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
Fri, 3 Dec 202110:00am - 05:00pmMacedon Ranges Autumn Festival event
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery
Renowned Exhibition Curator Malcolm Thomson has been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock for the fourth consecutive year. He has worked with over 25 local and national artists on the exhibition. These are predominantly highly acclaimed artists - leaders in their field, a strong contingent of which reside in the Macedon Ranges and Central Victoria. It promises to be an extraordinary exhibition of sculpture, staged at a venue that has fast established itself as the home of sculpture in the Macedon Ranges and one of the biggest sculpture exhibitions in the state. Enjoy a guided cellar door wine tasting, explore the sculpture trail amongst the vines, then kick back and treat yourself to one of our picnic boxes or cheeseboards. All this with the most magic vistas of Hanging Rock. Bliss! Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery is the perfect destination to fill a weekend, and the perfect drawcard to build a short break around. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Woodend
Sun, 19 Dec 20219:00am - 01:00pm3rd Sunday of every month
Malmsbury Village Farmers' Market
Bring your friends and family, bags and baskets. Spread a picnic rug for a spot of lunch and soak up some sweet tunes in the lush surrounds of the Malmsbury Village Green. There's great hot food from the Merchants of Malmsbury, Malmsbury Bakery, Malmsbury Hotel, Malmsbury Post Office and awesome coffee at The Stables across from the Malmsbury Town Hall.
The Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, the peak body for farmers’ markets in the state and focuses on providing locally grown fresh produce.
Malmsbury
Sat, 8 Jan 2022Various times and locations40 events at 12 wineries
Summertime Fling Cellar Door Festival
Join the Summertime Fling Festival at Macedon Ranges Cellar Doors In January cellar doors across the Macedon Ranges will hold a series of events as part of the SUMMERTIME FLING Festival. The Festival was so well received last year it is back and bigger, better and brighter, with 40 events held at over 12 wineries over four weekends, promoting everything wine, food and fun. The Festival runs from 8th – 30th January 2022. The Macedon Ranges Vigneron’s Association is running the event to encourage lovers of wine and food to take a well-earned break from another dreary year, and to enjoy the fun of summer by sharing with family and friends in the fresh air and scenic wide-open spaces that is the Macedon Ranges and its wineries. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with people you may not have seen for a long-time in an easily accessible, central location – that also happens to be stunningly picturesque. Visit our website for tickets and more information.
Woodend
Thu, 24 Feb 2022Kicks off 5pmMulti-day festival with camping
The Gathering of the Goddesses
Listen to your heart. Lean in. What do you need? How does 3 days of getting back to nature, on 183 acres of natural forest, surrounded by like-minded women of all ages sound? Come connect with the earth. Be celebrated, supported and empowered. This festival is a gathering of women of all ages from all walks of life coming together over 3 days and 2 nights to share experiences and making friends / family. Over the 3 days there will be a variety of workshops, sessions held where we share our talents, skills, ideas, concerns and philosophies in a caring fun loving and tolerant atmosphere. Performances, art and craft workshops, dances, music, food stalls, markets, street theater, a dedicated children’s festival Life-Transforming Leadership journeys and support platforms. You can bring a tent and camp, we have glamping options or you can choose a bed in one of our dorms. The Gathering of the Goddesses provides a safe and secure place to women of all ages This gathering appeals to a diverse range of women of all ages and many nationalities. It’s a magical experience, and one not to be missed. Come Join Our Annual Festival. https://www.thegatheringofthegoddesses.com.au
Riddells Creek
Sat, 19 Mar 20229 day eventMulti-site art exhibition
Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial: Holding the Circle
KCAT (kay-CAT) is a multi-site art exhibition presented over nine days in mostly non-traditional sites and venues throughout the regional Victorian town of Kyneton. The inaugural KCAT took place in April 2018 and was themed ‘Force Fields’. For the second KCAT, in October 2021, the theme is 'Holding the Circle'. Eleven artists from Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland have been invited to participate and present new context-sensitive artwork made in a variety of media. Grounded in egalitarian exchange and collaboration, circle geometry holds space for diverse perspectives and experiences to be shared within communities. It encourages deep listening, learning and the sharing of lived experiences in ways that foster conversation and connection.

KCAT is conceived, developed and delivered by Kyneton Contemporary Inc.

Image credit: Hanna Tai, Passing (All Through Everything), 2021, appliqué on monofilament mesh. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Lucy Foster.
Kyneton
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