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.
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!
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: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Our-Region/Natural-Attractions/Hanging-Rock/Plan-Your-Visit