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
Gardens of Tieve Tara Spring Open Garden
Considered the 'Jewel of the Mountain', the stunning Gardens of Tieve Tara on Mount Macedon is a must see in spring. Sprawled across 7.5 acres of lush lawns, the gardens are just the place for a special picnic and day out with the family. Stretch out on grassy lawns overlooking picture-perfect lakes and soak up our spring mountain vibe. Search for the perfect snap among pretty spring flowers and trees. Or simply enjoy a day out with friends and relatives and drink in fresh mountain air. PS. We are very kid friendly and there are designated areas set up especially for kids to play and use their imagination in a natural environment. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy beautiful spring colour at the Gardens of Tieve Tara.  See you soon! PS. Picnic supplies can be bought from the nearby Mt Macedon Trading Post Cafe if you don't plan ahead. Entry is $10 per person / Children 12 and under free / EFTPOS facilities are available / No dogs allowed
Mount Macedon
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.
Malmsbury Village Fayre 2019
This year’s theme is ‘Alice in Wonderland’: giant butterfly stilt-walkers, a Mad Hatter’s tea party and classic croquet are just a few of the amazing adventures to be had throughout the gardens. There will be loads of wonderful family activities including an exciting Parkour course, our staple all-day live music program, jumping castles, story-telling, face painting as well as food trucks and over 80 stalls around the lake showcasing the best local wine, cider, food produce and hand-made crafted products. The perfect day out for the whole family! Find out more on Instagram and follow the fun on our Facebook. Dogs on leads welcome, BYO picnic rug. Entry is $2 per person (Children under 2 free) All proceeds to support the Fayre's future and local community groups. The Malmsbury Village Fayre has been a not-for-profit organisation since 2001.
Art in the Vines Long Lunch
Enjoy a unique long table lunch set among the Art in the Vines sculpture exhibition at Hanging Rock Winery (weather permitting). This popular event includes a delicious 3 course lunch, designed and prepared by renowned executive chef Tim Austin of Baringo Food & Wine Co. Socialise with other like-minded art, food and wine lovers along a 35 metre long table, where your meal will be matched to perfection with an impressive selection of our current vintage and special museum release wines. You’ll also enjoy drinks on arrival, live entertainment and be in the running to win some outstanding back vintage wine, so special that it’s not available for sale. If it’s anything like last year, this will sell out quickly….very quickly! Price: $139 per person (all food and wine included) Coming from Melbourne? Catch the 11:22am V/Line train from Southern Cross to Woodend and board our complimentary shuttle bus. The shuttle will then meet the 5:17pm train from Woodend to Southern Cross following the event. Bookings for the bus are essential. Please email to secure your place.
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