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
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.
Gisborne
Monthly, every 2nd Saturday
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 sales@doubleoaks.com.au double oaks estate american-bbq-double-oaks-estate double oaks bbq
Lancefield
01
Mar
31
May
Gardens of Tieve Tara Autumn Open Garden
The Gardens of Tieve Tara in autumn is a must see! Come and have a picnic by the lakes to reel in the new season. Why not walk and admire our Monet Bridge; go on a search amongst the growth for the perfect photo snap; or enjoy 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 with you once again in the beauty of these gardens.... The Gardens of Tieve Tara is popular for families with young children who are searching for an inexpensive place to relax, bring their own picnic and enjoy the outdoors.  Over 7.5 acres to explore, discover play equipment, cubby houses and the sheers joy of sweeping lawns and hiding places offer hours of fun! WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY IN AUTUMN – Monday to Friday 10am till 4pm & Weekends/Holidays 10.30am till 4.30pm. Admission is $10 per person, children under 12 are FREE. We look forward to welcoming you back to the majestic Gardens of Tieve Tara!
Mount Macedon
25
Apr
Gin Blending Masterclass
Our blending masterclasses are hosted at our cocktail lounge in Kyneton. During these events you'll learn about our unique approach to distillation, and we'll discuss how we created each of the unique recipes for our craft gins, along with the importance of different elements for balance and structure. Tastings of our range will be included of course! You'll then have a chance to experiment with all the raw ingredients required to craft your own unique recipe. These workshops are facilitated by Animus Distillery Gin Chief, Luke Jacques, and you'll leave with your own bespoke 700ml bottle of gin, waxed, labelled and ready to meet the world! Refreshments will be provided to complement the masterclass.
Kyneton
30
May
Gin Blending Masterclass
Our blending masterclasses are hosted at our cocktail lounge in Kyneton. During these events you'll learn about our unique approach to distillation, and we'll discuss how we created each of the unique recipes for our craft gins, along with the importance of different elements for balance and structure. Tastings of our range will be included of course! You'll then have a chance to experiment with all the raw ingredients required to craft your own unique recipe. These workshops are facilitated by Animus Distillery Gin Chief, Luke Jacques, and you'll leave with your own bespoke 700ml bottle of gin, waxed, labelled and ready to meet the world! Refreshments will be provided to complement the masterclass.
Kyneton
27
Jun
Gin Blending Masterclass
Our blending masterclasses are hosted at our cocktail lounge in Kyneton. During these events you'll learn about our unique approach to distillation, and we'll discuss how we created each of the unique recipes for our craft gins, along with the importance of different elements for balance and structure. Tastings of our range will be included of course! You'll then have a chance to experiment with all the raw ingredients required to craft your own unique recipe. These workshops are facilitated by Animus Distillery Gin Chief, Luke Jacques, and you'll leave with your own bespoke 700ml bottle of gin, waxed, labelled and ready to meet the world! Refreshments will be provided to complement the masterclass.
Kyneton
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