Visit the Macedon Ranges

Located on Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country.

Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, a region of nine historic and creative villages linked by stunning backcountry vistas, less than one hour from Melbourne. In our dramatic, undulating landscapes you can taste wholesome locally grown produce. Drink cool-climate wines and artisanal gins. Enjoy breathtaking heritage gardens. Explore expansive forests on foot or bike. And breathe in our fresh country air.

Simultaneously vibrant and tranquil, the Macedon Ranges is a place to slow down and rejuvenate in nature.

Events not to miss
Sun, 3 Dec 202312:00pm - 04:00amThe first Sunday in December (3rd December, 2023).
Fete de la Fleur at Lyons Will Estate
With its origins in Bordeaux, Fete de la Fleur is a celebration of flowering in the vineyard. What happens within the vines during flowering dictates the harvest ahead and it’s a time of year worth revelling in. Lorena Corso will be cooking a Sicilian barbecue in the courtyard. Think crusty bread filled with Sicilian sausages made to Lorena's own recipe, Lyons Will grown lamb, smoky roasted eggplant, generous shared vegetable dishes, and of course Lorena’s inimitable pickles. We’ll have live music to take you through the day, so trust us when we say, there won't be a better deck in the Macedon Ranges to enjoy a chilled glass of Rose that weekend.
Sun, 10 Dec 202311:00am - 05:00pm10th December
Heartfelt Gifts Workshop

Join us for a memorable day of creativity and thoughtful gifting at our "Heartfelt Gifts Workshop: Craft Your Christmas Treasures." Embrace the spirit of the season by giving the gift of your time, effort, and love. As the saying goes, "It's the thought that counts," and we believe that the most cherished gifts are those created from the heart.

During this event, you'll have the opportunity to acquire three new crafting skills and leave with three unique items ready to be shared with your loved ones this Christmas—or kept as a special treat for yourself. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the creation of a beautiful Kokedama, a delightful Scented Candle, and a soothing batch of Scented Bath Salts.

What makes this workshop even more special is that we'll be using essential oils crafted from our award-winning lavender and Australian native bushfoods harvested from the renowned Chin Chin Farm. These high-quality ingredients will add a unique and aromatic touch to your creations, making your gifts truly exceptional.

Don't miss out on this chance to infuse your holiday season with handmade warmth and meaning. Join us at the "Heartfelt Gifts Workshop" and let your creativity shine this Christmas!

Sat, 16 Dec 20239:00am - 01:00pm4th Saturday of every month
Lancefield Farmers' Market
Established in March 2003, the Lancefield & District Farmers' Market continues to provide a viable place for producers to trade their vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, wines, cakes, breads, preserves, herbs, poultry, meats & other off farm produce. The market is managed by the Lancefield Neighbourhood House & is accredited with the Victorian Farmers' Markets Association. Shopping at this market is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, by reducing food miles we save energy. Seedlings & herbs are sometimes available & we encourage people to grow their own as well. Dates: 4th Saturday of the Month (3rd Sat in Dec)
Sun, 17 Dec 20239:00am - 01:00pm3rd Sunday of every month
Malmsbury Village Farmers' & Artists' 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 across from the Malmsbury Town Hall.
The Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, the peak body for farmers’ markets in the state and focuses on providing locally grown fresh produce.
Fri, 2 Feb 20247:00pm - 10:00pmMultiple dates
Hanging Rock Night Walk
Experience the mystery of Hanging Rock at night, with a guided night walk of the Reserve. During the tour with our experienced ranger, you may discover gliders, wallabies, native birds, bats, possums, and other native animals. If you're lucky you may even spot a koala! Numbers are limited and bookings are essential. This walk is not suitable for children under the age of 8. The cost is $75 per family (two adults and two children), $30 per adult and $15 per child. Bookings are essential. Children's tickets must be accompanied by a paying adult. The regular Park entry/parking fee is not applicable for the Hanging Rock Night Walk. For further information and bookings please call (03) 5422 0387 or 0457 605 462 Preparation tips: ·  Arrive at the Discovery Centre by 7pm, via the Reserve main entry on South Rock Road. ·  Have dinner before you come along. The duration of the walk can be 2.5 – 3 hours. ·  Wear comfortable footwear and bring a jacket. ·  Bring your own drinking water – there is no drinkable tap water on site. ·  Alan will have a powerful torch/spotlight and you are also welcome to bring your own torches. ·  If you have binoculars you are welcome to bring them. ·  It's okay to bring snacks however any rubbish will need to be brought down with you. There are no bins at the summit.
Sat, 16 Mar 20249:00am - 02:00pm
Hanging Rock Market

Visitors can expect to find an excellent variety of both local and regional stalls offering quality Australian-made products, delicious gourmet foods, and fresh home-grown produce. The Macedon Ranges is less than an hour's drive from Melbourne along the Calder Freeway and only half that time from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.

Hanging Rock is easily accessed from the A79 Calder Freeway which passes by on the eastern side of Woodend or via Mt Macedon or from the M31 Hume Highway by turning off at Kilmore and travelling through Lancefield, or alternatively from Wallan via Romsey. There's ample parking, great public amenities, and easy walking.

Craft Markets Australia will host several special craft and produce markets at this well-known tourism icon annually.     Please note there is a park entry fee of $10 per car. For more information on entry to Hanging Rock visit:
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