Check out what is open over the Christmas and New Year's period to plan your visit. Some Hanging Rock walks aren't open. Find out more.

Visit the Macedon Ranges

Located on Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country.

Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, a region of nine historic and creative villages linked by stunning backcountry vistas, less than one hour from Melbourne. In our dramatic, undulating landscapes you can taste wholesome locally grown produce. Drink cool-climate wines and artisanal gins. Enjoy breathtaking heritage gardens. Explore expansive forests on foot or bike. And breathe in our fresh country air.

Simultaneously vibrant and tranquil, the Macedon Ranges is a place to slow down and rejuvenate in nature.

Events not to miss
Fri, 3 Feb 202310:00am - 05:00pmOpen most days until 30 April
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery
Following on from four hugely successful Art in the Vines sculpture exhibitions, Hanging Rock Winery is pleased to present a new exhibition for the 2022/23 season. Renowned Exhibition Curator, Malcolm Thomson has been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines for the fifth consecutive year. They are working with over twenty-six renowned local and national artists to exhibit sculptures that will thrill, mesmerise, excite and intrigue. 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 their 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.
Sun, 19 Feb 20239:00am - 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.
Sat, 22 Apr 202310:00am - 04:00pmOn multiple dates
Open Studios Macedon
Enjoy a day on Mt Macedon visiting open art studios of working artists. Nine artists invite you to visit their studios, large and small, all in garden settings within a short drive of each other (plus a display at Top of the Range tearooms Mt Macedon). Share their inspiration and creations in a range of media including ceramics, printmaking, encaustic wax and oil painting, fabric painting, life drawing, contemporary botanic art, watercolour and pencil portraits. Original works are on display and for sale. Come and enjoy the natural beauty of Macedon while combining art and food available from the nearby cafes. Studios open from 10-4 each day. Entry is free. Look for brochures at local cafes or pick one up at The Gallery Mt Macedon in the heart of Mount Macedon village. View the artists on instagram @openstudiosmacedon Download the Open Studios brochure: OPEN STUDIOS MACEDON GUIDE 2022
Sat, 29 Apr 2023From 12pmFrom 2km to 22km runs
Run the Rock

Experience a running adventure on the wild side.

Join us this autumn as we explore the terrains of the Macedon Ranges at Run the Rock 2023.

Set in picturesque Hanging Rock, only 1 hour from Melbourne, unplug from past-paced city life, take in the scenery, and smash some K’s - 5K, 13.5K or 22K it’s up to you to take on the challenge!

Conquer your goals as we blaze the course at Run The Rock 2023.

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