Dramatic, unique and perfect for all ages, Hanging Rock is a place where history and mystery meet headon.
INDIGENOUS HISTORY AND CULTURE
The Macedon Ranges region is home to sites of national significance, and the local indigenous community is still active today.
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An evocatively named country village, Woodend is a jewel in the centre of the Macedon Ranges. Experience luxury providores, wineries and walking, in a peaceful country setting.
Woodend offers the plethora of local produce and gourmet produce. Try the award winning vanilla slices at Bourkie’s Bakehouse, local gourmet treats from the village deli’s, local fruit and organic veggies, all manner of options for barista quality coffee, or an intimate degustation menu complemented by local wines at the restaurants.
Campaspe Country House on Goldies Lane, the 1920s heritage manor set on hectares of Edna Walling designed gardens and natural bushland, is an institution of fine hospitality in the Macedon Ranges. A visit is a must.
The Lions Club Market takes places on the third Sunday of the month from September to May, around the Community Centre and Visitor Information Centre.
For the sportsman, the Woodend Golf Course is a unique links course built on the hill outside town with views to Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon.
Woodend is the perfect starting point to explore the region. The Visitor Information Centre by the Five Mile Creek has the most comprehensive selection of local information and brochures in the region. This info sheet will help you explore Five Mile Creek, the walking track and sports grounds.
Find out more about the history Woodend with this info sheet.
Chanters Retreat A large, welcoming family home accommodating up to eight adults, spread across one level and surrounded by lovely private gardens, Chanters Retreat has an authentic rustic charm, filled with a lifetime of collectable, eclectic and comfortable furniture, objects and art works. Chanters Retreat offers privacy, seclusion and an authentic taste of country life. Only 10 minutes drive from Woodend.
Rockview Homestead Receptions and functions. Restaurant, roasts and local wines. Open for lunch every Sunday. Licensed.
Holgates Brewhouse at Keatings Hotel Since 1999, Holgate Brewhouse has been producing authentic craft beer, in their family-owned microbrewery in Woodend. Visit the 19th century Hotel, bar and tap-room, and discover just how fresh and full-flavoured genuine craft beer can be. Enjoy fine cuisine in the Hotel restaurant, or stay a night or two in one of the beautifully refurbished guestrooms.
Victoria Hotel A country hotel with warm welcoming character. Bistro open daily, open fires, Macedon Region wines. Bar features daily counter meals and TAB. Function room for private gatherings, meetings and celebrations.
Cammeray Waters Cammeray Waters Conference & Function Centre is the perfect venue. Overlooking the lake and our private golf course a combination of 400 acres of farmland, forest and first class facilities, promises the perfect blend of tranquillity and stimulation. Located in the picturesque Macedon Ranges Region within 1 hour drive of Melbourne and only 40 minutes from the airport.
Grayton House "Grayton House" offers the comfort and charm of a provincial home whilst transporting you to another world. From the coach-way and courtyard to the fireplace, candles and chandeliers, you'll be left wondering just where you are. The king suite offers ensuite, sun room and outdoor terrace for a relaxed and private getaway for one person or a couple.
Ballinfield Cottage Ballinfield Cottage is fully self contained in a beautiful setting on a 40 acre farm on the edge of the Wombat State Forest with views to Mt. Macedon. The cottage features 2 bedrooms (Queen and twin), a double spa, cosy wood fire, TV, delicious breakfast basket and luxurious alpaca doonas and you are an easy 10 km drive from Woodend.
Hanging Rock Reserve From harvest celebrations to picnics and fables written in its honour, Hanging Rock has it all. Try one of the many walking paths and if you’re lucky, you may even see one of the many birds or indigenous animals.
Hollybush Cottage A self-contained attic cottage set on 4.5 acres, sleeping 8 comfortably. Welcomes children and pets, in a peaceful country location, yet only 5 minutes from the village of Woodend.
Colenso Colenso is an edible oasis tucked amongst an indigenous garden, at the end of Bakery Lane, Woodend. Open Monday through Saturday days, offering breakfast, lunch and all sips and bites in between. We are also open Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday night offers a casual menu suited to kicking back after the weeks work. On Saturday, Colenso continues with our set dinner menus, with reservations from 6.30. Please contact us for further details. Or check our website www.colenso.com.au On-line booking now available.
Australian Natural Treasures Touring ANT Touring run a 2 day gourmet food and wine tour of the Macedon Ranges and Daylesford every Thursday and Sunday. The area boasts a huge range of great experiences that we have packaged together to make a thoroughly memorable journey. The Lake House in Daylesford makes the dinner, breakfast and accommodation a complete indulgence.
