
Highbury Mix : Sizes 8-14 Visit Highbury Mix for a fantastic range of quality local and international designer fashion in sizes 8-14. Highbury Stores break the 'ageist' and 'sizeist' mould of the fashion industry.
Township: Kyneton
Myamba House B&B
Myamba House B&B Myamba B&B is stylish and comfortable, offering accommodation for up to 6 people. Fully self-contained, spa ensuite, warming wood stove, outdoor dining area, and a lovely garden setting. Wonderful views over farmland and to the historic township of Kyneton. Just minutes from Piper Street, cafés, restaurants and shopping. Gourmet breakfast provisions provided.
Type: Self-contained house
Tariff: From $190 per night per couple
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 6
Illuminate Yoga Studio
Illuminate Yoga Studio Illuminate Yoga Studio is a purpose built yoga space in the historic Steam Mill in Piper Street, Kyneton. It has been operating since January 2011 and offers Yoga and meditation classes and workshops. Join in one of our scheduled classes or talk to us about a workshop to suit your needs.
Township: Kyneton
Lakshmi's Circle
Lakshmi's Circle Gifts to uplift and beautify. Gorgeous clothing of natural fabrics including hemp, bamboo cotton and silk. Luxurious, chemical-free beauty products and soy candles encourage a healthy, natural lifestyle. Silver jewellery strongly reflects the collection of cystals. Aromas permeate from good quality incense and essential oils. Colourful items from many cultures. Feng Shui consultations and Tarot readings available by appointment.
Type: Shopping
Township: Kyneton
Maiaveda Holistic Day Spa
Maiaveda Holistic Day Spa The Maiaveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual's desire to relax, rebalance and revitalise. We see each person as a unique individual, personalising our treatments according to Ayurveda, an ancient wisdom tradition that is particularly relevant in our modern stressful daily life. Our therapies detoxify, cleanse, beautify, rejuvenate and balance the mind, body and spirit.
Township: Kyneton
Rostrevor Cottage
Rostrevor Cottage Set on three private acres, Rostrevor Cottage offers cosy, peaceful, self contained accommodation for one couple, yet is only a 10 minute drive to Kyneton and all it has to offer.
Type: Self contained
Tariff: From $130 per night
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 2 adults (couple)
Isabella at Kyneton
Isabella at Kyneton Isabella is the perfect home away from home, located a short walk from the café culture of Kyneton’s main street and local attractions it is also within easy reach of the Macedon Ranges and Spa country. Built in 1890 Isabella retains her original charm while providing the modern comforts that will make your stay relaxing. From the moment you step through the front gate you will be greeted by a garden laden with old-fashioned roses and lavender. Open the front door and original polished floorboards and twelve-foot high ceilings will entice you in. Isabella has been gracefully
Type: 4 Star Self Contained House
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: up to 6 persons
Annie Smithers' Bistrot
Annie Smithers' Bistrot A small French Bistrot catering to the ‘food and wine savvy’ of the Macedon Ranges. The dining area overflows into a wine and produce store packed full of Annie’s seasonal preserves and the best local wines. 1 Hat Rating in The Age Good Food Guide. 2 Wine Glasses in The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.
Township: Kyneton
Kyneton Museum
Kyneton Museum Take a step back in time and visit the Kyneton Museum in historic Piper Street, Kyneton. The collection reflects the life and times of Kyneton and district from around the 1850s to the 1930s and is housed in a fine bluestone building that was the former Bank of New South Wales built in 1856. MAP Accreditation.
Township: Kyneton
Bringalbit Bringalbit is a unique part of Australia's rural history and the setting is stunning. The huge old trees, ornamental lake and gardens provide a rare mood of peace and tranquility. Bed and Breakfast in the homestead and self catering accommodation in the cottages is available. Weddings, small conferences and parties, a specialty. The gardens are open at weekends.
Type: Self Contained Cottage & Bed and Breakfast
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: sleeps up to 18
Capones Pizzeria
Capones Pizzeria Great Italian pizza and pasta. Modern renovated restaurant, full bar and wine list (BYO, wine only). Only the freshest ingredients, all sauces and dishes are made by hand on the premises. Kids activities, warm open fire and fully air conditioned. Pizza from $12, Pasta from $10.50. Pick-up and delivery in Kyneton area. Bookings recommended! Hours: Sunday - Thursday 5pm-
Township: Kyneton
DHABA at the Mill
DHABA at the Mill DHABA at the Mill, a place where food brings the community together. In India, Dhabas line the roadsides, serving fresh curries to the common man and woman. They are simple and honest, a tent covers the huge pots perched above fire, surrounded by tables and crowds of people. Kyneton's DHABA, continues this philosophy in the historic Steam Mill Bakery.
