The SpaceFor holidays or business, we welcome you to Destination Kyneton, a 1930's residence that was the Rabbit Trappers home for 35 years. Today, Destination Kyneton is made up of two modern, self-contained apartments, the larger Gallery House and the smaller Harry's House. The year-round location is excellent, right in the heart of old Kyneton, tucked away out of sight behind shops and an hour's easy drive from Melbourne. Both apartments have creature comforts - private courtyards, free car parking on site, cooking facilities, WiFi, smart TV's, reverse cycle air conditioning and electric blankets. Linen, towels and toiletries are included. Guest AccessGuests have full access to Harrys apartment. It is self-contained with a small kitchenette. Enter down the driveway past the shops and park just outside your courtyard entry to the apartment. We are walking distance to the famous Piper Street foodie zone over the road. The Kyneton Railway Station is just over a kilometre away along Mollison Street. This line goes to Melbourne and Bendigo. Interaction with GuestsWe welcome our Guests and have years of local knowledge of this old rural town and the region, if required. The Macedon Ranges scenic drives, local wineries, weekend markets, historical goldfields and nearby old country towns provide a lot for visitors to see and do while based at our centrally-located accommodation. Fresh local produce and top chefs are featured in many Kyneton restaurants - the closest great restaurant is a stone’s throw away from your apartment. International stars are featured in live concerts at nearby Hanging Rock. Also on our property is a bluestone ruin built by Caroline Chisholm in the 1850's originally for the Registry for Births, Deaths and Marriages. Mrs Chisholm, "the immigrant's friend" had 11 shelter sheds built between Port Melbourne and the goldfields around Castlemaine and Bendigo as a safe overnight stay for traveling gold miners and their families, each one days walk apart. The Kyneton shelter was around the corner in Piper Street. Have a walk around Kyneton to view the outstanding bluestone architecture and history from the goldrush era of the 19th century. Ask us about Tour de Kyneton, a guided walk around town to see the highlights and history including the historic bluestone architecture. The NeighborhoodKyneton is an easy one hour drive north-west from Melbourne, by rail on the Bendio line. There is much to see and do in Kyneton. We are a great base to explore the other Macedon Ranges attractions. Towns around Kyneton include Woodend, Malmsbury, Castlemaine, Chewton, Lancefield, Trentham and Daylesford. Hanging Rock is a 20 minute drive away. Winery tours and Arts precincts are around Kyneton with live shows in town. Three large fresh water reservoirs for fishing are a five to 10 minute drive from Harry's. The useful Kyneton Information Centre is in the road plantation on High Street, on the Melbourne side of Kyneton for maps and information. Getting AroundKyneton if flattish for easy walking around town. The Kyneton Railway Station is at the other end of Mollison Street about a kilometre away with many trains daily. The town bus takes you from the railway station to various parts of town. Take the Kyneton exit off the Calder Freeway when driving from Melbourne or Bendigo. There is a Kyneton Taxi service. Other Things to NoteBotanic Gardens near the Kyneton railway station, 19th and 20th century architecture including the old bluestone hospital, the Mechanics Institute, the various old churches, the Museum in Piper Streer and the stately and colonial private homes and cottages.
Restaurants, cafes, hotels, pizza in Piper Street, Mollison Street and High Street.
One set of traffic lights in town at Castle's Corner and one push-button pedestrian crossing opposite the Post Office in Mollison Street.
There is a lot or arts activity in town and in the region - visit the Visitor Information Centre in High Street to see what is on. There is a Winery trail with maps at the Info Centre. Two markets are in Piper Street on the second Saturday of each month.