The Long Way to the Post Office

2 Ebden St, Kyneton VIC 3444, Australia

The Long Way to the Post Office

2 Ebden St, Kyneton VIC 3444, Australia
Staff Pick
36 m
2.9 km
Easy

Summary

A very scenic route along the Campaspe River, Botanical Gardens, passing historic features, a coffee stop, and finally the post office.

The Long Way to the Post Office

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Description

It takes you along the Campaspe river, and along a residential street which features a variety of architectural styles, bluestone gutters, mosaics and a wonderful bluestone church.

Pick up the river walk path anywhere in the Kyneton Botanical Gardens and turn right. Follow the path until you reach Hutton Street. (There is no street sign so look out for a little bridge.) Turn right before crossing the little bridge and walk along Hutton Street until you reach Mollison Street. Take a ?pit stop? at Monsieur Pierre?s (not open Sundays) before turning right at Mollison Street. The landmark 1870 Post Office building is just past the very gracious Kyneton Town Hall.

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Points of Interest

1. Kyneton Botanical Gardens

The Gardens date back to 1858. Wide lawns slope down to the Campaspe River. There are 17 trees listed as significant by the National Trust.

2. Historic weir

The remains of the swimming pool formed between 2 weirs. 1935 has been cut into the base of what was the diving tower.

3. Our Lady of the Rosary

A beautiful church, with fantastic wrought iron gates (one of the many historic buildings in the area).

4. Monsieur Pierre's

A great coffee stop!

5. Kyneton Town Hall

There are lots of activities happening at the Town Hall - festivals, workshops, performances.

6. After Black Saturday Memorial

A beautiful mosaic to commemorate the fire in Redesdale and surrounding areas in 2009. (see side of Town Hall building).

7. Post office

This post office was built in the 1870s and continues to function as one today. The clock tower helps the locals keep to the same time!

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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