Follow our two-day itinerary to discover some of the best food and drink experiences in the Macedon Ranges.


Breakfast Start the day at the socially responsible Social Foundry. Choose from the all-day breakfast menu, which features simple wholesome food, as you sip on a specialty coffee. The little ones are well catered for too, with a menu for ‘the little peeps’.

Morning tea If you’re after a further coffee fix, head around the corner to The Town Roaster, where the coffee beans are roasted on site.

Lunch Curate your own picnic hamper at Piper Street Food Co. Fill it with tasty morsels such as their famed pork pie, Cornish pastie and Belgian chocolate brownie. Enjoy a picnic at the Kyneton Botanic Gardens, which date back to 1858.

Afternoon Head back to historic Piper Street and follow the cocktail trail. Start on the balcony at the Botanik, which has a distinctly Raffles Singapore vibe. Then head across the road to the cosy and inviting Miss M’s Lounge, pairing your cocktail with Spanish-style tapas. Finish at Animus Distillery Door & Cocktail Lounge, where you can witness their gin being made as you sip on one of their seasonal cocktails.

Dinner Head over the road to Fook Shing. Each dish at this vibrant southeast Asian inspired restaurant and bar is designed to be shared. Or head back to Mollison Street to The Kyneton Hotel, where the menu features delicious dishes alongside pub classics.

Botanik Kyneton
Botanik Kyneton


Breakfast Tuck into a hearty breakfast at the charming Newham General Store where the menu heroes local produce. Once you have your fill, explore nearby Hanging Rock Reserve. The views from the top of ‘The Rock’ are well worth the short, yet steep hike.

Morning tea Reward your efforts with a sweet treat (or something more substantial) at Hanging Rock Café, conveniently located within Hanging Rock Reserve. Or if it’s hot, head over to Woodend and pop into Woodend Ice Cream Co. for tasty hand-crafted ice cream.

Lunch Tuck into some tasty fare at The Victoria Hotel in Woodend. After lunch, wander down to the Holgate Taproom & Visitor Centre to try one of their famous tasting paddles. If visiting on the weekend, be sure to join a brewery tour. Then pop next door and pick up a local bottle of vino from Woodend Cellar & Bar or pop across the road and sip on locally crafted gin at the Gindu Distillery Door.

Afternoon Head off on a mini tour of the region, discovering wineries, distilleries and breweries. Suggested stops include Hanging Rock Winery, Big Tree Distillery, Mount Monument, Cleveland Winery, Lyons Will Estate, Lost Watering Hole and Mount Towrong Vineyard.

Dinner End your two-day foodie adventure at Mount Macedon Winery. Treat yourself to their seasonal, set-course menu in their fine-diner UUMM, as you take in spectacular panoramic views of the Macedon Ranges.

Holgate Brewhouse, by LVDI
Holgate Brewhouse, by LVDI

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Daylesford Macedon Tourism Ltd is the Regional Tourism Board for the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region.