Piper Street: The heart of culture in Kyneton

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When you next visit Victoria and are driving through the Australian countryside near Kyneton, you simply must stop by Piper Street. With its historic buildings, variety of galleries, boutiques and eateries, this street is not only beautiful to walk along, but a great place to see the best of the town in one iconic strip.

The Ranges is an artistic hotspot so it is no surprise that there is a range of talent on show in Kyneton. In Piper Street you can view works from locals and artists from afar at The Stockroom; Lauriston Press, Prints & Gallery; Colours of White; and Art on Piper. Fancy a shop? Pick up a unique piece in some of the galleries or browse any of the best clothing, home goods and antique shops in Kyneton as you walk.

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If it is food and drink you are after, there is a plethora of cafes to choose from: Homegrown on Piper, Little Swallows Cafe and Duck Duck Goose & Larder, and the cream of Kyneton restaurants: Fook Shing, The Royal George Hotel, Major Tom’s and The Oaks Grill. You are covered from breakfast to dinner and everything in between, whether you are after fine dining, soul food or a quick meal. Back it up with a delicious coffee from the aforementioned cafes, or have a tipple at Miss M’s Lounge, Botanik or Major Tom’s.

For a step back in history, you need not walk any further. Piper Street is peppered with historic buildings. The Bank of New South Wales, the Old Steam Mill, the Old Market, and the Gold Diggers Arms (the original name of the Kyneton pub), built in the 1850s, still stand and are now in use as the Kyneton Museum, a bed and breakfast, Duck Duck Goose & Larder and The Royal George.

For all of the above in one fell swoop, consider visiting on the second Sunday of the month when the Kyneton Farmers’ Market is set up in St Paul’s Park on Piper Street. This sweet spot has food vans and stalls selling fresh produce, flowers, wine and hand-made items. Enjoy a bustling market with a view up to the stunning St Paul’s Church and surrounding trees.