Lexton is located along the Sunraysia Highway between Ballarat and Avoca. Lexton was discovered by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836 and was known as the cross roads 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. While in Lexton, you must stop at the historic Pyrenees Hotel, built in 1845 and renowned for its great country hospitality and great value hotel meals.