Mirkwood Forest Mirkwood Forest breaks the mould! Enjoy a unique and luxurious country experience. Nestled amidst ten acres of beautiful European and native gardens, our self-contained cottages are situated at the heart of the Mount Macedon Regional Park. We provide provisions for a complimentary country breakfast and for weekend stays of 2 nights, we offer a bottle of French sparkling wine.
Bella Loft Bella Loft is a self-contained contemporary designed studio apartment in the bustling heart of Woodend. The Loft offers private second story accommodation and access to a quaint vine covered courtyard. Enjoy the light, open feel, large windows and French doors to Juliet balcony, modern ensuite bathroom, and well appointed kitchenette. Easy walk to all that Woodend has to offer.
Woodbury Cottage Woodbury Cottage is a perfect place to escape in serene privacy. Set on four quiet acres at the foothills of Mt Macedon, it is a beautiful place to relax and rejuvenate.
Auberge Woodend Experience the charm and elegance of Auberge Woodend.... 4**** magnificent surrounds, with Mt Macedon as our backdrop this is ideal boutique accomodation offering large bedrooms, all with ensuite. Whether your stay is a romantic weekend away...or a small conference we combine luxury with country hospitality. Only 5 mins from Woodend village and the Railway Station.
Woodend Bakery Serving organic fair trade coffee and offering organic breads. Menu items include: focaccias, quiche, frittatas, soup, baked potatoes, hot dogs, pies, pasties and lots of nice cakes and slices.
Bakery Lane Gallery Bakery Lane Gallery; a little art space developed for big things. Owners Dawn Robinson and Caite Farrugia established the gallery as a space for artists and art appreciators to communicate and educate through the featured works. Specialising in local art, Bakery Lane Gallery is dedicated to revolving exhibitions every month. The Gallery supports up and coming artists through showcasing debutant exhibitions, including contemporary, collaborative exhibitions that present local and interstate artists. The art space is regarded as a celebration of creation and inspiration. Open Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm. For all information, feel free to
Highgrove Woodend Highgrove Country House is a romantic getaway for couples. This beautifully renovated period home offers the best of both worlds, relax in the luxurious and private accommodation set in tranquil surrounds and just a five minute stroll to Woodend Village which has a great choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs, art galleries and boutique shopping.
Faraway Woods Faraway Woods offers self-contained accommodation for up to 8 people. Set on four acres of native bushland with an enchanting garden. Open planned living, 4 generous bedrooms, three bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Slow combustion wood heater and open fire place. Studio/workshop available. Minutes from the centre of Woodend.
Mullinahone Cottage A two bedroom cottages with horse stables and secure paddocks. Set on the high northern slops of Mount Macedon with outstanding views. Enjoy a tranquil setting with a glass of wine in front of the fire. Bring your own horse for a horse stay.
Hanging Rock Llama Treks Hanging Rock Llama Treks provides a one of a kind experience. Tours, treks or a visit to the farm to pat a llama. From a couple of hours on the farm with the kids to a 3 day camping trek, Hanging Rock Llama Treks provide an experience for everyone. Call us for more information.
Oak Hill Woodend Oak Hill is a boutique bed and breakfast located on the northern slopes of Mt Macedon. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and a large lake with magnificent views over the Jim Jim's and Hanging Rock area. Breakfast hampers including fresh eggs laid by the Oak Hill girls, fresh bread, bacon, fruit juice and cereal are provided.
Acres Wild Nursery and Black Anther Gallery (formerly Colenso Gallery) Acres Wild Indigenous Plant Nursery (est.1992) and Black Anther Gallery are two unique businesses in an oasis like setting in the Woodend business district. Owners Anne and Robin have created a vibrant complex by creatively renovating its dilapidated buildings. The concept was driven largely by their passionate interest and involvement in the natural environemnt, art and the community.
The Woodend Shack "The Shack" is a peaceful, self-contained cottage for a couple or one person. With a fully equipped kitchen, TV with DVD player, relaxing lounge with cosy open fireplace for those chilly days and a veranda to catche the morning sun. "The Shack" is close to the Woodend town centre, Hanging Rock and all the delights of the Macedon Ranges.
