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
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Come and visit Gardens of Tieve Tara this Spring
The Gardens of Tieve Tara  in spring is a must see! Come and have a picnic by the lakes to reel in the new season; a search amongst the growth for the perfect photo snap; or 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 again in the beauty of these gardens which they love so much. We will be open throughout spring on weekdays from 10am - 4.00pm & weekends 10.30am - 5.00pm. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy the last of the spring colour.  See you soon!
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Oct
Group Exhibition - Alistair Pirie and Russell Petherbridge
Alistair has been making sculptures since boyhood in Melbourne. At that time just after the war children were thrown back onto their own resources for toys and made their own as retail toys were almost unknown. An early love for working mostly in timber was developed. He held two solo exhibitions Ararat City Gallery in 1975 and Leveson St Gallery North Melbourne in 1976 and since has entered occasional competitions due to family commitments. He started working seriously again 3 years ago following the death of his wife Rosemary and this work is the result of that period. The work has several underlying themes, playfullness, the joy of nature and an acknowledgment of the reality of the sub-conscious as expressed by Jung. The timbers used have been sourced from local forests under licence with the kind permission of the Traditional Owners the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans who's ownership of the forests is acknowledged.   At the end of the day sculpture is a non verbal pursuit so it is really up to the viewer to make hers or his own interpretation.   Russell began his sculpture career in l968, carving out large steel sculptures in a back lane, Gore Street Fitzroy. Moving to Central Victoria in the early 70's, continuing as a full time artist and now living in Yandoit Victoria on an inspirational forested property nestled in the backdrop of the Wombat Forest - the beauty of the flora and fauna of this area is a theme often depicted in Russell's work. Medium is steel, stainless steel, gold and silver - Most recent major installation is a massive 4 metre Aboriginal icon Bunjil at the Ballarat Hospital and a grave side monument for Rod May, collaborated with Hartley at WT Jones Stonemasons. Russell has exhibited both overseas and in Australia...his jewellry was distributed via Makers Mark Melbourne and Distlelfink Galleries for many many years. This exhibition is the union of two old friends both creating very different art with the common theme of joy and whimsy.   The exhibition is free to view and open to the public 7 days a week between October 4-22, 2018. [gallery size="medium" ids="13300,13299,13298"]
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Oct
Hanging Rock Market
Enjoy more than just a picnic at Hanging Rock with these special craft and produce markets. Market goers can find a variety of both local and regional stalls offering quality, Australian made products and gourmet food. Market hours are 9am to 2pm.Entry for the day is $5 per vehicle. For more information visit craftmarkets.com.au or call (03) 5976 3266. PS. There are also plenty of lunch options, picnic tables and space to sprawl out under the gum trees while you are visiting the market. You can also purchase snacks and lunch at the fabulous Hanging Rock Cafe http://hangingrockcafe.com.au/
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Midweek Wellness Retreats: Every Sun - Thurs Until October 2019
  In need of a MIDWEEK BREAK with a difference? Maiaveda has teamed up with St Agnes Homestead and Mt Peak Yoga Studio to create a Signature Midweek Personalised Wellness Retreat to support you to feel completely rejuvenated. As our guest you will receive: (available Sunday to Thursday) 3 x nights luxury accommodation, includes breakfast The Flynn Apartment @ St Agnes Homestead – special rate for Maiaveda Guests The apartment offers a magnificent open fire place in a cosy lounge area, queen sized bed, full size cast iron bath, kitchen with traditional AGA stove, stunning chandeliers and a peaceful atmosphere that will make you want to stay longer, breakfast hamper included. Enjoy the view over the woodland garden and vineyard and from the terrace under the walnut tree enjoy your morning coffee. Sleeps 2. Only a 10 minute walk to Maiaveda on Piper Street, Kyneton. Ayurvedic therapies at Maiaveda: 1 x One Hour Ayurvedic Consultation 3 x Shirodhara therapies (third eye treatment) 3 x 60 min Abhyanga Detoxing Massages 3 x Swedana (detox steam therapy) Daily sound healing meditation with Marye O’Brien, our Founder COMPLIMENTARY 60 min Ayurvedic Herbal Facial OR Reflexology session 4 x 60 min yoga classes @ Mt Peak Yoga Studio, same building as Maiaveda, upstairs 18 Piper Street, Kyneton $1,630 per person $2,690 per couple Note additional therapies can be added to your individualised program, call us on 0420 580 886 or email at relax@maiaveda.com.au for bookings, or to discuss your personal needs and goals. https://maiaveda.com.au/retreats/personal-ayurvedic-retreat/
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Nov
30
Nov
Come and visit Gardens of Tieve Tara this Spring
The Gardens of Tieve Tara  in spring is a must see! Come and have a picnic by the lakes to reel in the new season; a search amongst the growth for the perfect photo snap; or 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 again in the beauty of these gardens which they love so much. We will be open throughout spring on weekdays from 10am - 4.00pm & weekends 10.30am - 5.00pm. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy the last of the spring colour.  See you soon!
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Nov
30
Nov
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture, is the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. From 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring 25 works of art which have been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors. Exhibition curator Malcolm Thomson said, “Sculptors who have their pieces on display at the likes of The Met Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria and many other prominent spaces around the world and Australia have signed up to participate. Their sculptures are absolutely awe inspiring”. Many of the sculptures have either been or are being created in artist studios throughout Central Victoria while some will be hand-crafted onsite by three renowned artists-in-residence. This is where Art in the Vines sets itself apart, because sculptors Andreas Busiman, Anton Hassell and Brigit Heller have been engaged to physically create their pieces at the winery, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artists. Visitors will also have an opportunity to attend a workshop with these sculptors or perhaps a painting workshop with renowned local painter Helen Cottle or Arthur Ted Powell. The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday, 10 November 2018 with a Long Lunch set amongst the sculptures, where guests will enjoy a 3 course meal matched with wine and entertainment. With the backdrop of the vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon providing an unparalleled setting this exhibition offers a winery experience like no other, all while enjoying award winning wine. Entry to the exhibition is free.