Visit the Macedon Ranges

Taste, sight, sound, touch and breathe in our dramatic undulating landscapes.

Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, a region to stimulate your every sense, less than one hour from Melbourne. Taste, sight, sound, touch and smell. In our dramatic undulating landscapes you can taste artisan food and produce, drink cool-climate wines, see and enjoy breathtaking heritage gardens and expansive forests, glimpse Australia’s wildlife and smell the fresh, clean air.

Simultaneously vibrant and tranquil, the Macedon Ranges is a place to rejuvenate.

Events not to miss
Forest Glade Autumn Open Garden
Forest Glade is recognised as one of Australia's finest private gardens. Located on the southern slopes of Mount Macedon in Victoria, Australia, this magnificently landscaped garden covers fourteen acres (5.6 ha) and has four distinct themes:
  • The large English section with its huge exotic trees and masses of colour.
  • The delightful Japanese section complete with bonsai house.
  • The beautiful woodland area displaying masses of shade-loving plants.
  • The cool fern gully.
Forest Glade is open to the public 7 days a week from 10am to 4.30pm. Admission is $10 per person
Mount Macedon
Gardens of Tieve Tara Autumn Open Garden
The Gardens of Tieve Tara in autumn is a must see! Come and have a picnic by the lakes to reel in the new season. Why not walk and admire our Monet Bridge; go on a search amongst the growth for the perfect photo snap; or enjoy a day out with the family for the kids to run around – it’s all available up here on the mountain and we are very excited to share with you once again in the beauty of these gardens.... The Gardens of Tieve Tara is popular for families with young children who are searching for an inexpensive place to relax, bring their own picnic and enjoy the outdoors.  Over 7.5 acres to explore, discover play equipment, cubby houses and the sheers joy of sweeping lawns and hiding places offer hours of fun! WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY IN AUTUMN – Monday to Friday 10am till 4pm & Weekends/Holidays 10.30am till 5pm. Admission is $10 per person, children under 12 are FREE. We look forward to welcoming you back to the majestic Gardens of Tieve Tara!
Mount Macedon
Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios
FREE EVENT: Meet the artists of Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios 2019 held on 13 - 14 and 20 - 22 April. Six  new artists are joining this year’s popular Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open studios program which sees 24 artists in 21 studios all inviting the public into their studios to see how art is created. The new artists will join an established group of artists who have helped build the program’s reputation for showcasing high-quality work since the program was established in 2012. In addition this year, two exciting new initiatives have been introduced to the Open Studios program, adding inclusiveness to the artistic and cultural diversity of our event. We welcome Indigenous artist, Janet Bromley- as Open Studios artist-in-residence located at the Old Auction House Gallery in Kyneton. Janet is generously funded by Hepburn Shire. Also three final year visual arts students from Federation and Latrobe Universities will be mentored during our event in the studios of artists Dianne Longley, Basil Eliades and Anthony Vanderzweep, all generously funded by Regional Arts Victoria Held over two weekends, Open Studios draws more than 4000 visitors a year to the central highlands, an area regarded as one of Australia’s richest art regions. This FREE EVENT offers visitors a rare chance to see how professional artists work, how their studios are set up and to ask how and why painters, sculptors, ceramicists, print makers, photographers and mixed media exponents do what they do. All artists are also exhibiting in an Open Studios group exhibition at Daylesford’s Convent Gallery in a show that allows visitors to see which particular styles of work might appeal to their own personal taste. Visit our website for details.
Picnic At The Park @ Parkside Winery
Parkside Winery welcomes you again to our annual Picnic at the Park on Thursday 25 April 2019. Relax in our extensive shady gardens around the old homestead with picnic rugs, tables and chairs. There is going to be something for everyone – young and old kids alike. Whats On:
  • Exclusive discounts and an extended wine tasting of all our vintages going back to our 2007 Pinot Noir!!
  • Fully catered picnic feast by the amazing Jane Niall
  • Live Music from 12 noon by Benji and Ed – Fresh from their appearance with us at Budburst 2018
  • and for the Horse Lovers, a natural horsemanship display with Fiona and Annie.
Tickets: *** Pre-Purchase Tickets Essential – Limited Tickets **** Adults $22.50 and Children (Under 18) $12
High Tea and Tablescaping Workshop
At Flowers in a Vase, Woodend. A workshop to enjoy before Mother's Day - one you can bring your Mum to! These workshops are very popular, so don't delay. We'll learn about how to decorate and set a table to celebrate Mother's Day, enjoy a High Tea and a glass of sparkling. All participants will receive a gift pack, workshop notes, and can take home some of the flowers used on the day. A minimum of 8 bookings required for this event to run. $185 per person. Book for two to receive a discount on your second ticket.
Gisborne Vintage Machinery Rally and Tractor Pull
The Gisborne Vintage Machinery Rally and Tractor Pull is a big day with many hundreds of people attending...Society Members, Visitors from other Clubs, and the General Public. It's a fantastic family day out! Every effort is made to have all the Society's activities on display and operating. Expect to see and experience: Vintage Stationary Engines and Machinery Vintage Tractor Pull Big Steam in operation when available: Traction Engine, Steam Roller, Portable Engine, Perry Cane Locomotive Classic and Vintage Cars,Trucks,Tractors Vintage Thorneycroft Crane Truck Miniature Train Rides Working Model Engineering: Steam, Petrol, Hot-Air Engines Model Train layout, Model Planes, Boats Market Stalls Kids' Rides Animal Farm Food and Drinks Catering Plenty of Free Parking on site Entry $10 adult. Under 16 free. Tickets at the gate. See you Sunday 19 May 2019 between 9.30am to 3pm!
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