Buninyong lies at the foot of Mt Buninyong, the old volcano that has signaled home to countless generations of local Wadawurrung people and to the more recent settlers of the present township.
Just over 10km south of Ballarat, Buninyong is enclosed by farmlands and wooded ridges. Its historic gold rush era buildings and gardens give it a picturesque tranquility and charm. At the same time, its contemporary cafés, shops, markets, festivals and amenities all contribute to a spirited community life in the peace and beauty of the countryside.
Every January, the country’s best under 19, under 23, elite and para cyclists roll into Buninyong for the Cycling Australia Road National Championships.
The Buninyong Botanic Gardens possess an impressive collection of pines, conifers and maples. Four of its maple trees are registered on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register of Significant Trees.
The Walks around Buninyong website provides full descriptions of a wide range of interesting local walks for all levels of fitness.
Established in 1842, the Crown Hotel is the oldest continually licensed hotel in regional Victoria. Open for lunch and dinner seven days, it offers an inviting atmosphere with great service and a fine selection of food, beer and wine.
The Red Door Pizzeria serves handcrafted pizza topped with quality ingredients straight from the wood-fired oven.
Pop into The Shared Table in Buninyong and delight in the flavours of the Victorian Central Highlands.
Known as the Green Woodsmith, Paul Ryle uses simple hand tools and age-old skills to transform unseasoned wood into stunning bespoke objects. He runs spoon carving and other green woodworking courses at his Buninyong workshop throughout the year.