With a main street lined with classic buildings lifted directly from the template of a quintessential Victorian town, the small Daylesford and Macedon Ranges town of Romsey is rich in country fare, historic streetscapes, and regional boutiques.
Take in Romsey on an extravagant winery trip around the Macedon Ranges. Romsey’s surrounds are home to many fine wineries with welcoming cellar doors and restaurants. Regional farm gates showcase freshly-picked local produce.
It’s easy to pass an afternoon in the local markets, galleries and craft stores. Macedon Regional Park and the iconic Hanging Rock are a stone’s throw from Romsey, and the drive from Romsey to Tooborac passes scenic countryside scattered with massive granite rocks. The old bluestone hotel and craft brewery at the destination is worth the journey.
Romsey’s main street is lined with magnificent Huntingdon elm trees as well as historic buildings of the gold rush era and beautiful private gardens that open to the public at various times through the year. Sidney Seymour House is an original 1850s cottage that presents a slice of life from another time and can be toured by appointment.
The regional reputation for excellent food and fine wines is well represented in Romsey, where experienced chefs, restaurateurs and local producers have joined forces for memorable meals in cheerful country settings.
Romsey is joined to Lancefield by an easy eight-kilometre walking and cycling trail, just perfect for walking off lunchtime excesses.
Romsey is just over 60 kilometres from Melbourne, or around 50 minutes by car along the Tullamarine Freeway and Melbourne-Lancefield Road.