Kyneton feels like a small country town and a highly-connected international location. It is a fully self-functioning regional centre that is also home to a large commuter community. The tourism department of the state government says that Kyneton "offers the best of country living with the sophistication of the city", which is pretty much how it is. The town has well-renowned restaurants and cafes, crimson rosellas in the trees, great shopping, and it has wineries, forests, waterfalls and rock formations close by. There are terrific examples of bluestone architecture and it is home to an historic botanic gardens, established in 1858. Kyneton sits on the Campaspe River and is part of a mineral spring network. People have been living in the area for well over 40,000 years.
Kyneton is situated on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country whose ancestors and their descendants are the traditional owners. They have been custodians for many centuries and we acknowledge their living culture and its unique role in the life of this region.
A series of different community festivals run throughout the year including the Kyneton Music Festival, the Lost Trades Fair and the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival. Kyneton is a town of friendly and hard-working people that produce an atmosphere of energetic activity and enjoyment of life. The Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial (KCAT) is the newest offering in this culturally active town.