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COVID-19 Travel Advice for the Macedon Ranges

Commonly asked questions

Last updated: 11 January 2021

Frequently asked questions

As health and travel advice is changing on a frequent basis, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services website for the most current information.

Here is the most up-to-date advice regarding restrictions per region

Here is some excellent advice on how to stay safe and well during COVID-19

Is Hanging Rock open?

Hanging Rock Reserve is open.

The reserve has modified its operating conditions and has a new COVIDSafe Plan in place. The Discovery Centre will remain closed for health and safety reasons. All other facilities, walks and fishing in the dam are available to enjoy, including Hanging Rock Cafe.

Please note, limits on numbers to summit walk may be enforced during peak times to ensure social distancing requirements can be adhered to.

All visitors will need to sign-in for mandatory contact tracing purposes.

Please note Hanging Rock will not be open for extended hours during summer 2021.

What’s open in the Macedon Ranges?

The majority of businesses listed on our website are now operating under new COVID-safe guidelines.

You’ll certainly find no shortage of cafes, pubs, restaurants, art galleries, retail stores, open gardens, cellar doors, tour operators and artisan workshops trading under the latest COVID-safe guidelines.

Always check the venue’s website or call in advance to reconfirm their current opening hours. Due to limited seating capacities, it is highly recommended you make an advance booking.

Places to eat and drink

Things to see and do

Events and workshops

Fabulous events are now starting to promote dates again in the Macedon Ranges, including farmers’ markets, the annual Hanging Rock Winery’s Art in the Vines, health and wellness retreats and artisan workshops.

See What’s On 

Cellar Doors

Most cellar doors have reopened in the Macedon Ranges. Again, please call in advance to make a booking for a tasting or meal due to limited capacity.

Here are a selection of cellar doors you may wish to visit:

Alternatively you can find more cellar doors here. Please call first to double check opening status and bookings.

Are there any Open Gardens to visit?

Yes, Forest Glade Gardens on Mt Macedon have reopened 7 days a week from 10am (last entry 4.30pm).

Find out more about current entry conditions

Learn more about Forest Glade Gardens

Tours currently operating

Yesteryear Today Carriages run wonderful private tours along quiet country roads in their vintage horse-drawn carriages. Great for families or for couples and a unique way to see the countryside and learn about local history.

Hanging Rock Llama Treks are also taking bookings. This is a very popular hike to Hanging Rock Reserve where you will lead your own charismatic llama. Pre-bookings are essential.

Find out more about Hanging Rock Llama Treks

You’ll find a variety of wine and special interest tours available in the Macedon Ranges.

Find out more about wine, gin, mountain biking and special interest tours

Are your Visitor Information Centres open?

The Visitor Information Centre in Woodend has reopened with a new service window system in place to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and customers.

Current opening hours are Friday to Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Alternatively, email our Tourism Officers at vic@mrsc.vic.gov.au (weekdays) or phone 1800 244 711 during Visitor Information Centre opening hours.

The Kyneton Visitor Information Centre remains closed until further notice.

Closures of facilities throughout the Macedon Ranges

Visit the Macedon Ranges Shire Council COVID-19 web page for detailed information regarding facility closures in the Macedon Ranges.

Plan for the future

Get inspired for future travel ideas via our @MacedonRangesNaturallyCool Facebook page and @VisitMacedonRanges Instagram page.

We (really) look forward to having you back

Please help keep Victoria open. We ask you to explore mindfully, travel responsibly and rock a face mask. Continue to keep up the good work social distancing and sanitise your hands regularly.

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