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
Gardens of Tieve Tara Spring Open Garden
Considered the 'Jewel of the Mountain', the stunning Gardens of Tieve Tara on Mount Macedon is a must see in spring. Sprawled across 7.5 acres of lush lawns, the gardens are just the place for a special picnic and day out with the family. Stretch out on grassy lawns overlooking picture-perfect lakes and soak up our spring mountain vibe. Search for the perfect snap among pretty spring flowers and trees. Or simply enjoy a day out with friends and relatives and drink in fresh mountain air. PS. We are very kid friendly and there are designated areas set up especially for kids to play and use their imagination in a natural environment. Grab some friends, bring a picnic and enjoy beautiful spring colour at the Gardens of Tieve Tara.  See you soon! PS. Picnic supplies can be bought from the nearby Mt Macedon Trading Post Cafe if you don't plan ahead. Entry is $10 per person / Children 12 and under free / EFTPOS facilities are available / No dogs allowed
Mount Macedon
Garden Lovers' Fair 2019
Brought to you by the Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society, the Garden Lovers’ Fair is held at Mt Macedon's 'Bolobek'. It provides an opportunity to 'meet the growers' and select from an amazing range of plants, bulbs and garden treasures from over 45 unique stall holders. Be treated to a guest appearance by renowned garden designer Paul Bangay, who'll share his love and knowledge of gardening, plus discover:
    • Rare plants
    • Specialist nurseries
    • Handcrafted sculptures
    • Garden furniture & tools
    • Books
The event offers attendees access to roam the gardens of Bolobek, considered to be one of Victoria's most historically significant gardens. Garden Lovers Fair Bolobek
Mount Macedon
Tools of the Trade: A Pork Pie Workshop
An incredible opportunity to work with Master Craftsman Glen Rundell from Rundell & Rundell, in his workshop, to create your very own bespoke wooden ‘dolly’ and rolling pin. You will then use your handcrafted tools in a Pork Pie workshop with Damian Sandercock chef/owner of Piper St Food Co. Class Includes: 3 hour workshop with Glen Rundell, 3 hour workshop with Damian Sandercock, a shared lunch, take home wooden utensils, recipes and your own hand made pork pie in its tin.
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.
The Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Budburst Festival
Hidden away in the natural landscape you will discover small and diverse wineries and vineyards. Food from local producers and entertainment will be available. Buses have been organised to help you discover the wineries and enjoy the festivities. Tickets are from $21 for a weekend of tastings from over 25 wineries.
Malmsbury Village Fayre 2019
This year’s theme is ‘Alice in Wonderland’: giant butterfly stilt-walkers, a Mad Hatter’s tea party and classic croquet are just a few of the amazing adventures to be had throughout the gardens. There will be loads of wonderful family activities including an exciting Parkour course, our staple all-day live music program, jumping castles, story-telling, face painting as well as food trucks and over 80 stalls around the lake showcasing the best local wine, cider, food produce and hand-made crafted products. The perfect day out for the whole family! Find out more on Instagram and follow the fun on our Facebook. Dogs on leads welcome, BYO picnic rug. Entry is $2 per person (Children under 2 free) All proceeds to support the Fayre's future and local community groups. The Malmsbury Village Fayre has been a not-for-profit organisation since 2001.
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