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
Sun, 16 Oct 20229:00am - 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.
Fri, 4 Nov 2022Festival Launch Event - details to followFrom 4-6 November 2022
Mountain Writers Festival

The inaugural Mountain Writers Festival will be hosted in the regional town of Macedon, Victoria (Wurundjeri Country). It will be the first Australian writers’ festival to focus exclusively on the environment – the most important topic of our times – with a forever theme of ‘Place, Story, Nature’.

An epic lineup of thought-leaders with world-changing ideas, a passion for the environment, and a desire to write a better future for us all.

Book early as tickets are strictly limited. Register now to get notified when tickets go on sale. 

Join us for some regional local hospitality, great company, author panels, in-conversation events showcasing novels with regional settings, environmental science writing, indigenous storytelling, nature writing and cli-fi.

Plus we have two exceptional special events on Friday and Saturday nights - our Festival launch and a play reading of the local story of Ash Wednesday and how the Macedon Railway Hotel sheltered 300 locals and their animals and helped save our community.
Sat, 5 Nov 202210:00am - 05:00pm@ Hanging Rock
Spring Bliss Festival
Come share the energy of Spring Bliss and hang out at the Hanging Rock in beautiful Macedon Ranges on Saturday November 5th from 10am – 5pm. This family-friendly festival will create community connection through music, workshops, talks and demonstrations. Spring Bliss festival will be an interactive, shared community experience, with a dedicated sensory safe space, a kid's village, and live music from the mighty Pierce Brothers and stunning Amos Roach.

Amos Roach and his orchestra will be performing ancient Kulin Nations songs with a contemporary twist in the ‘Six Seasons of Gariwerd’ with the Murrundaya Yepengna Dance Troupe.

More music throughout the day from local trio Elevated plains (Daylesford), Blue House (duo,) and DJ Spanning Time.

Throughout the day we will have workshops that promote mental health and wellbeing, ranging from hip hop dancing, singing, and ukelele to breath work, yoga, qigong, permaculture, and everything in between! Everyone can find something that works for them!

Over 40 market stalls, a trans and gender diverse clothes swap, and food vendors.

Limited tickets on sale now!

Fri, 18 Nov 20225:30pm - 07:30pm
Budburst Wine Festival
Macedon Ranges winemakers will return this spring with a reinvigorated version of the much-loved Budburst Wine Festival. Budburst is a once-a-year opportunity to come behind the vines and meet the family owned and small batch makers that shape mainland Australia’s coolest wine region. Across the weekend, more than 30 Macedon Ranges winemakers will open their wineries and cellar doors from 10am to 5pm for unlimited tastings along with curated food menus championing local produce, art shows, sculptor walks and live music. For the first time, Budburst will roll out over three days with an expanded program kicking off on Friday 18 November with the inaugural Budburst Blooms. Between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, celebrate the festival opening asBudburst Blooms brings pop-up cellar doors from wineries off the beaten path to three hubs across the region. Budburst Blooms offers the chance to speak directly with some of Macedon Ranges’ more artisanal winemakers while enjoying tastings paired with local food. The three Budburst Blooms hubs are: ● Lancefield Lodge in Lancefield ● Victoria Hotel in Woodend ● Piper Street Wine Company in Kyneton Come the weekend, choose to travel independently around Macedon Ranges’ winding country roads and picturesque mountain ranges or aboard a Budburst Hoppa bus and visit up to five wineries on two dedicated hop-on/hop-off routes. The Lancefield Hoppa Loop is a Budburst cornerstone that departs Woodend Train Station before weaving its way around wineries in Romsey, Hesket, Newham and Lancefield. Across the weekend, two festival hubs will be set up at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Trentham and The Kyneton Hotel in Kyneton featuring a line-up of wineries who don’t have cellar doors, offering the chance to discover something new. Budburst festival tickets start from $30 (Budburst Blooms only) with ticket packages for across the weekend: ● Budburst Sampler: $59 (1 day festival ticket and complimentary access to Budburst Blooms) ● Budburst Weekend Wanderer: $95 (2 day festival ticket and complimentary access to Budburst Blooms) Each ticket includes a tasting glass to keep, festival passport, $20 voucher to be spent at participating cellar doors and a Budburst food and wine deal that can be redeemed at venues throughout the region. A Hoppa bus ticket is $50 per person per day and is only available to purchase online prior to the festival. Festival tickets are available now with Hoppa bus tickets on sale from 1 October. For more information and to book tickets, visit
Sat, 26 Nov 202210:00am - 04:00pmOn multiple dates
Open Studios Macedon
After three successful Open Studios in 2021 local artists are opening their studios once again in 2022. The studios, large and small, are all in garden settings within a short drive of each other (plus a display at Top of the Range tearooms Mt Macedon). Nine artists invite you to 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
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