Explore the estate - The forest is a different world, there are walking trails and old gold mines on this quartz hill. It is made up of predominately messmate and spearmint gums making the forest floor almost eerie and devoid of life but looks are deceiving and it is home to kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, phascogale gliders, micro bats and many bird species. The lake on the property is formed in part by the original billabong and aboriginal spearheads have been found at the top of the forest's hill. There are big quartz boulders exposed by gold fossickers last century.
Explore Kyneton - Piper St with its beautiful heritage buildings is a must see. There are excellent cafes, restaurants, galleries and Animus Gin Distillery. A Farmers Market is held on Piper St every second Saturday of the month. On the High Street there is Musk Lane Bar and Colenso.
Explore the wineries - we have our favorites - the unique Paramoor at Carlsruhe, Passing Clouds at Musk , Curly Flat and Lyon's Will in the Lancefield area but there are over 40 in the Macedon Ranges one of the coolest grape-growing climates of any wine region on mainland Australia, with many vineyards located between 350m and 700m above sea level. Fertile high country soils, deep chill in winter, and the long sunny summer days are the main ingredients for producing excellent drinkable table wines..
Explore the gardens and Autumn colours - there are several of nation's best gardens in our area including Paul Bangay's Stonefields just 15 minutes away. Book for a private tour. Lavendula Lavender Farm, Lambley Nursery and Musk Farm are all pleasant drives from Lauriston Estate. The Autumn leaves are stunning in Glenlyon and Kyneton in May and the daffodils and apple blossoms in late August are worth a visit to see.
Explore the area - Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Castlemaine, and Trentham are all less than 30 minutes of scenic driving away from Lauriston Estate. Each of these villages has its own personality. and each worth a visit.