Kiss Me Kyneton Couples Getaway
Book a cheeky night away in this hip country town. It’s time for a romantic getaway, Kyneton style.
Taste the difference of a country brunch
Set off early for your romantic Kyneton getaway, located just over an hour from Melbourne’s CBD.
Meander along historic Piper Street and you are guaranteed a killer brekkie (and good coffee). Many brunch cafes feature ‘locally laid’ eggs on their menu, laid by very happy, truly free range country chooks. You can really taste the difference!
Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy
With a relaxed brekkie and coffee under the belt, it’s time for a spot of retail therapy.
Kyneton is the shopping mecca of the Macedon Ranges, with the majority of retailers situated along Piper Street, followed by High Street and Mollison Street.
You can easily spend hours wandering in and out of character-filled old buildings filled with new and vintage clothing, millinery, homewares, art, antiques, plants and more.
Design a gourmet hamper for a romantic picnic
When you’re ready to chillax after all that shopping, it’s time design your own romantic picnic from locally made produce.
Stock up on cheeses, olives, handmade terrines, pates, quiches and pies, chutneys, freshly baked bread, wine and naughty little sweeties.
Then, with gourmet treats in hand, it’s time for a walk in the fresh country air.
Campaspe River Walk
There are many peaceful nooks along the Campaspe River in Kyneton’s Botanical Gardens to spread a picnic blanket. Or choose a picnic table along the river’s edge.
The residential streets leading to the garden are also beautiful, with old bluestone buildings, rustic cottages and established gardens to satiate the sense. Pick up an historic walking tour map from the Visitor Information Centre on High Street for a self-guided history lesson on your way to the river.
Black Hill Reserve
If bush walking is more your cup of tea, head to Black Hill Reserve on the outskirts of Kyneton for a hike. Home to a variety of wildlife, you will come across peaceful views and giant granite boulder formations, that may form the perfect ‘table’ for your picnic.
Cellar Door Picnics
If the weather doesn’t permit for lazy picnics and bush walks, you can always put your picnic in the car and go on a mini wine safari to nearby cellar doors. You can easily create the perfect cool climate wine tasting itinerary using the app Twenty Five Doors – simple!
G&Ts and a romantic dinner for two.
Spend some time languishing in your B&B, then its time for a cheeky appertif.
If gin is your thing, a late arvo cocktail is in order. Kyneton is home to Animus Gin Distillery, Bar and Cocktail Lounge, famous for their small batch, award-winning artisan gin distilled on the premises. They also serve other artisan gins distilled in the Macedon Ranges, to complete your gin tasting experience.
If you want to go bar hopping, Piper Street’s Midnight Starling and The Parkland Kyneton feature Macedon Ranges gins on their menu, along with an extensive selection of local cool climate wines.
Feeling a little tipsy? Or just giddy with love? Then it’s time for some eye gazing across the table at one of our many delectable restaurants for dinner.
If you are one for fine dining experiences you are truly spoilt for choice in Kyneton. And they are all within walking distance of cosy B&B’s, so you don’t have to worry about driving or taxis.
Colenso on High Street offers an intimate fine dining experience with a fine tuned focus on local farm produce. And don’t forget to drop by Dr Abalone Wine Bar (also on High Street) for an appertif on the way.
There are also two award-winning, One Hat restaurants in Kyneton, Source Dining and Midnight Starling, as well as stellar dining at The Parkland on Piper Street. Newly opened Tansy’s is another treat, run by renowned Melbourne chef Tansy Good.
Choose your own romantic adventure
You have two options today.
Stay put. Cook up a lazy breakfast with locally grown and laid provisions. And soak up the ambiance of your gorgeous accommodation.
Or… if you are up for more couple-y adventures, here’s some options to ‘choose your own adventure’.
A Ring Making Workshop
Pre-book a one day ring making workshop and create your own made-to-measure sterling silver ‘love bands’. Not only will you have a permanent reminder of your special Kyneton weekend away, but a beautiful story behind your rings. Dates to these workshops can be found here.
Horse Riding Adventure
If you prefer to get out into nature and enjoy horse riding, Silver Brumby Trails is a glorious way to spend an invigorating two hours recapturing the pioneering rural atmosphere of the 1800’s.
Cellar Door Hopping
Wind your way home via award-winning vineyards tucked away on quiet country lanes. Drop into cellar doors and find out for yourself why the Macedon Ranges is rapidly becoming known for their superb quality cool climate wines.
Tip: Time your romantic getaway with the Kyneton Farmers’ Market, held on the second Saturday of the month. If you have bikes bring them with you, it’s a wonderful town to cycle around.