KYNETON

Kyneton is the last big centre the traveler passes through when heading to Melbourne from the Bendigo direction. Kyneton is a great heritage centre where the magnificence of the ‘blue stone’ era is on display. Numerous mid 1800 bluestone buildings and structures dot the town ship. The town has an historic and traditional sector.

The town was named after the English village of Kineton, Warwickshire The town has three main streets: Mollison Street, Piper Street and High Street. Piper Street has the oldest streetscape of these main streets, and still has many of its original buildings.

Kyneton is home to mineral springs, botanical gardens and historic many houses,

Unlike a majority of towns in the area, Kyneton predates the Victorian gold rushes having being established in 1850, whereas the gold rushes started the year after. At this time, Kyneton was a growing rural centre.  

The Kyneton Courthouse tried Ned Kelly in 1870 for robbery under arms. This courthouse has since continued to function although only as an on Mondays.

The Kyneton Anglican Church is open to the public. The interior is really quite something and a visit will be a visual treat.

The Catholic Church (nearly cathedral) likewise is a magnificent structure.

The Kyneton War Memorial is in the centre of the cbd.

The Museum is located in the ‘historic precinct’ and gives a really nice insight into the history of the town.

There are a number of surviving hotels that are all classic Victorian and turn of century pubs.

There is so much to see at Kyneton an overnight, at a minimum is the recommendation.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course