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 08/03/2020
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 NOTE: There’s refreshments and snacks available on site.
This sand art sculpture exhibition is open for a limited time only.
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.
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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