Lexton is a small rural township on the Sunraysia Highway, 45km north-east of Ballarat, 24km to Avoca & 38km to Maryborough. Lexton was discovered by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836 and was known as the crossroads of central Victoria, on the main route to Sydney. Lexton is now home to the magnificent Mt Mitchell Homestead. Mount Mitchell’s significant historical buildings surrounded by 10 acres of formal gardens and sweeping views of the Pyrenees mountain ranges provide a magnificent setting for many special events in the region and is also very popular for weddings. The Rainbow (Serpent) festival is popular for music enthusiasts with an internationally recognised, multifaceted weekend of dance, colour, expression & celebration. Lexton and its surrounding districts are highly popular for wedding receptions and for tourists with many cellar doors open to experience the vast array of wines produced throughout the region.