Willivy Farm Recently renovated, and retaining rustic features, Willivy Farm B&B is attached to the main farm house, yet is fully self contained. Offering luxurious accommodation for up to 6 people, full kitchen facilities, spacious lounge room with big comfy couches, large flat screen tv, DVD and Blu Ray player. But get outside and enjoy the surrounds. Set on a 20 acre sheep farm, meet the resident chooks and Spot the alpaca. Canoe on the ornamental dam, go bush walking and mountain biking. Choose produce from the garden from your breakfast, including the freshest of eggs. Located just minutes from Woodend,
Woodend Schoolhouse Experience the tranquility and beauty of the Woodend Old Schoolhouse. Stay in the self-contained studio, or the Schoolhouse. Both are set in beautiful gardens and minutes from the township of Woodend.
Reynolds Cottage Built in 1892, Reynolds Cottage is one of Woodend’s oldest homes. Set in a quarter-acre garden, this fully refurbished cottage offers self-contained accommodation for up to five people. Laze by the fire, enjoy a good movie, prepare a gourmet feast in the fully-equipped kitchen, or walk down the road to Woodend’s High Street.
Woodend RSL The primary role of the Woodend RSL is to provide welfare support to our veterans and their families and supply Commemorative services to the community and the Woodend Aged Care Facility. We welcome visitors, and the clubrooms, with modern kitchen and fully stocked bar, is the perfect place for a quiet drink in a friendly atmosphere.
Woodend Cottage Woodend Cottage is a self contained quintessential French provincial cottage positioned in a hideaway location in Woodend. This 2-bedroom cosy accommodation is fully equipped and can accommodate up to 4 adults. Nestled amongst the gum trees the cottage comprises spacious open plan living dining, as well as generous outside entertaining area.
Woodend Wine Store and The Lounge Welcome to the Woodend Wine Store & The Lounge Bar. If you are looking to pick up a great bottle of wine or some craft beer, drop in and browse our unique selection. Need some help? Speak with Caz and staff to recommend the perfect drop. Our cosy Lounge/Bar is open 7 days.
Spud Diggers Hut An historic and charmingly converted, Spud Diggers Hut overlooks the vineyard and paddocks of Hesket Estate Vineyard, offering self contained queen accommodation. Relax on the verandah, stroll around farm, or through our area of natural woodland. Only 4 kms from Hanging Rock and 10km from Woodend.
Nature's Garden Organic Grocery Welcome to Nature's Garden. Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality 100% certified organic fresh fruits, vegetables, produce and groceries, combined with friendly service and advise, and competitive prices. Nature's Garden is currently working on an online catalogue, but for now please email us for a complete price list.
Goldwing B&B One hour from Melbourne, Goldwing B&B is in an idyllic country setting in the Macedon Ranges 20 minutes from Daylesford, Woodend or Kyneton, and 8 minutes from popular Trentham. Two private guest rooms open onto a verandah overlooking the stunning garden. TV, refrigerator, table, chairs and tea and coffee making supplies. A spacious bathroom has roll top bath and walk-in shower. Families welcome. Home-cooked country breakfasts.
Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Club inc. Experienced and new players welcome. Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Club meets during daylight savings every Thursday night at 5pm for a 5.30pm start at Hanging Rock Reserve.
Chanters Ridge Chanters Ridge is a small family-run vineyard at Tylden in south central Victoria. We produce high quality, award winning Pinot Noir, sparkling red Pinot Noir and Macedon Blanc de Noir.
Northfield Bed & Breakfast Come upstairs to our delightful, self-contained apartment and enjoy the cosy kitchen, wood burning fire, king-sized bed and LCD TV. A basket containing breakfast provisions is provided, or choose to dine at any of the excellent local cafés. We are within walking distance of Woodend train station and the pubs, cafés and shops in Woodend village.
The Birches B&B Set in a quiet location near the foot of Mt Macedon, and only a short stroll to the township of Wooded. The Birches offers two queen rooms in a self-contained wing of the host's family home. Ideal for a couple, family or group of friends. Breakfast provisions are supplied.
Maloa House Gourmet Delights Maloa House Gourmet Delights is a licensed cafe with an extensive gourmet menu. Take your time exploring our impressive collection of homewares, or pick up something for dinner from our foodstore. Maloa House has also been providing a catering service throughout the Macedon Ranges and Melbourne for over 15 years. Open daily 9.00am - 5.00pm, closed Tuesdays.
Clones Cottage at Hesketh Bank Farm Clonés is a self contained 19th century cottage of five main rooms & 2 bathroom areas, in a large cottage garden with panoramic views, surrounded by farmland. Clonés accommodates up to six adults, & has period furnishings. Kangaroos & other native wildlife frequent the property, with native birds in abundance. Clonés is close to Hanging Rock and Mt. Macedon.