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
Forest Glade Autumn Open Garden
Forest Glade is recognised as one of Australia's finest private gardens. Located on the southern slopes of Mount Macedon in Victoria, Australia, this magnificently landscaped garden covers fourteen acres (5.6 ha) and has four distinct themes:
  • The large English section with its huge exotic trees and masses of colour.
  • The delightful Japanese section complete with bonsai house.
  • The beautiful woodland area displaying masses of shade-loving plants.
  • The cool fern gully.
Forest Glade is open to the public 7 days a week from 10am to 4.30pm. Admission is $10 per person
Mount Macedon
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 5pm. 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
Woodend Winter Arts Festival
Woodend Winter Arts Festival Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing international and Australian artists in various fields to the community of Woodend each year. Now in its 15th year, the Festival brings together acclaimed Australian and international talent with the music, literary and arts community of the stunning Macedon Ranges over the June long weekend. The result is a world class showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events in the heart of one of Victoria’s best food and wine regions. Immerse yourself in the arts with a trip to the Macedon Ranges this June.  
Laneways of Lancefield Lunch
Anyone who’s ever explored Lancefield knows that there’s a lot of dirt roads to traverse between wineries. And with that in mind, five formidable Lancefield wineries have put together a hyper-local (3435 postcode only!) lunch at Curly Flat Vineyard in July. The five course lunch will be prepared by one hatted Carlton restaurant Scopri - their local connection being their biodynamically farmed kitchen garden in Romsey which keeps Scopri in seasonal produce year round. Wines will be served from Curly Flat, Lane’s End, Lyon’s Will, Parkside, and Wilimee, and their winemaking teams will be on hand to present the wines. It promises to be a brilliant day, and what better way to experience all that the Lancefield subregion has to offer.
Find out what’s happening in the Macedon Ranges this month