Township: Kyneton
Kyneton Olive Oil
Kyneton Olive Oil Kyneton Olive Oil is owned and run by the Trovatello family. We are producers and processors of multi award winning extra virgin olive oils, infused oils, table olives and tapanades. Hours: 10am-4pm (7 days a week).
Township: Kyneton
The Royal George
The Royal George Share our passion for good food and wine at the Royal George Hotel. Famous for its contemporary menu, great local wines and beers, the Royal George Hotel is the place to be for lunch, dinner, regional events and private functions. Open: Wednesday - Saturday Dinner 6-9pm and Thursday - Sunday Lunch 12pm-2:30pm.
Township: Kyneton
The Garden Tap House
The Garden Tap House The Garden Tap House is a self-contained, 3 bedroom 1860s bluestone house. Originally the manager's residence for the adjoining Flour Mill, the house now offers light and spacious amenities. Ideally located a couple of steps from Kyneton's Piper Street, excellent restaurants, cafes and shopping are in easy strolling distance.
Type: Self contained
Tariff: From $110 per person, 2 night minimum
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 6 people
Rowanston on the Track Winery Bed and Breakfast
Rowanston on the Track Winery Bed and Breakfast Rowanston B & B is part of a working farm which includes a vineyard, winery, olive grove, cattle grazing plus 200 acres of protected bushland. Use Rowanston as a base for touring in the Macedon Ranges, or relax in the garden, boil a billy and have a barbecue in the bush or relax under the red gums along the creek
Type: Bed and Breakfast
Tariff: $220 per night
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 6
Corinella Country House
Corinella Country House Corinella is a 220 acre farm with a beautiful old house. The house, recently restored, is available for B&B or self contained, self catering breaks. Two sitting rooms 2 king or twin and 2 queen bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with spas, wood fires, TV,CD, ,DVD, big BBQ, air conditioning, full kitchen Accommodation for 2-10 people in house and
Township: Kyneton
Country Cob Bakery
Country Cob Bakery Famous for our superb variety of breads, pies, pastries, fabulous country breakfasts and hearty lunches. Catering available for large and small functions. Open from 7am daily.
Type: Bakery
Township: Kyneton
Kyneton Gingerbread Motel
Kyneton Gingerbread Motel Welcome to the Kyneton Gingerbread Motel, situated in the historic Piper Street the capital of the Macedon Ranges Shire.
Type: Motel
Tariff: From $115 per night
Township: Kyneton
Flop House
Flop House ONCE A HARPSICHORD STUDIO, NOW A SCANDINAVIAN-STYLE RETREAT IN THE HEART OF OLD KYNETON. Displaying works by local artists and exquisite textiles from around the world, Flop House is your ideal country escape. Pick fresh produce in our garden, take a walk by the river, relax with a good read, Wi-Fi to stay connected. Proudly pooch friendly.
Type: Self-contained house
Tariff: From $180 per night, $240 on weekends
Township: Kyneton
Wyoming Bed & Breakfast
Wyoming Bed & Breakfast This elegant homestead is the ideal place to get away. The host, Suzanne," hits the right note for tired city-slickers" (The Age. July 2006) The Wyoming suite has leadlight bay window, queen bed and a baby grand piano by the open fire. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the deep claw bath (separate shower). Private ensuite. Your own sitting room overlooks an ancient quince surrounded by a country garden behind the privacy of a 6 metre hedge. The Botanic suite has lead light windows, a French door that opens to the veranda, queen bed and private ensuite. This room has
Type: Bed and Breakfast In-House
Tariff: From $200 per couple
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 6, in 3 queen rooms
B&B on Piper
B&B on Piper B&B on Piper offers you a comfortable place to stay in the heart of historic Piper Street, Kyneton. It is a charming self-contained cottage with two bedrooms, two living rooms (sleeping up to six), a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, a claw foot bath, off-street parking and cold breakfast provisions are available.
Type: Bed & Breakfast
Tariff: $200 per room/night
Township: Kyneton
Kinross Metcalfe Farm
Kinross Metcalfe Farm Kinross Metcalfe Farm is a comfortable, roomy, three bed roomed art deco house in the lovely Metcalfe valley. It provides a private and relaxing atmosphere, with a surround veranda overlooking fine farmland and bush, and is a haven for birds and animals. Eighteen kilometres from Kyneton, Metcalfe is the gateway to central Victoria, with Castlemaine, Daylesford, and Ballarat short distances away.
Type: Bed and Breakfast
Tariff: $140 per couple per night
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 6 people.
