It's impossible not to be awed by Trentham’s sheer beauty.

Be it the charming gold rush era streetscape, beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets, or its position – nestled on the edge of the Wombat State Forest. On arrival, it doesn’t take long to realise this tiny town packs a fair punch when it comes to world-class food experiences, boutique shopping, art galleries and nature-based experiences. Famous names and locations such as Trentham Falls, Red Beard Bakery and Annie Smithers’ du Fermier have cemented Trentham’s place on the map.

However there are plenty more reasons to visit this happening little hamlet.

We chatted with some of the locals to get the inside word on where to visit. Here a few of them ‘Pay it Forward’, demonstrating what the ideal day in Trentham looks like.


Acre of Roses 5 Blue Mount Road, Trentham
0405 032 566

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We start our journey with a sensory filled stay at the spell-binding Acre of Roses, located within a micro flower farm, which is indeed an ‘acre of roses’. The property features two luxurious self-contained accommodation options, both which have been meticulously decorated and styled. Choose from the beautifully restored 1860s Miner’s Cottage or follow the garden path to The Potting Shed, which features a rustic garden themed design. Only a stone’s throw from Trentham’s main street, it’s a short walk from here into town.

Acre of Roses → Trentham General


Trentham General, 37A High Street, Trentham
03 5424 1538

“For quality coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch we recommend Trentham General. Mitch and the team are well-loved, local, hospitality heroes. For something with a little more nightlife sparkle, try Mitch’s latest venture Mr Peacock Pizzeria & Wine Bar. Trentham’s spoilt with the very best of contemporary country hospitality and cuisine.”
– Sandy Cummins, Acre of Roses

Trentham General → Ruby Rose Foods

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SHOP - Local Produce

Ruby Goose Foods, 40 High Street, Trentham
03 5417 5095

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“A friendly local grocer with a vast and vibrant array of fresh produce, cheeses, locally-sourced goods and cured meats. With former chef Reggie Webb at the helm offering sound advice on all things food, Ruby Goose Foods is a must visit when in Trentham. This cute store is open every day, so be sure to pop in and do your weekly shop, and grab a curated picnic pack or just pick up the last minute things for dinner, you will not be disappointed. ”
– Mitchell Reed Roger, Trentham General

Ruby Goose Foods → Kuki

SHOP - Retail Therapy

Kuki, 38 High Street, Trentham
03 5424 1164

“My ‘shop neighbours’ here in Trentham are kooky at Kuki with an eclectic array of clothing, Balinese doorways, furniture, objects, design and items new and old not to be found anywhere else. This carefully curated collection of items should be a destination venue for lovers of the unique and the extraordinary.
The special combination of worldly miscellany in one space will mean that you won’t leave the store empty handed… and you’ll likely come back for more.”
– Reggie Webb, Ruby Goose Foods

Kuki → The Green Store

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The Green Store, 12 Market Street, Trentham
0428 853 506

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“How lucky we are in Trentham to have the fabulous ladies at The Green Store. This wonderful shop, located in Market Street, provides us with sustainable and ethical products, ranging from washing detergents to luxurious body creams. Not to mention owner Kasie, who has mastered the art of myotherapy and remedial massage. If you feel the need to be pampered do not overlook this charming store.”
– Deb Bridger and Shaz O’Loughlin, Kuki

The Green Store → The Cosmopolitan Hotel



The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 21 High Street, Trentham
03 5424 1516

“For dinner, you can’t go past the Cosmopolitan Hotel. This quintessential country pub has a rich and colourful history and is a hub for both locals and visitors. From sitting in the beer garden under the shade of the majestic trees, to cosying up by the fireplace in the bar on a cold winter’s day, the Cosmo is a great spot year-round.”
– Kasie Watson, The Green Store

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Photo by KGMG Creative

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Madeleine is the PR manager at Daylesford Macedon Tourism and the editor of Daylesford Macedon Life magazine. A Woodend local, she loves getting out and about meeting with tourism operators and helping to spread the word about the many amazing things to do in the region. On the weekends, Madeleine can be found exploring the region with her three young kids in tow.