Explore MACEDON RANGES & THE GOLDFIELDS
Flop House has put together this page to help our guests get the most out of their stay. It includes links to our tailored guide with recommendations of things to see and do and updates on upcoming events.
Kyneton is known for its artisanal culture and hospitality. With numerous options for wining and dining; a variety of workshops on offer from chair-making to salami; concept shopping on Piper Street and beautiful walks and rides around town. We hope you enjoy exploring it as much as we do.
Please note, we also have guides and itineraries for travelling to nearby towns, including Castlemaine, Trentham and Malmsbury. Feel free to ask us if you would like help in planning an adventure, a winery tour or special surprise. We love exploring the Macedon Ranges and Goldfields and would be delighted to share our secrets.
Flop House is excited but perhaps a little nervous to be trialing Silver Brumby trail rides this afternoon. We will be out for a couple of hours exploring the back paddocks and forests of Kyneton. It's been a long time since one of us has ridden (over 30 years) and the other rider is a more experienced horse woman. Wish us luck and we will keep you posted! FH
The Easter Parade is on Easter Monday and is a wide ranging collection of things Maldonian, from fire trucks to the Garden Club, penny farthing bicycles to occasional political statements.
Afterwards there is much merriment in the shopping areas of the village with an egg tossing competition, and all cafes and restaurants are open for business.
The 14th Annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival will commence on Friday 8th June at the start of the Queens Birthday weekend. Bringing together some of the best chamber music, jazz and world music in the country as well as visual artists, writers and political commentators. Flop House offers discounts to festival goers that stay for a minimum of two nights with Flop House and purchase a festival pass.
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
What better way to discover a country town than from the vantage point of a bicycle and with tips from locals on the best the town has to offer. While this guide was originally created for our guests, we soon realised that it would also suit day-trippers or anyone wanting to explore Kyneton by bike. With an exquisite array of historical buildings scattered throughout town, picturesque country scenes, a gently undulating river and loads of dreamy picnic sites, cycling is by far the best way to explore Kyneton.
If you are traveling from Melbourne, board a Bendigo-bound V/Line train with your bike at Southern Cross and you’ll be exploring the sights shown on this map in just over an hour’s time. To access the latest timetable click here
Whilst we advocate a leisurely approach to touring, it’s possible to complete the entire ride in less than an hour. This leaves plenty of time for eating, drinking and shopping!
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