All Roads Lead to the Cosmo
Nestled between the Macedon Ranges and Spa Country regions, all roads seem to lead to The Cosmopolitan. At a little over 20 kms from Daylesford, Woodend and Kyneton, its an easy trip for lunch, dinner or drinks. Rich in history and culture, this picturesque part of the world offers an abundance of things to see and do.
Home to The Cosmopolitan, the township of Trentham is a superb destination in its own right. Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend in the country, a gourmet's tour of the local provedores, restaurateurs and vignerons, or an active hike or mountain bike through the exquisite Wombat State Forest and surrounding countryside, this unspoilt rural town has it all.
The Trentham calendar of events is dotted with social and cultural highlights; from arthouse movie screenings, poetry readings, the monthly Irish Folk Night to a variety of music gigs, the diversity of activities is reflective of the town itself. The annual spud fest celebrates the region's potato crop, the Trentham golf course is renowned, and the farmers markets are held every third Saturday in the town square. Click here for more information on Trentham.
Since the days of the aboriginal Dreamtime, the Daylesford region has been renowned for the healing qualities of its natural mineral springs. Today the town is a hub of shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants making it an ideal getaway to 'take to the waters' or relax, eat and shop.
Dating back to the goldrush of the 1850s, the township of Woodend is steeped in local history. Proud buildings speak of the bygone era; while today, the tree-lined boulevards have also become home to trendy cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Just 8 kilometres to the east of the town, Hanging Rock Reserve is one of Woodend's major attractions. Walking tracks lead to the 100 metre summit, offering the opportunity to explore the craggy rock formations, and to take-in the commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
The historic goldrush town of Kyneton boasts some of the finest bluestone buildings in central Victoria, and history comes alive with a visit to the Kyneton Museum on Piper Street, or a walk along Mollison and High Streets, where treasures abound, both old and new.
While a thriving, rural township, Kyneton has evolved to embrace a vibrant artistic community. Today, galleries, bookstores, cafes, fine restaurants and quirky eclectic shoppes dot the streets, drawing travellers and locals alike.