Touring the Macedon Ranges
If discovering and exploring is your thing, get into your car and follow one of our self-drive tours through the Macedon Ranges.
They’ll take you to villages large and small, the natural wonders of our region, delicious food, great wines and beautiful scenery.
For detailed maps with route instructions, drop into the Visitor Information Centres in Kyneton and Woodend.
From Heavenly Villages to Granite Boulders
Start in Woodend, head north to Kyneton and then visit some of the smaller hamlets in the Macedon Ranges. See lush bushland, skirt past the Cobaw State Forest and stop at Hanging Rock Winery, Cloud 9 Farm and the other wineries that can be found along country lanes and roads. Explore the larger farming areas of the region around Lancefield and Romsey, reminiscent of the green rolling hills of England, before stopping off at the Newham General Store on your way back to Woodend.
Approximate driving distance: 105km
Approximate driving time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
A Touring & Culinary Adventure
Start in Woodend and travel to historic Malmsbury via the beautiful rural scenery and hamlets of Ashbourne, Tylden and Spring Hill. Drive past the Wombat State Forest and Malmsbury reservoir before stopping at Kyneton for a good country cooked lunch at one of the many cafes in this bustling regional centre. Then it’s off the back roads and back to Woodend.
Driving distance: 75km
Driving time: 1.5 hours
Our Naturally Cool Mountain Explorer
Start in Woodend and head to Riddells Creek via Mount Macedon and Gisborne to give you a look at the natural beauty of the Macedon Ranges. Drive on lovely windy roads and take a walk through majestic mountain forests. From Riddells Creek head back to Woodend via Romsey, Lancefield, Newham and Hanging Rock. Pick up produce from the villages as you drive and enjoy a picnic along the way.
Approximate driving distance: 80km
Approximate driving time: 1 hour, 20 minutes