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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
Monthly, every 3rd Sunday
until 19/12/2021
Malmsbury Village Farmers' Market
Bring your friends and family, bags and baskets. Spread a picnic rug for a spot of lunch and soak up some sweet tunes in the lush surrounds of the Malmsbury Village Green. There's great hot food from the Merchants of Malmsbury, Malmsbury Bakery, Malmsbury Hotel, Malmsbury Post Office and awesome coffee at The Stables (was MotoBean) across from the Malmsbury Town Hall.
The new Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, the peak body for farmers’ markets in the state and will focus on providing locally grown fresh produce.
Malmsbury
Monthly, every 3rd Saturday
until 18/12/2021
Riddells Creek Farmers' Market
The Riddells Creek Farmers Market (RCFM) is an accredited Farmers' Market operating from the Riddell Primary School from 9-1 on the 3rd Saturday of the month Jan-Nov and as a twilight market on the 2nd Friday each Dec.
Sustainability is a very important aspect of the market and we encourage you to bring your own shopping bags as RCFM is plastic bag free. If you forget your shopping bags reusable calico bags are available to purchase for only $4.

After some scrumptious sourdough? Or perhaps some succulent fresh meats? Vegetables that are so fresh they still have some soil clinging to them? Would you like to purchase food that has not travelled hundreds of kilometers? Then our fabulous stall-holders have you covered! We have a wide range of seasonal, fresh, local produce available.

Riddells Creek
21
Nov
21
Mar
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery
Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines sculpture exhibitions in 2018/19 and 2019/20, Hanging Rock Winery is pleased to present a new exhibition for the 2020/21 season. Presenting Art in the Vines – The Renaissance. Renowned Exhibition Curator, Malcolm Thomson - who for the third consecutive year has been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines, has worked with 25 artists on the exhibition. These are predominantly highly acclaimed artists - leaders in their field, a strong contingent of which reside in the Macedon Ranges and Central Victoria. The timing of the exhibition aligns with our re-emergence as a society from the challenging times we currently find ourselves in. It was indeed these unprecedented times that inspired us to shift the focus of this year’s exhibition from what was originally intended. So, in determining our theme for 2020/21, with COVID-19, self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing currently dominating our day-to-day lives, Malcolm invited the artists to create sculptures that either reflect and capture these challenging times or alternatively focus on the future direction of their work – in essence, their renaissance. Just as Art in the Vines – Sculpture Exhibition and Trail, and Art in the Vines – Sculpture in Motion were, Art in the Vines – The Renaissance is yet again an extraordinary exhibition of sculpture, staged at a venue that has fast established itself as the home of sculpture in the Macedon Ranges. Time to start planning your escape? What’s better than a guided wine tasting from the region’s largest selection, then walking the sculpture trail before kicking back and treating yourself to one of our picnic boxes or cheeseboards and taking in the Macedon Ranges’ most iconic vista. Bliss! Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery is the perfect destination to fill a weekend, and the perfect drawcard to build a short-break around. The exhibition commences on 21 November 2020 and concludes on 21 March 2021. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Woodend
13
Feb
Paint Unwind at Hesket Estate Winery
Spend a romantic afternoon with your partner laughing and exploring your creative side. The love will flow over your paintings, and you’ll have beautiful portraits to enjoy for a lifetime! Our expert artists will guide you step-by-step through the painting process, so you're guaranteed to have a portrait of your partner that will pleasantly surprise and delight them. ❤️ Join us for our inaugural event series as we pair some of the best wineries in the Macedon Ranges with…paint! If you’ve ever fancied yourself behind an easel, now is your chance to channel your inner Picasso (or ProHart?) safe in the hands of a professional artist. No experience required and all art materials included. So grab a friend (or two!) and enjoy one of our sessions.
Woodend
14
Feb
Paint Unwind at Hesket Estate Winery
Spend a romantic afternoon with your partner laughing and exploring your creative side. The love will flow over your paintings, and you’ll have beautiful portraits to enjoy for a lifetime! Our expert artists will guide you step-by-step through the painting process, so you're guaranteed to have a portrait of your partner that will pleasantly surprise and delight them. ❤️ Join us for our inaugural event series as we pair some of the best wineries in the Macedon Ranges with…paint! If you’ve ever fancied yourself behind an easel, now is your chance to channel your inner Picasso (or ProHart?) safe in the hands of a professional artist. No experience required and all art materials included. So grab a friend (or two!) and enjoy one of our sessions.
Woodend
14
Mar
Vitality in Nature Day Retreat
A collaboration between Rachael from Heart of the Horse and Kiran Jot from Sadhana Yoga Studio in St. Kilda. Enjoy a morning of Yoga and breathing in the garden and an afternoon with Heart of the Horse experiencing the healing power of horses.
Join Kiran Jot from Sadhana Studios St Kilda and Rachael Gibson of Heart of the Horse in amongst the rolling hills in Drummond North (just on the outskirts of Malmsbury) for a day retreat.   We will be delving into vitality, connecting to our true nature, stress release, through the sacred technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, meditation, breathing and mindfulness. ​ We will break for lunch and then spend the afternoon experiencing the healing power of horses. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about how Equine Assisted Learning works, as well as curious to go a little deeper into their own connection to their soul and authentic self. ​ By taking some time to be with calm and healthy horses, every part of you surrenders to the present moment. This is very powerful in helping you stabilise your nervous system and leads to a heightened awareness of the present moment. Birds unleash their songs, fresh air invigorates the skin and colours caress the senses, helping to soothe your nerves and help you relax. Maybe just the idea of being out in nature in the presence of these magnificent sentient beings is attractive to you, a beautiful way to spend your Saturday.
Connecting in nature, in a safe and contained setting, with space held by two Kundalini Yoga teachers and healers, and of course, the horses, this is a unique opportunity to nurture and nourish yourself at a deep level. We will gather together, ground our energy, tune in to our bodies and immerse ourselves in horse wisdom to help us navigate our modern lives. All levels of fitness welcome. No yoga experience necessary. ​ Come in comfortable clothing (optional white), please bring a yoga mat, a pillow, a blanket, warm clothing if needed, closed shoes, and an open mind. If warm weather rug up and if hot, bring a hat and sunscreen. If heavy rain is forecast we will postpone.
Option for car share from Sadhana Studios St Kilda for Melbourne CBD travellers.
This is the second time we have offered this event. Our March 2020 experience was amazing for all who attended.
Cost: $150 or for Sadhana Studio or Heart of the Horse or Kundalini Yoga with Rachael existing clients $139
The day includes a herbal tea and welcome circle, followed by a Kundalini Yoga class outside in nature, a vegetarian lunch overlooking the rolling hills of Central Victoria and the afternoon experiencing the healing power of horses. ​ Located 1.5 hours North of Melbourne. Chairs available if needed. Vegetarian Lunch provided, please email any allergy or dietary requests.
Email to book or further questions to Kiran Jot sadhanastudiosstkilda@gmail.com www.sadhanastudios.com.au or Rachael Gibson rachael@heartofthehorse.com.au www.heartofthehorse.com.au
Malmsbury
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