Romsey is a small town set in the scenic Macedon Ranges which have long been a summer retreat for Melbournians.
Lying about 15km south of Lancefield, Romsey is approached from the north through a stunning avenue of elms. Poet Vincent Buckley was born in the town in 1925 and described his impressions of growing up in Romsey in his autobiography, Cutting Green Hay.
You can drift back to the beginnings of the town with a visit to Sidney Seymour Cottage. Originally built from imported prefabricated sections, the cottage has been restored as a slice of living history.
This is distinctive wine country and you can sample the local nectar in the charming tasting room at the nearby Cope-Williams Winery.
A short sweep to the south-west will take you to the town of Mount Macedon by way of the Camels Hump and the forests of a regional park which offers sweeping views as far south as Port Phillip Bay.