Emporium on Piper
Emporium on Piper Piper Street has become Victoria’s favourite drive destination. The Emporium on Piper is a major drawcard for those seeking classic products, both local and imported. Spend an hour or two with the simply beautiful range of traditional Persian carpets. Each item carefully selected by Margaret Jasper on her regular visits to Iran. Her touch is also in evidence with the plethora of things beautiful including Venetian jewellery and glass objects d’art. Special items for the garden including imported Italian terracotta pots and rare urns from the Middle East. Then, relax over coffee and treats, or a glass of
Township: Kyneton
Granite Hills Winery
Granite Hills Winery Winner of over 400 awards, this founder and pioneer of the region has forged an enviable reputation, notably an Australian benchmark riesling and a ‘peppery shiraz’, which is a total revelation. Cellar door tastings and sales. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm.
Township: Kyneton
Apartment 61A
Apartment 61A Beautifully appointed self contained two bedroom apartment in a stylishly refurbished 1870s building on Piper Street, a weekend getaway with a difference.
Township: Kyneton
Highbury Etc : Sizes 16 - 22
Highbury Etc : Sizes 16 - 22 Highbury Etc has a fantastic range of quality ladies fashion for sizes 16-22. Highbury Stores break the 'ageist' and 'sizeist' mould of the fashion industry, offering an excellent range of Australian and international designers.
Township: Kyneton
Lord Admiral House B & B
Lord Admiral House B & B We invite you to our traditional B&B situated in an historic bluestone and brick building dating from 1865 being one of the original hotels in Carlsruhe. The house with three queen size rooms and stables, is set on 0.6 hectares home to landscaped gardens, free range chickens and a productive vegetable garden and orchard.
Type: Bed and Breakfast
Tariff: From $120/night, includes cooked breakfast
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 6 people in 3 double rooms
Kyneton Bushland Resort
Kyneton Bushland Resort A holiday resort with something for everyone. Fully self contained villas nestled amongst natural bushland. The resort is located within an easy drive to historic Kyneton and local tourist attractions. The resort has an activities program, heated pool, spa, sauna, mini golf, recreation room, volleyball, tennis and squash court, fishing and canoes. 4 Star rating.
Township: Kyneton
Kyneton Golf Club
Kyneton Golf Club Kyneton Golf Club’s picturesque undulating 18 hole course is located just 2km out of town and near the freeway. New members, green fees players and social groups are very welcome. Green fees weekdays $20 - weekends $25 Membership options: Adult -$275 to $475 five or seven day, Juniors - $25 to $100.
Tariff: Green Fees: $20 per day.
Township: Kyneton
Coliban Springs
Coliban Springs Luxurious self contained bed and breakfast, set in 5 acres of beautiful native gardens, within 200 acres of rolling hills. The property is ideal for families or a group or friends, and offers a swimming pool, playground, tennis court and ideally located to access great local attractions.
Type: Self contained bed and breakfast
Tariff: From $240
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 3 couples and 3 children
Central Highlands Motor Inn
Central Highlands Motor Inn The Central Highlands Motor Inn, Kyneton offers clean, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation. We are located on the Melbourne side of Kyneton and within easy walking distance of the Kyneton shopping strip, railway station, restaurants, hotels, cafes and other attractions. We have 10 non-smoking, spacious 3.5 star rated units equipped with ensuite bathrooms, TV with DVD, heating and air conditioning, electric blankets, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi internet access. Six rooms are queen rooms, four have queen and single beds. Relax in our peaceful garden setting with BBQ facilities and
Type: Motel
Tariff: From $120 per night
Township: Kyneton
Sweet Cravings
Sweet Cravings Sweet Cravings Patisserie bakes daily on the premises using quality ingredients. Products include pies, pasties, sausage rolls, slices and cakes – purchased whole or by the slice. Parties and functions are catered for. We specialise in birthday, wedding and other special occasions. Hours: Monday - Friday 6.30am-4pm. Saturday 6.30am-1pm. Close Sunday.
Township: Kyneton
Auberge de la Rose
Auberge de la Rose Auberge de la Rose is a luxury self-contained double storey cottage nestled in a garden oasis on the Redesdale Estate vineyard in the Heathcote wine region at Redesdale. At Auberge de la Rose guests will enjoy views of the beautiful landscaped garden, vineyards and olive grove, relaxing by the pool, or walks along the magnificent Campaspe River.
Type: Self Contained Cottage
Tariff: $ 190 / night
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Self Contained
Macedon Ranges Interiors
Macedon Ranges Interiors A chic, elegant, stylish shop with a range of gifts, homewares, body products, window furnishings. Interior and exterior consultation and advice service is a specialty. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am-5pm. * A delightful apartment is also available for luxurious short term rental.
Township: Kyneton
Nicklebys Antiques
Nicklebys Antiques With a collection of antiques that has been built up over 37 years, Nicklebys offers a large selection of furniture and decorative arts ranging from early 1800's to mid 20th century, all housed in a fine Victorian building. Along with beautiful pieces for the home, the more eccentric taste is catered for, with items from the past rarely seen today.
