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
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Oct
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Oct
Come and visit Gardens of Tieve Tara this Spring
The Gardens of Tieve Tara  in spring is a must see! Come and have a picnic by the lakes to reel in the new season; a search amongst the growth for the perfect photo snap; or 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 again in the beauty of these gardens which they love so much. We will be open throughout spring on weekdays from 10am - 4.00pm & weekends 10.30am - 5.00pm. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy the last of the spring colour.  See you soon!
04
Oct
22
Oct
Group Exhibition - Alistair Pirie and Russell Petherbridge
Alistair has been making sculptures since boyhood in Melbourne. At that time just after the war children were thrown back onto their own resources for toys and made their own as retail toys were almost unknown. An early love for working mostly in timber was developed. He held two solo exhibitions Ararat City Gallery in 1975 and Leveson St Gallery North Melbourne in 1976 and since has entered occasional competitions due to family commitments. He started working seriously again 3 years ago following the death of his wife Rosemary and this work is the result of that period. The work has several underlying themes, playfullness, the joy of nature and an acknowledgment of the reality of the sub-conscious as expressed by Jung. The timbers used have been sourced from local forests under licence with the kind permission of the Traditional Owners the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans who's ownership of the forests is acknowledged.   At the end of the day sculpture is a non verbal pursuit so it is really up to the viewer to make hers or his own interpretation.   Russell began his sculpture career in l968, carving out large steel sculptures in a back lane, Gore Street Fitzroy. Moving to Central Victoria in the early 70's, continuing as a full time artist and now living in Yandoit Victoria on an inspirational forested property nestled in the backdrop of the Wombat Forest - the beauty of the flora and fauna of this area is a theme often depicted in Russell's work. Medium is steel, stainless steel, gold and silver - Most recent major installation is a massive 4 metre Aboriginal icon Bunjil at the Ballarat Hospital and a grave side monument for Rod May, collaborated with Hartley at WT Jones Stonemasons. Russell has exhibited both overseas and in Australia...his jewellry was distributed via Makers Mark Melbourne and Distlelfink Galleries for many many years. This exhibition is the union of two old friends both creating very different art with the common theme of joy and whimsy.   The exhibition is free to view and open to the public 7 days a week between October 4-22, 2018. [gallery size="medium" ids="13300,13299,13298"]
20
Oct
20
Oct
Food + Fire + Wine
An intimate outdoor dining experience in a spectacular setting, developed by Bente Grysbaek, Lyons Will Estate and The Regional Wanderer This intimate outdoor dining experience is one not to be missed! Saturday, October 20, 2018 $225 pp. (inclusive of all food and wine) Imagine yourself walking through the vines, glass in hand, towards your long lunch table, set under the trees surrounded by the vineyard, overlooking the Cobaw Ranges off in the distance. Just next to your table is the talented Bente Grysbaek.   Bente is an outstanding chef who has cooked for HRH Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, HRH Princess Mary, and now you. She has been cooking away all morning, preparing a delicious meal in her signature style - in the great outdoors, over fire, in her custom-made fire pit. It’s something else watching Bente do what she does best. It's rustic, minimalistic and mesmerising. Cooking with fire is world’s away from the controlled environment and cooking times of a commercial kitchen, but that’s why you’re here - so from time to time, we’ll whisk you away for a wander through the vineyard and winery guided, to taste and immerse yourself in our award winning wines This relaxed, intimate and delicious will most certainly coax you back for more.
  • Food + Fire + Wine is a collaboration between Bente Grysbaek, Lyons Will Estate and The Regional Wanderer, that delivers an unparalleled outdoor dining experience in a spectacular setting.
  • Enjoy an appetiser on arrival, a delicious 3 course lunch featuring local produce, cooked over fire and matched with award winning wines
  • A guided vineyard and winery experience with the winemarker
  • And we pick you up from your accommodation in the Macedon Ranges, or from Woodend Railway Station if you are heading here with V/Line from Melbourne.
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Oct
27
Oct
Hanging Rock Market
Enjoy more than just a picnic at Hanging Rock with these special craft and produce markets. Market goers can find a variety of both local and regional stalls offering quality, Australian made products and gourmet food. Market hours are 9am to 2pm.Entry for the day is $5 per vehicle. For more information visit craftmarkets.com.au or call (03) 5976 3266. PS. There are also plenty of lunch options, picnic tables and space to sprawl out under the gum trees while you are visiting the market. You can also purchase snacks and lunch at the fabulous Hanging Rock Cafe http://hangingrockcafe.com.au/
01
Nov
30
Nov
Midweek Wellness Retreats: Every Sun - Thurs Until October 2019
  In need of a MIDWEEK BREAK with a difference? Maiaveda has teamed up with St Agnes Homestead and Mt Peak Yoga Studio to create a Signature Midweek Personalised Wellness Retreat to support you to feel completely rejuvenated. As our guest you will receive: (available Sunday to Thursday) 3 x nights luxury accommodation, includes breakfast The Flynn Apartment @ St Agnes Homestead – special rate for Maiaveda Guests The apartment offers a magnificent open fire place in a cosy lounge area, queen sized bed, full size cast iron bath, kitchen with traditional AGA stove, stunning chandeliers and a peaceful atmosphere that will make you want to stay longer, breakfast hamper included. Enjoy the view over the woodland garden and vineyard and from the terrace under the walnut tree enjoy your morning coffee. Sleeps 2. Only a 10 minute walk to Maiaveda on Piper Street, Kyneton. Ayurvedic therapies at Maiaveda: 1 x One Hour Ayurvedic Consultation 3 x Shirodhara therapies (third eye treatment) 3 x 60 min Abhyanga Detoxing Massages 3 x Swedana (detox steam therapy) Daily sound healing meditation with Marye O’Brien, our Founder COMPLIMENTARY 60 min Ayurvedic Herbal Facial OR Reflexology session 4 x 60 min yoga classes @ Mt Peak Yoga Studio, same building as Maiaveda, upstairs 18 Piper Street, Kyneton $1,630 per person $2,690 per couple Note additional therapies can be added to your individualised program, call us on 0420 580 886 or email at relax@maiaveda.com.au for bookings, or to discuss your personal needs and goals. https://maiaveda.com.au/retreats/personal-ayurvedic-retreat/
01
Nov
30
Nov
Come and visit Gardens of Tieve Tara this Spring
The Gardens of Tieve Tara  in spring is a must see! Come and have a picnic by the lakes to reel in the new season; a search amongst the growth for the perfect photo snap; or 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 again in the beauty of these gardens which they love so much. We will be open throughout spring on weekdays from 10am - 4.00pm & weekends 10.30am - 5.00pm. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy the last of the spring colour.  See you soon!