Welcome to Kyneton
Located approximately 85Km from Melbourne in Central Victoria Kyneton is a thriving country town. With close proximity to Melbourne and Melbourne Airport, easy access via the Calder Freeway and the excellent train service makes it a great place to live or a fabulous destination for a days outing, a short stay, a base to explore the area or to operate a business.
This community web site has information for Residents, Visitors and Businesses and has been provided to show some of the features, services and businesses that make our town special.
Kyneton has become renowned as Victoria’s foremost country destination for good food with first rate eateries dotted throughout the town. With many establishments recognized in the 2012 Age Good Food Guide : Annie Smithers Bistrot with One Chef’s Hat, Mr Carsisi - Best New Regional Restaurant, the Royal George Hotel, Flouch’s, Pizza Verde, Dhaba at the Mill and Star Anise; together with others such as Aperitivo and The Albion, Kyneton has good credentials for Country Victoria’s Culinary Capital.
And it’s not just the restaurants; the cafes are great too - Inner Biscuit is listed in Cheap Eats and Quintessence was winner of the 2009 Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards – Excellence in Food & Beverage.
If you are planning a picnic at one Kyneton beautiful picnic spots there is no need to bring the food -the local bakeries and food outlets have fantastic options, right up to the gourmet take away of Monsieur Pierre..
Art galleries, home furnishing, craft, books, nurseries, gifts, food, wine, clothing, and a myriad of other businesses service the area providing an exciting experience for vistors and locals alike.
Some of the finest Bluestone buildings to be found in Victoria are a main feature of the town and date back to the Gold Rush era when Kyneton was a major supply town for the diggings.
The Botanical Gardens, Campaspe River, Black Hill are all close by for a picnic or a stroll. Deciduous trees are ablaze in Autumn, silent and silhouetted in winter, green and vibrant in Spring and wonderful shade in summer.
A stay at one of the charming local Bed & Breakfast establishments gives you the chance to relax and enjoy the local hospitality. You can experience all Kyneton and the area has to offer at your leisure. Visit the local wineries, enjoy local produce at the cafes and restaurants or take stroll beside the river or Botanic Gardens. Kyneton is ideally placed for you to explore central Victoria.