Township: Kyneton
Cobaw Ridge
Cobaw Ridge Cobaw Ridge, positioned in a natural amphitheatre on the warmer northern slopes of the Macedon Ranges is only 15 minutes east of Kyneton. This estate is set in a magnificent pristine, natural landscape, adjoining the Cobaw State forest with cellar door overlooking the vineyard. “Alan and Nelly Cooper’s wines are regional benchmarks.
Township: Kyneton
Adventure Flights Unlimited
Adventure Flights Unlimited Adventure Flights Unlimited offers a range of adventure flights in an ex-Russian Air Force Yak52. Your flight takes place from the Kyneton Airfield, Metcalfe Road Kyneton. Your adventure begins with a briefing covering details of your planned flight; safety aspects, and the operation of the aircraft. You can choose an Adventure Flight to suit your taste; whether you want
Township: Kyneton
Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar
Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar There’s no better way to end your busy working week than by enjoying an Italian-style aperitivo in the heart of beautiful Kyneton. Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar offers house made produce, “farm to table’ dishes, alfresco dinning, local award winning wines and authentic Italian food at sensible prices. Your hosts, Sara Grazia - Italian charcuterie specialist from the Venice Region of Italy and Ron Wallas – local Macedon Ranges winemaker from Malmsbury bring you this rare combination at their modest Piper Street venue. At Aperitivo we are in the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine region, widely feted for its
Township: Kyneton
Hedges Accommodation
Hedges Accommodation Hedges accommodation is a stylish self-contained, three-room cottage for couples seeking an exclusive country escape. Nestled amongst English style gardens on a 20-acre property in Carlsruhe, only a few minutes drive to Woodend and Kyneton. Once a vital country railway station, built 1884, now a charming place to stay and relax. Wonderful garden views, spacious bedroom, newly appointed kitchen, open fireplaces and designer bath.
Type: Self contained
Tariff: $220 per couple per night
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 2 adults
Country Habit
Country Habit “The country habit has me by the heart” Vita Sackville West Get the habit, visit this little store for a wonderful range of clothing and homewares for your home and family. Hours: Thursday - Monday 10.30am-5pm.
Type: Shopping and Retail Therapy
Township: Kyneton
Pizza Verde
Pizza Verde Real wood fired pizza using 100% organic flour and the region’s best produce. Large range of local and imported beers. Licensed and BYO (wine only). Take away, gluten free and kids menu available. Hours: Dinner Thursday - Monday from 5pm. Lunch Saturday & Sunday from 11am.
Township: Kyneton
The Stables
The Stables Tonia Todman’s historic ‘Highbank’ is amongst the earliest bluestone farm-houses in Kyneton. Its stables and blacksmiths quarters have been converted into a luxuriously comfortable self-contained B&B containing two queen-sized bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining areas, bathroom with deep claw-foot bath, wood fire for winter, all reached by private driveway and your own walled garden.
Type: Self contained B&B
Tariff: $125 per person per night all inclusive
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: up to 5
Piper & Powlett
Piper & Powlett Piper & Powlett is a luxurious 3 bedroom house situated in the heart of Kyneton's historic Piper Street. This light filled Californian bungalow exudes indulgence and is perfect for those looking to escape to the country. Beautifully renovated, the house accommodates up to six guests, in individually styled bedrooms, plus full kitchen facilities, and two well appointed bathrooms.
Type: Self contained house
Tariff: From $230 per couple, two night minimum stay
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: Up to 6 guests
Exhibit Artist Space- Jackie Jackson Gallery
Exhibit Artist Space- Jackie Jackson Gallery Residing on High Street, Kyneton, Exhibit artist space is an art gallery, exhibition space and the working artists studio of Kyneton artist Jackie Jackson. There is always something new and inspiring to see for artists and artlovers alike. Exhibit will host a range of exhibitions in 2013 from local Macedon Ranges artists. Exhibit is holding the "Artemis Connection" the goddess painting and sculpture exhibition for the Kyneton Daffodil Festival 5th -15th September. To be kept up to date on what's currently on at Exhibit artist space visit or email info to join our mailing
Type: Art Gallery
Township: Kyneton
Mitchell Street Weekender
Mitchell Street Weekender The Mitchell Street Weekender is a spacious, modern house located just 2 minutes’ walk from the bustling Piper Street cafe & restaurant district in Kyneton. With three indoor living zones and a heated cosmopolitan outdoor entertaining area, Mitchell Street provides a luxurious venue for mid-week escapes or the perfect weekend getaway. On the ground floor, lounge and dining areas share a gas fireplace, while the streamlined, fully-equipped kitchen flows seamlessly into a fashion-forward heated outdoor kitchen and bar area, incorporating a double BBQ. The heated lap pool leads to a decadent outdoor dining and lounge area, complete with
Township: Kyneton