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
01
Sep
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!
30
Sep
30
Sep
French up your life - By Caroline Vosse of FrenChicTouch
Caroline is a native born effervescent and stylish French woman who is a lover of France and all things French. She wants to share with you her Joie de Vivre, her insights into French Style and Art de Vivre (lifestyle); her secrets about femininity and beauty; the favourite places that take her back to France with a smile.  Caroline owns a company called FrenChicTouch https://www.frenchictouch.com Content: French clichés French facts French culture and manners French style and Art de Vivre (Champagne, Haute Couture, Haute Cuisine, Art, Louis XIV, expressions…) The French influence worldwide: (culture, hairdressing, magazines, daily life, business, home décor, gastronomy etc.) How to French up your life The afternoon begins with champagne. The workshop is delivered in an amusing style - there are plenty of anecdotes and jokes. The participants are involved throughout in a two way exchange and by doing simple exercises, individually and in groups. There is a break for a scrumptious afternoon tea between 3.00 pm and 3.30 pm.
06
Oct
07
Oct
Garden Lovers' Fair 2018
Brought to you by the Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society, the Garden Lovers’ Fair is a wonderful opportunity to meet the growers and select from an amazing range of plant and garden treasures. Having initially held the Garden Lovers’ Fair within the grounds of Mt Macedon Golf Club, the event soon outgrew the venue. For the past three years, Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society have been delighted to have been given a new location for its’ fair – the beautiful gardens of Bolobek. The Garden Lovers’ Fair is put on by the generous input of volunteers within the Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society, and assistance from the owners of Bolobek. Visitors to this spectacular area of Victoria, have the opportunity to create a relaxing weekend away, or a special day out. The fair includes: Rare Plants, Specialist Nurseries, Tools, Books, Guest Speakers, Garden Tours, Food and Coffee stalls – and more! This event is suitable for arriving by car, mini-bus or coach as there is no local public transport.
13
Oct
13
Oct
Malmsbury Show and Shine Motor Festival
On Saturday, October 13th, 9.00am – 2.00pm it is continuing the tradition of being bigger and better than the year before! This year we are focussing on fun for families as well as our usual loyal motor heads. We plan to include kids’ attractions such as Tooko Wildlife displays, a jumping castle, face painting, Red the Clown, coloring competition, free show bags and many more features that make festivals fun for the little ones. Of course we are also encouraging all the big kids to bring their fabulous toys – classic and custom cars and bikes – to show and shine and help us raise much needed funds for our Fire Brigade volunteers. So mark the day in your calendar and start counting the sleeps.
27
Oct
27
Oct
Hanging Rock Makers Market
Set at the scenic Hanging Rock Reserve, this makers market is well worth a day trip. With half price entry into the Reserve ($5) for market goers, pack up the family or a group of friends and arrive early to see the resident Kangaroos watching the market come to life. Stroll around the stalls, meeting the makers behind the products as you go. There is sure to be something for everyone here with a great range of plants and outdoor sculptures, jams, sauces and delicious baked goodies, homewares, fashion and jewellery as well as photography and art. Plenty of lunch options including the Hanging Rock Cafe, picnic tables and space to sprawl out under the gumtrees.
10
Nov
31
Mar
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.