Drive to Kyneton, Woodend, Macedon, Trentham and you will find a 'unique' old time charm that will keep you busy visiting the historic buildings, boutique shops, restaurants, gardens and nature's wonders.
Visit Kyneton's Piper Street and mineral springs, Woodend and 'Hanging Rock' are a must see, Macedon is at the base of the Macedon Ranges with plenty of things to do and see including the 'Memorial Cross' on top of the mountain. Trentham is unique town not far from Daylesford, the Trentham Falls are also a 'must see' attraction.
A drive to Kyneton from Daylesford will only take about 35 to 40 minutes, the main shopping street is Piper Street which has many restaurants and cafes including several award winners and also many boutique shops that will impress all shoppers.
There are many historic buildings to admire as you drive or walk around like the post office, town hall, court house and museum. Kyneton hosts the Daffodil and Arts Festival annually and the Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month.
For recreation and things to do there is the Botanical gardens to walk around and have a picnic, the Campaspe River Walk and visit the Kyneton Mineral Springs Reserve.
A short drive away is Malmsbury that also has a botanical garden, old railway station and other historic buildings, interesting streetscapes and the historic railway viaduct bridge that can be seen and walked to from the botanical gardens.
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Hanging Rock Reserve near Woodend
Woodend is a delightful rural town not far from the city, you will be able to sample the best local produce from wineries, restaurants and cafes. Woodend has a 'Winter Arts Festival', the Information Centre is alongside the 'Five Mile Creek', see historic buildings and play a round of golf on the picturesque Woodend golf course.
Nearby is 'Hanging Rock' and the race course, the name 'Hanging Rock' was inspired by a huge boulder being suspended on two vertical boulders. If you have seen the movie 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' you may get an 'eerie' feeling as you walk and climb around the rocks.
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Macedon is a small unique town at the base of the Macedon Ranges and a very popular destination for tourists from Melbourne and other locations. It is a very pretty town with each season producing a different appearance.
The mountain is a very popular place for bush walkers and nature seekers as there is an abundance of wildlife to view and photograph. The drive up the mountain is on a winding road lined with mansions, beautiful gardens and stunning views.
By far the best view is of the 'Memorial Cross' at the top of the mountain and it is only two hundred metres from the carpark so it is easy to access for everyone.
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Trentham is in an excellent position between the surrounding towns of Daylesford and Woodend and next to the Wombat State Forest. It is home to the stunning Trentham Falls which is a beautiful cascade that is easy to visit and you can picnic nearby.
The population of Trentham is about 1400 people who enjoy and thrive in the diversity of the local area. There are many unique accommodation places, a variety of art and craft shops and galleries, a mix of dining opportunities offering some local gourmet delights and there are several gardens and nurseries including the Garden of St Erth a short drive from Trentham.
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