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
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery
Introducing Art in the Vines 'Sculpture in Motion'. Following on from the hugely successful Art in the Vines Sculpture Exhibition & Trail at Hanging Rock Winery, this October marks the launch of a new exhibition for the 2019/20 season. Art in the Vines 'Sculpture in Motion' is an exhibition of kinetic sculpture. We’re talking art that depends on motion for its effect…..some of which will be mounted on poles up to three metres high! Renowned Exhibition Curator, Malcolm Thomson has again been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines, this year working with 15 world-class artists to develop and create sculptures that will thrill, mesmerise, excite and intrigue. These amazing sculptures are set against the unparalleled vista of Hanging Rock Winery's vineyard, the iconic Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon. Just picture yourself wandering the trail glass-in-hand, then finding your place to settle in with one of our picnic boxes or cheeseboards. Art in the Vines 'Sculpture in Motion' is both the perfect destination to fill a weekend, and the perfect event to build a weekend around. The exhibition commences on Saturday 26 October 2019 and concludes on Sunday 23 February 2020. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Every Sunday
until 15/03/2020
Enchanted Forest Sand Art Sculpture Exhibition
A fun and interactive sand sculpture exhibition held on the grounds of the historic Dromkeen Homestead in Riddells Creek, less than an hours' drive from Melbourne.
This great family day out features sand sculptures of unicorns, fairies, goblins and griffins from sculpture artists from around the world. It even includes a 30 tonne gravity-defying sculpture - an amazing feat! Over 300 tonnes of sand have been used to created this 'enchanted forest'. The skills of these artists from Russia, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium and Italy will leave you absolutely spellbound. There's also a giant 'magic sand pit' that children love playing in. Plus for a small additional fee, kids can use a designated 'activity area' to make their own colourful sand bottles and other fun activities. Cost: $15 adults (13 yrs above) | $7 kids (4-12 yrs). Under 3 are free. Open Wednesday - Sunday from 10.30-5.00pm. Open daily during January from 3-31st. NOTE: There’s refreshments and snacks available on site.
This sand art sculpture exhibition is open for a limited time only.
Festival No.23
Festival No.23 is an immersive arts and music retreat in the Macedon Ranges. A proper party experience coupled with opportunities for regeneration, inspiration and that little something magical that happens when we come together with common intention. We invite you to come and connect with each other and the beautiful natural surrounds, and to leave better than you came. THE INTENTION The ultimate grown-up adventure playground, Festival No.23 celebrates indulgence while being elegantly refined. It will leave you refreshed, not ruined. Engaged, not exhausted. Our intention is to create a middle ground between a decadent bush doof and a spiritual retreat experience so that people don’t have to pick and choose, but can enjoy both. We invite you to playfully experiment with the two extremes, for a more holistic and rewarding experience. WHAT’S ON OFFER Imagine indulgent sophistication dancing hand-in-hand with a carefully crafted line-up of exciting electronic music acts, art and DJ's. Well-manicured hedonism with a quietly spiritual bent; and a carefully cultured appreciation of art, music, workshops and food. This is a step away from the traditional bush doof. Next level, new format. THE LOCATION Nestled in the scenic Macedon Ranges, Festival No.23. is a breath of fresh air, the ultimate escape from reality. Just 66kms from Melbourne, we’ll be utilising an amazing hotel complex to host our dance floors, workshops, immersive art installations, outdoor activities & camping. ACCOMODATION A general camping pass comes with all ticket purchases. However, we encourage everyone looking to maximise their experience to consider a hotel room, glamping package or explore the myriad of cabin options in the area. WHY NO.23 YOU ASK? The number 23 appears in many contexts as a number of significance, from the bible to your average blockbuster Hollywood film. For us, it’s homage to the pioneering days of rave in the Uk, and the incredible Spiral Tribe, leaders of the late 80’s free party scene, who are still flying the flag for electronic music as a force for social change. It's a reminder of why we partake in festivals for music, community and freedom of expression. We re-appropriate it here as a reminder of that innovative spirit and DIY ethos. THE INTERNATIONAL LINE UP Osúnlade Mimi Love Traumer Oceanvs Orientalis Trus'me Dave Dinger Ida Daugaard KikoMusic Wareika Tiago Oudman Melina Local artists announced soon. This is an intimate event with limited tickets. Festival No.23 acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land of Australia, and pay respect to all Elders - past, present and emerging. FB: Festival No.23 IG: @festivalno.23
Monthly, every 2nd Saturday
from 08/02/2020 until 12/12/2020
American Barbecue Lunch at Double Oaks Estate
Enjoy an American-style barbecue lunch at Double Oaks Estate in Lancefield, with relaxing background house music by ‘DJ quiche’ ***Our lunches are held every 2nd weekend of the month *** 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday Table bookings preferred: 0433762629   american-bbq-lunch american-bbq-double-oaks-estate double-oaks-estate-bbq-lunch
Film Night at Hanging Rock
Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars at Hanging Rock. Bring along a rug and a picnic and enjoy Peter Weir's famous film Picnic at Hanging Rock. For more information and bookings visit our website or call (03) 5421 1468.
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