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
30
Aug
01
Sep
Kyneton Antique & Vintage Fair 2019
Now in its 23rd year, you will find all the well-known dealers will be there at the annual Kyneton Antique & Vintage Fair, with collections ranging from a thimble to a grandfather clock and everything in between. If it is the latest vintage trend, be it jewellery, homewares, haberdashery plus much more, you will probably find it there. There will be a choice of excellent fare for a light lunch, including delectable baked goods and the ever popular home-made soups at the Rotary Club of Kyneton Country Kitchen (located in the Richardson Room inside the Town Hall). The Kyneton Antique & Vintage Fair is the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Kyneton Museum, and partnering with the Rotary Club each year makes it a great community event. All funds raised assist with conservation of the collection, as well as development of new projects at the Kyneton Museum. The Museum on Piper Street is housed in a group of buildings - the imposing two-storey bluestone building was built in 1856 for the Bank of New South Wales to service the miners of the region’s goldfields. Admission Admission to the fair is $7 for adults, with free entry for children accompanied by an adult. For further information contact Hanne Juul 0428 878 048 & Fran Wigley 0411 208 448 friendsofkynetonmuseum@gmail.com
Kyneton
01
Sep
30
Nov
Gardens of Tieve Tara Spring Open Garden
Considered the 'Jewel of the Mountain', the stunning Gardens of Tieve Tara on Mount Macedon is a must see in spring. Sprawled across 7.5 acres of lush lawns, the gardens are just the place for a special picnic and day out with the family. Stretch out on grassy lawns overlooking picture-perfect lakes and soak up our spring mountain vibe. Search for the perfect snap among pretty spring flowers and trees. Or simply enjoy a day out with friends and relatives and drink in fresh mountain air. PS. We are very kid friendly and there are designated areas set up especially for kids to play and use their imagination in a natural environment. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy beautiful spring colour at the Gardens of Tieve Tara.  See you soon! PS. Picnic supplies can be bought from the nearby Mt Macedon Trading Post Cafe if you don't plan ahead. Entry is $10 per person / Children 12 and under free / EFTPOS facilities are available / No dogs allowed
Mount Macedon
05
Sep
15
Sep
Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival 2019
Kyneton has a long history and famed reputation for breeding and growing daffodils. They are an intrinsic symbol of the town and the annual Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival has been shaped around this heritage. This true country-style community festival welcomes spring in Kyneton with an exciting series of activities including visual and performing arts, crafts, gardens, flower shows, markets and hospitality. Along with beautiful daffodils throughout the town and surrounding countryside, visitors can take in art exhibitions, performances, ferret racing, the Kyneton Dog Dash and Scarecrow Competition. Some of the events you can expect to find are: OPEN GARDENS & FLOWER SHOWS: Many local gardens are open to visitors and the Spring Flower Show presents the signature blooms of the festival. ARTS EVENTS: The Festival of One Act Plays, now in its 63rd year, brings performers from throughout Victoria. Dancing, music and book events add to the eleven days of festivities. THE GRAND PARADE: Held on the last day of the festival, the 'Grand Parade' is a wonderful experience of life in a Central Victorian country town and features bands, dancers, floats, cars and vintage vehicles. The festival closes with a fair, performances, activities in Kyneton's main streets and an after-party at Major Tom's burger joint on Piper Street. It's a fantastic family day out! Visit the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival website for their complete events schedule and get ready to celebrate spring in the Macedon Ranges.
Kyneton
05
Oct
06
Oct
Garden Lovers' Fair 2019
Brought to you by the Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society, the Garden Lovers’ Fair is held at Mt Macedon's 'Bolobek'. It provides an opportunity to 'meet the growers' and select from an amazing range of plants, bulbs and garden treasures from over 45 unique stall holders. Be treated to a guest appearance by renowned garden designer Paul Bangay, who'll share his love and knowledge of gardening, plus discover:
    • Rare plants
    • Specialist nurseries
    • Handcrafted sculptures
    • Garden furniture & tools
    • Books
The event offers attendees access to roam the gardens of Bolobek, considered to be one of Victoria's most historically significant gardens. Garden Lovers Fair Bolobek
Mount Macedon
26
Oct
Tools of the Trade: A Pork Pie Workshop
An incredible opportunity to work with Master Craftsman Glen Rundell from Rundell & Rundell, in his workshop, to create your very own bespoke wooden ‘dolly’ and rolling pin. You will then use your handcrafted tools in a Pork Pie workshop with Damian Sandercock chef/owner of Piper St Food Co. Class Includes: 3 hour workshop with Glen Rundell, 3 hour workshop with Damian Sandercock, a shared lunch, take home wooden utensils, recipes and your own hand made pork pie in its tin.
09
Nov
10
Nov
The Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Budburst Festival
Hidden away in the natural landscape you will discover small and diverse wineries and vineyards. Food from local producers and entertainment will be available. Buses have been organised to help you discover the wineries and enjoy the festivities. Tickets are from $21 for a weekend of tastings from over 25 wineries.
Woodend
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