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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Midweek Wellness Retreats: Every Sun - Thurs
  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/
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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture, is the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. From 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring 25 works of art which have been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors. Exhibition curator Malcolm Thomson said, “Sculptors who have their pieces on display at the likes of The Met Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria and many other prominent spaces around the world and Australia have signed up to participate. Their sculptures are absolutely awe inspiring”. Many of the sculptures have either been or are being created in artist studios throughout Central Victoria while some will be hand-crafted onsite by three renowned artists-in-residence. This is where Art in the Vines sets itself apart, because sculptors Andreas Busiman, Anton Hassell and Brigit Heller have been engaged to physically create their pieces at the winery, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artists. Visitors will also have an opportunity to attend a workshop with these sculptors or perhaps a painting workshop with renowned local painter Helen Cottle or Arthur Ted Powell. The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday, 10 November 2018 with a Long Lunch set amongst the sculptures, where guests will enjoy a 3 course meal matched with wine and entertainment. With the backdrop of the vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon providing an unparalleled setting this exhibition offers a winery experience like no other, all while enjoying award winning wine. Entry to the exhibition is free.
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Enchanted forest sand sculpting adventure 27 Oct - 30 April 2019
Be greeted by charismatic geese wandering the street as you arrive to our piece of heaven, Dromkeen. Only a short drive from Melbourne, Dromkeen is the home of Sand Art Gallery. Here, for the first time in Australia, you will be able to experience a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of 'The Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpting Adventure'. This limited-time adventure is open from October 27th 2018 to April 30th 2019, Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy hand carved sand art with your hosts Rosie and Leo, who will take you on a journey of wonder. Be amazed by sand defying gravity with 30 tonne sand sculptures, and get inside the minds of some of the worlds best sand sculptors. There are fourteen amazing, hand carved magical sculptures to capture your imagination. Children's faces will light up with delight when they see the sand made into unicorns and fairies , wolves and griffins! Take time to enjoy a coffee in the cafe, and for the artists in us all, have a go at making a colourful sand bottle to finish of a wonderful time out. PS. The adventure is under the cover of dome tents, while taking in magnificent 360 views of the area. Note: The area is all-ability accessible.
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Kyneton Twilight Christmas Festival & Market
After some unique Christmas gifts? Or perhaps you just want to enjoy a lovely afternoon & evening of food, wine and festivities!
There will be a town Christmas Tree, live music, entertainment, children’s activities, delicious food stalls, wine & coffee making this
market a must-do for locals & visitors.
Stall holders include Three Little Rams, JoMu Makings, Oh Deer Craft Studio, Tea of Earth, Andrew Bloxsome Studio Ceramics, The Woods Candle Co, Olive's Olives, Funky Hooker, Phooie Quilts and the Old Auction House.
The kids can even get their photo taken with Santa for just $10!
Showcasing established and emerging Artisans, the Kyneton Twilight Christmas Market & Festival offers plenty for everyone to enjoy!
The market will be held in the grounds surrounding the Kyneton Mechanics Institute.
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Fresh floral christmas wreath workshop
Create a bountiful fresh Christmas wreath, with Arnie from Flowers in a Vase to place on your front door or in a special location of your home. In this class you will learn how to create a fresh wreath using an oasis base. Inspiration is endless - you can create an Australian native or traditional wreath. Cost includes tuition & handouts, materials, light lunch and a glass of bubbles to celebrate this festive season. Class requires minimum numbers.
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Christmas Day Lunch at Cleveland Winery
Celebrate Lunch on Christmas Day at Macedon Ranges premium Winery. Cleveland Winery is offering a delicious and festive three-course menu with a complimentary glass of our Estate Brut. The Wineries Restaurant is elegantly decorated with Christmas theming with ambient background music. Bon bons and table decoration included. Table reservations available from 12noon and enjoy till 3.30pm. Accommodation options are available onsite